Montana State University Overview
Montana State University is a public institution situated in Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.
What Is Montana State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at MSU Bozeman.
- In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, MSU Bozeman bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,200 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at other schools.
Montana State University 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.
MSU Bozeman has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Bozeman.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MSU Bozeman has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Montana State University?
Contact details for MSU Bozeman are given below.
|Address:||Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717|
How Do I Get Into MSU Bozeman?
You can apply to MSU Bozeman online at: www.montana.edu/wwwcat/appopts.html
Admission Requirements for MSU Bozeman
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Bozeman?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 29% of students accepted to MSU Bozeman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 650.
Can I Afford Montana State University?
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 MSU Bozeman, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,859 a year. That adds up to $27,436 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at MSU Bozeman is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Montana State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,932 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,359 full-time undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, 54% are male and 46% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montana State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||45|
|Hispanic or Latino||526|
Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Montana State University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 78 countries are represented at MSU Bozeman. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China.
Online Learning at Montana State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU Bozeman has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th 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 MSU Bozeman
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montana State University was 18.1%. This is the #967 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Bozeman regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU Bozeman majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||15%|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||4%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||7%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||7%|
|Mathematics & Statistics||9%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||15%|
|Natural Resource Management||14%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSU Bozeman 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 MSU Bozeman.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Natural Resource Management||#1|
|Architecture & Related Services||#6|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||#8|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#10|
|Mathematics & Statistics||#13|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#19|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#60|
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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