Oglala Lakota College

Oglala Lakota College

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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Oglala Lakota College
490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle , SD 57752-0490
General Phone: (605) 455-6000

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Oglala Lakota College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts63Native American studies, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, social services
Business and Management31business, business management, customer service management, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship
Education and Teaching29educational admin and supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Office and Administration17office data entry, general office occupations
Construction Trades9construction, carpentry, electrician
Nursing and Emergency Medicine9registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science, natural resources management
Media4radio and television
Therapy and Counseling3substance abuse counseling
Science1natural sciences
Agricultural Science and Management1agriculture
Mechanics and Repair0HVAC

Number of programs and degrees for Oglala Lakota College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree9524
Bachelor's degree4211
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years3612
Master's degree52
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Oglala Lakota College Student Body

Oglala Lakota College is a tribal college.

In 2007-2008, Oglala Lakota College had a total enrollment of 1,456 students (975 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 4%
20-21 11%
22-24 15%
25-29 19%
30-34 14%
35-39 11%
40-49 14%
50-64 11%
65+ 1%

Oglala Lakota College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 17 %
Part-Time 26 %

Oglala Lakota College Room and Board (2007)

Oglala Lakota College offers campus housing for 12 of its 975 (full-time) students.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Oglala Lakota College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,396
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,396
Room and board $ 5,400
Room charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,850

Financial Aid:
Oglala Lakota College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1465900)

Oglala Lakota College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$40,0880*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$40,0880*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year21$43,99629$40,099
All faculty totalacademic year21$43,99629$40,099

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oglala Lakota College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Radio and Television

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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