Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Also known as SIPI S.I.P.I.

9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM

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As a National Indian Community College, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute primarily serves the Native American students. Its campus is located at 9169 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120 at the center of the Indian County.

In partnership with tribes, employers and organizations, this institution focus on Indian education and it is dedicated to helping the students succeed in an increasingly complex global environment. Despite its small size, SIPI offers a lot of academic opportunities specifically in the field of science, technology, engineering, and teaching, early childhood, natural resources, culinary arts and vision care.

This institution has four divisions: Advanced Technical Education (ATE), Liberal Arts and Technical Education, Developmental Education and Distance Learning. The ATE programs designed to provide academic foundation for the first two years of college prior to transferring to four-year institutions. On the other hand, Liberal Arts and Business Education are intended for students who wish to enter the workforce immediately after graduation in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Early Childhood Education.

Developmental Education encompasses Pre-College Developmental/Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Preparation. For students who wish flexibility in their academic schedule, they can opt to take Distance Learning courses delivered online or through two-way video conferencing.

SIPI fosters a challenging and supportive environment for lifelong learning founded on value and respect for American Indian and Alaskan culture and traditions. It aims to continue its legacy of providing quality education to the students and ultimately take part in the growth of the Indian nation.

Academic Programs and admissions information can be accessed via the SIPI website or by completing the form on this portal to learn more.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

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 Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$3,387

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Bernalillo County and community colleges in New Mexico as a whole.

 SIPI S.I.P.I.Bernalillo CountyNew Mexico
Graduation Rate7.2%9.0%14.7%
Transfer-out Rate24.2%23.8%15.6%
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute by clicking the request information to the right.

(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



Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Social Sciences

Contact Information

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