John Bergman

For the 2018 Spring semester at Iḷisaġvik College, the college saw its highest student enrollment to date — 781 students. According to school officials, the new mayor's tuition waiver for all North Slope Borough residents that went into effect during the spring semester was a big factor in the increased enrollment. Of those enrolled, 64.5 percent were of Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. … More

After renewed focus and expansion by the college and its cooperators, the Iḷisaġvik College heavy equipment operations and commercial driver's license (HEO/CDL) program has become the fastest growing program within the vocational education and workforce development area of study. The college has seen a 300 percent increase in enrollment and licenses with the addition of new course offering after … More

We are pleased to feature our new Student Spotlight, Christina Nukapigak who is currently pursuing her GED at Iḷisaġvik! Where are you from? I was born in Barrow, Alaska and moved to Quad Cities, Illinois at the age of 9   What are you studying at Iḷisaġvik College? I am studying and taking tests for my GED.   What made you decide to enroll in classes at Iḷisaġvik? It was time.  It was … More

(March 5th, 2018 Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska) ⎻ Iḷisaġvik College President Dr. Pearl Brower is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of Barrow Mechanical, a local business based in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) since 1975, in pledging to match all Pick.Click.Give donations made to Ilisagvik College for the 2018 Permanent Fund Dividend season.   Iḷisaġvik College is a proud partner of Pick.Click.Give; … More

Located in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska, Ilisagvik College is Alaska’s only tribal college. The institution serves the remote region of the North Slope Borough (NSB), a locale whose population is over 80% Iñupiaq. It is also a region well endowed with natural beauty and resources. Contrary to popular belief, the oil field sector is not the only source of employment on the North Slope. In fact, the … More

Silver Spring, MD (June 28, 2016) – Iḷisaġvik College today announced it has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network of more than 220 colleges in 39 states dedicated to improving student success.  As a Network institution, Iḷisaġvik College will innovate to implement, align, and scale cutting edge reforms, work with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity and connect with peers to … More

(June 2nd, 2017 Utqiaġvik, Alaska) ⎻ Iḷisaġvik College President Dr. Pearl Brower is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) in contributing over $1 million to the college to help further the efforts of post-secondary education on the North Slope. By exemplifying the Iñupiat value of Aviktuagqatigiigñiq (sharing), ASRC has enhanced Iḷisaġvik’s efforts … More

We are pleased to invite you to take a look at our 2016/2017 Annual Report! A tribute to our knowledge of language! Iñupiuraallaniq : Knowledge of Language. … More

The curriculum for Alaska’s Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) program was recently approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, through ANTHC’s partnership with Iḷisaġvik College in Barrow. This newly accredited degree program offers DHAT students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. … More