# 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. 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.

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## Most Popular Schools in Montana

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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 |
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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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