The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) is tribally chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation headquarters at New Town, North Dakota. The College was founded May 2, 1973, as the agency responsible for higher education on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College provides quality cultural, academic, and vocational education and services for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College offers 19 degrees at the associate level and 9 certificate programs. The College has a successful Elementary Education collaboration with the University of North Dakota and four-year business degree collaboration with University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. On February 25, 2011, HLC’s Institutional Actions Council voted to extend the College’s Accreditation to include Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education and Environmental Science, and Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies, making NHSC a four-year institution.
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College was granted accreditation on February 12, 1988, through the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. On July 12, 2006, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College was granted continued ten year accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of Schools and Colleges. The College is also one of 32 tribal colleges granted 1994 Land Grant Institution status. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.