Founded in 1884 and located in Lawrence, Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University is a public, coeducational, tribal college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. At nearly 1,000 students per semester, the university represents approximately 140 Tribal nations and Alaska Native communities offering associates and bachelor degree programs. Although there is not a tuition charge, students are responsible for paying semester fees.
The university’s mission statement is as follows: “The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University is to build the leadership capacity of our students by serving as the leading institution of academic excellence, cultural and intellectual prominence, and holistic education to address the needs of Indigenous communities.” and boasts a “unique cultural experience.
Bachelor’s degrees can be obtained in American Indian studies, elementary teacher education, business administration and environmental science.