Cankdeska Cikana Community College

214 1st Ave, Fort Totten, North Dakota 58335


  • College Type: 2-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 248
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 7%
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Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) is a tribal 2-year college located in Fort Totten, North Dakota,USA. Established in 1974, it is the second best community college in North Dakota.

CCCC offers associate degrees, certificate programs, and vocational training in a variety of fields, including nursing, business administration, early childhood education, criminal justice, Liberal Arts, Social Work, Natural Resource Management and more. The college also provides adult education, GED preparation, and community outreach programs.

The college has a mission to provide accessible, quality higher education and promote individual and cultural preservation and economic development in the region.

The college aims at preparing its students to be productive and responsible citizens who are able to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College has a strong commitment to fostering a learning environment that promotes cultural and traditional awareness.

The college provides a culturally-sensitive learning environment that incorporates Dakota values, language, and history into the curriculum.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, Cankdeska Cikana Community College has a strong focus on personalized learning for its students as well as more interactions with the faculty/lecturers.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) is located on the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation reservation in Fort Totten and is situated in a rural area, surrounded by natural beauty and a peaceful environment.

The campus spans over 100 acres and includes modern facilities, such as classrooms, laboratories, a library, a computer center, a student center, and housing for students.

The college also has an active athletic team and has a various number of student support services including counseling and student aid.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College is a great school of study for students looking to further their education in a high quality education, culturally balanced environment.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:248
Undergraduate enrollment:248
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:83.1%
      Black or African American:0.4%
      Two or more races:0.4%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:5.2%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Business Administration
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Work
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Carpentry
  • Professional Driver Training – CDL
  • Dakota Language
  • Administrative Assistant


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$3,950 $3,300 $3,300 
    Books and supplies$1,400 $1,400 $1,400 
      Room and board$5,750 $5,750 $5,750 
      Other expenses$4,200 $3,800 $3,800 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,200 $3,200 $3,200 

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