Leech Lake Tribal College is a fully accredited institution of higher learning.
The college holds memberships in:
- The American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- The American Indian Library Association
- Collaboration for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
- Campus Compact
- Collaboration of Anishinaabe Colleges
- The American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
- 2015 Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year – Initiative Foundation
- 2012 Certified as a “Military Friendly School” – GI Jobs Magazine
- 2010 Ranked 7th in “America’s 50 Best Community Colleges” – Washington Monthly
- 2007 Professional Peace officer Education Program Certification
- 2006 Accredited by the Higher learning Commission
- 2006 President Carpenter receives National Trio Achievers Award
- 2006 Laureate, IBM ComputerWorld Honors Program