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.