Tribal college in North Dakota expanding in phases

Fort Totten, North Dakota (AP) September 2010

Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten is expanding, in phases.

Enrollment at the tribal college has grown from 130 students a few years ago to an anticipated 250 this fall.

Facilities director Phillip Lewis says the campus is expanding to keep up, going from 30,000 square feet years ago to 80,000 square feet now. It is expected to be 120,000 square feet by next spring.

Expansion includes an early childhood learning center, a multipurpose complex and a student union. The estimated cost of $8 million is being paid mostly through federal grants.

The college also is seeking money for student housing.