Turtle Mountain Community College
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Turtle Mountain Community College
Turtle Mountain Community College
Type Community College
Established 1972
President James Davis
Undergraduates two-year Associate degrees & four-year Bachelor degree
Postgraduates not available
Location PO Box 340 Belcourt, North Dakota, Rolette County, North Dakota, United States 58316
Campus urban/suburban reserve
Website Official site

Turtle Mountain Community College is a tribal college in Belcourt, North Dakota. TMCC is located ten miles from the Canada-US border in Turtle Mountain, the north central portion of North Dakota. TMCC's enrollment is 630 full and part-time certificate and degree-seeking students.[1]


TMCC was founded by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in 1972. TMCC was chartered to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in November, 1972.[2]


The main campus is located just north of the unincorporated city of Belcourt. Belcourt is the center of the reservation community's government, commerce, and education for the more than 31,000 enrolled members of the tribe. The main campus houses a 165,000 square foot academic building on an approximately 123 acre site. The facility houses technology, finance, general classrooms, science, math and engineering classrooms and labs, library and archives, learning resource centers, faculty area, student services area including a student union, gymnasium, auditorium, career and technical education facility, and mechanical. A wind turbine was erected in 2008 to serve as a source of power to the main campus.[3]


TMCC offers certification and associate's and bachelor's degree programs. TMCC offers a six-year associate degrees in seven subjects as well as four-year bachelor's degrees in elementary and secondary science.[4]


TMCC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. TMCC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. TMCC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level.[5]


Turtle Mountain competes in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference[6] and the USCAA. The team nickname is the Mighty Mikinocks. The Athletic Director is Mike Gonzalez.[7] The school fields teams in Men's and Women's basketball.[8]

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Coordinates: 48°53?01?N 99°45?03?W / 48.88361°N 99.75083°W / 48.88361; -99.75083

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