North Idaho College

North Idaho College
North Idaho College
North Idaho College Logo
Motto Changing Lives Every Day
Established August 10, 1933 as Coeur d’Alene Junior College
Type 2-year community college
President Priscilla Bell, Ph.D
Admin. staff 162
Students 7,800
Undergraduates 6,300
Other students 1,500
Location Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
47°40′32″N 116°47′56″W / 47.675654°N 116.798980°W / 47.675654; -116.798980Coordinates: 47°40′32″N 116°47′56″W / 47.675654°N 116.798980°W / 47.675654; -116.798980
Sports Basketball, Cheerleading, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Mascot Cardinals
Affiliations Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Scenic West Athletic Conference

North Idaho College (NIC) is a community college with over 6,000 students in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, situated at the north end of Lake Coeur d'Alene.[1]



The school was established during the Great Depression in 1933 as Coeur d'Alene Junior College. The name was changed in 1939 to North Idaho Junior College and again in 1971 to North Idaho College.[2]


North Idaho College offers Associate's degrees, including transfer degrees and the Associate of Applied Science degree.[3]

Notable alumni

  • Sarah Palin, former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, attended North Idaho College during the Spring 1983 semester before transferring to the University of Idaho.[4]

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