Dawson Community College

Overview of Dawson Community College

Dawson Community College can be found in Glendive, MT (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Dawson Community College.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at the school are in agricultural science and management, family and social work, liberal arts, music.

Dawson Community College Selectivity

Dawson Community College is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.


Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way Dawson Community College works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 446 students were enrolled in the school. Older adults are in evidence at Dawson Community College, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Dawson Community College. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Dawson Community College
300 College Dr
Glendive , MT 59330
General Phone: (406) 377-3396

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Dawson Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts45liberal arts and sciences
Agricultural Science and Management21agricultural operations, farm management, agricultural machine operation
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work4child care provider
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer support
Production Trades3welding
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Business and Management1business
Therapy and Counseling1community psychology, substance abuse counseling, clinical social work

Number of programs and degrees for Dawson Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree7214
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years166
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

Dawson Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dawson Community College had a total enrollment of 446 students (419 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 1%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 6%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 34%
20-21 14%
22-24 7%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 11%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)9%
North Dakota2%
Rhode Island1%

Dawson Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 67 %

Dawson Community College Room and Board (2007)

Dawson Community College offers campus housing for 136 of its 419 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Glendive, Montana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Montana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Dawson Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,843
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,499
Room and board $ 2,100
Room charge $ 2,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,200
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Dawson Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252900)

Dawson Community College Faculty

Dawson Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track92

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year16$39,88411$46,923
All faculty totalacademic year16$39,88411$46,923

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dawson Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports20727

Dawson Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Music, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Community Psychology
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Dawson Community College Highlights

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What Sets Dawson Community College Apart:

% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 9%Dawson Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 9%Dawson Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 11%Dawson Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
% students 40 years or older
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Top 11%Dawson Community College % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Dawson Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 14%Dawson Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Dawson Community College % of degrees in music
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 15%Dawson Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 15%Dawson Community College % of degrees in family and social work
Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Dawson Community College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Dawson Community College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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