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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 1,060 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is same as the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,060 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,161
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dakota College at Bottineau ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
Dakota College at Bottineau
(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The Dakota College at Bottineau diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,060 students
1,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
312 students
468 students
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# Part-Time Students
748 students
748 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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# Enrollment Undergraduate
596 students
265 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
312 students
468 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
748 students
748 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
259 students
259 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
7%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
6%
4%
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% Black
6%
4%
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% White
63%
80%
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ND.
Diversity Score
0.58
0.35
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.99%
1.25%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.31%
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 14% 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 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,046
$4,270
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,161
$7,571
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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%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,754
$10,754
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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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: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dakota College at Bottineau cost?

Dakota College at Bottineau's tuition is approximately $5,046 for In-State students and $7,161 for Out-State students.

What schools are Dakota College at Bottineau often compared to?

Dakota College at Bottineauis often viewed alongside schools like Bismarck State College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Dakota College at Bottineau offer?

Dakota College at Bottineau offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Dakota College at Bottineau's ranking?

Dakota College at Bottineau ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Dakota for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,060 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,161
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • 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 0.35, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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