Supporting the Attainment of Native American Students in Higher Education: Approaches Taken by Five Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions


The goal of this case study is to shed light on how some NASNTIs have succeeded in eliminating gaps in graduation outcomes between AI/AN students and other student groups. It builds on emerging scholarship and policy analysis – much of which has been pursued by Native American scholars – that seek solutions to the persistent disparities in higher education attainment for AI/AN students.  This work is part of WICHE’s Native-Serving Institutions Initiative, which is committed to supporting American Indian/Alaska Native student educational attainment in higher education by working in partnership with two and four year institutions, tribal colleges and universities, tribal education offices, higher education organizations, and state and federal policy makers to strengthen practices and policies that lead to successful outcomes of AI/AN students.


  • Year Published : 2021
  • Month Published : May
  • Media Type : pdf
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