Located in the northernmost point of Alaska (Barrow), Iḷisaġvik College (IC) is a two-year tribal college offering quality post-secondary academic, vocational, and technical education aimed at matching workforce needs. Every program offered at the college not only models the Iñupiat traditions, values, and culture, but also has substantial career and employment opportunities in the Arctic as well as elsewhere in Alaska. Iḷisaġvik College is dedicated to perpetuating and strengthening Iñupiat (Eskimo) culture, language, values, and traditions.
Iḷisaġvik College provides educational opportunities to all who wish to pursue their post-secondary education, with an emphasis on the needs of North Slope residents. Iḷisaġvik believes that learning is a continuing, life-long process. The College has designed most of its courses and programs to allow each piece of knowledge to build upon the others. Most courses offered can be applied towards a certificate or degree.
Iḷisaġvik College achieved accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in 2003 and is authorized by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to operate in the state of Alaska. In 2006, it also became the first and only federally recognized tribal college in Alaska.