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 Oglala Lakota College Kyle, South Dakota

490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, South Dakota

Oglala Lakota College Mission Statement:
“Oglala Lakota College is an institution of higher education chartered by Oglala Sioux Tribe to coordinate all higher education on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Its mission is to offer a wide range of educational opportunities from community service offerings to certificates, to undergraduate degrees. The ultimate goal is the establishment of a Lakota University.” “In carrying out the mission, the Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees stresses Lakota culture and Tribal self-determination. The College prepares students to understand the larger society as well as the customs and beliefs of the Lakota people. Working towards these ends, the College has defined as its purposes: Tribal To provide the Oglala Sioux Tribe as a sovereign people with educated and trained human resources and personnel. To assist people in being active, productive members of their families, communities, and of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. To provide the Oglala Sioux Tribe with expertise and information needed for its development. To actively seek to place graduates. Cultural To present the Lakota cultural perspective in teaching within the academic, occupational and community programs. To promote study of the Lakota culture as an area of study in itself. To research, study and disseminate the Lakota language, culture and philosophy. Academic To maintain high academic standards for staff and students. To maintain open enrollments. To be accessible to potential students. To teach students necessary skills and human values which will assist them in fulfilling themselves and making a productive living. To work with other institutions and agencies in furthering the interests of the college. Community To assist with the determination of development needs of the reservation districts and communities. To assist the reservation districts and communities in achieving their goals. To provide continuing and community education.
Degree Stats For Oglala Lakota College

 Type of Institution

Term Type: Semester

Comparison Group Category:
Tribal Colleges and universities

Geographical Region:

Chief Administrator:
President Thomas Shortbull

Title IV Eligibility:
Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs

Sector: Public, 4-year or above

Degree of Urbanization(Locale): Rural: Remote

Open to Public? Institution is open to the public

 Carnegie Information

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Basic:
Tribal Colleges

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Enrollment Profile:
High undergraduate

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Graduate Instructional:
Postbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (education dominant)

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Undergraduate Instructional:
Associates Dominant

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Size and Setting
Very small four-year, primarily nonresidential

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Undergraduate Profile
Higher part-time four-year

 Room and Board

Provide on-campus housing? No
Total Dorm Capacity: 0
Provide board or meals? No
Number of meals per week:0
Typical room charge per year:$0
Typical board charge per year:$0
Combined room/board:$0

 Degree Information

Level of Institution: Four or more years

Highest Level Offered: Master's degree

Undergraduate Offering:
Undergraduate degree or certificate offering

Graduate Offering:
Graduate degree or certificate offering

First Professional Offer:
No first-professional offering

Highest Degree Offered: Masters

Degree Granting Status: Degree-granting

Historical Black College or University: No

Institution has Hospital: No

Institution grants a Medical Degree: No

Institutional Category:
Degree-granting, other baccalaureate granting


Athletic Association: No
NCAA Member: Implied no
NAIA Member: Implied no
NJCAA Member: Implied no
NSCAA Member: Implied no
NCCAA Member: Implied no
Other Member: Implied no
Football: No
Basketball: No
Baseball: No
Cross Country/Track: No


 Fee Information

Application Fee information for Oglala Lakota College  Application Fee: Yes
 Out of State Tuition? No
 Financial Aid Office Phone: 605-455-6037
 Admissions Office Phone: 605-455-6033

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