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Helena College University of Montana Overview

Helena College University of Montana is a public institution situated in Helena, Montana. The location of Helena College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Helena College University of Montana Known For?

289 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Helena College.
  • In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.

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Helena College University of Montana Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Helena College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Helena College University of Montana?

Location of Helena College University of Montana

Contact details for Helena College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1115 N Roberts Street, Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-447-6900

How Do I Get Into Helena College?

You can apply to Helena College online at:

Helena College University of Montana has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Helena College University of Montana?

46% Take Out Loans
16.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Helena College, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,542 a year. That adds up to $22,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Helena College is 16.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Helena College University of Montana Undergraduate Student Diversity

488 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,520 undergraduate students at Helena College, with 488 being full-time and 1,032 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Helena College

Gender Diversity

Of the 488 full-time undergraduates at Helena College, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Helena College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Helena College University of Montana students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Helena College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 450
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 25

Online Learning at Helena College University of Montana

87 Took All Classes Online
587 Took At Least One Class Online
13.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 587 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Helena College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Helena College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Helena College University of Montana was 13.5%. This is the #1,124 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Helena College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Helena College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 33%
Business, Management & Marketing 45%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Helena College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Helena College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #39
Business, Management & Marketing #434

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Helena College University of Montana Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 74 0 74
Precision Metal Working 0 26 13 39
Accounting 2 22 14 38
Nursing 0 30 0 30
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 24 3 27
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 7 8 15
Computer Programming 0 15 0 15
Fire Protection 0 13 0 13
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 12 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 9 9
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 7 7
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 4 0 4
Design & Applied Arts 3 0 1 4
General Business/Commerce 1 0 0 1
Legal Support Services 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 6 215 68 289


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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