Sitting Bull College (SBC) serves the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota. The College offers fully accredited academic degrees, including bachelor degrees, associate level general college transfer programs, and vocational programs. Sitting Bull College is an academic and technical institution committed to improving the levels of education and training, economic and social development of the people it serves while promoting responsible behavior consistent with the Lakota/Dakota culture and language. The College commits itself to the highest educational standards. It has set institutional goals that include teaching students to communicate effectively, to employ critical thinking skills, to become leaders and community builders, to live in balance, and to study their culture.
Sitting Bull College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. While the accreditation activities ensure that Sitting Bull College meets the standards of the higher education agencies, the fact that SBC is tribally controlled means it must also provide services to the Native American community. Advisory boards made up of community members provide input that is relied upon for program continuation and changes. The College Board of Trustees is elected from the eight districts. At the state and national levels the college is a member of the North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.