Dawson Community College

300 College Dr, Glendive, MT

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Recognized as one of the top 25 two-year public colleges in the United States by the, Dawson Community College is highly ranked in the following aspects: graduation rate; student retention rate; student-faculty ratio; in-state tuition and fees; percentage of students receiving financial aid; and the average sum of financial aid from different sources.

Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is part of the Montana University System in Eastern Montana. The campus is situated in the hills of Eastern Montana along the Yellow river and the Makoshika State Park.

In its commitment to provide excellent academic programs and lifelong learning experience, this college offers vocational and technical degrees, certificate and transfer programs. At present, Dawson Community College has 28 Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, 13 Associate of Applied Science degrees, 4 Vocational Certificate and 5 Online programs.

Most of the students are enrolled in transfer programs as they aim to pursue a four-year degree in other institutions. Several transfer articulation agreements have been established with four-year colleges and universities including Montana Tech, MSU-Bozeman, MSU-Billings and U of M, Western on selected courses.

For self-motivated students, online courses are available on particular programs. There is also the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program designed to prepare students for GED test, college education and employment. ABE includes Standard Education Literacy, Workplace Literacy and Family Literacy programs.

A full list of academic programs can be found via the DCCweb portal or by simply requesting information from the school here.  Start your journey today and gather the right information to make a decision about your academic future.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,000-$2,300
    • Out-of-State: $9,200-$11,030
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $65-$78 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $310-$370 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$5,394
Receiving Student Loans74%$4,549

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Dawson Community College may provide services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Montana, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

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Graduation Rate35.2%-26.9%
Transfer-out Rate22.1%-14.4%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Dawson Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies


Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Reviews

Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

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