2020 Tribal Colleges And Universities Overview

Tribal colleges and universities are distinguished by being controlled and operated by American Indian tribes; they have become part of American Indians' institution-building in order to pass on their own cultures (wiki).
34 tribal colleges and universities are active for academic year 2019-2020.
  • Total 34 tribal colleges and universities - 27 public and 7 private schools. Of them, 16 schools are 4 years colleges/universities and 18 schools are community colleges (2-4 years colleges).
  • The average tuition & fees of tribal colleges and universities is $3,841. Salish Kootenai College has the highest tuition & fees of $11,583 and Haskell Indian Nations University has the lowest tuition & fees of $480.
  • The average student population at tribal colleges and universities is 476. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is the largest tribal college with 1,982 students and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College is the smallest tribal college with 84 students.
  • The average graduation rate at tribal colleges and universities is 20% and Salish Kootenai College has the highest graduation rate of 52%.

Tribal Colleges And Universities Comparison Comparison Table

All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesFinancial Aid AmountsPopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Dine College
Tsaile, AZ
Public, 4 years
four-years
$1,410-$2,4821,51912%14 to 1
Haskell Indian Nations University
Lawrence, KS
Public, 4 years
four-years
$480-$6,53473346%21 to 1
Blackfeet Community College
Browning, MT
Private, 2-4 years
$3,370-$5,84330515%9 to 1
Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$2,260-$4,31919644%12 to 1
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Harlem, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$2,410-$10,69315029%10 to 1
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$2,250-$2,63730515%10 to 1
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$3,200-$3,63425513%15 to 1
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, MT
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,583-$6,07572052%8 to 1
Nebraska Indian Community College
Macy, NE
Public, 2-4 years
$4,080-$3,53120025%5 to 1
Navajo Technical University
Crownpoint, NM
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,070$3,000$5,2291,60016%12 to 1
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
Santa Fe, NM
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,726$12,795$10,47858931%8 to 1
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Albuquerque, NM
Public, 2-4 years
$1,095-$4,06736722%18 to 1
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
New Town, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$3,870-$8,5961983%6 to 1
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten, ND
Public, 2-4 years
$3,300-$3,75117820%5 to 1
Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,010$6,710$10,10527313%7 to 1
Turtle Mountain Community College
Belcourt, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$2,250-$9,48357328%10 to 1
United Tribes Technical College
Bismarck, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$4,252-$10,55042915%9 to 1
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$2,684$2,518$7,8751,3004%10 to 1
Sinte Gleska University
Mission, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$3,154$2,008$5,6285837%12 to 1
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sisseton, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$4,510-$5,6871677%10 to 1
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
Hayward, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$4,590-$6,1292318%20 to 1
Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$2,645-$3,56444410%22 to 1
Bay Mills Community College
Brimley, MI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$3,320-$3,49247725%14 to 1
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Cloquet, MN
Public, 2-4 years
$5,535-$5,1441,98232%17 to 1
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,787-$9,18953519%9 to 1
College of Menominee Nation
Keshena, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,200-$3,66223727%6 to 1
Leech Lake Tribal College
Cass Lake, MN
Public, 2-4 years
$3,926-$7,3331737%9 to 1
Little Priest Tribal College
Winnebago, NE
Public, 2-4 years
$5,140-$7,31413012%10 to 1
Ilisagvik College
Barrow, AK
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,780-$6,63833529%8 to 1
White Earth Tribal and Community College
Mahnomen, MN
Private, 2-4 years
$4,568-$6,8801066%9 to 1
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Mount Pleasant, MI
Public, 2-4 years
$2,210-$4,05914010%6 to 1
Tohono O'Odham Community College
Sells, AZ
Public, 2-4 years
$932-$4,07745917%9 to 1
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Baraga, MI
Public, 2-4 years
$4,400-$5,14584-6 to 1
College of the Muscogee Nation
Okmulgee, OK
Public, 2-4 years
$6,600-$6,67521731%13 to 1
Average$3,841$5,406$6,07347620%11 to 1