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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

Montana ranked #48 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 12,173 students received some type of diploma that year. Montana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,219 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,644 per 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
$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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average 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
3,293 Yearly Degrees
$4,716 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,865 students at University of Montana in total, 7,444 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of Montana, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 University of Montana is $29,300.

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

There are 4,401 students at Montana State University - Billings in total, 2,400 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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 10.3% 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
562 Yearly Degrees

There are 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 5.0 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 41% of accepted students 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The University of Montana - Western is $27,000.

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

The total student population at Montana Tech of the University of Montana is 1,909, of which 1,529 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

43% of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,352 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to 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.

Public Public vs. Private
412 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.

49% of Great Falls College Montana State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Providence

Great Falls, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$14,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students 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 7.4% 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.

#8

Carroll College

Helena, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
369 Yearly Degrees
$12,075 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,362 students at Carroll Montana in total, 1,287 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Carroll Montana, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,547 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#9

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees

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

24% of Flathead Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,277 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average 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
$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%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
289 Yearly Degrees

There are 544 full-time undergraduates at Helena College, and 1,422 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

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

There are 855 full-time undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, and 1,236 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 809 students at SKC in total, 634 of which 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 typical student loan amount 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

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.

67% of Miles Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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
114 Yearly Degrees

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

50% of Highlands College of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,654 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech is $38,300.

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

Roughly 63% of students at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 107 full-time undergraduates at Bold Beauty Academy, and 107 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bold Beauty Academy. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

52% of Bold Beauty Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 302 full-time undergraduates at BCC, and 375 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $11,900 during the early-career years.

#20

Little Big Horn College

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

There are 188 full-time undergraduates at Little Big Horn College, and 243 students altogether. 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.

#21

Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees

There are 329 students at DCC in total, 205 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DCC is $26,300.

#22

Pima Medical Institute-Dillon

Dillon, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
50 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.

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

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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,800 during the early-career years.

#24

Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
36 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.

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

There are 122 students at Aaniiih Nakoda College in total, 106 of which 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 $14,500 during the early-career years.

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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