Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)

Albuquerque, NM

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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Student Essentials

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Eagle
Nickname: SIPI
Website: www.sipi.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $675
Out-of-State Tuition: $675
Retention Rate: 48%
Enrollment: 470
Year Established: 1971

About SIPI

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution that provides high quality technical and higher education opportunities to American Indians and Native Alaskan Students. Its goal is to produce students ready to enter the local technological workforce and to contribute to society at large.

Admissions require students to meet one of two tribal affiliation criteria: verification of United States federal tribal membership from a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency or must be at least one-quarter percent or more blood related to a federally recognized tribe as verified by a BIA or tribal census office.

Academics offered include associate’s degrees in a wide variety of disciplines, including:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Electronics Technologies
  • Geospatial Information Technologies
  • Office Information Applications
  • Vision Care Technology

Professional certifications are also available in:

  • Business Administration and Management
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Cartography
  • Environmental Control Technologies
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
  • And more

The institute offers distance education in selected programs via online or through two-way video conferencing. Special student services include tutoring, academic advising, and career counseling.

On-campus housing is available, but not required for incoming students. The college also provides the SIPI Recreational Gym for use to all students.

Pell grants and work-study, as well as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, New Mexico College Affordability Grant, and New Mexico State Student Incentive Grant, are financial aid options available to eligible students.

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SIPI Map & Location

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Boulevard, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


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Getting Around SIPI

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Albuquerque, NM

Winter
Dec
46
27
Jan
47
26
Feb
53
30
Spring
Mar
61
36
Apr
69
43
May
79
53
Summer
Jun
88
62
Jul
90
67
Aug
87
65
Fall
Sep
81
58
Oct
69
46
Nov
56
34

SIPI Students

Total Students 470

Ethnic Diversity:

  • American Indian or Alaska native: 100%
American Indian or Alaska native 100%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

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