Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, SIPI, was founded by the All Indian Pueblo Council. It officially started offering classes on September 16, 1971. Situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the school grants associate's degrees in early childhood education, business technologies, applied vocational technologies, and advanced technical education. The technology programs are offered through SIPI's Division of Instruction, while distance education courses are available through the Extended College division.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute hosts on-campus organizations like the Student Senate. The institute also provides various student support services like residential facilities, a wellness center, individual and group counseling, career guidance, internships, and job placement assistance. In addition, financial aid is available through Pell Grants, FSEOG, NMSSIG, BIA/ Tribal Scholarship Grants, Veterans Benefits, and the Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.

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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Rd NW
Albuquerque , NM 87120-3101
General Phone: (505) 346-2347

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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management18business, business management, accounting technology, management information systems
Liberal Arts16liberal arts and sciences, cartography
Cooking and Culinary Arts8food prep and kitchen assistant, institutional food workers
Medical Support and Technology6opticianry, optometric tech
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, computer science, network management
Education and Teaching4early childhood education, teacher education
Hospitality3hospitality administration
Conservation and Resource Management2natural resources courses
Office and Administration0office data entry
Engineering Technician0electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical instrument tech, environmental engineering tech, environmental control tech, surveying tech, computer systems tech
Media0printing equipment operation, graphic communications courses

Number of programs and degrees for Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree3820
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2412

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Student Body

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a tribal college.

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute had a total enrollment of 600 students (555 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
American Indian 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 22%
25-29 17%
30-34 11%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

New Mexico55%
South Dakota4%
North Dakota1%

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 23 %

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Room and Board (2007)

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute offers campus housing for 394 of its 555 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Albuquerque, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 675
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 675
Room and board $ 165
Room charge $ 165
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2511000)

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Faculty

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year10$68,1116$66,437
All faculty totalcalendar year10$68,1116$66,437

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

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Institutional Food Workers

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Graphic Communications, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Support And Technology
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Optometric Technician/Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

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