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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,120 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
N/A Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
252 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
67.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
10 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Tribal Colleges is $3,120, which is $102 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,120, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,816 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,813.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 0% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Tribal Colleges received 252 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11% annual growth. Out of those 252 applicants, 233 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.3% acceptance rate.

There were 268 students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in 2016, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tribal Colleges have an overall enrollment yield of 52.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Tribal Colleges have a median enrollment of 268 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 182 students and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 67.9% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.81% White, 1.08% Hispanic or Latino, 0.36% Black or African American, N/A Unknown, N/A Two or More Races, and N/A Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Female (34.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (19.7%) and White Female (1.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Female (1.08%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (0.36%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (N/A).

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In 2016, 22 more women than men graduated from Tribal Colleges. The majority of students graduating from Tribal Colleges are American Indian. These 42 graduates mean that there were 14 times more American Indian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Tribal Colleges is General Fine Studio Arts with 15 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 15 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 8 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Tribal Colleges, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Science Technologies, with 1 graduates, followed by English with 13.5 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 2 graduates.


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Tribal Colleges have a median endowment valued at nearly $2.87M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7,812 (0.27%), compared to the 0.27% average return ($7,812 on $2.87M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2015, Tribal Colleges had a median expenditure of $9.4M. Of that $9.4M, they spent $3.38M on salaries and $991,509 on benefits.

Tribal Colleges employs 20 Instructors, 15 Assistant professors, and 15 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tribal Colleges are Male Instructors (10), Female Instructors (8), and Male Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Management with 7 employees.



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