Sitting Bull College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More

Sitting Bull College
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Sitting Bull College Admissions Overview:

Sitting Bull College, with open admissions, allows any interested and qualified students to attend. Those who plan to enroll at the school will need to submit an application in order to be admitted, and they will need to submit official high school transcripts. For complete instructions, and to fill out the necessary forms, be sure to visit Sitting Bull College's website. And, if possible, stop by the college for a campus visit and tour. If you have any questions about the admissions process, a member of the admissions office will be able to help you.

Admissions Data (2016):

Sitting Bull College Description:

Sitting Bull College was founded in 1973; it was originally known as Standing Rock Community College. It later became accredited as a 4-year school, and was renamed Sitting Bull College in 1996. It is affiliated with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, and largely serves Native American students. The college is located in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Fort Yates is in the southern part of the state, about 60 miles south of Bismarck. Academically, the school offers programs at the Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's levels. Popular programs include Environmental Science, Business Administration, Nursing, Education, and General Studies. Academics are supported by a healthy 7 to 1 student / faculty. Outside of the classroom, students at Sitting Bull can join a number of on-campus clubs and activities, including: student government, anime club, ecology club, teacher club, and the American Indian Business Leaders. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 282 (279 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $3,910
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,546
  • Other Expenses: $3,500
  • Total Cost: $14,156

Sitting Bull College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 0%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,575
    • Loans: $ -

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, General Studies, Environmental Studies, Nursing, Childhood Education, Human Services

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): - %
  • Transfer Out Rate: - %
  • Overall Graduation Rate: 14%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Sitting Bull College Mission Statement:

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"Guided by Lakota/Dakota culture, values, and language, Sitting Bull College is committed to building intellectual capital through academic, career and technical education, and promoting economic and social development."

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