Enrollment at Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is up this fall, with headcount hitting an all-time high for the institution. The North Dakota University System calculates official fall enrollment for all 11 colleges and universities on the 20th instructional day of the semester. This year, that day was September 20, 2023. Headcount enrollment at DCB is 1,180 students, surpassing last year’s mark by 100 students and breaking the record headcount of 1,162 students set in fall 2021. Full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) enrollment profiles at 575 for Fall 2023, indicating a substantial number of part-time students at the institution. FTE is calculated by taking the total number of credits for which students are registered and dividing by 15 credits, which is the number the North Dakota University System uses for determining a full-time student.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to earn the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant award from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. government’s independent science agency. The ATE program focuses on the education of technicians who work in high-tech fields that drive the nation’s economy. Because two-year community and technical colleges are the leading sources of technician education in the United States, faculty from these higher education institutions have had leadership roles in most ATE projects since the program began in 1993.