Leech Lake Tribal College in Minnesota ranked seventh in the top 10 community colleges in the nation, according to Washington Monthly online.
The rankings are based on data collected as part of a Community College Survey of Student Engagement in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The data includes five categories: active and collaborative student learning, student effort, academic challenge, student-faculty interaction and support for learners.
LLTC scored second highest in the nation in active and collaborative learning and in student-faculty interaction.
“Leech Lake Tribal College is honored to be recognized as an outstanding community college,” LLTC President Ginny Carney said in a press release. “Our dedicated faculty, strong academic standards, and commitment to service all work together to create a life-changing college experience for our students.”
The success of Leech Lake Tribal College has also led to growth in enrollment. According to LLTC registrar Veronica Veaux, more than 250 students are registered for fall semester, the largest-ever student body in LLTC’s 20-year history.