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Montana Tech of the University of Montana Overview

Located in Butte, Montana, Montana Tech of the University of Montana is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Butte draws many to the area.

What Is Montana Tech of the University of Montana Known For?

455 Undergraduate Awards
$29,659 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Montana Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Montana Tech makes roughly $41,700 a year. This is 2% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Montana Tech of the University of Montana Rankings

Montana Tech holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Montana ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Montana Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#110 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Montana Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Metallurgical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Medical Illustration & Informatics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Mining Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular General Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Montana Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best General Engineering Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#8 Best Public Health Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#14 Best Value Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#18 Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#29 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#196 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Montana Tech of the University of Montana?

Location of Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Contact details for Montana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 W Park St, Butte, MT 59701-8997
Phone: 406-496-4256
Website: https://www.mtech.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/orediggers
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mtechpr

How Do I Get Into Montana Tech?

You can apply to Montana Tech online at: https://www.mtech.edu/admissions/first-year/index.html

Admission Requirements for Montana Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Montana Tech?

92% Acceptance Rate
29% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
Since Montana Tech has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 71% of accepted students are men and 29% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Montana Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 575 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Montana Tech of the University of Montana  ( 540 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Montana Tech of the University of Montana  ( 575 to 670 )
200
800
Montana Tech received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 24 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Montana Tech of the University of Montana  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Montana Tech of the University of Montana  ( 24 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Montana Tech of the University of Montana  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Montana Tech of the University of Montana?

$29,659 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
11.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Montana Tech is $29,659. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Montana Tech, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,352 a year. That adds up to $21,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana Tech 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 Tech of the University of Montana Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,369 Full-Time Undergraduates
36% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,493 undergraduate students at Montana Tech, with 1,369 being full-time and 124 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Montana Tech

There are also 221 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,369 full-time undergraduates at Montana Tech, 64% are male and 36% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Montana Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montana Tech of the University of Montana students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Montana Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 1,086
International Students 103
Other Races/Ethnicities 130

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at Montana Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Kuwait.

Online Learning at Montana Tech of the University of Montana

162 Took All Classes Online
554 Took At Least One Class Online
19.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 554 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Montana Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th 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 Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montana Tech of the University of Montana was 19.1%. This is the #929 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montana Tech regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Montana Tech 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 Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Illustration & Informatics #10
Health Professions #293

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 Tech of the University of Montana Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Engineering 0 0 75 0 3 0 78
Public Health 0 0 25 0 43 0 68
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 65 0 2 0 67
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 59 0 0 0 59
General Business/Commerce 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Nursing 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Electrical Engineering 0 0 18 0 2 0 20
Civil Engineering 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Metallurgical Engineering 0 0 12 0 4 0 16
Mining Engineering 0 0 13 0 3 0 16
Environmental Engineering 0 0 8 0 7 0 15
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
General Biology 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Computer Science 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Writing Studies 0 0 1 1 6 0 8
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Mathematics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Computer Engineering 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Other Statistics 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Business Administration & Management 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Chemistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1 453 4 89 3 551

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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