• Dawson Community College is committed to a quality, comprehensive program. The College has an obligation to serve as an intellectual and cultural center for the community and its surrounding area. DCC is concerned with the development of the human potential and resources in the area; therefore, the institution strives to create sensitive and responsible citizens. This institution stresses social values and intellectual traditions.

School Highlights

Dawson Community College serves 447 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,330
  • Out-state tuition: $7,850
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dawson Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Dawson Community College
(MT) 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
58 staff
90 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dawson Community College has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Dawson Community College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
447 students
1,171 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
214 students
428 students
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# Part-Time Students
233 students
743 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
271 students
178 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
214 students
428 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
233 students
379 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
140 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
3%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
2%
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% Black
4%
1%
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% White
72%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
9%
27%
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Diversity Score
0.47
0.53
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.44%
0.94%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,500
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,330 is more than the state average of $4,139. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,850 is less than the state average of $8,788. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,330
$4,139
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,850
$8,788
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Tuition Notes
Residents from Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming will receive in-state tuition. WUE tuition rates also available.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,989
$11,966
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,329
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Acceptance Rate
100%
100%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Associate Student Body, Book Club, Cheerleading, Collegiate FFA, Criminal Justice Club, eSports, Gardening Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Native American Club, Recycling Club, Science Club, Skills USA

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

School Notes

  • Dawson Community College (DCC) was established in 1940 as a public junior college. During the next several decades the junior college underwent several changes, including a separation from the Dawson County High School, a move to the present location, a name change, and an expansion of its mission to become a full service community college. Dawson Community College offers a wide range of transfer programs and vocational degrees along with one year certificates to meet the educational needs of eastern Montana. The college also offers workshops, short courses, and adult education opportunities. Courses are available on campus, online, and by instructional television. The main campus building currently houses the administration, faculty and staff offices, classrooms, laboratories, library, learning center, computer classrooms, student center and lounge, bookstore, community room, gymnasium, and weight room. Dawson Community College athletic programs provide collegiate competition and home town action for the general student body's personal enjoyment. The varsity sports available are men's and women's basketball, men's and women's rodeo, men's baseball, and women's fast pitch softball. Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dawson Community College cost?

Dawson Community College's tuition is approximately $5,330 for In-State students and $7,850 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Dawson Community College?

The acceptance rate of Dawson Community College is 100%, which is equal to the state average of 100%.

What sports does Dawson Community College offer?

Dawson Community College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Dawson Community College's ranking?

Dawson Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Montana for: Diversity in US community colleges, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,330
  • Out-state tuition: $7,850
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Verified school update

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