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?
- The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered 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
MSU Bozeman landed the #711 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. MSU Bozeman also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Montana ranking.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that MSU Bozeman has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for MSU Bozeman
|Best Colleges for Veterans||427|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||519|
|Best Colleges for International Students||520|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||900|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,253|
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?
Net Price by Income Group for MSU Bozeman
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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 1,961 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,403 full-time undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montana State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||48|
|Hispanic or Latino||503|
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 Majors
In 2017-2018, Montana State University awarded 5,314 undergraduate degrees and 1,084 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*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.