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23 Colleges
10,211 Yearly Graduations
$28,232 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,112 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Montana is ranked #50 in the country with 10,211 degrees handed out in 2018. Montana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,058 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,623 per year.

About 51% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,028 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3,153 Yearly Degrees
$5,089 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 16,613 students at MSU Bozeman in total, 12,403 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU Bozeman is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

46% of MSU Bozeman students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,859 a year. MSU Bozeman has a 5.4% 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 $33,500 during the early-career years.

#2

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
2,821 Yearly Degrees
$4,716 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at The University of Montana is 11,865, of which 7,444 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

57% of University of Montana students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,104 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
797 Yearly Degrees
$5,598 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,400 full-time undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, and 4,401 students altogether. It takes the average Montana State University - Billings undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

50% of Montana State University - Billings students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,438 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
521 Yearly Degrees
$4,706 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,909 students at Montana Tech in total, 1,529 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Montana Tech undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

43% of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,352 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than 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
418 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The University of Montana - Western is 1,538, of which 1,230 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at The University of Montana - Western, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

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

60% of The University of Montana - Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,968 a year. The University of Montana - Western has a 8.1% 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 $27,000 during the early-career years.

#6

Carroll College

Helena, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$15,750 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,287 full-time undergraduates at Carroll Montana, and 1,362 students altogether. For undergraduates at Carroll Montana, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 57% of students at Carroll Montana take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,547 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,400 during the early-career years.

#7

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
327 Yearly Degrees

There are 894 full-time undergraduates at Flathead Valley Community College, and 2,307 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,277 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#8

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$30,552 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 991 students at Rocky in total, 868 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Rocky undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 72% of students at Rocky take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,959 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Providence

Great Falls, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
286 Yearly Degrees
$15,102 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,066 students at University of Providence in total, 469 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of Providence, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,919 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Public Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees

There are 646 full-time undergraduates at Great Falls College Montana State University, and 1,691 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,860 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Great Falls College Montana State University is $26,800.

Public Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$5,742 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 855 full-time undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, and 1,236 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to 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.

Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Helena College University of Montana is 1,422, of which 544 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

46% of Helena College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,542 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%.

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.

#13

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees

There are 809 students at SKC in total, 634 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at SKC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

20% of SKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,574 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SKC is $20,100.

#14

Miles Community College

Miles City, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Miles Community College is 459, of which 281 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,318 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Miles Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees

There are 769 students at Highlands College of Montana Tech in total, 395 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,654 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#16

Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
54 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Dawson Community College is 329, of which 205 students 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 average amount of student loans is $4,871 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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.

#17

Blackfeet Community College

Browning, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
48 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Blackfeet Community College is 375, of which 302 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BCC is $11,900.

#18

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Aaniiih Nakoda College is 122, of which 106 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students who graduate from Aaniiih Nakoda College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees

There are 243 students at Little Big Horn College in total, 188 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Little Big Horn College is $14,300.

#20

Fort Peck Community College

Poplar, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Fort Peck Community College is 358, of which 232 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students who graduate from Fort Peck Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees

There are 141 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 554 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $10,600 during the early-career years.

#22

Chief Dull Knife College

Lame Deer, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Chief Dull Knife College is 186, of which 77 students 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 Chief Dull Knife College is $12,200.

#23

Pima Medical Institute-Dillon

Dillon, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees

There are 37 students at Pima Medical Institute-Dillon in total, 37 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Pima Medical Institute-Dillon take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,739 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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