Dakota College at Bottineau

Tel: (701)228-2277
792 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 792 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 7%.
Dakota College at Bottineau is the only community colleges within Bottineau County, ND.
The nearest community college is Lake Region State College (87 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Dakota College at Bottineau Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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
59 staff
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 792 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment
792 students
1,282 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
Dakota College at Bottineau student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
363 students
810 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 429 students
1,017 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Dakota College at Bottineau Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dakota College at Bottineau American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Dakota College at Bottineau Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Dakota College at Bottineau Black (2006-2013)
% White
Dakota College at Bottineau White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Dakota College at Bottineau More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Dakota College at Bottineau Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Dakota College at Bottineau non_resident (2006-2013)
Dakota College at Bottineau 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. 0.17 0.53
Dakota College at Bottineau Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,029 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,630 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,029 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,630 $10,294
Dakota College at Bottineau Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 250 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
Dakota College at Bottineau % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Devils Lake Lake Region State College
    1801 College Dr N
    Devils Lake, ND 58301
    87  Mi  |  1898  students
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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,896 per year for in-state students and $6,306 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 0.13, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Lake Region State College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.