Navajo Technical University


Navajo Technical University's mission is to provide university readiness programs, certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.

Students, faculty, and staff will provide value to the Diné community through research, community engagement, service learning, and activities designed to foster cultural and environmental preservation and sustainable economic development.

The University is committed to a high quality, student-oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Diné cultural principles: Nitsáhákees, Nahátá, Iína, Siihasin.

The vision of Navajo Technical University is to educate Navajo individuals; utilize state-of-the-art technology; and to enhance desirable character traits of integrity, self-discipline, loyalty, and respect which give the Navajo people hope, courage, and the resiliency essential to their survival as a people, using the strengths inherent in the Navajo cultural values and traditions.

Navajo Technical University believes that every student has the innate ability and intelligence to learn and acquire technical skills. Students have knowledge about their abilities and skills to enhance their personal, social, economic and cultural values. A disciplined learning environment, with innovative and viable community-based academic and vocational curricula, will produce a competent, educated, and self-reliant participant of the Navajo Nation in the world of work.


  • To offer a quality education, associate degrees, certificates, and community education.
  • To provide students with a higher learning, nondiscriminatory environment.
  • To serve as a catalyst for academic progress on the Navajo Nation.
  • To establish relationships with other institutions of higher learning.