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Dakota College at Bottineau in Brief

ACCREDITATION: Dakota College at Bottineau is accredited by the Higher Learning

Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South

LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604-1411; 312-263-0456.

CALENDAR: The academic year is based on the traditional semester system with two

16-week semesters and a summer session.

CAMPUS ENROLLMENT: The fall semester, headcount enrollment average

(2005-2015) is 706.

MANAGEMENT: Dakota College at Bottineau is one of the 11 campuses in the North

Dakota University System which is governed by the seven member North Dakota State

Board of Higher Education.


CURRICULA: The college offers 34 career/technical programs or options leading to

certificates of completion, diplomas, or AAS degrees. It also offers comprehensive

university parallel/transfer coursework leading to AA or AS degrees.

LOCATION: Bottineau is a city of 2,600 residents that is located in north central

North Dakota near the Turtle Mountains. Although the mountains are rolling, wooded

hills interspersed with lakes, they provide a setting for a variety of recreational activities

within easy commuting distance of Bottineau and give substance to the area’s reputation

as a “Four Seasons Playground.” Lake Metigoshe, The International Peace Garden,

Bottineau Winter Park, J. Clark Salyer Refuge, Lake Metigoshe State Park, and the

Turtle Mountain State Forest are just some of the natural assets that surround Bottineau

and provide recreational opportunities as well as acres and acres of outdoor learning


CAMPUS: The 35-acre campus of DCB is located on the northern edge of the city of

Bottineau. It consists of classroom buildings, residence halls, a student center, and an

administrative building.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Enrollment is open to high school and GED graduates.

LIBRARY: The library is a member of ODIN, the Online Dakota Information Network.

The library also houses over 36,000 volumes, in addition to a wide variety of daily,

weekly, monthly, and annual periodicals.

CAMPUS AFFILIATION: Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota.

SCHOOL NICKNAME: Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks.

DCB in Brief