Sitting Bull College

9299 Hwy 24, Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538-9721


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 256
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 11%
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Sitting Bull College is a 4-year public tribal community college located in Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The college was established in 1973 and named after the famous Lakota Sioux leader, Sitting Bull.

The college offers a variety of degree programs, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Bachelor of Science degrees in a range of fields, including business, social work, education, science, technology, carpentry, nursing, and early childhood education.

The college also has a workforce development program through which vocational training opportunities are made available.

The college’s mission is to provide a high-quality education that combines academic excellence with cultural relevance and personal growth for the students.

The college has a strong focus on cultural preservation and is dedicated to providing higher education opportunities to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and surrounding communities.

The college provides a range of support services including tutoring, academic advising, and career counseling services.

The college is also dedicated to student wellness and provides a variety of health and wellness services, including mental health counseling, substance abuse prevention, and wellness education.

Sitting Bull College is located in a rural setting on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota. The college’s campus is surrounded by rolling hills, grasslands, and the Missouri River offering the students opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and fishing.

The campus is home to several buildings that house classrooms, offices, and student services.

The college’s location in a rural setting provides a unique but welcoming learning environment for students.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is one of the top colleges in the state.

It is a great school of choice for students looking to further their education in a culturally balanced environment.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:256
Undergraduate enrollment:233
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:87.6%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Science
  • General Studies
  • Heavy Equipment Operations I & II
  • Human Service Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Lakhotiyapi/Dahotiyapi
  • Lay Advocate/Paralegal
  • Native American Studies
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Welding Certificate


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$4,010 $4,010 $4,010 
    Books and supplies$1,200 $1,200 $1,200 
      Room and board$5,546 $5,546 $5,546 
      Other expenses$3,500 $3,500 $3,500 
      Room and board$7,416 $7,416 $7,416 
      Other expenses$3,500 $3,500 $3,500 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,500 $3,500 $3,50

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