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Salish Kootenai College is a public institution situated in Pablo, Montana. SKC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

36 Undergraduate Degrees
$14,678 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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Salish Kootenai College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SKC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Multilingual Education Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Salish Kootenai College?


Contact details for SKC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 58138 Us Highway 93, Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: 406-275-4931

How Do I Get Into SKC?

You can apply to SKC online at:

Salish Kootenai College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Salish Kootenai College?

$14,678 Net Price
15% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SKC is $14,678. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SKC, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $3,899 a year. That adds up to $15,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SKC is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Salish Kootenai College Undergraduate Student Diversity

570 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 716 undergraduate students at SKC, with 570 being full-time and 146 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 570 full-time undergraduates at SKC, 34% are male and 66% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Salish Kootenai College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 115
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 448

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Salish Kootenai College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Salish Kootenai College

7 Took All Classes Online
552 Took At Least One Class Online
83.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 552 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SKC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SKC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salish Kootenai College was 83.3%. This is the #322 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SKC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Salish Kootenai College Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 4 10 0 14
Early Childhood Education 6 0 5 11
Elementary Education 3 0 7 10
Mathematics Education 1 0 0 1
Secondary Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 14 10 12 36


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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