Minot State University Bottineau Campus

Minot State University Bottineau Campus

Minot State University-Bottineau campus or simply MSU-Bottineau is located in Bottineau, North Dakota. This public institute was founded in 1906 as North Dakota State School of Forestry. After becoming affiliated with the North Dakota State University in 1968, it changed its name to North Dakota State University-Bottineau Branch. In 1996, it changed affiliations and became Minot State University-Bottineau Campus. In August 2009, the institute changed its name to Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB).

The 35 acre campus is located near the Turtle Mountains. Since its inception DCB has been known for its programs on environment protection. It offers undergraduate courses on arboriculture and urban forestry, wildlife management and veterinary science. The college also offers scholarships like the Dr. David Aarhus Memorial Scholarship, the Gregory Conrad Swanson Scholarship and the Olive Tait Benson Scholarship. Its varsity athletic teams are known as the Lumberjacks (men's teams) and Ladyjacks (women's teams).

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Minot State University-Bottineau Campus
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau , ND 58318-1159
General Phone: (701) 228-2277

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MSU Bottineau Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine44registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts32liberal arts and sciences
Medical Administration14medical transcription, medical secretary
Office and Administration10administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Support and Technology9medical coding, medical assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture8greenhouse operations, landscaping, turf management, floristry
Business and Management6accounting technology, accounting and related services, marketing
Conservation and Resource Management5conservation, urban forestry, wildlife management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking, webmastering, computer support
Engineering Technician1water quality and recycling tech, environmental engineering tech
Education and Teaching0teacher aide
Engineering0surveying engineering

Number of programs and degrees for MSU Bottineau in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4313
Associate's degree8721
Award of less than 1 academic year14

MSU Bottineau Student Body

In 2007-2008, MSU Bottineau had a total enrollment of 637 students (384 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 74%
(Foreign Students) 26%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 12%
20-21 21%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%

MSU Bottineau Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 60 %

MSU Bottineau Room and Board (2007)

MSU Bottineau offers campus housing for 280 of its 384 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

MSU Bottineau Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,801
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,361
Room and board $ 4,280
Room charge $ 1,784
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,284
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,700

Financial Aid:
MSU Bottineau participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 299500)

MSU Bottineau Faculty

MSU Bottineau has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$50,6461*
Associate professoracademic year5$40,4591*
Assistant professoracademic year3$39,7620*
Instructoracademic year6$36,5666$32,592
All faculty totalacademic year17$40,7608$34,803

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

MSU Bottineau Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports10212

MSU Bottineau Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Urban Forestry
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Surveying Engineering

Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

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