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Colleges in Montana

25 colleges
11,510 yearly degrees
$6,623 average yearly in-state tuition
$24,516 average 4-year student loan

There is a smaller number of colleges to choose from in this state. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Montana is $6,623, while the average out-of-state tuition is $11,695.

About 45% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,129.

Below is a listing of the most popular colleges in Montana sorted by largest school to smallest:

#1

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
Public public vs private
3,230 yearly awards
$17,754 net cost

There are 12,403 full-time undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, and 16,613 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at MSU Bozeman. The freshman retention rate is 76%.

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

Roughly, 45% of students at MSU Bozeman take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $7,138. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from MSU Bozeman is $43,200.

#2

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
Public public vs private
3,110 yearly awards
$15,006 net cost

There are approximately 11,865 students at University of Montana in total, 7,444 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Montana undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $6,176. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average.

$35,500 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from University of Montana earns.

Public public vs private
840 yearly awards
$14,340 net cost

The total student population at Montana State University - Billings is 4,401, of which 2,400 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Montana State University - Billings undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

57% of Montana State University - Billings students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,612. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University - Billings earns $34,600.

Public public vs private
520 yearly awards
$12,993 net cost

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

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

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $5,638. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,700 after graduation.

Public public vs private
430 yearly awards
$12,576 net cost

There are approximately 1,538 students at The University of Montana - Western in total, 1,230 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average The University of Montana - Western undergraduate about 5 years to complete their degree.

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

54% of The University of Montana - Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,849. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $30,400.

Public public vs private
420 yearly awards
$9,537 net cost

There are 646 full-time undergraduates at Great Falls College Montana State University, and 1,691 students altogether.

Roughly, 61% of students at Great Falls College Montana State University take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,530. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Great Falls College Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 after graduation.

#7

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana
Public public vs private
370 yearly awards
$8,103 net cost

There are approximately 2,307 students at Flathead Valley Community College in total, 894 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,780. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$28,200 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Flathead Valley Community College earns.

#8

Carroll College

Helena, Montana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
340 yearly awards
$26,297 net cost

There are 1,287 full-time undergraduates at Carroll Montana, and 1,362 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Carroll Montana. The freshman retention rate is 84%.

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

60% of Carroll Montana students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $6,695. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $45,900.

#9

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Montana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
290 yearly awards
$20,165 net cost

The total student population at Rocky Mountain College is 991, of which 868 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Rocky undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly, 74% of students at Rocky take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $7,277. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Rocky earns $38,800.

#10

University of Providence

Great Falls, Montana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
290 yearly awards
$20,235 net cost

The total student population at University of Providence is 1,066, of which 469 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Providence undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly, 60% of students at University of Providence take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,987. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from University of Providence is $32,500.

Public public vs private
260 yearly awards
$12,898 net cost

There are approximately 1,236 students at Montana State University - Northern in total, 855 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Montana State University - Northern undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Nearly anyone who applies gets accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $6,052. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average.

Students who graduate for Montana State University - Northern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 after graduation.

Public public vs private
230 yearly awards
$11,964 net cost

There are 544 full-time undergraduates at Helena College, and 1,422 students altogether.

43% of Helena College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,398. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$36,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Helena College earns.

#13

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
200 yearly awards
$8,687 net cost

There are approximately 809 students at SKC in total, 634 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly, 15% of students at SKC take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $3,438. SKC has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from SKC is $25,400.

Public public vs private
150 yearly awards
$9,156 net cost

There are 395 full-time undergraduates at Highlands College of Montana Tech, and 769 students altogether.

52% of Highlands College of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,219. 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-degree holder from this school earns $41,700.

Private for-profit public vs private
130 yearly awards
$5,942 net cost

The total student population at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts is 69, of which 69 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,024. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts earns $0.

#16

Miles Community College

Miles City, Montana
Public public vs private
120 yearly awards
$9,649 net cost

There are approximately 459 students at Miles Community College in total, 281 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,253. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Miles Community College is $36,600.

#17

Blackfeet Community College

Browning, Montana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
110 yearly awards
$7,230 net cost

There are 302 full-time undergraduates at BCC, and 375 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at BCC. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

0% of BCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $15,300.

#18

Montana Academy of Salons

Great Falls, Montana
Private for-profit public vs private
60 yearly awards
$12,893 net cost

The total student population at Montana Academy of Salons is 82, of which 82 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 66% of students at Montana Academy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,624. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Montana Academy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#19

Bold Beauty Academy

Billings, Montana
Private for-profit public vs private
60 yearly awards
$7,575 net cost

The total student population at Bold Beauty Academy is 107, of which 107 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Bold Beauty Academy. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

61% of Bold Beauty Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,709. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Bold Beauty Academy earns $0.

#20

Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana
Public public vs private
60 yearly awards
$10,875 net cost

There are 205 full-time undergraduates at DCC, and 329 students altogether.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $5,781. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$29,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from DCC earns.

#21

Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency, Montana
Public public vs private
40 yearly awards
$6,855 net cost

There are approximately 243 students at Little Big Horn College in total, 188 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 0% of students at Little Big Horn College take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Little Big Horn College earns $18,900.

#22

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem, Montana
Public public vs private
40 yearly awards
$8,311 net cost

There are approximately 122 students at Aaniiih Nakoda College in total, 106 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 0% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $.

$20,300 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Aaniiih Nakoda College earns.

#23

Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana
Public public vs private
40 yearly awards
$7,782 net cost

The total student population at Stone Child College is 554, of which 141 students are full-time undergraduates.

0% of SCC students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $16,100.

#24

Fort Peck Community College

Poplar, Montana
Public public vs private
40 yearly awards
$1,460 net cost

There are 232 full-time undergraduates at Fort Peck Community College, and 358 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly, 0% of students at Fort Peck Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Fort Peck Community College is $16,500.

#25

Health Works Institute

Bozeman, Montana
Private for-profit public vs private
30 yearly awards
$24,341 net cost

There are approximately 34 students at Health Works Institute in total, 34 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Health Works Institute. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

78% of Health Works Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $6,401. Health Works Institute has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for Health Works Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 after graduation.

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