American Indian Student Success

Summary

Retention and graduation rates for American Indian students often lag far behind white students. This report explores the role of dedicated American Indian student centers on American Indian student success. The report also profiles support services for American Indian students at five institutions with high American Indian student populations.

Key observations from our research

1.Improving American Indian student success requires ongoing institutional support for American Indian students and communities.

2. Improving American Indian student success requires ongoing institutional support for American Indian students and communities.

3. Administrators leverage grant funding from the federal government to expand services to American Indian students, particularly in STEM fields

4. Location is crucial to the success of an American Indian student center, regardless of whether centers are stand-alone or in shared buildings.

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