Tribal Colleges

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

A totem at the campus of Northwest Indian College.

Northwest Indian College (NWIC) serves the Lummi reservation and surrounding community, and promotes indigenous self-determination and knowledge, based upon the acknowledgement that tribal values and beliefs are the foundation of education.

NWIC is one of the largest tribal colleges in the country, with five campuses at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Port Gamble, Swinomish, and Tulalip, in addition to the main campus at Lummi. It offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, certificate, and awards of completion programs. General education diploma (GED) study is also offered. Bachelor’s areas of study include Native environmental science, tribal government and business management, and human services subjects such as community advocate and responsiveness in education. Associate’s degrees include business and entrepreneurship, Native environmental science, life sciences, information technology, business entrepreneurship, public and tribal administration, and early childhood education. Certificate programs include child development, construction technology, welding, professional baking, mathematics, and legal assistant.

Student Life
NWIC offers residential housing, on-campus dining, child care, distance learning, student clubs, career advising, distance learning programs, computer literacy assistance, laptop loans, personal and academic counseling, and tutoring.