Aaniiih Nakoda College

269 Blackfeet Avenue Agency, Harlem, MT

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Aaniiih Nakoda College (formerly Fort Belknap College) founded in 1984, is a tribal college located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. ANC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level.

The college helps individuals to improve their lives by offering them an opportunity to maintain the cultural integrity of the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes as well as succeed in an American technological society.

ANC offers four certificate programs and 11 associate's degree programs. In 2010 7 students received certificates and 19 students received associates' degrees. As a small tribal college, Aaniiih Nakoda College has implemented an academic oriented, yet supportive culture. The student body includes approx 56 percent female students, 87 percent Native American students and 62 percent full-time students.

Aaniiih Nakoda College is a member of the AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium). The institution incorporates native culture into the curriculum and promotes cultural identity. Many talented young people have been hired by Aaniiih Nakoda from within the community; since the College is dedicated to a “grow your own” philosophy of developing the community's future leaders.  However, the school is open to both tribal and non-tribal members.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $10 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $1,700-$2,100 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $70 to $84 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$4,008

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Aaniiih Nakoda College may provide services like:

  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Montana, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Aaniiih Nakoda CollegeBlaine CountyMontana
Graduation Rate42.1%-26.9%
Transfer-out Rate7.9%-14.4%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Precision Production


    Public Administration and Social Services

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