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Sisseton Wahpeton College Announces 4-Year Degrees


Last updated 9/13/2021 at 8:22pm

Sisseton Wahpeton College is back at it again with good news to report. As was mentioned in Oyate News back in July 2021, the college had an evaluation visit and review by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The visit back on June 28-29, 2021 was conducted by the HLC Peer Review Corp. The college had requested a substantive change that, if approved, would change the status of SWC from a 2-year granting institution to a 4-year granting institution. Additionally, the college applied for the ability to offer distance education for all of the college's 2-year offerings.

The HLC Peer Reviewers evaluated the college and determined that SWC in fact does have the capacity to offer 4-year degree offerings in Behavioral Science as well as Business Administration in addition to allowing the college to offer programs via distance education. The HLC Peer Review team then sent their recommendation to the Institutional Action Council (IAC) who made the final decision. On August 29 and 30, 2021, the IAC met and reviewed the recommendation delivered by the HLC Peer Review Team and concurred with their recommendation.

Sisseton Wahpeton College is happy to announce that in the 2022 Spring Semester there will be a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. SWC is excited to begin a new chapter for the students, community, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate!


Dr. Lane Azure

President, Sisseton Wahpeton College

12572 BIA 700

PO Box 689

Sisseton, SD 57262


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