Dakota College at Bottineau

105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318-1198
Tel: 8005426866
  • 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 909 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
  • Dakota College at Bottineau is the only community colleges within Bottineau County, ND.
  • The nearest community college to Dakota College at Bottineau is Lake Region State College (87.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Dakota College at Bottineau(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty77 staff40 staff
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Dakota College at Bottineau has grown by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Dakota College at Bottineau diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has grown by 488% over five years.
Total Enrollment909 students1,857 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:122:1
Dakota College at Bottineau Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students346 students530 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students563 students1,327 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dakota College at Bottineau Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Dakota College at Bottineau Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dakota College at Bottineau American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
% Hispanic
Dakota College at Bottineau Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Dakota College at Bottineau Black (2007-2016)
% White
Dakota College at Bottineau White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Dakota College at Bottineau More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Dakota College at Bottineau Non Resident (2007-2016)
Diversity Score1.000.35
Dakota College at Bottineau Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Dakota College at Bottineau Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$38,300
Dakota College at Bottineau Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,568 is more than the state average of $4,337. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,444 is less than the state average of $6,916. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,568$4,337
Dakota College at Bottineau In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,444$6,916
Dakota College at Bottineau Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%89%
Dakota College at Bottineau % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,630$11,588
Dakota College at Bottineau Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Dakota College at Bottineau Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Football, Ice Hockey,
Softball, Volleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Horticulture Club, LumberActs (Drama), Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Senate, Wildlife Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports
Source: 2016 (or 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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