Founded by the All Indian Pueblo Council, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a 2-year Native American tribal community college in Albuquerque. SIPI confers degrees and certificates in 12 academic programs. SIPI’s enrollment features students from over 120 Native American tribes and the institute is part of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Outside of academia, SIPI offers a number of recreational activities for students including paintball, movie passes, and trips to the zoo.
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
SIPI is a tribal college. SIPI is a great community to learn in. Small student population is a plus because then there is a higher student to teacher ratio. Smaller classes mean more time for the students. And also there are tons of way to get involved in what you are interested in. The laboratories in the science department rival those in the bigger Universities in NM and I have access to them when ever I need, I just ask the staff. The staff especially those in the Engineering Department are eager to help with any needs and are very encouraging.
Wendi from Albuquerque, NM
It's a small school but I get a lot of help with homework. It's a great location for all students. The school has a dorm for both boys and girls.