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  • 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 1,006 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,006 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,161
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 83% over five years.
Dakota College at Bottineau
(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
99 staff
99 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dakota College at Bottineau has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Dakota College at Bottineau diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,006 students
1,131 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
390 students
515 students
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# Part-Time Students
616 students
616 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Dakota College at Bottineau.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
259 students
259 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
6%
4%
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% Black
9%
4%
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% White
69%
74%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
10%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ND.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.44
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College Completion Rate
22%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,700
$38,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,046 is more than the state average of $4,270. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,161 is less than the state average of $7,571. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,046
$4,270
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,161
$7,571
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Dakota College at Bottineau and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of ND by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
There are various out-of-state tuition rates based upon residency. Please visit www.dakotacollege.edu to learn more.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Dakota College at Bottineau and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in ND by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Dakota College at Bottineau and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ND by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
CRU, Honors Program, Horticulture Club, Leaderjacks, LumberActs (Drama), Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Senate, Study Abroad, Wildlife Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Dakota College at Bottineau is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes North Dakota. DCB has been accredited since 1971. It received a reaffirmation of accreditation in 2009-2010 and is scheduled for its next reaffirmation in 2019-2020.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,006 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,161
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,270 per year for in-state students and $7,571 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,764 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Rasmussen College-North Dakota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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