Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission:

Higher Learning Commission 

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 | Fax: 312.263.7462 |

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) was granted candidacy status for accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1978. In 1982, UTTC was granted full accreditation status and has maintained continuous accreditation status since that time.

After the last comprehensive evaluation in 2011, UTTC was granted continued accreditation for all associate level degree programs, full authority to offer all degree programs on line, and approval of the institutional change to offer three baccalaureate degree programs. In 2016, UTTC was granted approval to offer a fourth baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science & Research. Comprehensive evaluations are scheduled for 2017 and 2021.

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

For more specific information about HLC accreditation and United Tribes Technical College, link to this site:

The UTTC Automotive Technology program, working in conjunction with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, qualifies graduates to take the nationally approved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. The Automotive Technology program achieved NATEF certification in the spring of 2013.

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 669-6650

The UTTC Nutrition and Foodservice program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Services Professionals, which allows graduates to qualify as Certified Dietary Managers (CDMs). Graduates are also eligible to write the National Restaurant Association ServSafe exam.

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174, (800) 323-1908

ServSafe National Restaurant Association
175 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-2814, (800) 765-2122

The Practical Nursing program at UTTC is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and accredited nationally by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The address for ACEN is: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The ACEN phone number is: (404) 975-5000.

The UTTC Elementary Education bachelor of science degree program participated in a site visit for continuous approval in spring 2014. As a result of this visit, the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ND ESPB) granted the program approval for seven years, until 2021 (for more information about UTTC Teacher Education, link to this site:

ND Education Standards & Practices Board

2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 204, Bismarck, ND 58503-0585, (701) 328-9641

Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC)

The purpose of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) is to determine institutional effectiveness appropriate to UTTC̢۪s mission statement. The IEC fulfills an advisory, monitoring and coordinating role for accreditation, assessment, and committee function.

Specifically, the Committee will:

  1. Develop and implement a coordinated process for reporting committee recommendations to the President and Administrative Council;
  2. Monitor a coordinated timeline for institutional assessment activities, including program/department reviews;
  3. Develop and oversee implementation of an assessment system for the General Education Institutional Learner Outcomes; and
  4. Monitor institutional compliance with the HLC Standard Pathway accreditation criteria.

To view Institutional Effectiveness data, policies and other documents, follow this link: