Dakota College at Bottineau

105 Simrall Blvd, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1198


  • College Type: 2-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 1,163
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Website: www.dakotacollege.edu

Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is a two-year public college located in Bottineau, North Dakota. It was founded in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry and later changed to a college. It received it’s new name in 2009.

The school offers a variety of programs in various fields such as agriculture, business, health sciences, information technology, natural resources, and liberal arts.

It also offers online courses and has a partnership with other colleges and universities for students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions.

Dakota College at Bottineau’s mission is to provide a high-quality, affordable education that prepares students for careers and lifelong learning.

The college is dedicated to providing hands-on learning, with many programs including internships, clinical experiences, and other opportunities for students to gain practical experience in their chosen field of study.

Dakota College at Bottineau has a small student population and a low student-to-faculty ratio and is known for its small class sizes, which allows for personalized learning and attention from faculty and staff.

Dakota College at Bottineau is located in the scenic Turtle Mountains, and is known for its beautiful campus which is surrounded by beautiful forests and rolling hills.

The campus features a state-of-the-art Sustainable Agriculture and Research Center, which features a greenhouse, aquaponics system, and a variety of gardens and fields where students can gain hands-on experience in sustainable farming practices.

The college also has a Forestry Department that manages over 1,700 acres of forest land and provides students with the hands-on experience of learning about forest management, wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation.

Dakota College at Bottineau is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all students.

DCB also has a strong athletics program, with teams in basketball, volleyball, golf, and rodeo.

Dakota College at Bottineau is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institution of Higher Education Higher Learning Commission.

Dakota College at Bottineau is a great school to study in especially for military/distant students as it provides a lot of flexible online learning.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:1,163
Undergraduate enrollment:1,163
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:2.2%
      Black or African American:3.7%
      Two or more races:4.9%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:1.9%
      Non-resident alien:5.8%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

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

Majors Offered

  • Agriculture Management & Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Hemp Production
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Accounting Technology
  • Information Tech-Computerized Office Mgmt
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology-WebMaster
  • Information Technology-Web Design
  • Bookkeeping
  • General Office Aide
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management-Administrative Asst
  • Reception Services
  • Small Business Management
  • Caregiver Services
  • Child Development Associate
  • Paraprofessional Education-Early Childhood
  • Paraprofessional Education-K-12
  • Paraprofessional Education
  • Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate Degree Nurse (RN)
  • Paramedic Technology
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Assistant
  • Environmental Lab & Field Technology
  • Environmental Tech-Natural Resource Mgmt
  • Recreation Management
  • Urban Forest Management
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Technology
  • Photography


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$5,173 $5,046 $4,883 
      Out-of-state$7,351 $7,161 $6,917 
    Books and supplies$1,000 $1,100 $1,100 
      Room and board$8,116 $7,870 $7,675 
      Other expenses$3,400 $3,400 $3,280 
      Room and board$8,116 $7,870 $7,675 
      Other expenses$3,400 $3,400 $3,280 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,400 $3,400 $3,280

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