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Rocky Mountain College Overview

Rocky Mountain College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Billings, Montana. Billings is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Rocky Mountain College Known For?

245 Undergraduate Awards
$23,739 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Rocky is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Rocky.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Rocky Mountain College?

Location of Rocky Mountain College

Contact details for Rocky are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102-1796
Phone: 406-657-1000
Website: https://www.rocky.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-College/150421602788

How Do I Get Into Rocky?

You can apply to Rocky online at: https://www.rocky.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Rocky

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rocky?

64% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Rocky does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Rocky submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 450 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 460 to 560 )
200
800
Rocky received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Rocky Mountain College?

$23,739 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rocky is $23,739. 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

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 Rocky, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,959 a year. That adds up to $31,836 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rocky is 4.8%. 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.

Rocky Mountain College Undergraduate Student Diversity

829 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 850 undergraduate students at Rocky, with 829 being full-time and 21 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rocky

There are also 150 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 829 full-time undergraduates at Rocky, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rocky

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rocky Mountain College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rocky Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 55
White 542
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 181

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Rocky Mountain College. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 16 countries are represented at Rocky. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Sweden, United Kingdom, and France.

Online Learning at Rocky Mountain College

0 Took All Classes Online
126 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 126 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Rocky Mountain College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 38 0 38
Allied Health Professions 0 36 36
General Biology 33 0 33
Business Administration & Management 25 0 25
Air Transportation 22 0 22
Educational Administration 0 18 18
Accounting 10 7 17
General Psychology 16 0 16
Entrepreneurial Studies 12 0 12
Natural Resources Conservation 10 0 10
Animal Services 9 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9 0 9
Sociology 9 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 5
Computer Science 5 0 5
History 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 0 4
Literature 3 0 3
Writing Studies 3 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 3
Natural Resource Management 3 0 3
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 3 0 3
Chemistry 2 0 2
Other Education 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 1
Music 1 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0
TOTAL 245 61 306

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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