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Montana State University - Northern Overview

Montana State University - Northern is a public institution located in Havre, Montana. Havre is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Montana State University - Northern Known For?

300 Undergraduate Awards
$22,126 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Montana State University - Northern.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Montana State University - Northern 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 - Northern.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Construction Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Agricultural Mechanization Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Agriculture Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician College Factual
#44 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual

Where Is Montana State University - Northern?

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

Contact Details
Address: 300 W 11Th St, Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406-265-3700
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Montana-State-University-Northern/192763207403635
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSUNorthern

How Do I Get Into Montana State University - Northern?

You can apply to Montana State University - Northern online at: https://www.msun.edu/future/apply.aspx

Montana State University - Northern 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 - Northern?

$22,126 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
11.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Montana State University - Northern is $22,126. 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 - Northern, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $5,441 a year. That adds up to $21,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana State University - Northern 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.

Montana State University - Northern Undergraduate Student Diversity

729 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 988 undergraduate students at Montana State University - Northern, with 729 being full-time and 259 being part-time.

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There are also 36 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 729 full-time undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, 58% are male and 42% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 512
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 140

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Montana State University - Northern. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Montana State University - Northern

237 Took All Classes Online
731 Took At Least One Class Online
6.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 731 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 7th 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 - Northern

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Montana State University - Northern was $5,329 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,408. The following table shows how Montana State University - Northern 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
Community Organization & Advocacy #1 #4
Public Administration & Social Service #7 #79
Student Counseling #10 #67
Education #13 #151
Teacher Education Subject Specific #13 #103
Criminal Justice & Corrections #16 #263
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #19 #254
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #19 #139
Liberal Arts General Studies #19 #139
Business, Management & Marketing #43 #284
Business Administration & Management #43 #347
Health Professions #64 #317
Nursing #73 #337

Online Growth Rankings of Montana State University - Northern

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montana State University - Northern was 6.4%. This is the #1,505 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montana State University - Northern regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Community Organization & Advocacy #24
Public Administration & Social Service #378

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 - Northern Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 38 16 31 0 85
Business Administration & Management 7 0 31 0 38
Nursing 22 0 15 0 37
Agricultural Mechanization 19 0 0 0 19
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 19 0 19
Precision Metal Working 0 17 0 0 17
General Education 15 0 0 0 15
Plumbing & Water Supply 13 0 0 0 13
Agricultural Economics & Business 6 0 6 0 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 12 0 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 1 9 10
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 10 0 10
Student Counseling 0 0 0 9 9
General Biology 0 0 6 0 6
Civil Engineering Technology 1 0 5 0 6
Health & Physical Education 0 0 5 0 5
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1 0 1
Construction 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 133 33 134 18 318

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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