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Dawson Community College is a public institution situated in Glendive, Montana. The location of DCC is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

Where Is Dawson Community College?


Contact details for DCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 College Dr, Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: 406-377-3396

How Do I Get Into DCC?

You can apply to DCC online at:

Since Dawson Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Dawson Community College?

65% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DCC, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $5,456 a year. That adds up to $21,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCC is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Dawson Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

258 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 458 undergraduate students at DCC, with 258 being full-time and 200 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 258 full-time undergraduates at DCC, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dawson Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 167
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Online Learning at Dawson Community College

135 Took All Classes Online
268 Took At Least One Class Online
15.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 268 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of DCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dawson Community College was 15.7%. This is the #861 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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