North Idaho College
Founded in 1933 on the azure shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, North Idaho College offers students of all ages the chance to earn degrees or certificates in professional-technical fields and general-education programs. Noncredit vocational courses offered by the Workforce Training and Community Education center prep students for real-world work in fields that include health care, real estate, commercial driving, firefighting, and spa work. Beyond career-boosting resources, the school offers enriching classes to help hobbyists master their leisure activities, whether they unwind by baking, painting, hiking, or attending community college. With an open-door enrollment policy and hugely diverse curriculum, NIC annually attracts about 6,700 students in credit classes and 6,000 in noncredit programs.