USC hosts largest college fair for Native American students in its history.

USC's Native American Student Union - College Exploration Day (Photo/Steve Ortega)

“Over 1,000 students, parents, educators, and vendors from 30 tribes nationwide gathered at the University of Southern California’s Town and Gown ballroom Saturday, Feb. 1 for the Inter-Tribal Education Collaborative’s sixth annual college exploration day, its largest ever.  Considering the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2019 report, Native American students ages 18 to 24 consistently made up the smallest percentage of college students from the year 2000 to 2017. The Inter-Tribal Education Collaborative and its events aim to inspire Native students and open their eyes to the opportunities of higher education so that those numbers grow.”  Continue reading…