SIPI is a proud participant of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). SIPI is one of 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities in the nation that are part of the AIHEC family. SIPI students represent Alaskan Native Communities and American Indian tribes from across the United States.
SIPI first opened its doors in 1971 and embarked on a journey of changing lives through the power of education. To this day, SIPI is a trail blazer, pushing the envelope and raising the bar in higher education. SIPI's motto is EXPECT SUCCESS, that along with STUDENT SUCCESS is paramount to our mission and vision. Join the SIPI family and experience success with us!
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019. We are working closely with Administration and key staff to provide guidance on how to maintain a safe learning and working environment for students, staff and visitors.
SIPI continues to work closely with staff from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indian Health Service to provide guidance on how to prevent and respond to COVID-19. We also continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information through social media and our newly developed webpage.
This webpage provides updates relevant to SIPI community along with links to various resources available to students, staff, faculty and community members.
The following links provide New Mexico and national COVID-19 information:
The SIPI Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness strives to improve the quality and efficiency of information services to support fact-based decision making, external reporting, and the assessment of student outcomes and institutional effectiveness. The office seeks to encourage a data-driven environment by offering data collection, analysis and reporting to staff, faculty, committees, the Board of Regents and students.
Number of NASA Sponsored Mars Yards - 2
Number of Tribes Represented by Students - 71
Number of States Represented by Students - 18
Number of Students for 2016-17 Year - 558
Percentage of Native American Students - 100%
Number of Certificates & Degrees Offered - 21
Percentage of Grads Who Find Work or Transfer Within 1 Year of Graduation - 96%
Average increase in annual earnings for SIPI degree holders - $9,300 per year
Average lifetime earnings increase for SIPI degree holders (over 40 year career) - $372,000
SIPI ranking of community colleges (by WalletHub) - #12 in the nation
Average annual earnings of SIPI grads in first job out of college - $26,714
SIPI graduates have transferred to some of the best four-year colleges and universities in the nation, including Stanford University, Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of California at Berkeley, Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, Carnegie Mellon University, Occidental College, and hundreds of others