Best Colleges in Montana

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Uncover your treasure in The Treasure State

Montana is home to numerous mountain ranges, two major public university systems and a handful of community colleges, tribal colleges and private institutions. In major cities such as Billings, Bozeman, Missoula and Great Falls, universities and colleges train students to enter a workforce with a 4.7% unemployment rate, much lower than the national average.* Montana’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture as well as oil, gas, and coal mining, lumber and tourism, so a degree in almost any subject will put you en route to a promising career.

Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and the Rocky Mountains draw millions of visitors from around the world. The state’s geography provides ample recreation in camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. If you’re into photography, you’ll be carrying your camera everywhere, with Montana’s beautiful landscapes and gorgeous sunsets. And as key national hub of microbrewing, Montana is the perfect place to grab a beer, go for a hike, and get a great education.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “Nebraska”

Best Four Year Universities in Montana

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Montana State University Bozeman, MT

Montana State University offers 154 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a remote town. In 2015, 3,093 students graduated with students earning 2,265 Bachelor's degrees, 550 Master's degrees, 132 Certificates degrees, 89 Doctoral degrees, and 57 Associate's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 The University of Montana Missoula, MT

The University of Montana offers 241 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 3,807 students graduated with students earning 1,955 Bachelor's degrees, 563 Doctoral degrees, 499 Master's degrees, 451 Associate's degrees, and 339 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
3 Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte, MT

Montana Tech of the University of Montana offers 41 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 389 students graduated with students earning 298 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Master's degrees, 31 Associate's degrees, 4 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Carroll College Helena, MT

Carroll College offers 111 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 375 students graduated with students earning 372 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Certificates degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT

Rocky Mountain College offers 103 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 348 students graduated with students earning 284 Bachelor's degrees, 62 Master's degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Montana State University-Billings Billings, MT

Montana State University-Billings offers 118 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,244 students graduated with students earning 603 Bachelor's degrees, 425 Associate's degrees, 162 Master's degrees, and 54 Certificates degrees.

7 Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT

Montana State University-Northern offers 75 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 345 students graduated with students earning 202 Bachelor's degrees, 110 Associate's degrees, 23 Master's degrees, and 10 Certificates degrees.

8 University of Great Falls Great Falls, MT

University of Great Falls offers 33 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 307 students graduated with students earning 265 Bachelor's degrees, 33 Master's degrees, 7 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

9 The University of Montana-Western Dillon, MT

The University of Montana-Western offers 45 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 382 students graduated with students earning 251 Bachelor's degrees, 129 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

10 Salish Kootenai College Pablo, MT

Salish Kootenai College offers 54 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a far away rural. In 2015, 204 students graduated with students earning 93 Associate's degrees, 68 Bachelor's degrees, and 43 Certificates degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Montana

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT

Flathead Valley Community College offers 69 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 503 students graduated with students earning 424 Associate's degrees, and 79 Certificates degrees.

2 Stone Child College Box Elder, MT

Stone Child College offers 51 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote rural. In 2015, 43 students graduated with students earning 35 Associate's degrees, and 8 Certificates degrees.

3 Highlands College of Montana Tech Butte, MT

Highlands College of Montana Tech offers 32 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 144 students graduated with students earning 92 Associate's degrees, and 52 Certificates degrees.

4 Helena College University of Montana Helena, MT

Helena College University of Montana offers 35 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 288 students graduated with students earning 249 Associate's degrees, and 39 Certificates degrees.

5 Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls, MT

Great Falls College Montana State University offers 53 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small city. In 2015, 560 students graduated with students earning 362 Associate's degrees, and 198 Certificates degrees.

6 Miles Community College Miles City, MT

Miles Community College offers 33 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 125 students graduated with students earning 102 Associate's degrees, and 23 Certificates degrees.

7 Dawson Community College Glendive, MT

Dawson Community College offers 14 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 84 students graduated with students earning 77 Associate's degrees, and 7 Certificates degrees.

8 Aaniiih Nakoda College Harlem, MT

Aaniiih Nakoda College offers 17 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote rural. In 2015, 48 students graduated with students earning 37 Associate's degrees, and 11 Certificates degrees.

9 Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, MT

Little Big Horn College offers 24 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote rural. In 2015, 57 students graduated with students earning 55 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

10 Chief Dull Knife College Lame Deer, MT

Chief Dull Knife College offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote rural. In 2015, 35 students graduated with students earning 35 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Montana State University Montana State University Bozeman, MT
2/5
22 : 1 15,236
The University of Montana The University of Montana Missoula, MT
2/5
21 : 1 13,044
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte, MT
2/5
15 : 1 2,130
Carroll College Carroll College Helena, MT
5/5
14 : 1 1,469
Rocky Mountain College Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT
5/5
13 : 1 1,035
Montana State University-Billings Montana State University-Billings Billings, MT
2/5
21 : 1 4,425
Montana State University-Northern Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT
2/5
18 : 1 1,234
University of Great Falls University of Great Falls Great Falls, MT
4/5
19 : 1 1,134
Flathead Valley Community College Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT
2/5
23 : 1 2,169
The University of Montana-Western The University of Montana-Western Dillon, MT
2/5
20 : 1 1,403
Salish Kootenai College Salish Kootenai College Pablo, MT
2/5
12 : 1 784
University Logo Health Works Institute Bozeman, MT 7 : 1 43
University Logo Bitterroot School of Cosmetology Hamilton, MT 11 : 1 22
Stone Child College Stone Child College Box Elder, MT
2/5
50 : 1 540
University Logo Montana Academy of Salons Great Falls, MT 14 : 1 80
University Logo Modern Beauty School Inc Missoula, MT 17 : 1 34
Highlands College of Montana Tech Highlands College of Montana Tech Butte, MT
2/5
33 : 1 850
University Logo Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts Kalispell, MT 28 : 1 84
Helena College University of Montana Helena College University of Montana Helena, MT
2/5
23 : 1 1,454
Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls, MT
2/5
23 : 1 1,657
University Logo Bold Beauty Academy Billings, MT 20 : 1 136
University Logo Academy of Cosmetology Bozeman, MT 8 : 1 16
University Logo Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Butte, MT 10 : 1 37
Miles Community College Miles Community College Miles City, MT
2/5
15 : 1 481
Montana Bible College Montana Bible College Bozeman, MT
2/5

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