The U.S. Bureau of Indian Education has authorized funding for the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee.
The college sought funding in April as a tribal college under the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978. Approval was announced Wednesday by Kevin Washburn, the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Funding is to begin in July.
The college was founded in 2004 to meet the Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens' need for quality higher education that also embodies tribal culture, language and history. Its primary source of funding is the Muscogee Nation.
The College awards associate degrees in gaming, Native American studies, police science and tribal services. It offers two certificate programs in gaming and tribal language studies.
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