The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), one of 37 tribal colleges in the United States, is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was established in 1962 as a high school under the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs but in 1975 became a two-year college offering associate degrees in topics such as Studio Arts, Creative Writing, and Museum Studies.
Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), a 2-year public college, is located in Bentonville, Arkansas and serves the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-Bentonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this is one of the fastest growing MSA’s in the United States!
Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is located in Clayton, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The four year coeducation liberal arts institution was founded on the tradition of service and values and its devotion to this tradition is what continues to move Fontbonne forward into the future. Serving nearly 2,000 students with 229 full and part time faculty members, their academic programs attract students from across the U.S. and around the world.