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Dakota College at Bottineau Overview

Located in Bottineau, North Dakota, Dakota College at Bottineau is a public institution. MSU-Bottineau is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Dakota College at Bottineau Known For?

181 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at MSU-Bottineau.
  • In 2017-2018, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Dakota College at Bottineau Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU-Bottineau.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Forestry Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Dakota College at Bottineau?

Location of Dakota College at Bottineau

Contact details for MSU-Bottineau are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Simrall Blvd, Bottineau, ND 58318-1198
Phone: 701-228-2277

How Do I Get Into MSU-Bottineau?

You can apply to MSU-Bottineau online at:

Since Dakota College at Bottineau has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Dakota College at Bottineau?

66% Take Out Loans
20.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MSU-Bottineau, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,569 a year. That adds up to $22,276 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU-Bottineau is 20.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Dakota College at Bottineau Undergraduate Student Diversity

390 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,006 undergraduate students at MSU-Bottineau, with 390 being full-time and 616 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MSU-Bottineau

Gender Diversity

Of the 390 full-time undergraduates at MSU-Bottineau, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MSU-Bottineau

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dakota College at Bottineau students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MSU-Bottineau Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 205
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 50

Over 11 countries are represented at MSU-Bottineau. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Australia, and Burkina Faso.

Online Learning at Dakota College at Bottineau

466 Took All Classes Online
747 Took At Least One Class Online
12.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 747 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU-Bottineau has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MSU-Bottineau

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dakota College at Bottineau was 12.5%. This is the #1,175 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU-Bottineau regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU-Bottineau majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 20%
Entrepreneurial Studies 57%
Health Professions 9%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 15%
Liberal Arts General Studies 15%
Natural Resources & Conservation 67%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSU-Bottineau ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MSU-Bottineau.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Forestry #1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #4
Teaching Assistants #5
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies #7
Natural Resources & Conservation #13
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #22
Business Support & Assistant Services #41
Visual & Performing Arts #42
Human Development & Family Studies #43
Marketing #48
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #54
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #57
Accounting #101
Health & Medical Administrative Services #144
Liberal Arts General Studies #183
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #183
Education #308
Health Professions #405
Business, Management & Marketing #462

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Dakota College at Bottineau Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 45 37 82
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 35 35
Nursing 0 32 0 32
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 5 0 7
Allied Health Professions 0 1 3 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 2 2 4
Teaching Assistants 0 2 1 3
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 1 2 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 2 2
Forestry 0 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 1 0 1
Accounting 0 0 1 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 0 0 1
Marketing 0 0 1 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 1
Wildlife Management 0 1 0 1
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 93 84 181


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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