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Study at Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College, located in Pablo, Montana, is a tribally controlled college. Commonly referred to as SKC, the Salish Kootenai College was chartered in 1977 by the Confederated Kootenai and Salish Tribes. Prior to 1978, SKC was a branch campus of the Flathead Valley Community College. It was established as a separate entity in the year 1981. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 100 acres.

Salish Kootenai College offers associate's and bachelor's degrees in diverse Course Topics such as nursing, business technology, social work, and environmental science. Several certificate programs are also available.

Salish Kootenai College's sports teams are nicknamed the Bisons. The students participate in sports including basketball. The college also supports various clubs and organizations such as the SKC AISES, and Student Senate.

Profile of Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College is located in a rural area, in Pablo, MT. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Salish Kootenai College top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Salish Kootenai College often study transportation and conservation and resource management.

Salish Kootenai College Selectivity

The school maintains an open-admission policy. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio.

Student Enrolment

Salish Kootenai College offers classes to 1, 040 students (789 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school. Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Salish Kootenai College.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Salish Kootenai College is to provide quality postsecondary educational opportunities for Native Americans locally and from throughout the United States. The College will strive to provide opportunities for individual self-improvement to promote and help maintain the cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation. "

Salish Kootenai College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine37registered nursing
Liberal Arts22general studies, Native American studies
Education and Teaching19education, early childhood Education
Business and Management19business management
Transportation13ground transportation
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
office and Administration9administrative assistant
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science, forest technology
Medical Support and Technology5dental assistant
Construction Trades4carpentry
Family and Social Work4social work
Medical administration2medical office assistant
Therapy and Counselling1substance abuse Counselling

Contact: Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College

52000 Highway 93

Pablo, MT 59855

General Phone: (406) 275-4800


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