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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

In 2019, 12,173 students received a degree from a college in Montana, making it rank #48 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Montana is $7,397 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $12,915 a 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

The total student population at Montana State University is 16,218, of which 14,230 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,026 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

38% of MSU Bozeman students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,758 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UM is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 53% of students at UM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 48% of students at Montana State University - Billings take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at The University of Montana - Western is 1,334, which includes 1,060 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

56% of Montana Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,924 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
551 Yearly Degrees
$7,397 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,431 undergraduates at Montana Tech, of which 1,323 are full-time, and there are 1,650 students altogether. 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.

50% of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,482 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
412 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 478 full-time undergraduates at Great Falls College Montana State University, and 1,071 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Great Falls College Montana State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Great Falls College Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Providence

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

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

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

Roughly 72% of students at University of Providence take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

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
$37,262 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Carroll College is 1,108, of which 1,100 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,065 are full-time. For undergraduates at Carroll Montana, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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.

50% of Carroll Montana students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,561 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$6,735 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.

23% of Flathead Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,922 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 Flathead Valley Community College is $25,700.

#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 1,014 students at Rocky in total, 839 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 816 are full-time. It takes the average Rocky undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,205 a year. Rocky has a 7.2% 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 Rocky is $30,100.

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.

Roughly 43% of students at Helena College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Helena College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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. For undergraduates at SKC, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

15% of SKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 567 students at Miles Community College in total, 294 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

73% of Miles Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,823 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to 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
$3,589 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.

57% of Highlands College of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,492 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% 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.

#16

Montana Academy of Salons

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

There are 87 students at Montana Academy in total, 87 are full-time undergraduates. 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees

There are 32 students at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts in total, 32 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts take out loans to pay for college. 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

The total student population at Bold Beauty Academy is 98, which includes 98 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

53% of Bold Beauty Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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
$3,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Blackfeet Community College is 417, which includes 298 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,300 during the early-career years.

#21

Dawson Community College

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

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

58% of DCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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 50 students at PMI Dillon in total, 50 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at PMI Dillon is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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 164 full-time undergraduates at Fort Peck Community College, and 328 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fort Peck Community College is $14,800.

#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.

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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