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Study at Diné College 

Diné College is a tribally-controlled, two-year community college offering its main campus in Tsaile, Arizona, United States. It was established in 1968 as a higher education institution for people of the Navajo tribes living in the states of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The college offers a number of associate degrees and certificate programs in a wide range of subjects. Diné College is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Business and Applied Science
  • Center for Diné Studies
  • Humanities, Fine Arts, Communications
  • Math, Science, and Technology
  • Center for DinTeacher Education
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

The athletics teams of Diné College are known as the Warriors. The official mascot of the college is the Warrior. Students from Diné College participate in intercollegiate cross country, archery and rodeo championships.

Profile of Diné CollegeDiné College is located in Tsaile, AZ (a quiet rural area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Diné College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in fine arts, education and teaching, and liberal arts.

Diné College Selectivity

Diné College is an open-admission school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Enrolment

Diné College had 1, 657 enrolled students in 2007. The school has a large minority student population. A large number of students at Diné College are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Diné College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. The school reports its educational mission is:

"Diné College is a public institution of higher education chartered by the Navajo Nation. The mission of Diné College is to apply the Sa'ah Naaghai Bik'eh Hozhoon principles to advance quality student learning: through thinking, planning living and assurance; in study of Dine language, history and culture; in preparation for further studies and employment in a multi-cultural and technological world; in fostering social responsibility, community service and scholarly research that contribute to the social, economic and cultural well being of the Navajo Nation. "

Diné College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts117liberal arts and sciences, social services, Native American studies, Native American languages
Education and Teaching39elementary school teaching, early childhood Education
Business and Management26business management, business
Science12biological and biomedical sciences
office and Administration9office management
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, computer science
Fine Arts3fine arts studies
Family and Social Work2social work
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Engineering0various engineering courses
Medicine0public health courses
Contact: Diné College

Tsaile, AZ 86556

General Phone: (520) 724-6600

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