DCB 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 (2003-2013) is 764.

Management: Dakota College at Bottineau is one of the eleven campuses in the North Dakota University System; which is governed by the seven member North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Founded: 1906.

Curricula: The College offers 33 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 Forest are just some of the natural assets that surround Bottineau and provide recreational opportunities as well as acres and acres of outdoor learning laboratories.

Campus: The 35-acre campus of Dakota College at Bottineau 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: Open Enrollment 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 Affiliate: Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota.

School Nickname: Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks.

Disclaimer: Catalogs and bulletins of educational institutions are usually prepared by faculty committees or administrative officers for the purpose of furnishing prospective students and other interested persons with information about the institutions.  Announcements contained in such printed material are subject to change without notice, and may not be regarded in the nature of binding obligations on the institution and the State.  As these announcements are prepared some time in advance, changes are sometimes necessary during the academic year.  Dakota College at Bottineau administration and faculty reserve the right to make changes in curricula, academic guidelines and other rules and regulations at any time.


Minot State University

Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is an affiliate campus of Minot State University (MSU). As such, it is administratively attached to its parent institution. The University President oversees operations at both sites and is located in Minot, ND. The Chief Executive Officer at DCB is the Campus Dean.

Collaboratively, DCB and MSU offer seven one and two-year Career and Technical Programs in Minot. Facilities, technology, and faculty are shared so that these majors can be extended to the Minot region. In addition, DCB has articulation agreements with MSU that enable students to make a seamless transition between the two schools, if they choose to earn a Bachelor’s degree from MSU.

Dakota College and Minot State have been cooperating since 1996 to bring quality education programming to north central North Dakota. Both higher learning institutions belong to the eleven member North Dakota University System.