North Idaho College

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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 Joe Dunlap, Ed.D.
Admin. staff 162
Students 7,800
Undergraduates 6,300
Other students 1,500
Location Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, U.S.
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
Colors Maroon & Gray            
Sports Basketball, Cheerleading, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Mascot Cardinal
Affiliations Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Scenic West Athletic Conference
Website nic.edu

North Idaho College (NIC) is a community college in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States. With an enrollment exceeding 6,000, it is situated at the north end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, at the east bank of the outflowing Spokane River.[1]

History[edit]

The school was established during the Great Depression in 1933 as "Coeur d'Alene Junior College," with classes held at city hall. It moved to its present campus in 1939, at the site of old Fort Sherman (1878–1900), and the name was changed to "North Idaho Junior College;" the present name came in 1971.[2][3]

Academics[edit]

North Idaho College offers Associate's degrees, including transfer degrees and the Associate of Applied Science degree.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Alejandro Olmos, Goalkeeper from the Mens Soccer team which now plays at Waldorf is an alumnus of the Cardinals.
  • 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.[8]

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