NAU recognized as a top college for Native Americans

Winds of Change Expanding Opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Northern Arizona University has been named one of the country’s top educational options for Native Americans, as reported in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s 2014-15 College Guide.

In its annual list of the nation’s top 200 schools, published last month in Winds of Change, the society looked for colleges “where American Indians are going in significant numbers and where the community, Native programs and support are strong enough for these students to enjoy college and stay on to graduation.”

NAU was recognized among the best based on Native student enrollment and for having strong programs, support and community in place for students.

“Inclusion on this list reaffirms to the public that Northern Arizona University provides the academic support and a campus culture that fosters the success of its Native American students,” said Joseph Martin, special adviser to the president on Native American Affairs.

This year the list also included data measuring undergraduate degrees in science, engineering, technology and mathematics-related disciplines for all students and for American Indians and for the six-year graduation rates of all students and for American Indians.