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# Montana Colleges

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.

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## Most Popular Schools in Montana

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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 |
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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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