Roger Nehring via Crowdrise
November 08, 2010
BENEFITING: OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE
Oglala Lakota College was one of the first tribally controlled colleges in the United States. The concept of a tribally controlled college is that it be sanctioned by an Indian tribe, it’s governed by an Indian tribe, it’s governing body be made up of tribal members; and meet the needs of reservation people in their pursuit of higher education.
From its initial status as a community college, Oglala Lakota has grown to now offer Baccalaureate degrees and a Master’s degree in Lakota Leadership along with certificates and A.A. degrees. This last semester we saw a large increase in enrollment from 1,100-1,400 students to1,400 students with a full-time equivalency of 900 students per semester.
Oglala Lakota College is a North Central Accredited college and its credits transfer to any college depending on each institution’s particular method of how it accepts transfer credit.