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Tribal colleges find ways to help students succeed

With small classrooms, child care and partnership with other institutions, tribal colleges are trying to help their students succeed.

LaVonne Bakken, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, went to a university off the Minnesota reservation but came home to the White Earth Tribal College to receive more personalized help. She plans to graduate with degrees in business administration and marketing and someday open her own business>

At the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, students can bring their children to school. The college is one of the few with early childhood centers and an elementary school on campus.

According to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, only 15 percent of tribal college students receive two-year associate degrees.

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Tribal colleges offer specialized education (Minnesota Public Radio 1/5)

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