Enrolling an average of over 1,000 students each semester, Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, serves this nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and nations as a baccalaureate-degree granting institution of higher education.
Students represent approximately 130 federally recognized tribes from across the United States and are as culturally diverse as imaginable. Students select programs that will prepare them to enter baccalaureate programs in elementary teacher education, American Indian studies, business administration, and environmental science; to transfer to another baccalaureate degree-granting institution; or to enter directly into employment. Haskell continues to integrate American Indian/Alaska Native culture into all its curricula. This focus of the curriculum, besides its inter-tribal constituency and federal support through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, makes Haskell unique and provides exciting challenges. Today, Haskell continues to pay tribute to great athletes by serving as the home of the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.
The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University is to build the leadership capacity of our students by serving as the leading institution of academic excellence, cultural and intellectual prominence, and holistic education to address the needs of Indigenous communities.