Native American students face unique barriers to higher education. The end of race-conscious affirmative action threatens to increase those obstacles.
A first-of-its-kind report calls on higher education to expand financial support for Native American students and increase awareness of the college affordability challenges they face.
A Native Harvard medical student is working to boost the number of Indigenous doctors in the U.S. and reduce barriers to health care for Indigenous communities.
Starting in fall 2022, California residents from federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes will no longer have to pay tuition or fees to attend schools in the University of California system.
Tristin Sam (SFS’23), president of Georgetown University’s Native American Student Council, is working to raise awareness of Indigenous issues and opportunities to increase support for the campus’s Native community.
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is taking steps to address the cultural and financial barriers that hamper Native American students’ college pursuits.
Spotty broadband access and slow internet connections in Native American territories are impeding education and quality of life at tribal colleges and universities, according to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
Overall, 39 percent of surveyed full-time students in four-year degree programs are paying for some of their expenses, while 29 percent are paying for their entire college education.
In a special report on geographic diversity, The Chronicle of Higher Education explores how a college’s location affects its mission, its ability to recruit students and faculty members, and its campus culture.
Generations of Native Americans have been left behind in higher education, but tribal colleges and universities are looking to help change that.
Requiring college hopefuls to provide a parent’s information to receive federal financial aid holds back many students being raised by someone other than their parents, writes Montana teacher Anna Baldwin.