Tribal Colleges and Universities

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) provide a rich tapestry of the American Indian experience, as well as a vital pathway to the future. The foundation of culture and tradition makes the TCUs unique in their missions and is an invaluable strength in providing high quality education and successful outcomes.

For contact information about each TCU, select from drop-down menu.

Map of Tribal Colleges and Universities
Tribal Colleges and Universities (large map)

AIHEC has grown to 35 accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities with more than 75 sites in the United States. Well over half of the 574 federally recognized tribes are represented at TCUs with American Indian Alaska Native students from more than 30 states, including 14 states that do not have their own TCU. Each of these institutions was created and chartered by its own tribal government for a specific purpose: to provide higher education opportunities to American Indians through programs that are locally and culturally based, holistic, and supportive. All TCUs offer associate degree programs; 19 offer baccalaureate programs; six offer master's degree programs.