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Haskell Indian Nations University is a higher education institution located in Lawrence, Kansas that offers post-high school academic programs to American Indian and Alaskan Native people from the United States.


Originally a school for agricultural education aimed at Native American children in grades one to five, trades taught included blacksmithing, farming, cooking, sewing and homemaking. Over 100 years later, the school is an innovative educational institution with students from all 50 United States.

Haskell’s high school curriculum was accredited by the state of Kansas in 1927. Continuing education classes, beyond the high school curriculum, were made available to students and Haskell began to offer a junior college curriculum in 1970. The school officially changed its name to the Haskell Indian Nations University in 1993. The university is the proud home of the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame and its campus has 12 buildings listed as U.S. National Historic Landmarks.


Students that enroll at Haskell each semester can pursue associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree-granting programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education. Major areas of study accredited by the Higher Learning Commission include American Indian Studies, Environmental Science, Business Administration, and Elementary Teacher Education. Resources and amenities for students include the Academic Support Center at the Tommaney Library.

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To be admitted, students must meet all of the application criteria.

Students must first and foremost be an “enrolled or official member of a Federally recognized tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or at least one-fourth total degree Indian blood descendant of an enrolled member of a tribe eligible for BIA education benefits.” Prospective students who are unsure about their status or qualification in regards to this matter should contact the school directly for clarification.

Additionally, all students must have a high school diploma or GED diploma, must submit a qualifying SAT or ACT score, have all current immunizations, submit an entrance essay, submit official transcripts (if transferring), pay an application fee and must meet all application deadlines. Deadlines for the current academic year are available under the Admissions section of the official University website.

Financial Aid

Haskell Indian Nations students pay Student Fees each semester. Financial aid often assists students in paying for these fees, or paying for textbooks or supplies. Some students may elect to take advantage of the Little Nations Childcare Center, or engage in student teaching, for each of which there are extra fees. All students wishing to be granted financial aid must complete the FAFSA.

Available financial aid programs at Haskell include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, the Academic Competitiveness Grant, and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant. A long list of financial aid scholarship and other sources for American Indians is available on Haskell’s website, including but not limited to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the Native American Health Education Fund, the Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City, the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship for Minority Students, and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

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The university has a Campus Activity Association, a part of the Student Governement, which sponsors entertainment and activities for students. Students work together to organize and travel to events like Major League Baseball games, or to Worlds of Fun, with provided transportation and reduced ticket prices. Student clubs include the Haskell Ecology Club and the Dine’ Club. In addition to the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame, you will find the Haskell Cultural Center Indigenous American museum and archive collection.

Many students elect to live on campus in the school’s residential housing. With student safety and security as priorities; offered are Blalock Hall, Osceola & Keokuk Halls (for football players), Pocahontas Hall, Roe Cloud Hall, and Winona Hall (the honors hall).

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Competing in the NAIA’s Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference and Independent Circuit in Football, the Fighting Indians proudly wear purple, gold and white. Men’s sports are basketball, cross country, football, golf and track, while women compete in basketball, cross country, softball, track and volleyball. Students may also elect to compete in club sports baseball and boxing.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.24
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.24
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.48
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 6 0.73

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 265 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 33 0.04
Robbery 37 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 502 0.57
Larceny 3,098 3.51
Vehicle theft 193 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lawrence, KS 66046-4800
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population19,981 (18,294 urban / 1,687 rural)
Households7,912 (2.40 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,994
Families4,470 (2.96 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Tribal Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2002

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4205th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $182 $182 $182
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $7,912 $7,912 $7,912
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,362 $14,362 $14,362
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,362 $7,362 $7,362

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $182(N/C) $182(N/C) $182(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $248(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,830(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,900(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,900(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
NAIA Football Conference Independent Midwest Region
NAIA Basketball Conference Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conf
NAIA Track & Field Conference Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conf

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity779
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$112
Board Fee$136

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1747th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $65,035 ($67,254 male / $62,546 female)
Number of FT Faculty 38 (18 male / 20 female)
Number of PT Faculty 46
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $770,463

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155 Indian Ave
Lawrence, KS 66046-4800
p. 785-749-8404
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