ERIC Number: EJ718634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Technical Education at Tribal Colleges
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v79 n1 p18-23 Jan 2004
The first tribally controlled college in the nation was established by the Navajo Nation in 1968 and served 300 students. Today there are 35 tribal colleges serving more than 30,000 students from more than 250 federally recognized tribes across the United States and Canada. Although tribal colleges make up less than one percent of the postsecondary institutions in the U.S., they educate nearly 18 percent of the entire American Indian student population in higher education. Fifty-six percent of the graduates will go on to attend a non-Indian college or university. Most of the 35 tribal colleges (34 are in the U.S. and one is in Canada) began as two-year schools, but 10 of them are now four-year postsecondary institutions. According to Diane Cullo, the director of development, communications and program initiatives for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), most of these schools receive no state funding, and therefore federal funding is critical. This article concludes with a brief description of three tribal colleges and a list of further resources.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Navajo (Nation), American Indians, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States