Turtle Mountain Community College

Turtle Mountain Community College

10145 BIA #7, Belcourt, North Dakota 58316


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 472
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Website: www.tm.edu

Turtle Mountain Community College is a private 2 year non-profit community college located in Belcourt, North Dakota.

Established in 1972, it is a tribal community college affiliated with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

The college offers associate degree programs in a variety of fields, including business, education, social work, nursing, and science. It also offers certificate programs in areas such as accounting, early childhood education, and welding. In addition to academic programs, the college provides cultural activities, athletic programs, and student organizations for its students.

The mission of Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) is to provide a culturally relevant education that promotes life-long learning, leadership, and service. The college seeks to empower students to achieve their goals by offering high-quality academic programs, student-centered services, and a supportive learning environment while preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and other Native American communities

With a student population of over 400 students, the school has an acceptance rate of 100% and a low student-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, which enables students have a more personalized learning designed for their chosen course of study.

Turtle Mountain Community College is located right at the heart of the Turtle Mountains and is situated on a beautiful 36-acre wooded site that provides a peaceful and inspiring environment for learning and personal growth. It is located just ten miles from the Canada–US border in Turtle Mountain

The campus is home to a number of outdoor recreational spaces, including a walking path, a disc golf course, and a soccer field. The college also has a greenhouse and a community garden, where students can learn about sustainable agriculture and gardening practices.

TMCC also provides various student services and resources, such as academic advising, tutoring, career services, and student organizations.

TMCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

Turtle Mountain Community College provides quality education and is a great school to study in.

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment472
Undergraduate enrollment:472
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
Men: 41.1%
Women: 58.9%
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 96.8%
White: 3.2%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Programs Offered

  • Accounting Technician
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
  • Electrical Technician
  • Health And Fitness Technician
  • HVAC/ Plumbing Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Ogimaawiwin (Leadership) & Management
  • Ojibwe Language, Culture And History
  • Biology
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Anishinaabe Language
  • Ogimaawi Leadership
  • Education
  • Associate Of Arts
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Engineering
  • Associate Of Science
  • Commercial Vehicle Operations
  • Concrete Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Welding Technology-Pipe
  • Concrete Technology
  • Electrical Technican
  • Network Administrator
  • Patient Access Specialist
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Plumbing
  • Small Business Development
  • Welding Technology
  • Accounting Technician
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Cybersecurity


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$2,338 $2,250 $2,250 
    Books and supplies$400 $400 $400 
      Room and board$6,374 $6,374 $6,374 
      Other expenses$8,650 $8,650 $8,650 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$5,550 $5,550 $5,550
(College data 2021-2022)

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