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About AIC

AIC is a one-of-a-kind institution!

American Indian College is our nation’s only regionally-accredited, Christian college serving primarily Native American students. The administration, faculty, and staff of AIC are passionate about equipping a new generation of leaders. AIC is committed to the academic, professional, and spiritual development of every student.

AIC was founded in 1957 by a lady named Alta Washburn, who saw a need to prepare Native Americans for church ministry. Over the years the College has grown and added additional educational programs to further this vision. AIC continues to prepare Native leaders for service throughout North America and other parts of the World. Alumni include pastors, educators, business professionals, tribal leaders and others who are bringing positive change to their communities.


  • AIC’s most recently reported six year graduation rate was 42% which places us third nationally out of ten baccalaureate granting institutions serving primarily Native American students.
  • AIC’s most recently reported retention rates is 67% for full-time students, placing us second nationally out of six baccalaureate institutions who reported data and who serve primarily Native American students.
  • From 1995-2014, the pass rate for graduates of the Elementary Education program on the Arizona Teacher’s Certification Test is 93%.
  • From 1995-2014, the pass rate for Native American graduates of the Elementary Education program is also 93% for the Arizona Teacher’s Certification Test.
  • 79% of all graduates in the Elementary Education program (1995-2014) are currently employed as educators.
  • 43% of all the graduates of the Christian Ministry program (2003-2014) are credentialed ministers. These same graduates are serving as lead pastors, staff pastors, and reserve military chaplains. An additional 18% are active as lay leaders in their churches.
  • 69% of the graduates of the A.A. in Business Program (2002-2014) are currently employed, based on available information.
  • 75% of the Native American graduates of the A.A. in Business Program (2002-2014) are currently employed, based on available information. This number is much higher than the employment rate in many Native American communities.