Published on November 20, 2012 by Amy
Sitting Bull College is a tribal college in Fort Yates, North Dakota. It was founded in 1973 by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Standing Rock reservation in south-central North Dakota. It is one of 34 tribally controlled colleges nationwide. It is also a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium or (AIHEC). Sitting Bull College serves as the primary educational institution on the Standing Rock Reservation. The name was changed from Standing Rock College to Sitting Bull College in 1996.
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The college offers degrees on a number of subjects. SBC has four-year programs in Elementary, Special and Early Childhood education, as well as Business and Environmental Science. Sitting Bull College has two-year programs in many other subject areas including Native American Studies, Nursing and Criminal Justice.
As of 2012, the college is hosting an experimental program that provides Lakota language immersion classes for children.