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30 Colleges
12,173 Yearly Graduations
$28,875 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,157 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Montana is ranked #48 in the country with 12,173 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Montana is $7,219 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $12,644 a year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,039 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3,362 Yearly Degrees
$7,325 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,760 undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, of which 12,359 are full-time, and there are 16,692 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU Bozeman is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at MSU Bozeman take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,859 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,500 during the early-career years.

#2

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3,293 Yearly Degrees
$7,354 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Montana is 10,487, of which 7,714 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,163 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UM is 4.6 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at UM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,104 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UM is $29,300.

Public Public vs. Private
833 Yearly Degrees
$5,933 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,416 students at Montana State University - Billings in total, 4,031 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,216 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana State University - Billings is 4.8 years.

Roughly 50% of students at Montana State University - Billings take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,438 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montana State University - Billings with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
562 Yearly Degrees
$5,725 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Montana - Western is 1,358, which includes 1,126 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Montana Western undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,968 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montana Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
551 Yearly Degrees
$7,431 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,493 undergraduates at Montana Tech, of which 1,369 are full-time, and there are 1,714 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montana Tech, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 71% are men and 29% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Montana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,352 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Montana Tech is $38,300.

Public Public vs. Private
412 Yearly Degrees
$3,418 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Great Falls College Montana State University is 1,218, which includes 523 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

49% of Great Falls College Montana State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,860 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Great Falls College Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Providence

Great Falls, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$25,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 785 undergraduates at University of Providence, of which 484 are full-time, and there are 998 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Providence is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at University of Providence take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,919 a year. University of Providence has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Providence is $28,800.

#8

Carroll College

Helena, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
369 Yearly Degrees
$36,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Carroll College is 1,231, of which 1,216 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,140 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Carroll Montana take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,547 a year. Carroll Montana has a 2.3% 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 $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$6,377 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Flathead Valley Community College is 2,406, which includes 773 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Flathead Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,277 a year. Flathead Valley Community College has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Flathead Valley Community College is $25,700.

#10

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
306 Yearly Degrees
$29,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,000 students at Rocky in total, 850 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 829 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 64%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

72% of Rocky students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,959 a year. Rocky has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rocky is $30,100.

Public Public vs. Private
289 Yearly Degrees
$3,455 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,423 students at Helena College in total, 428 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Helena College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,542 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Helena College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
287 Yearly Degrees
$5,955 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,022 undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, of which 794 are full-time, and there are 1,073 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana State University - Northern is 4.5 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,495 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
220 Yearly Degrees
$6,399 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 690 students at SKC in total, 558 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SKC is 4.2 years.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,574 a year. SKC has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Miles Community College

Miles City, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$5,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 312 full-time undergraduates at Miles Community College, and 567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,318 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$3,579 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 707 students at Highlands College of Montana Tech in total, 328 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Highlands College of Montana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,654 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Highlands College of Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Montana Academy of Salons

Great Falls, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees

There are 82 students at Montana Academy in total, 82 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

72% of Montana Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,227 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees

There are 66 full-time undergraduates at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts, and 66 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,094 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#18

Bold Beauty Academy

Billings, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees

There are 110 students at Bold Beauty Academy in total, 110 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Bold Beauty Academy. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,254 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bold Beauty Academy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Blackfeet Community College

Browning, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$3,010 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 285 full-time undergraduates at BCC, and 366 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at BCC. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Students who graduate from BCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $11,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$3,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 214 full-time undergraduates at Little Big Horn College, and 261 students altogether. 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 $14,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$5,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 447 students at DCC in total, 214 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

50% of DCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,871 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees

There are 55 full-time undergraduates at PMI Dillon, and 55 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,739 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#23

Fort Peck Community College

Poplar, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
38 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 346 students at Fort Peck Community College in total, 189 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fort Peck Community College is $14,800.

#24

Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
36 Yearly Degrees
$2,645 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stone Child College is 318, which includes 159 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $10,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$2,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 99 full-time undergraduates at Aaniiih Nakoda College, and 131 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aaniiih Nakoda College is $14,500.

Other Montana Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bitterroot School of Cosmetology 30
27 Chief Dull Knife College 25
28 Academy of Cosmetology 24
29 Butte Academy of Beauty Culture 23
30 Montana Bible College 20

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