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 (58% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 15%.
  • Dakota College at Bottineau is the only community colleges within Bottineau County, ND.
  • The nearest community college is Lake Region State College (87.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 12% 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 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty61 staff40 staff
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 909 has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 233% over five years.
Total Enrollment909 students965 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:121:1
Dakota College at Bottineau Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students527 students530 students
Dakota College at Bottineau Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-435 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)
% Hispanic
Dakota College at Bottineau Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Dakota College at Bottineau Black (2007-2016)
% White
Dakota College at Bottineau White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Dakota College at Bottineau More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Dakota College at Bottineau Non Resident (2007-2016)
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.1.000.27
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 $4,419 is more than the state average of $4,273. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,223 is less than the state average of $6,821. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,419$4,273
Dakota College at Bottineau In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,223$6,821
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$11,631$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,
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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For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,273 per year for in-state students and $6,821 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 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Williston State College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.