About United Tribes Technical College
Located in Bismarck, ND, United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) serves to provide an exceptional education to the Native American people of this region and around the country. For over 48 years, UTTC has served over ten thousand American Indian students from more than 75 federally recognized Indian Tribes across the nation. In addition to American Indians, the College welcomes and serves students of all backgrounds. UTTC began offering educational opportunities to American Indian students in 1969. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, UTTC is governed by five federally recognized tribes, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation; the Spirit Lake Tribe; the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate; the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The UTTC campus is located on what was once Fort Abraham Lincoln, and many of the campus buildings were built between 1900 and 1910.
The College is a regionally accredited institution, having maintained continuous accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission since 1984 and currently through 2021. In addition, UTTC was the first tribal college in the nation authorized to offer full on-line degree programs. The College is considered a 1994 Tribal Land Grant Institution. UTTC offers a total of 19 bachelor degrees, associate degrees, diplomas or certificates of completion. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, an Associate of Applied Science degree, an Associate of Science degree, a Diploma or a Certificate of Completion in workforce training. Three of the associate degrees and one certificate program are available entirely online.