Diné College (DC), established in 1968 as the first tribally-controlled community college in the United States, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College is a public institution of higher education chartered by the Navajo Nation. The main campus is located at Tsaile, Arizona. The institution has expanded to multiple community-based campuses throughout Arizona and New Mexico, offering associate degree programs, certificate program, and Pre-Engineering transfer program for students who plan to transfer to and major in Engineering at a four-year college or university.
Diné College has a comprehensive academic assessment program to measure student learning. Its purpose is to specify measurable student learning outcomes in accordance with the college mission, assess student learning in terms of the outcomes, and use the results to improve academic programs. Students are required to participate in assessment activities periodically during their studies at Diné College.
Diné College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college holds memberships in the Rocky Mountain, Arizona, New Mexico, Pacific, and American Associations of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the American Indian Higher Education Consortium; and the Association of American Junior and Community Colleges.