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Highlands College of Montana Tech Overview

Highlands College of Montana Tech is a public institution situated in Butte, Montana. The surrounding location of Butte is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Highlands College of Montana Tech Known For?

114 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Highlands College of Montana Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Highlands College of Montana Tech with a bachelor's degree make about $41,700 a year. That's 2% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Highlands College of Montana Tech Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Electronics Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Electronics Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Electronics Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Highlands College of Montana Tech?

Location of Highlands College of Montana Tech

Contact details for Highlands College of Montana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 25 Basin Creek Rd, Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3711
Website: https://www.mtech.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/orediggers
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mtechpr

How Do I Get Into Highlands College of Montana Tech?

You can apply to Highlands College of Montana Tech online at: https://www.mtech.edu/admissions/first-year/index.html

Highlands College of Montana Tech has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Highlands College of Montana Tech?

50% Take Out Loans
11.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Highlands College of Montana Tech, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $4,654 a year. That adds up to $18,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 11.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Highlands College of Montana Tech Undergraduate Student Diversity

328 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 707 undergraduate students at Highlands College of Montana Tech, with 328 being full-time and 379 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Highlands College of Montana Tech

Gender Diversity

Of the 328 full-time undergraduates at Highlands College of Montana Tech, 59% are male and 41% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Highlands College of Montana Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Highlands College of Montana Tech students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Highlands College of Montana Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 278
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

Online Learning at Highlands College of Montana Tech

14 Took All Classes Online
206 Took At Least One Class Online
-10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 206 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Highlands College of Montana Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Highlands College of Montana Tech was -10.5%. This is the #2,578 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Highlands College of Montana Tech regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Highlands College of Montana Tech 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Illustration & Informatics #37

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%.

Highlands College of Montana Tech Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 38 38
Precision Metal Working 7 7 7 21
Allied Health Professions 0 11 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 8 0 8
Accounting 0 7 0 7
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 6 0 6
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 5 0 0 5
Carpentry 0 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 0 3
Civil Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Computer Systems Networking 0 2 0 2
Information Technology 0 2 0 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 2 0 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 12 57 45 114

References

*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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