About Little Priest Tribal College
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska chartered Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) in May 1996. LPTC's major focus is to provide two-year associate degrees and to prepare students to transfer and successfully complete a major at a four-year institution. Another equally important part of the college's mission is to provide language and culture classes and training opportunities for upgrading job skills and improving employability. LPTC is named after Chief Little Priest, the last war chief of the Winnebago Tribe. The college was declared a land-grant institution in June 1998, and received accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in August 1998. It is a great credit to the Winnebago Tribe and to the college to have met all of the Association's standard s of excellence and have achieved the distinction of accreditation, awarded just two years after opening its doors to students.
LPTC has signed the Nebraska Transfer Initiative, an agreement with four- year Nebraska institutions to accept the common core of general education courses in the associate of arts, academic transfer degree. The college has a full-transfer agreement with nearby Wayne State College, an articulation agreement with Bellevue University, and several other agreements with the University of Nebraska system. LPTC issues two-year degrees, Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) in the following areas: Business, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Native American Studies, and Teacher Education. The college operates on a two- semester system with sessions from mid-August to early December and mid-January to early May. Summer sessions are also offered. Enrollment for the fall and spring semester is approximately 150 full and part-time students per semester. Class sizes are small and dedicated faculty members readily offer assistance to students. In addition, a variety of services are offered to students including career counseling, academic advising, tutoring, and one-on-one support.