Little Big Horn College

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Little Big Horn College
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Established 1980
Type Native American tribal community college and land grant institution
President Dr. David Yarlott Jr.
Location PO Box 370 Crow Agency, Montana, United States 59022
45°36′12″N 107°27′22″W / 45.60333°N 107.45611°W / 45.60333; -107.45611 (Little Big Horn College)Coordinates: 45°36′12″N 107°27′22″W / 45.60333°N 107.45611°W / 45.60333; -107.45611 (Little Big Horn College)[1]
Campus Rural
Sports Basketball
Nickname Rams
Affiliations American Indian Higher Education Consortium;
American Association of Community Colleges
Website http://www.lbhc.edu
Crow Nation tribal affiliation

Little Big Horn College is a Native American tribal college based on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana, in south central Montana. Current enrollment is 398 students. Little Big Horn College is a two-year, tribally owned community college, serving the people of the Crow Indian Reservation. Owing to its open admissions policy, LBHC welcomes enrollment from any adult with a high school diploma or GED. The student body is composed of Crow Tribal members (95 percent), members of American Indian Tribes from around the intermountain west (3 percent), and non-Indian residents of the Big Horn County area (2 percent). [2]

Campus[edit]

The LBHC facility consists of 35,000 square feet of educational space. The LBHC campus is situated on two acres of wooded river valley. [2]

Programs[edit]

LBHC offers eight associate of arts and two associate of science degree programs. The courses of study are directed to the economic and job opportunities in the Crow Indian Reservation area.

Governance[edit]

The college is directed by the Board of Trustees elected by districts within the reservation.

History[edit]

Little Big Horn College was chartered in 1980 by the Crow Tribe of Indians as a public two-year community college. Dr. Janine Pease advocated the college's founding and was the college's first president.[3] The name Little Big Horn comes from the smaller of the two rivers on the reservation, both receiving the distinction by the Big Horn Mountains, where the rivers originate. Under the 1994 Equity in Education legislation of the US Congress, Little Big Horn College became a Land Grant Institution, joining the ranks of the 1864 and 1890 land grant colleges.

Partnerships[edit]

The college is member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. ANC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. ANC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. [2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Big Horn College". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  3. ^ Krumm, Bernita L (1997-01-01), "Leadership roles of American Indian women tribal college presidents", ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Paper AAI9736939., retrieved 2013-04-26 

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