About Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College (SCTC) is a community college located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and is chartered as a non-profit, public corporation of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. In 1998, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council adopted a resolution establishing a tribally controlled college and forming a governing Board of Regents. In 2007, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College became an accredited higher education organization. Like other tribal colleges, SCTC had very modest beginnings. Originally, in 1998, the college consisted of an office, two classrooms, and a computer lab in the Nish-na-be-anong residential area of the Isabella Indian Reservation, the first federally funded housing project on the reservation erected in the late 1960s. In October of 2000, SCTC moved to a leased building one mile from the Tribal Operations building and other tribal buildings. The establishment of Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College included foundational milestones: membership in American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), establishment of eligibility for Tribally Controlled College or University Assistance Act funds, the establishment of Land Grant status, and the securing of eligibility to offer federal student financial aid. As a tribally controlled two-year college, SCTC offers Associate of Arts degrees. Currently, three degrees are offered: 1) Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, 2) Associate of Arts in Native American Studies, and 3) Associate of Arts in Business.