Quick Facts

Dawson Community College (DCC) is a Montana public community college district founded in 1940. Located in Dawson County, DCC is nestled between the banks of the Yellowstone River, Makoshika State Park, and the City of Glendive.


Dawson Community College fosters a culture of excellence in education, providing all students quality learning and opportunities for growth and partnership in local and global communities.


Excellence through Academics: This objective provides quality curriculum and instruction through multiple learning pathways expanding opportunities in education adaptive to the needs of a changing student body. 

Excellence through Student Engagement: This objective provides a student-centered focus through student and academic support services, quality faculty and staff, residence life, clubs and organizations. 

Excellence through Community: This objective provides the greater community lifelong learning opportunities through open access to the College. 

Excellence through Outreach: This objective provides opportunities for workforce development, apprenticeships and internships, continuing education, personal enrichment, and youth programming. 

Excellence through Recruiting: This objective provides opportunities to invite all learners to be a part of DCC, maintain sustained growth with not only more applicants, but also better prepared students equipped with tools for success. 

Excellence through Financial Practices: This objective provides budget oversight and expanded opportunities in education for both transfer and career and technical education and workforce development, as well as personal enrichment for our faculty, staff, students, and community. 

Excellence through Property and Learning Facilities: This objective provides the management of all grounds and facilities to help provide the best learning environment possible. 

Accreditation: Dawson Community College (code 002529) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981
Board Policy Manual Board of Trustees

Transfer Articulation (2+2)

AgreementsTransfer Plans

AA or AS degrees

Plans of Study-AAS degree

Career/Technical Certificate Programs

Online programs

We offer accredited online degrees and hard-to-find courses. Complete your 2-year degree online and transfer to a 4-year institution. Email: online@dawson.edu

Undergraduate Enrollment – 450

Student/Faculty  Ratio – 13:1

FREE Support Programs for all DCC students. Our program provide students with professional academic counseling, grant aid and tutoring.

Intercollegiate Sports – (NJCAA & NIRA)
Colors: Red and Black
Mascot: Buccaneer

Apartment Style Residence Halls – full kitchen and living-room in each unit.

Food Service – the DCC Cafeteria, located in the student center, has a variety of appetizing hot entrees, salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, soups, and an assortment of beverages.

Glendive-DCC map 2010 web