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Sitting Bull College
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Type Tribal College
AffiliationStanding Rock Sioux tribe of the Standing Rock reservation in south-central North Dakota
PresidentLaurel Vermillion
Vice-presidentKoreen Ressler
Location, ,
Campus Standing Rock Indian Reservation
ColorsBlue & white

Sitting Bull College is a tribal college in Fort Yates, North Dakota. It was founded in 1973 by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Standing Rock reservation in south-central North Dakota. The Standing Rock Indian Reservation consists of a land base of 2.8 million acres in North Dakota and South Dakota. The SBC campuses are located in Fort Yates, ND and McLaughlin, SD. It is one of 34 tribally controlled colleges nationwide. Sitting Bull College serves as the primary educational institution on the Standing Rock Reservation. [1]


In 1973, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council chartered Standing Rock Community College. The College name was changed from Standing Rock College to Sitting Bull College in 1996. [2]

Mission & Vision


  • Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children - wakháŋyeža kiŋ lená épi čha táku waštéšte iwíčhuŋkičiyukčaŋpi kte.


  • Guided by Lakota/Dakota culture, values, and language, Sitting Bull College is committed to building intellectual capital through academic, career and technical education, and promoting economic and social development


Sitting Bull College offers the following Master of Science degrees:

  • Environmental Science

Sitting Bull College offers the following Bachelor of Science degrees:

  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Environmental Science
  • General Studies

Sitting Bull College offers the following Associate of Arts degrees:

  • Business Administration
  • General Studies
  • General Studies – Nursing Transfer
  • Native American Studies
  • Pre-Engineering

Sitting Bull College offers the following Associate of Science degrees:

  • Business Administration/Management
  • Community Health Worker
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Services Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Lakhotiyapi/Dakhotiyapi
  • Office Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Teacher Education

Sitting Bull College offers the following Associate of Applied Science degrees:

  • Building Trades
  • Energy Technician
  • Lay Advocate/Paralegal
  • Office Technology

Sitting Bull College offers the following Certificate of Completion:

  • Building Trades
  • CDL
  • Community Health Worker
  • Concrete
  • Electrical
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Framing
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Construction
  • Lakhotiyapi/Dakhotiyapi I
  • Lakhotiyapi/Dakhotiyapi II
  • Native Community Development
  • Office Technology
  • Oil Drilling
  • Welding
  • CEU programs also



SBC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. SBC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. SBC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. [4]

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