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Dawson Community College Data & Information Overview

8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Dawson Community College Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

DCC 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 DCC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Dawson Community College 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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Dawson Community College Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
32% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Dawson Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dawson Community College is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dawson Community College

58% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Dawson Community College this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

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Dawson Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

233 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
47.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 377 undergraduates at DCC with 233 being full-time and 144 being part-time.

How Much Does Dawson Community College Cost?

$9,603 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
$21,824 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of DCC is $9,603. 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 DCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,575 $11,216 $9,175 $12,843 $9,861

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 DCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DCC, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $5,456 a year. That adds up to $21,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCC is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do DCC Graduates Make?

$34,714 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DCC make around $34,714 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Dawson Community College make the most money.

Location of Dawson Community College

Montana State
233 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Dawson Community College is a public institution situated in Glendive, Montana. Glendive is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for DCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 College Dr, Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: 406-377-3396

Dawson Community College Majors

11 Majors With Completions
66 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Dawson Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DCC

59% Take At Least One Class Online
29% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 268 students took at least one online class at Dawson Community College. This is an increase from the 263 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 268 135
2019-2020 263 178
2018-2019 133 124
2017-2018 178 143
2016-2017 108 93

Learn more about online learning at Dawson Community College.

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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