College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is open to all and serves more than 600 students, 80 percent of whom are enrolled members or descendants of American Indian tribes.
As an institution of higher education chartered by the Menominee people, the college infuses higher education opportunities with American Indian culture, preparing students for careers and advanced studies in a multi-cultural world. As a land grant institution, the College is committed to research, promoting, perpetuating, and nurturing American Indian Culture, and providing outreach workshops and community service. The College of Menominee Nation offers programs for bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees in arts, science, and applied science, certificate, and diploma programs in 24 areas of study. The College degree programs, research, and student activities are committed to addressing contemporary problems through modern science and methodologies that are informed by ancient knowledge. This is most evident in sustainable development programs at CMN that draw on resource management philosophies tested over centuries in the great Menominee forest.
Throughout its existence, the College has had a very close working relationship with all of the educational institutions on the Menominee Reservation. These reservation schools serve children from pre-K through high school. College faculty and staff are involved with these schools as parents of children and as members of school boards and committees. There have been strong educational partnerships with the Menominee Indian Head Start and the Menominee Tribal School, both of which are tribally controlled; and the Menominee Indian School District and Keshena Primary School, which are state-regulated public schools.