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Dawson Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Dawson Community College 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 Dawson Community College Ranked?

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.

Dawson Community College was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

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?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Dawson Community College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Dawson Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Dawson Community College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Dawson Community College is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dawson Community College

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 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at DCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 329 undergraduates at DCC with 205 being full-time and 124 being part-time.

DCC Diversity Score

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

The overall diversity score for DCC is 77.71 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.71 out of 100
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How Much Does Dawson Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of DCC is $9,123. 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 +
$7,781 $6,906 $10,465 $12,414 $10,015

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 50% of students took out student loans averaging $4,871 a year. That adds up to $19,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCC is 20.5%. 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 DCC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from DCC make about $29,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 26% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Dawson Community College

Located in Glendive, Montana, Dawson Community College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Glendive is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Dawson Community College

Contact details for DCC are given below.

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

Dawson Community College Majors

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

Online Learning at DCC

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 2017-2018, 178 students took at least one online class at Dawson Community College. This is an increase from the 108 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 178 143
2016-2017 108 93
2015-2016 126 118
2014-2015 117 91
2013-2014 108 85

Learn more about online learning at Dawson Community College.


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