Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (abbreviated SIPI) is a two-year community college in Alburquerque, New Mexico that is funded and operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), an agency of the U.S. federal government. The student body at SIPI is represented by more than 120 Native American indian tribes.
SIPI was established in 1971 in order to prepare Native American Indians to effectively integrate in a modern society and obtain good jobs through advanced training and higher education, and to help students develop the skills necessary to help establish strong Native American communities. In short, the institute was conceived to as a means to serve the Native American Community.
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a land grant institution and was regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (up until 2010). It has articulation agreements with several four-year colleges and universities, inside and outside of New Mexico, that ensure its quality students will be admitted upon graduation. Specifically, SIPI has established a special relationship with New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, and New Mexico Highlands University that ensure its students receive special consideration with respect to recruitment, retention and admittance.
9169 Coors Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Fax: (505) 346-2373
Contact: Joseph Carpio
PO Box 10146
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Total undergrads: 470
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 143
Degree-seeking undergrads: 470
College has an application fee: No
Very important admission factors:
ACT, COMPASS, and TABE required for placement.
Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A
Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting Technology A,C
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A,C
Early Childhood Education A,C
Civil Drafting/Civil Engineering C
Family & Consumer Sciences
Institutional Food Production A
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A
Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science A,C
Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor’s degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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