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Dawson Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Dawson Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dawson Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

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

Overall Quality

DCC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DCC?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dawson Community College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100
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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 447 undergraduates at DCC with 214 being full-time and 233 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 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.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DCC make around $29,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 26% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Dawson Community College

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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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
Website: www.dawson.edu

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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