Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College (SCTC), a two-year college located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on the Isabella Indian Reservation, strives to expand opportunities for higher education in a supportive environment which embraces and integrates the cultural uniqueness of the Anishnaabe people. Through the Anishnaabe culture and heritage learning environment, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is committed to educating the whole person, enriching quality of life, broadening employment possibilities, preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions, and increasing knowledge of the Anishnaabe culture, heritage, and Ojibwa language. Vital to the preparation for lifelong learning is the development of competencies in communications, fine arts, natural sciences, social and behavioral science, technology, literature, historical studies and Anishnaabe culture.
While the primary focus was to build a bridge between tribal members and higher education, the College was chartered as a public institution for all people in the community. Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College offers associates’ of arts degrees in three majors, with the associate’s of arts degree in general studies being a liberal arts transfer degree to baccalaureate degree programs at local colleges and universities.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is chartered as a non-profit, public corporation of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. The College received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 2007.