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Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton Wahpeton College

12572 Bia Highway 700, Sisseton (SD), 57262, United States

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Work hours
MO 08:00 – 16:30 SA closed
TU 08:00 – 16:30 SU closed
WE 08:00 – 16:30
TH 08:00 – 16:30
FR 08:00 – 16:30
Description Sisseton Wahpeton College was established in 1979 as an entity of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Located in northeastern South Dakota on the Lake Traverse Reservation, the College serves the Dakota people. SWC has an average enrollment of approximately 250 students, of whom more than 80% are tribal members.HistorySWC was originally a vocational and technical school; an academic program was added as enrollment climbed. SWC is one of the few post-secondary schools in South Dakota to offer both vocational and academic degrees.ProgramsAlthough SWC is only accredited to offer associate degrees, the College has agreements with several 4-year degree granting institutions that allow SWC students to take much of their course work at SWC or seamlessly matriculate to another institution. The agreement between SWC and Mount Marty College offers SWC students the opportunity to earn a Baccalaureate degree in Business and Tribal Governance, a one of a kind program in the state.PartnershipsSWC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. SWC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. SWC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level.Institute for Dakota StudiesSWC was one of the first tribal colleges to establish an institute for the study and preservation of tribal culture. The college created the Institute for Dakota Studies in 1992. This center's mission is to teach, study and preserve the tribe's unique history and traditions.
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