Tribal Colleges

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,582
2.05% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,079
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.9%
351 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
17,110
47.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.3%
325 Graduates

About

Tribal Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2022, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tribal Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (247 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (198 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (121 degrees).

In 2022, 2,426 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tribal Colleges. 69% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (1,955 degrees), 5.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (343 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tribal Colleges is $3,582, which is $6,974 less than than the national median of $10,556. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,600, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,333 less than than the national median $14,933.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Tribal Colleges is $3,582, which is $7,080 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,680. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,600, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,333 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,933.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,079.

Tuition Costs

$3,582
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges was $3,600, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,600. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges is $11,333 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,933, and the in-state tuition is $7,080 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,680.

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Average Net Price

$7,079
2022 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tribal Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,079. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tribal Colleges grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,308
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tribal Colleges was of $7,308 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.81% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.21% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17.5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Tribal Colleges received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tribal Colleges received 351 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 26.3% annual growth. Out of those 351 applicants, 333 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.9% acceptance rate.

There were 17,110 students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in 2022.

Tribal Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 86.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
333
Accepted Out of 351

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tribal Colleges was 94.9% (333 admissions from 351 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 26.3%, while admissions grew by 26.1%..

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Enrollment

Tribal Colleges had a total enrollment of 17,110 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 8,201 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,909. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.3% White, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.801% Black or African American, 0.438% Asian, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (56.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (29.5%) and White Female (5.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (48.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (15.2%) and White Female (8.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,110 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 8,201 and the part-time enrollment is 8,909. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Tribal Colleges was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (61%), Tribal Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    13,306 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,445 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    500 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges is 77.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.3% White, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.801% Black or African American, 0.438% Asian, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 156 students (0.912%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 920 more women than men received degrees from Tribal Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (1,955 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (343 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Tribal Colleges is Liberal Arts & Sciences (187 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees) and General Studies (103 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Tribal Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (77 degrees awarded), Construction (61 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (128 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,575,431 people), Secondary school teachers (440,838 people), Education administrators (256,261 people), Special education teachers (189,775 people), and Social workers, all other (176,346 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges in 2022 are Transportation (77 degrees awarded), Construction (61 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (128 degrees), Education (310 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (408 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Transportation (77 degrees awarded), Construction (61 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (128 degrees), Education (310 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (408 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (2,761,571 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,970 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,322 people), Individual & family services (145,126 people), and Construction (137,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Transportation (77 degrees awarded), Construction (61 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (128 degrees), Education (310 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (408 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Tribal Colleges.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 187 degrees awarded
  2. 149 degrees awarded
  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Tribal Colleges was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 187 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

753
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,673
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 753 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges, which is 0.45 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,673).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.293 times less than the 191 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.41 times more than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
16.5%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Tribal Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16.5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tribal Colleges is Female and Two or More Races (40.7% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    1,955 degrees awarded
  2. White
    343 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (1,955 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (343 degrees).

0.247% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    1,348 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    607 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    247 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native female (1,348 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (607 degrees).

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Operations

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $3.26M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

In 2022, Tribal Colleges had a total salary expenditure of 13.6M. Tribal Colleges employs 533 Instructors, 126 Assistant professors and 103 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tribal Colleges are Male Instructor (271), Female Instructor (262), and Male Assistant professor (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 473 employees, Management, with 445 employees, and Service with 396 employees.

Endowment

$3.26M
2022 Endowment
1.83%
growth from 2021

Tribal Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $3.26M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tribal Colleges grew 1.83% from the previous year.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $315M - Federal
  2. $4.47M - State
  3. $4.69M - Local

As of 2022, Tribal Colleges received $315M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.47M from state grants and contracts, and $4.69M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.83M
2022 Salaries
13.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tribal Colleges paid a median of $4.83M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($13.6M) and a 13.9% growth from the previous year.

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Instructional Salaries

$48.2M
Instructional Salaries
833
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tribal Colleges paid a total of $48.2M to 833 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
533 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
473 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Instructor with 533 employees, Assistant professor with 126 employees, and No academic rank with 103 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 473 employees, Management with 445 employees, and Service with 396 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges was Male Instructor with 271 employees, Female Instructor with 262 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 64 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Tribal Colleges.

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