The Oglala Lakota College, established as a community college in 1971, in Kyle, South Dakota, is one of the first colleges to be sanctioned, controlled, and governed by an Indian tribe. This educational institution was established to meet the educational requirements of the American Indians. Oglala Lakota College, which operates a number of campuses in the nine districts of the Pine Ridge Reservation, offers enrollment to more than 1,000 students every year.
Oglala Lakota College offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study. Associate's and bachelor's degrees are available in the fields of nursing, Lakota studies, human services, and applied sciences, among others. The College also offers a number of post-baccalaureate certificates and master's degree programs.
Students of Oglala Lakota College participate in a variety of sports such as cross country, golf, and basketball. The college also provides financial assistance to students through scholarships like the Richtmyer Scholarship, the Crazy Horse Scholarship, the Wilms Scholarship, the McAlpine Scholarship, the Long Wolf Memorial, and the Funding Exchange Scholarship, among others.
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