Sinte Gleska University

Sinte Gleska University

Sinte Gleska University was established in 1970. This tribal college is one of the first of its kind in the United States. It is located in Mission, South Dakota. This campus is known as the Antelope Lake Campus.

Sinte Gleska University offers more than 30 associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in the fields of arts, sciences, business and tribal management, human services, Lakota studies, education, agriculture and environment science, and fine arts. SGU operates the Great Plains Art Institute and the Institute of Technologies.

Sinte Gleska University supports on-campus student organizations like the Student Association. It also owns a bison ranch and a heritage center. The ranch focuses on bison research and Lakota buffalo ceremonies, while the Sicangu Heritage Center features exhibits reflecting the historical and cultural background of the Sicangu (Brule) people.

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Contacting Sinte Gleska University

Sinte Gleska University
E. Highway 18
Mission , SD 57555-0105
General Phone: (605) 856-8100

Sinte Gleska University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching31special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education
Therapy and Counseling18substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Liberal Arts16Native American studies, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine16licensed practical nurse
Business and Management12business, business management, business administration, accounting technology
Office and Administration10administrative assistant, general office occupations
Engineering Technician9electronics tech
Computer Science and Engineering4data processing tech, computer science
Law1legal secretary
Construction Trades1plumbing, construction trades
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Science0biological and biomedical sciences
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources courses
Mechanics and Repair0electrical installation and repair
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Number of programs and degrees for Sinte Gleska University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree7724
Bachelor's degree2016
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years76
Master's degree52
Award of less than 1 academic year92

Sinte Gleska University Student Body

Sinte Gleska University is a tribal college.

In 2007-2008, Sinte Gleska University had a total enrollment of 971 students (672 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
American Indian 55%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 1%
20-21 8%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 13%
35-39 10%
40-49 18%
50-64 15%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota90%

Sinte Gleska University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 63 %

Sinte Gleska University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Mission, South Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Dakota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Sinte Gleska University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,052
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,052
Books and supplies $ 500

Financial Aid:
Sinte Gleska University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2143700)

Sinte Gleska University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2023

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year19$34,95022$32,887
All faculty totalcalendar year19$34,95022$32,887

*: 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 year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year1*1*

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

Sinte Gleska University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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