Accreditation | Sitting Bull College

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Sitting Bull College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413. Phone number (312) 263-0456; (800) 621-7440.

Sitting Bull College is also a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the North Dakota Tribal College Association.

HLC Affirmation


Practical Nursing Program
The Associate of Science in Practical Nursing (ASPN) Program at Sitting Bull College (SBC) meets the state education requirements for ND Administrative Code 54-03.2. Standards for Nursing Education Programs; Practical Nurse (PN). SBC continues with Full Approval of the Sitting Bull College Associate Degree Practical Nursing Education Program until January 2026, with an onsite survey in October 2025.  For more information about the Practical Nursing Program, go to:
North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 S 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 751-3000
 Bachelor of Social Work Program
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Sitting Bull College (SBC) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) through 2031. For more information about the Bachelor of Social Work program, go to:
Council on Social Work Education
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-8080
Education Programs
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and the Bachelors of Science in Secondary Science Education at Sitting Bull College participated in a site accreditation visit for continuous approval in spring 2023. As a result of this visit, the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ND ESPB) granted the program full approval for another seven years (the maximum time available), until 2030. For more information about the these programs please go to:
ND Education Standards & Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 204
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Phone: (701)328-9641