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Nebraska Indian Community College

Nebraska Indian Community College is envisioned as a comprehensive Tribal College which values service through high quality education. The college is distinctive in serving the diverse people of the Umonhon (Omaha) and Isanti (Santee Dakota) Nations. It features an enriched living and learning environment and year-round operation. The identity of the college is framed by a substantive commitment to multicultural learning.

Institutional programs value and cultivate the creative and productive talents of learners, faculty, and staff, and seek ways to contribute to the self-sufficiency of the Nations served, the well being of our communities, and the quality of life and development of its learners, faculty, and service areas.

Our overall goals include to:

  • Prepare individuals for their roles as effective tribal members and citizens in a changing and complex environment.
  • Integrate, revitalize and preserve Umo ho and Isanti culture throughout the college environment, including but not limited to: history, Umo ho language, Dakota language, games, songs, arts/crafts and the way of life.
  • Expose students to and expand the mission driven curriculum in the arts, humanities, communication, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and Native American studies. 
  • Build skills for lifelong learning.
  • Provide an enhanced, sustainable, positive learning environment.
  • Organize, manage, and finance high education for NICC as a model Tribal College.
  • Integrate learning in ways that cultivate an individual's understanding and ability to think about large and complex subjects, formulate and analyze valid concepts, solve problems, and clarify values.