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 Navajo Technical College 

Name: Navajo Technical College
President/CEO: Elmer Guy
City: Crownpoint
State: NM
Type: Tribal
Campus Setting: Rural
Year Established: 1979

Navajo Technical College


Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 1,019
Part Time: 30.5%
Full Time: 69.5%

Male: 45.1%
Female: 54.9%

African-American: 0.3%
Asian/Pacific: 0.1%
Hispanic: 0.2%
Native American: 98.9%
White: 0.5%
Other: 0.0%


Navajo Technical College President

Elmer Guy

Navajo Technical College Board

Navajo Technical College Board
(Left to right) Lynda Lovejoy, secretary/treasurer, Eastern Navajo Agency; Tincer T. Nez, Sr., vice-chair, Western Navajo Agency; Tom Platero, chair, Fort Defiance Agency; Richard Begaye, member, Shiprock Agency; Harry Claw, member, Chinle Agency; Sharon Cooley, member, student senate president

Quote from the President

"The Navajo Technical College Board is dedicated to encouraging growth and academic innovation, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and trades fields. The result is an excellence that has led the college to being selected by the Aspen Institute as one the the best 120 community college in the United States.  Currently, NTC is working to develop innovative programs that prepare Navajo students for 21st-century careers in an ever-changing world."

Interesting Facts

  • Navajo Technical College was recognized as one of the top 120 community colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute.
  • NTC offers technical and vocational certificates in addition to associate and bachelor degrees.
  • NTC offers a wide array of online courses to cater to its rural student population that often have a hard time commuting to school.
  • NTC is in the process of becoming a university with future bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and a masters degree in Dine' (Navajo culture) studies.
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