Office for Regional Initiatives
Office for Regional Initiatives

Reports and Studies

Readiness Among American Indian Students

Each year, ACT provides an analysis of the college and career readiness of US high school graduates based on ACT® college readiness assessment results from the high school graduating class.

ACT is pleased to expand on this important research with an in-depth look at the academic readiness of American Indian students. Key report findings include:

  • A large percentage of American Indian students (86%) report that they aspire to earn a postsecondary degree.
  • 52% of American Indian students met none of the four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.
  • Only 18% of American Indian students met at least three of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.
  • Fewer American Indian students immediately enroll in postsecondary institutions (54%) compared to any other racial/ethnic group.

This report shines a light on the need to improve college and career readiness for American Indian students while also addressing policies to assist these students with the challenges they may face.


State of the American Indian Economy in NC

Presentation at The 1st American Indian Business Development Summit and Exposition, April 30, 2005.  Presentation developed by Sylvia Pate, UNCP Regional Center for Economic, Community & Professional Development and presented by Jim Lowry.

Assessment of Indian Economic Development in North Carolina

For the North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative. By Brenda Linton, Sylvia Pate and Leslie Stewart, July 2003.