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Dakota College at Bottineau Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Dakota College at Bottineau ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Dakota College at Bottineau Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Dakota College at Bottineau was awarded 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

MSU-Bottineau was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MSU-Bottineau?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Dakota College at Bottineau has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Dakota College at Bottineau Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at MSU-Bottineau is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dakota College at Bottineau is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dakota College at Bottineau

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 45% rate at Dakota College at Bottineau is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  45 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at MSU-Bottineau

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,006 undergraduates at MSU-Bottineau with 390 being full-time and 616 being part-time.

MSU-Bottineau Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 90.24 out of 100, MSU-Bottineau is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.24 out of 100
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How Much Does Dakota College at Bottineau Cost?

The overall average net price of MSU-Bottineau is $9,618. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MSU-Bottineau

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,839 $7,554 $10,284 $13,778 $12,811

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MSU-Bottineau, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do MSU-Bottineau Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from MSU-Bottineau with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,900 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dakota College at Bottineau make the most money.

Location of Dakota College at Bottineau

Located in Bottineau, North Dakota, Dakota College at Bottineau is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of MSU-Bottineau.

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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

Dakota College at Bottineau Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Dakota College at Bottineau along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MSU-Bottineau

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 747 students took at least one online class at Dakota College at Bottineau. This is an increase from the 691 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 747 466
2016-2017 691 478
2015-2016 580 392
2014-2015 443 294
2013-2014 443 302

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Notes and References


*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.


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