Founded in 1990 to serve the Anishinaabe Ojibwe people of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota, Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) offers postsecondary education grounded in the language, history and culture of the Anishinaabe Ojibwe. Leech Lake Tribal College aspires to be recognized as a center of academic excellence that advances the Anishinaabe worldview and empowers lifelong learners who are fully engaged citizens, stewards, and leaders. In 1994, the College was accorded status as a Land Grant Institution by the United States Congress.
Leech Lake Tribal College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, Illinois, and college credits transfer to nearly any institution of higher education in the country. Leech Lake Tribal College offers AA, AS, AAS degrees, certificates and diplomas, and though mostly a liberal arts college, diplomas are offered in both Carpentry and Construction Electricity. Popular areas of study include Business Management, Law Enforcement, Natural Science, Indigenous Leadership and Early Childhood Education.
Leech Lake Tribal College holds memberships in: The American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the American Indian Library Association, Collaboration for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Campus Compact, Collaboration of Anishinaabe Colleges, and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.