Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

301 College Drive, New Town, North Dakota 58763


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 187
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 11%
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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) is a four-year tribal college located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in New Town, North Dakota. Established in 1973 it was first known as the Fort Berthold Community College and was later renamed in 2004 to reflect the three tribes it serves: the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation.

NHSC offers a variety of programs including associate degrees in arts, science, and applied science, as well as certificate and vocational programs. The college also offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees through partnerships with other institutions.

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College’s mission is to provide quality higher education to its students while preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation.

The college has a faculty and staff that is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to achieve their academic and personal goals.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, the school has a focus on small class size, personalized learning and attention from the faculty and staff.

NHSC has several academic departments, including the Department of Humanities, the Department of Science and Mathematics, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Vocational Education.

NHSC also provides a variety of student services, including academic advising, tutoring, and career counseling.

The college has an active student government association and a variety of student clubs and organizations, including the Native American Student Association, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the Environmental Club.

NHSC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

The college has partnerships with a variety of other institutions, including Minot State University, the University of North Dakota, and Dickinson State University, to provide its students with opportunities to pursue higher education beyond NHSC.

Its commitment to providing quality higher education while promoting and preserving cultural heritage makes it a unique and valuable school for students seeking a meaningful and enriching educational experience.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:187
Undergraduate enrollment:187
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:76.5%
      Black or African American:3.2%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.5%
      Two or more races:7.0%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Business Administration
  • Early Child Development Associate
  • Environmental Science
  • Equine Studies
  • HS Social Work
  • HS Addiction Studies
  • General Studies
  • General Studies-Pre-Nursing Emphasis
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Native American Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Welding


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$3,870 $3,870 $3,870 
    Books and supplies$1,500 $1,500 $1,200 
      Room and board$5,220 $10,440 $10,440 
      Other expenses$3,500 $3,500 $3,500 
      Room and board$10,440 $10,440 $10,440 
      Other expenses$3,500 $3,500 $3,500 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,500 $3,500 $3,500