UTA Ranked Among Best for Native American Students

The premier publication for prospective Native American college students has again ranked The University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s best universities for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to study science, technology, engineering and math. The Winds of Change magazine’s annual “Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans” list includes UTA for the third consecutive year.

A publication of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the magazine’s top 200 list evaluates and ranks highly those Universities with strong Native Student communities and academic support systems in place to achieve student success.

“Recognition by Winds of Change validates our work in recruiting Native American students to our campus and then delivering excellent academic pathways for success in these important professional fields of science and engineering,” said Ken Roemer, Distinguished Teaching and Scholar Professor in UTA’s College of Liberal Arts and an expert in American Indian literature.  “As a nation, and particularly as a public university, we owe our Native American youth the best possible education, and clearly, Winds of Change agrees it can be achieved at UTA.”

Roemer is a longtime faculty advisor to UTA’s Native American Student Association, which is the longest, continuously running Native student college group in Texas.

Now in its 23rd year, NASA has awarded 32 scholarships and hosts an annual Powwow that attracts Native American tribes from across Texas and the Southwest to campus to celebrate culture and heritage.  By hosting lectures, films and workshops, and advocating for Native American issues, NASA frequently engages with the surrounding community and draws them to campus.

NASA has helped sponsor the annual Native Re-Vision All-Star Football Classic, a summer football game for rising high school junior and senior student athletes from tribes across the United States and Canada.  The event hosted at UTA is often the first time student athletes set foot on a college campus.  Through engaging academic, financial, and social programing, UTA helps inspire them to go to college.

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