United Tribes Technical College

3315 University Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 474
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 18%
  • Website: https://uttc.edu

United Tribes Technical College is a private 2-year non-profit college located in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Founded in 1969, it is one of the first tribal colleges established in the United States.

UTTC offers certificates, associate degrees, applied science degrees, diplomas in fields such as nursing,binformation, criminal justice, technology, education, business, and environmental science. The college also offers bachelor’s degrees in elementary education, criminal justice, and business administration.

The mission of United Tribes Technical College is to provide educational opportunities to all students, regardless of their background or circumstances. The school aims to provide culturally relevant higher education opportunities to Native American students in order to promote self-determination, tribal nation building, and a positive future for Native American communities while also offering a supportive and culturally rich environment that fosters personal growth, community engagement, and leadership development.

UTTC’s campus is located on a 200-acre of land overlooking the Missouri River. The campus features modern facilities, including a state-of-the-art science and technology center, a nursing and health education center, and a student union.

The school also has a student housing complex, which provides safe, comfortable, and affordable housing for students.

The college also has an active athletic program, which includes men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams.

United Tribes Technical College’s academic programs are designed to meet the needs of its students and to prepare them for success in their chosen careers with hands on real-life experience.

UTTC offers a number of student support services, including academic advising, tutoring, career services, and counseling.

The college’s commitment to student success, Native American culture, and environmental stewardship make it a unique and valuable institution in the field of higher education.

United Tribes Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and is one of the top colleges in the state.

UTCC is a great school of choice for students who want quality and affordable education as well as an education environment infused in the Native American Culture.

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment:474
Undergraduate enrollment:474
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
Men: 37.8%
Women: 62.2%
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 90.7%
White: 6.5%
Black or African American: 1.9%
Hispanic/Latino: 0.2%
Two or more races: 0.6%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

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

Majors Offered

  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science & Research
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health, Physical Ed., & Recreation
  • Heavy Equip. Operations
  • Human & Social Services
  • Paralegal
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Sustainable Ag. & Food Systems
  • Welding Technology


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$4,252 $4,252 $4,252 
    Books and supplies$1,400 $1,400 $1,400 
      Room and board$5,100 $5,100 $5,100 
      Other expenses$2,070 $2,070 $2,070 
      Room and board$5,360 $5,360 $5,360 
      Other expenses$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$1,200 $1,200 $1,200
(College data 2021-2022)

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