Our HistoryUnited Tribes Technical College
Located in Bismarck, ND, United Tribes Technical College serves to provide an outstanding education to the Native American people of this region and around the country. For over 43 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.
United Tribes Technical College is a regionally accredited institution, having maintained continuous accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission since 1984 and currently through 2021. In addition, UTTC is the first tribal college in the nation authorized to offer fully online degree programs. The college is considered a 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Institution. The College was founded to provide a community in which Indian people can acquire an education and obtain employment. Programs which have been added over the years have kept this initial purpose in mind, providing not only occupational education and training but also individual and social skills in a culturally-relevant setting, with an emphasis on children and families. United Tribes Technical College is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation incorporated in the state of North Dakota and operated by these five tribes: Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, the Spirit Lake Tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.