Salish Kootenai College (SKC) is a four-year land grant institution located in Pablo, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation with an enrollment of more than 1000 students enrolled each quarter. Native American students constituted 80 percent of the student body, representing 68 tribes from 19 states and Canada.
The mission of Salish Kootenai Collegeis to provide quality post-secondary educational opportunities for Native Americans, locally and from throughout the United States. The college promotes community and individual development and perpetuates the cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Nation. The vision of SKC is to foster curricula and vocational certification, and associates’ and bachelors’ degree programs that meet the unique needs of the Native American population. The College has developed an extensive array of supports, including retention programming targeting first-year students, to address students’ unique needs.
Salish Kootenai College became accredited in 1984 by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the first tribal college in the Northwest to accomplish the goal. Currently the College offers 18 associates and 14 bachelors degree programs, and five certificate programs.