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Oglala Lakota College
Oglala Lakota College 490 Piya Wiconi Road Kyle, SD 57752 Phone: (605) 455-6000
  • General Information
    About Oglala Lakota College

    Oglala Lakota College is an institution of higher education chartered by Oglala Sioux Tribe to coordinate all higher education on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Its mission is to offer a wide range of educational opportunities from community service offerings to certificates, to undergraduate degrees. The ultimate goal is the establishment of a Lakota University. In carrying out the mission, the Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees stresses Lakota culture and Tribal self-determination. The College prepares students to understand the larger society as well as the customs and beliefs of the Lakota people. Working towards these ends, the College has defined as its purposes: * Tribal To provide the Oglala Sioux Tribe as a sovereign people with educated and trained human resources and personnel. To assist people in being active, productive members of their families, communities, and of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. To provide the Oglala Sioux Tribe with expertise and information needed for its development. To actively seek to place graduates. * Cultural To present the Lakota cultural perspective in teaching within the academic, occupational and community programs. To promote study of the Lakota culture as an area of study in itself. To research, study and disseminate the Lakota language, culture and philosophy. * Academic To maintain high academic standards for staff and students. To maintain open enrollments. To be accessible to potential students. To teach students necessary skills and human values which will assist them in fulfilling themselves and making a productive living. To work with other institutions and agencies in furthering the interests of the college. * Community To assist with the determination of development needs of the reservation districts and communities. To assist the reservation districts and communities in achieving their goals. To provide continuing and community education.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 46%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,289
    Native American 2,078
    Asian 2
    African American 5
    Hispanic 10
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 900
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 35

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