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# Montana Colleges

Montana ranked #50 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 9,946 students received some type of diploma that year. Montana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,497 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,154 per year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,435 per year.

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There are 16,218 students at MSU Bozeman in total, 14,230 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,026 are full-time. It takes the average MSU Bozeman undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

38% of MSU Bozeman students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,758 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,384 during the early-career years.

There are 9,808 students at UM in total, 6,975 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,654 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,953 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UM is $32,787.

There are 4,000 students at Montana State University - Billings in total, 3,602 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,985 are full-time. It takes the average Montana State University - Billings undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

48% of Montana State University - Billings students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,117 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Montana State University - Billings with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,441 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,650 students at Montana Tech in total, 1,431 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,323 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 63% of accepted students are men, and 37% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,482 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,445 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,334 students at Montana Western in total, 1,060 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Montana Western undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,924 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,008 during the early-career years.

There are 1,108 students at Carroll Montana in total, 1,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,065 are full-time. It takes the average Carroll Montana undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

50% of Carroll Montana students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,561 a year. Carroll Montana has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carroll Montana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,187 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,005 students at University of Providence in total, 790 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 528 are full-time. It takes the average University of Providence undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at University of Providence take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,135 a year. University of Providence has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,490 during the early-career years.

There are 2,049 students at Flathead Valley Community College in total, 716 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Flathead Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,929 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Montana State University - Northern is 1,024, of which 988 students are undergraduates and of those, 729 are full-time. For undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Roughly 48% of students at Montana State University - Northern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,441 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,908 during the early-career years.

There are 478 full-time undergraduates at Great Falls College Montana State University, and 1,071 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Great Falls College Montana State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,148 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Great Falls College Montana State University is $30,993.

There are 1,014 students at Rocky in total, 839 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 816 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rocky is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Rocky take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,205 a year. Rocky has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,362 during the early-career years.

There are 1,324 students at Helena College in total, 331 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

43% of Helena College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,473 a year. Helena College has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,147 during the early-career years.

There are 570 full-time undergraduates at SKC, and 716 students altogether. It takes the average SKC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 15% of students at SKC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,899 a year. SKC has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,345 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Miles Community College is 567, which includes 294 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at Miles Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,823 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Miles Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,204 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 298 full-time undergraduates at BCC, and 417 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BCC is $17,231.

There are 377 students at DCC in total, 233 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

58% of DCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. DCC has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,774 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 679 students at Highlands College of Montana Tech in total, 293 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at Highlands College of Montana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,492 a year. Highlands College of Montana Tech has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Highlands College of Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,445 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 328 students at Fort Peck Community College in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,894 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Little Big Horn College is 211, which includes 157 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students who graduate from Little Big Horn College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,305 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Stone Child College is 311, which includes 147 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $9,744 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 143 students at Aaniiih Nakoda College in total, 94 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,507 during the early-career years.

There are 50 students at PMI Dillon in total, 50 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at PMI Dillon. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

96% of PMI Dillon students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,691 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Dillon is $24,505.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chief Dull Knife College is $12,871.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

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