Dawson Community College

Tel: 4063773396
375 students
Public institution
Dawson Community College is committed to a quality, comprehensive program. The College has an obligation to serve as an intellectual and cultural center for the community and its surrounding area. DCC is concerned with the development of the human potential and resources in the area; therefore, the institution strives to create sensitive and responsible citizens. This institution stresses social values and intellectual traditions.
School Highlights
Dawson Community College serves 375 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Dawson Community College is the only community colleges within Dawson County, MT.
The nearest community college is Miles Community College (70.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 64% over five years.
College Dawson Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 19 staff
62 staff
Dawson Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 375 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 163% over five years.
Total Enrollment 375 students 1,371 students
Dawson Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
Dawson Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 236 students
779 students
Dawson Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 139 students
1,083 students
Dawson Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Dawson Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dawson Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Dawson Community College Asian (2009-2014)
% Hispanic
Dawson Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Dawson Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Dawson Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Dawson Community College Unknown (2009-2014)
% Non Resident races
Dawson Community College Non Resident (2011-2014)
Dawson Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.50 0.70
Dawson Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,275 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,165 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,275 $5,664
Dawson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,165 $10,360
Dawson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 160 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Dawson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dawson Community College (DCC) was established in 1940 as a public junior college. During the next several decades the junior college underwent several changes, including a separation from the Dawson County High School, a move to the present location, a name change, and an expansion of its mission to become a full service community college. Dawson Community College offers a wide range of transfer programs and vocational degrees along with one year certificates to meet the educational needs of eastern Montana. The college also offers workshops, short courses, and adult education opportunities. Courses are available on campus, online, and by instructional television. The main campus building currently houses the administration, faculty and staff offices, classrooms, laboratories, library, learning center, computer classrooms, student center and lounge, bookstore, community room, gymnasium, and weight room. Dawson Community College athletic programs provide collegiate competition and home town action for the general student body's personal enjoyment. The varsity sports available are men's and women's basketball, men's and women's rodeo, men's baseball, and women's fast pitch softball. Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 420 students | 70.30 Mi2715 Dickinson Street
    Miles City MT 59301
  • 1,038 students | 90.30 Mi1410 University Ave
    Williston ND 58801
  • 4,002 students | 185.30 Mi1603 Edwards Ave.
    Bismarck ND 58506
  • 4,374 students | 192.70 Mi3059 S Coffeen Ave
    Sheridan WY 82801
  • 1,531 students | 206.30 Mi3803 Central Ave
    Billings MT 59102
Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,863 per year for in-state students and $8,693 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Montana 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.