Dakota College at Bottineau

105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318-1198
Tel: (701)228-2277
753 students
Public institution
  • The College achieves its mission by providing specialized technical programs in agriculture, environmental/natural resource studies, and business as well as through traditional curriculum that transfer to baccalaureate programs. The opportunities for experiential learning in attractive outdoor settings allow the unique educational programs on this campus to be intensified. A commitment to "hands-on" learning and the use of natural resource laboratories are common instructional techniques. The proximity of the campus to the International Peace Garden, J. Clark Salyer National Refuge, Denbigh Experimental Forest, the Turtle Mountains, and the offices of the North Dakota Forest Service provides a natural setting to support unique training programs serving all constituents.
School Highlights
Dakota College at Bottineau serves 753 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
Dakota College at Bottineau is the only community colleges within Bottineau County, ND.
The nearest community college is Lake Region State College (87.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Dakota College at Bottineau (ND) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 61 staff 40 staff
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 753 has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 120% over five years.
Total Enrollment 753 students 1,038 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 21:1
Dakota College at Bottineau Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 398 students 530 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 355 students 435 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Dakota College at Bottineau Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
240 240
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dakota College at Bottineau American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
% Hispanic
Dakota College at Bottineau Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Dakota College at Bottineau Black (2006-2014)
% White
Dakota College at Bottineau White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Dakota College at Bottineau More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
Dakota College at Bottineau Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Dakota College at Bottineau Ethnicity Breakdown ND All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.66 0.27
Dakota College at Bottineau Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,886 is less than the state average of $3,908. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,446 is equal to the state average of $5,446. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,886 $3,908
Dakota College at Bottineau In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,446 $5,446
Dakota College at Bottineau Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 89%
Dakota College at Bottineau % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • A referendum in 1894 stated that a school of forestry should be located in Bottineau, North Dakota, to provide, in addition to forestry, comprehensive junior college curricula. Additional one and two-year programs were continually developed, expanding the educational base. The North Dakota Century Code identified the role of MSU-Bottineau as offering programs in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. This, in turn, encouraged the institution to specialize and expand upon its offerings in the natural resources. In April of 1996, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education affiliated the college with Minot State University. The name of the school was changed to Minot State University-Bottineau Campus at that time. In 1987, the name was again modified to North Dakota State University-Bottineau. The 35-acre campus of MSU-Bottineau is located on the northern edge of the city of Bottineau. It consists of five classroom buildings, three residence halls, a student center, and three interactive video network studios. MSU-Bottineau The college offers 32 vocational-technical programs or options leading to certificates, diplomas, or AAS degrees. It also offers comprehensive university parallel/transfer coursework leading to AA or AS degrees. MSU-Bottineau is one of the eleven campuses in the North Dakota University System which is governed by the seven member North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. MSU-Bottineau is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,908 per year for in-state students and $5,446 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,650 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.