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Chapter 4, Section 2:
Southwestern Indian Colleges
There are three American Indian colleges in our region.
Diné College, operated by Navajo Nation,
has campuses in Tsaile, Arizona, and Shiprock, New Mexico. The Shiprock campus offers an
Earth/Environmental Sciences Program. The
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
at Albuquerque also offers college level studies in a culturally sensitive atmosphere.
The Crownpoint Institute of Technology,
on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, grants Associate of Applied Science
degrees and Certification programs in Environmental Technology and Natural Resources.
The Hopi Nation’s Two Plus Two Programs recruit junior and senior high school students to enroll
in classes that offer concurrent college level credits. Students can earn up to 30 transferable
credits to any state or out-of-state community college or university while still in high school.
Two Plus Two programs have increased college enrollment and about 45% of this year’s graduating
class will attend 2- or 4-year colleges. The program achieved national recognition and has been
selected as a finalist for the tribal governance award from Harvard University’s Kennedy School
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Last updated: May 27, 2005