Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) is a tribal college in Baraga, Michigan.


KBOCC was chartered by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on July 12, 1975. The Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community founded the College with the understanding that American Indian students, as members of sovereign nations, deserved an educational system responsive to their needs and concerns.[1]


Traditional leaders provide direction to faculty and staff for incorporating the Ojibwa language and culture into each of the KBOCC programs. The student services program offers opportunities for students to engage in traditional ceremonies and events.[2]


In July 2013, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools approved full regional accreditation for KBOCC.[3][4]

KBOCC offers Associate of Arts, Science, and Applied Science degrees in


The Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, conducted a site visit in April 2010 and recommended the college for approval as a Tribally Controlled Community College/University under the Act. The U.S. Department of Education approved the KBOCC application for Title IV federal student aid programs.

KBOCC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions. KBOCC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. KBOCC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level.[5]


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