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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $7,219 per year to get their degree at a college in Montana, while out of state students will pay an average of $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
$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. It takes the average MSU Bozeman undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU Bozeman is $33,500.

#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.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,104 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

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

There are 4,031 undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, of which 2,216 are full-time, and there are 4,416 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,438 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Montana State University - Billings is $30,400.

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

There are 1,126 full-time undergraduates at Montana Western, and 1,358 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana Western 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 Montana Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 1,714 students at Montana Tech in total, 1,493 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,369 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana Tech 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 typical student loan amount is $5,352 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar 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
$3,418 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 523 full-time undergraduates at Great Falls College Montana State University, and 1,218 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
$25,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Providence is 998, of which 785 students are undergraduates and of those, 484 are full-time. 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.

59% of University of Providence students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from University of Providence with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Carroll College

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

There are 1,231 students at Carroll Montana in total, 1,216 of which 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carroll Montana is $37,400.

#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.

24% of Flathead Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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

#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.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

46% of Helena College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Helena College is $28,900.

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

There are 1,073 students at Montana State University - Northern in total, 1,022 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 794 are full-time. 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. Of the accepted students, 66% are men and 33% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Montana State University - Northern take out loans to pay for college. 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
$6,399 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 690 students at SKC in total, 558 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SKC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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 567 students at Miles Community College in total, 312 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 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
$3,579 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 707, which includes 328 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 typical student loan amount is $4,654 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close 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

The total student population at Montana Academy of Salons is 82, which includes 82 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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 students at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts in total, 66 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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 110 students at Bold Beauty Academy in total, 110 are full-time undergraduates. Bold Beauty Academy has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 52% of students at Bold Beauty Academy take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,900 during the early-career years.

#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 366 students at BCC in total, 285 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at BCC is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

#20

Little Big Horn College

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

The total student population at Little Big Horn College is 261, which includes 214 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.

#21

Dawson Community College

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

The total student population at Dawson Community College is 447, which includes 214 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 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 average amount of student loans 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.

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.

#24

Stone Child College

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

There are 318 students at SCC in total, 159 are full-time undergraduates. 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.

#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.

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.

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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