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May 15, 2020 | Good News, Press Releases

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Approved to Offer Bachelor Degree Programs

(Hayward, WI) – May 13, 2020– Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) has recently been authorized to offer fully accredited bachelor degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Both will be the first bachelor degree programs being offered at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College starting in the Fall of 2020. The Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) provided confirmation of this action through a letter dated May 8, 2020.

“We are now able to provide the opportunity to further your education, while staying in your community. This opens the door to prepare for and begin to develop additional bachelor degree programs,” says Dr. Russell Swagger, President of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.

Limited pilot courses, in both programs, were offered in the Fall and Spring of the 2019-2020 academic year. The College would like to thank the students who successfully completed the pilot courses and had confidence in Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.

The course offerings will be available to enroll starting May 18, 2020, for the Fall 2020 Semester.

To learn more about these bachelor degree programs or to enroll, call Jimmy White, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, at 715-634-4790 ext. 148 or visit the website at

About Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College’s mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community college. Our focus is to help Native students advance themselves in the world, while studying their own history and language. We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow. LCOOC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation.

Learn more at

For more information, contact:
Ariana Johnson, Director of Marketing & Communications
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College,
715.634.4790 x104 (O)

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