IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

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The success of any college can be measured by the success of those who have graduated and gone on to fulfilling lives and careers. In that regard, IAIA has been successful indeed. We have proudly graduated more than 3,800 students, representing more than 90% of the 562 federally-recognized tribes. A great many are enjoying successful careers in the arts right here in Santa Fe.

IAIA alumni are a great and important part of our extended family. Being an alumnus is a great opportunity to stay in touch and stay involved. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the school, with faculty and staff, with each other and with the current student body. It’s a chance to network, catch up, renew old friendships and start new ones.

Alumni have a chance to donate and many ways to do it. Not only your generous financial support, but your skills, knowledge, inspirational and instructional works. We know you have plenty to share. Read our profiles, our news and events to find out what your colleagues are doing or to share your news.

To an IAIA student as you once were, you know there is nothing as valuable as real life and real world expertise and guidance.  Your experience and insights give our students the best chance at success once they graduate.


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Our alumni can be proud of their achievements

  • More than 20% have earned a master’s or doctorate degree.
  • 11 of the 30 individuals recognized in the Notable Native Americans (1995) were IAIA graduates

A testament to the quality of our students and the quality of our education.

So come back to those fun, exciting and involved days. You don’t have to leave your IAIA days behind you. As involved alumni, they go on and on.

If you’re not already connected, you’ll find an easy to use form at the bottom of the page. We don’t want you to love us and leave us. We want to hear from you, and plenty of your classmates do, too.

IAIA alumni. A community that stays with you. A community worth staying with.

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