Takoda Institute

No-cost career education

The Takoda Institute of Higher Education is an accredited career college that offers students industry-specific vocational training in occupations with a need for skilled workers. Through Pell grants, Minnesota state education grants, and generous scholarships from public and private entities, most students attend the school at no cost. Education programs last from two weeks to nine months and career counselors help students find employment in their field of study as they approach their graduation.


The Takoda Institute is a division of American Indian OIC. Takoda is a Dakota word meaning ‘friend to all’ and all students regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation are welcome at the school.


Takoda Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission  of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Takoda Institute of Higher Education, a Division of American Indian OIC, is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 141.21 to 141.32. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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