Dawson Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
5.26% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,572
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.2%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
462
45.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28%
26 Graduates

About

Dawson Community College is a higher education institution located in Dawson County, MT. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Dawson Community College were General Studies (79 degrees awarded), Substance Abuse Counseling (7 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (6 degrees).

In 2022, 111 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dawson Community College. 49.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (73 degrees), 6.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dawson Community College is $2,400, which is $−5,712 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dawson Community College is $2,400, which is $−5,712 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,572.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Dawson Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dawson Community College was $2,400. The cost of tuition at Dawson Community College is $−5,712 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,572
2022 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dawson Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,572. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dawson Community College grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,138
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dawson Community College was of $7,138 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.93% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Dawson Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 28.3% with respect to 2021, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.2%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dawson Community College was 1.2%, which represents 1 out of the 83 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Dawson Community College had a total enrollment of 462 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dawson Community College is 210 students and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at Dawson Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dawson Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 8.01% Black or African American, 6.06% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.6% Two or More Races, and 1.08% Asian.

Students enrolled at Dawson Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dawson Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 462 students. The full-time enrollment at Dawson Community College is 210 and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at Dawson Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dawson Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Dawson Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    320 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    37 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    28 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dawson Community College is 69.3% White, 8.01% Black or African American, 6.06% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.6% Two or More Races, and 1.08% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 21 students (4.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Dawson Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dawson Community College is white (73 degrees awarded). There were 6.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Dawson Community College is General Studies (79 degrees awarded), followed by Substance Abuse Counseling (7 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Police Science (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Dawson Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded), Precision Production (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,631,200 people), Registered nurses (1,451,682 people), Secondary school teachers (463,273 people), Education administrators (277,277 people), and Other managers (224,317 people).

The most specialized majors at Dawson Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded), Precision Production (5 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), Protective Services (6 degrees), and Education (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded), Precision Production (5 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), Protective Services (6 degrees), and Education (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,966,224 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,625,043 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (389,531 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,911 people), and Outpatient care centers (298,107 people).

The most specialized majors at Dawson Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded), Precision Production (5 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), Protective Services (6 degrees), and Education (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dawson Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 79 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Dawson Community College was General Studies with 79 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

56
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
55
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Dawson Community College, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (55).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Dawson Community College in General Studies, which is 0.837 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Dawson Community College in General Studies, which is 1.19 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 39% of students graduating from Dawson Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dawson Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    73 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dawson Community College is white (73 degrees awarded). There were 6.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

2.7% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    43 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dawson Community College is white female (43 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (30 degrees).

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Operations

Dawson Community College employs 13 Instructors. Most academics at Dawson Community College are Female Instructor (7), and Male Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dawson Community College are: Management, with 15 employees, Service, with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.85M
2022 Salaries
9.01%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Dawson Community College paid a median of $2.85M in salaries, a 9.01% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$692k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dawson Community College paid a total of $692k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dawson Community College was Instructor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dawson Community College were Management with 15 employees, Service with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dawson Community College was Female Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dawson Community College.

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