United Tribes Technical College

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United Tribes Technical College
Established 1969
Type tribal college
Students 885 students, 635 full-time undergraduates and 250 part-time undergraduates
Undergraduates certificate programs and two-year degrees available
Postgraduates not available
Location Bismarck, North Dakota, Burleigh County North Dakota
Campus urban/suburban 3315 University Drive
Website Official site

United Tribes Technical College is a tribal college in Bismarck, North Dakota. UTTC has an enrollment 885 students, 635 full-time undergraduates and 250 part-time undergraduates. [1]

History[edit]

The UTTC was founded in 1969 by an association of North Dakota's native tribes. The United Tribes of North Dakota Development Corporation chartered UTTC in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1969. The UTTC applied for, and was granted candidacy for accreditation status by the North Central Association in 1978. The UTTC received full membership in NCA as a vocational technical school in spring 1982. In 1987, the UTTC received authority from NCA to offer its first associate’s degree program. In 2003, the UTTC became the first Tribal College to receive accreditation for online programs offering associate of applied sciences degree programs. [2]

Governance[edit]

The UTTC is owned and operated by and serves the five Tribal Nations located entirely or in-part of North Dakota:[3]

  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate,
  • Spirit Lake Nation,
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,
  • Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation) of the Fort Berthold Reservation, and
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Mission & Vision[edit]

The UTTC mission is:[4]

  • to develop economic, social, and cultural advancement of Indian families
  • to provide housing, daycare, health care services, counseling, a child development center, an elementary school, cafeteria, transportation, interdenominational chapel, athletic programs, and recreational services.

Programs[edit]

The UTTC offers certificate programs and two-year degrees in over 20 programs of study. [5]

Partnerships[edit]

UTTC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), 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. UTTC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. UTTC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. [6]

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Coordinates: 46°46′07″N 100°45′47″W / 46.768616°N 100.763039°W / 46.768616; -100.763039