Dawson Community College

  • 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 413 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Top Placements

Dawson Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Montana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Dawson Community College(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty37 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dawson Community College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The Dawson Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment413 students1,367 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:119:1
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# Full-Time Students179 students488 students
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# Part-Time Students234 students879 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
140140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
3%
1%
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% White
56%
62%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
30%
26%
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Diversity Score0.590.55
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College Completion Rate
37%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,500$34,700
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,330 is more than the state average of $4,139. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat 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 declined by 27% 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 NotesResidents from Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming will receive in-state tuition. WUE tuition rates also available.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,846$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, 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: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Dawson Community College is Miles Community College (70.3 miles away).
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