Bay Mills College AccreditedNov 15th, 1995 | By tcj | Category: 7-3: Investing, Tribal College News
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools granted initial accreditation to Bay Mills Community College in August 1995. The college had been granted candidacy in 1992. The decision followed a four day visit by the four member evaluation team.
The accreditation team praised the college’s use of computers in instruction and its leadership in the use of interactive television and telecommunications for course delivery. The team also commended the college’s efforts to preserve Native American culture, language, and traditions.
Bay Mills also received a Department of Education vocational education grant. The $625,442 will be disbursed over a two year period for training 280 Native American students from the 10 federally recognized tribes in Michigan.
It is the only tribally controlled community college in Michigan. Since the college began as a vocational program in the basement of the Tribal Center, the college credits the support of the Bay Mills Indian Community for its success.