Bottineau, ND – November 12, 2021 – Dakota College in Bottineau has been ranked among the top 75 online community colleges in the country for 2021 by College Values Online. The ranking was recently posted on the organization’s website ranking Dakota College at Bottineau at 28 out of 75 nationally.
To develop this ranking of the best online community colleges nationwide, an initial pool of just over 100 accredited online community colleges ranked by Niche was considered. The best schools have been ranked in order of priority by applying the site’s universal ranking methodology for trade schools. In the event of a tie, the highest ranking was given to the most affordable online community college based on undergraduate tuition fees.
Dakota College in Bottineau has been around for almost as long as North Dakota itself. The state’s constitution, ratified in 1889, provided for a forestry school to help promote tree growth in the prairies. The school opened in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry. While natural resource programs remain among the best in the upper Midwest, Dakota College also offers degrees in areas such as healthcare, web design, and information technology, as well as a solid liberal arts program. Dakota College in Bottineau is one of eleven colleges and universities in the North Dakota university system.
“Dakota College offers unique academic programs that effectively prepare tomorrow’s workforce for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Dr. Steven Shirley, President. “We have one of the strongest distance learning programs in the state and are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top online community colleges in the country.”
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Dakota College at Bottineau is one of North Dakota’s open enrollment colleges. The school also happens to be one of the top online community colleges in the country, offering over 100 one-to-one courses through distance education as well as fully online degree programs such as an Associate in Applied Science in human resources management, AAS in accounting technology, AAS in Urban Forest Management and an AAS in advertising and marketing. In addition to these professional degrees, the school also offers academic transfer degrees to students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree program. Learn more about the school’s online programs on their website; www.dakotacollege.edu/online
College Values Online offers practical advice based on extensive research and informed by over 20 years of college selection experience. The site provides school and program rankings, highlights feature articles on college experience, and provides career information, as well as a reference section. Researchers interact with several data sources such as College Navigator, Forbes, Kiplinger, US News & World Report, and Princeton Review. Read the full article at the following link: https://collegevaluesonline.com/best-online-community-colleges/