Thirty-four accredited tribal colleges and universities provide higher education opportunities to American Indian communities nationwide. Now, thanks to a $450,000 three-year grant from The Kresge Foundation, the American Indian College Fund will conduct a study on student success at three tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). These best practices will then be scaled up and replicated at TCUs and other educational institutions working with Native students.
The study will determine how TCUs retain Native students, help them graduate, provide internship opportunities to launch students’ professional careers, and capture data about these students’ successes to better serve them and future students, all while engaging TCU faculty and scholars in the study. The findings will be used to assist the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) in providing programs to better serve Native communities. Read more here.