"Catch Your Dream Through a Superior Education"
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College will serve as the principal higher educational institution for the L’Anse Indian Reservation and surrounding communities by providing quality academic programs rich in Ojibwa culture that empower students to fulfill their dreams of a superior education.
Formed out of our American Indian identity, the mission of Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College is to provide post-secondary education rich in Ojibwa culture, tradition and beliefs, that supports life-long learning.
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College was chartered by Ordinance No. 75-1 of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community as a non-profit educational corporation, allowing the College to establish and operate institutions granting post-secondary degrees and certificates, and to coordinate and regulate higher education on the L’Anse Indian Reservation. The College was developed upon the principle that American Indian students deserve an educational system that is responsive to their needs and concerns. Its basic purpose is to provide an educational program in which students experience success and enhance their self-image, dignity, and independence while preparing for their chosen career paths.
Programs are offered that prepare students to become gainfully employed, encourage them to pursue advanced degrees, and enable them to meet their personal aspirations. Students can find offerings for associate degrees, personal and professional enrichment, and/or lifelong learning. Transfer credit agreements exist between Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College and the following institutions: Finlandia University, Michigan Technological University, and Northern Michigan University.
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). Through AIHEC, the College is able to provide students with increased educational opportunities including scholarships from the American Indian College Fund.
In October 2009, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved the College as a candidate for accreditation. In December 2010, the Department of Education approved Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College to receive funds under Title IV for federal student aid. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Education approved the institution to receive funding under the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act. On July 10, 2013, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved the College for full accreditation.