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Montana State University - Billings Overview

Montana State University - Billings is a public institution located in Billings, Montana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Montana State University - Billings Known For?

719 Undergraduate Awards
$26,407 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Montana State University - Billings.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.

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Montana State University - Billings 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 Montana State University - Billings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Rehabilitation Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Rehabilitation Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Other Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Business & Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Montana State University - Billings has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Precision Production Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#11 Best Precision Metal Working Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#20 Best Computer Programming Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#25 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#38 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#67 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Montana State University - Billings?

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Contact details for Montana State University - Billings are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298
Phone: 406-657-2011
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MSUBillings/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/msubillings

How Do I Get Into Montana State University - Billings?

You can apply to Montana State University - Billings online at: www.msubillings.edu/future/apply/index.htm

Montana State University - Billings 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 Montana State University - Billings?

$26,407 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
9.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Montana State University - Billings is $26,407. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Montana State University - Billings, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $5,117 a year. That adds up to $20,468 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana State University - Billings is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Montana State University - Billings Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,985 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,602 undergraduate students at Montana State University - Billings, with 1,985 being full-time and 1,617 being part-time.

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There are also 398 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,985 full-time undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, 40% are male and 60% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montana State University - Billings students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 136
White 1,522
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 252

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Montana State University - Billings. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Montana State University - Billings

1,255 Took All Classes Online
2,626 Took At Least One Class Online
5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Montana State University - Billings. In 2019-2020, 2,626 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Montana State University - Billings has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Montana State University - Billings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Montana State University - Billings was $5,808 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,842. The following table shows how Montana State University - Billings is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #1 #19
Health & Medical Administrative Services #1 #87
Public Relations & Advertising #1 #1
Communication & Journalism #4 #33
History #4 #37
History #4 #37
Student Counseling #7 #49
Psychology #10 #118
General Business/Commerce #10 #80
Communication & Media Studies #10 #53
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #10 #22
Teacher Education Subject Specific #19 #102
Special Education #19 #121
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #19 #172
Liberal Arts General Studies #19 #172
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #19 #96
Education #22 #85
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #25 #168
Criminal Justice & Corrections #43 #179
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #46 #160
Business, Management & Marketing #70 #302

Online Growth Rankings of Montana State University - Billings

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montana State University - Billings was 5.3%. This is the #1,540 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montana State University - Billings regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 30%
Business Administration & Management 14%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Communication & Journalism 27%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 16%
Education 15%
General Business/Commerce 6%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6%
Health Professions 6%
History 33%
History 33%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 16%
Public Relations & Advertising 33%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 30%
Special Education 9%
Student Counseling 29%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Montana State University - Billings 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 Montana State University - Billings.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #19
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #86
Public Relations & Advertising #98
Student Counseling #124
History #124
History #124
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #165
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #168
Communication & Media Studies #181
Human Resource Management #268
Communication & Journalism #288
General Business/Commerce #314
Special Education #325
Teacher Education Subject Specific #335
Psychology #413
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #427

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%.

Montana State University - Billings Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 1 0 142 0 143
Liberal Arts General Studies 28 0 35 0 63
Nursing 37 0 16 0 53
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 51 0 51
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 24 21 6 51
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 16 0 5 25 46
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 24 8 32
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 19 8 27
Allied Health Professions 20 2 0 4 26
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 24 24
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 24 0 24
Special Education 0 0 8 15 23
Student Counseling 0 0 0 21 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 17 2 0 0 19
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 0 13 0 19
General Psychology 0 0 15 2 17
Health & Physical Education 0 0 15 0 15
Business Administration & Management 14 0 0 0 14
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 14 0 0 0 14
General Biology 0 0 13 0 13
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 13 0 0 13
Computer Programming 12 0 0 0 12
Human Resource Management 8 3 0 0 11
Precision Metal Working 11 0 0 0 11
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 11 0 11
Accounting 9 1 0 0 10
History 0 0 9 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 7 0 7
Computer Systems Networking 6 0 0 0 6
Fire Protection 6 0 0 0 6
Sociology 0 0 6 0 6
Carpentry 3 2 0 0 5
General Education 1 0 0 3 4
General English Literature 0 0 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Romance Languages 0 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 3 0 3
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Chemistry 0 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 3 0 3
Music 0 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 0 2 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 1 0 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 1 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 209 47 463 116 835

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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