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Montana State University - Billings Overview

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

What Is Montana State University - Billings Known For?

723 Undergraduate Awards
$26,758 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Montana State University - Billings.
  • In 2017-2018, 52% 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
#50 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Montana State University - Billings?

Location of Montana State University - Billings

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

Contact Details
Address: 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298
Phone: 406-657-2011
Website: www.msubillings.edu
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?

$26,758 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Montana State University - Billings is $26,758. 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

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 Montana State University - Billings, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,438 a year. That adds up to $21,752 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana State University - Billings is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Montana State University - Billings Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,216 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,031 undergraduate students at Montana State University - Billings, with 2,216 being full-time and 1,815 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Montana State University - Billings

There are also 385 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,216 full-time undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Montana State University - Billings

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Montana State University - Billings Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 137
White 1,703
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 268

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

1,149 Took All Classes Online
2,501 Took At Least One Class Online
2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Montana State University - Billings. In 2017-2018, 2,501 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 2017-2018.

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 2.7%. This is the #1,843 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 14%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
General Business/Commerce 9%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12%
Health Professions 12%
Human Resource Management 70%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6%
Liberal Arts General Studies 6%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 24%
Nursing 33%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 24%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 9%

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
Public Relations & Advertising #31
Communication & Media Studies #90
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #91
Human Resource Management #119
Communication & Journalism #132
General Business/Commerce #152
Special Education #166
Teacher Education Subject Specific #171
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #186
Accounting #244
Health & Medical Administrative Services #280
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #452
Liberal Arts General Studies #452

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 3 0 131 0 134
Liberal Arts General Studies 36 0 28 0 64
Nursing 37 0 18 0 55
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 13 15 19 48
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 45 0 45
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 14 0 6 12 32
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 29 0 29
Allied Health Professions 25 0 0 2 27
Precision Metal Working 22 4 0 0 26
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 20 4 24
General Psychology 1 0 16 7 24
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 23 23
Special Education 0 0 6 15 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 2 0 0 21
Human Resource Management 19 1 0 0 20
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 9 9 18
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 0 14 0 16
Computer Systems Networking 14 1 0 0 15
Student Counseling 0 0 0 15 15
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 15 0 0 15
Health & Physical Education 0 0 14 0 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 14 0 14
Business Administration & Management 12 0 0 0 12
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 12 0 0 0 12
General Biology 0 0 11 0 11
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 11 0 11
General English Literature 0 0 8 0 8
Sociology 0 0 8 0 8
Accounting 5 2 0 0 7
Computer Programming 7 0 0 0 7
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 6 0 6
Carpentry 4 2 0 0 6
History 0 0 6 0 6
Music 0 0 6 0 6
Fire Protection 5 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 0 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 4 0 4
General Education 2 0 0 2 4
Environmental Control Technology 2 1 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 3 0 3
Romance Languages 0 0 2 0 2
Mathematics 0 0 2 0 2
Public Administration 0 0 0 2 2
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 0 1 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 1 0 1
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 242 42 439 110 833

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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