Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, MT 59855
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Salish Kootenai College (SKC) is located in Pablo, Montana. SKC was established back in 1977 and is a Native American Tribal community college. The main campus of SKC is located on the Flathead Reservation. It also has several satellite locations that students will be able to take advantage of at their convenience. Currently, the school serves around 1,000 students. The enrollment at this school consists of mostly Native American students, but there are also people from outside of the Native American community. This school has several bachelor degree programs, associate degree programs, and certificate programs. Many of the school's programs are career oriented.

SKC also has a nursing program that has been working to educate skilled nurses for several years. The program was established back in 1988 and it provides students with a supportive learning environment. SKC has an associate of science in nursing program and a bachelor of science in nursing program. These programs are both designed to grow the practical skills of nurses by giving them good classroom education while exposing nurses to clinical experiences. Students are specifically prepared to practice nursing in rural settings that are relevant to this Native American community. Both the ASN and RN to BSN programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students809
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 18
Bachelor's degree 1 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/01/1984 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
05/01/1992 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
11/01/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$83/credit
In State Students$141/credit
Out of State Students$285/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,735 $6,345 $12,825
ADN 70 $5,810 $9,870 $19,950
BSN 125 $10,375 $17,625 $35,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 75% of Salish Kootenai College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 71% $3,706
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 4% $2,663
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 47% $2,040
Federal Student Loans 15% $3,438
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,041
$30,001 to $48,000$9,113
$48,001 to $75,000$13,051
$75,001 to $110,000$11,190
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
Salish Kootenai College
58138 US Highway 93
Pablo, MT 59855

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