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30 Colleges
12,173 Yearly Graduations
$29,589 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,886 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 $7,397 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,915 per year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,221 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3,362 Yearly Degrees
$7,371 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,230 undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, of which 12,026 are full-time, and there are 16,218 students altogether. It takes the average MSU Bozeman undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,758 a year. MSU Bozeman has a 5.3% 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 MSU Bozeman is $33,500.

#2

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3,293 Yearly Degrees
$7,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,975 undergraduates at UM, of which 5,654 are full-time, and there are 9,808 students altogether. For undergraduates at UM, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,953 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 UM is $29,300.

Public Public vs. Private
833 Yearly Degrees
$5,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,000 students at Montana State University - Billings in total, 3,602 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,985 are full-time. It takes the average Montana State University - Billings undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

48% of Montana State University - Billings students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,117 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close 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
$5,747 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,334 students at Montana Western in total, 1,060 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Montana Western undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

56% of Montana Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,924 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% 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
$7,397 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,650 students at Montana Tech in total, 1,431 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,323 are full-time. For undergraduates at Montana Tech, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 63% are men and 37% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Montana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,482 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% 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
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Great Falls College Montana State University is 1,071, which includes 478 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Great Falls College Montana State University is $26,800.

#7

University of Providence

Great Falls, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$26,662 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 790 undergraduates at University of Providence, of which 528 are full-time, and there are 1,005 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Providence is 4.3 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

72% of University of Providence students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,135 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% 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
$37,262 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,108 students at Carroll Montana in total, 1,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,065 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Carroll Montana take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,561 a year. Carroll Montana has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carroll Montana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$6,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Flathead Valley Community College is 2,049, which includes 716 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Flathead Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
306 Yearly Degrees
$30,586 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 839 undergraduates at Rocky, of which 816 are full-time, and there are 1,014 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

72% of Rocky students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,205 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average 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
$3,507 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Helena College University of Montana is 1,324, which includes 331 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,473 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% 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

The total student population at Montana State University - Northern is 1,024, of which 988 students are undergraduates and of those, 729 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 48% of students at Montana State University - Northern take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,441 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 $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

The total student population at Salish Kootenai College is 716, which includes 570 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

15% of SKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,899 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SKC is $20,100.

#14

Miles Community College

Miles City, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$5,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 294 full-time undergraduates at Miles Community College, and 567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at Miles Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,823 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Miles Community College is $30,800.

Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$3,589 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 293 full-time undergraduates at Highlands College of Montana Tech, and 679 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,492 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% 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.

#16

Montana Academy of Salons

Great Falls, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees

There are 87 full-time undergraduates at Montana Academy, and 87 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at Montana Academy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,065 a year. Montana Academy has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts is 32, which includes 32 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,199 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% 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 98 students at Bold Beauty Academy in total, 98 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,085 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% 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
$3,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 417 students at BCC in total, 298 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Students who graduate from BCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $11,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 211, which includes 157 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students who graduate from Little Big Horn College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$5,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 377 students at DCC in total, 233 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at DCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees

There are 50 students at PMI Dillon in total, 50 are full-time undergraduates. PMI Dillon has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 96% of students at PMI Dillon take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,691 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to 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 328 students at Fort Peck Community College in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 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
$2,645 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 311 students at SCC in total, 147 are full-time undergraduates. 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 $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

The total student population at Aaniiih Nakoda College is 143, which includes 94 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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