Participation in TCU Community Programs

In addition to providing American Indian or Alaska Native students access to postsecondary education, TCUs play a critical role within their larger Native communities, often serving as the cultural center for their community and providing additional services including health programs, educational and college preparation programs, and employment skills development workshops. In 2017–18, 122,596 community members were reached through the community education programming offered by TCUs.

Participation in Community Programs Offered Through TCUs, by Program Type: 2017-18


American Indian Higher Education Consortium, American Indian Measures of Success, 2017-18

Cultural programs include those focused on traditional tribal culture, art, and history.

Other programs include those related to parenting, holidays, movie nights, carnivals, and other programs not directly related to any other program type listed.