Dakota College at Bottineau

  • 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 996 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% 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).

Top Placements

Dakota College at Bottineau places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 26% 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Dakota College at Bottineau has grown by 32% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 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 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment996 students1,857 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:122:1
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# Full-Time Students395 students530 students
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# Part-Time Students601 students1,327 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
240240
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
2%
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% Asian
1%
-
% Hispanic
5%
2%
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% Black
9%
2%
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% White
72%
80%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score1.000.35
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College Completion Rate
24%
35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$38,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,883 is more than the state average of $4,337. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,916 is equal to the state average of $6,916. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,883$4,337
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,916$6,916
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Tuition NotesThere are various out-of-state tuition rates based upon residency. Please visit https://www.dakotacollege.edu/admissions-financial-aid/tuition-and-fees to learn more.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,630$11,588
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Football, 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: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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