College of the Muscogee Nation

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College of the Muscogee Nation
Motto in English Preserving the Past, Cultivating Futures.[1]
Established 2004
Type Native American tribal community college
President Robert Bible
Dean Angela Bunner, Allan Colbert
Admin. staff Norman Marshall, David Tayrien, Ronnie Sands, Monte Randall[2]
Students 491[1]
Location Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States
Campus urban
Affiliations American Indian Higher Education Consortium[3]
Website College of the Muscogee Nation[dead link]

College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN) is a two-year private American Indian tribal college, located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the capital of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.


It was founded in 2004 by an act of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council.

Mission and Vision[edit]

The CMN's mission is:

  • to foster "Native culture, values, language and self-determination."[3]
  • to serve Muscogee Nation Tribal members and residents.
  • to promote Tribal economic development and strengthen the sovereignty of the Muscogee Nation.[4]


The CMN's governance consists of a five-member board of regents of Muscogee citizens that meet monthly.


The college is member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and offers associate degrees in Native American Studies, tribal services, gaming, and police science, as well as certificate programs in gaming and Mvskoke language.[5]

The CMN offers general education and Tribal-specific courses through a formal agreement with Oklahoma State University. CMN students pursue associate’s degrees in:

  • gaming - study of Tribal gaming, American Indian gaming regulations, and managerial techniques of gaming operations for employment in Tribal gaming.
  • Tribal services - study of Indian land issues, project management, and grant writing, preparing for employment in Tribal government
  • police science - study of Tribal law, Tribal courts, and the complexities of federal Indian law for employment in Tribal law enforcement
  • Native American studies with specializations in Mvskoke studies and Mvskoke language.

CMN students pursue certificate programs in:

  • the Mvskoke language and
  • gaming.[4]


CMN holds classes at the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee[1] and has built its own buildings on its 15-acre campus.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "FAQ." College of the Muscogee Nation. (retrieved 27 Dec 2010)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Staff and Faculty." College of the Muscogee Nation. (retrieved 27 Dec 2010)[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "AIHEC Welcomes Two New Tribal College Members: Ilisagvik College and College of the Muscogee Nation." Tribal College Journal. 2010 (retrieved 27 Dec 2010)[dead link]
  4. ^ a b American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  5. ^ "Academics." College of the Muscogee Nation. (retrieved 27 Dec 2010)[dead link]
  6. ^ Gouge, Thompson. "College of the Muscogee Nation breaks ground on new campus." Native American Times." 2 Nov 2009 (retrieved 27 Dec 2010)

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Coordinates: 35°38′07″N 95°56′11″W / 35.63528°N 95.93639°W / 35.63528; -95.93639