2020 Montana Colleges Comparison

Montana College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, thirty-one colleges are active for serving college programs in Montana. By school types, there are seventeen public schools and fourteen private schools. By school levels, twelve 4-years (or high) schools, fourteen 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and five less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the thirty-one Montana schools, Montana State University ranked first and The University of Montana ranked second (view more at Montana college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Montana colleges is $7,737 for Montana residents and $13,382 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 74.30% and the average SAT score is 1,117. The average number of students is 1,657 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Montana colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.
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2020 Montana Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Montana ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,101$21,2211,20082.00%16,81457%19 to 1
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,256$23,1881,15094.00%10,96245%16 to 1
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,586$34,8051,05259.00%99749%11 to 1
Montana Technological University
Butte, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,540$19,3701,17091.00%1,84454%13 to 1
Montana State University Billings
Billings, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,310$20,106--4,31524%14 to 1
Bold Beauty Academy
Billings, MT
Private, 2-4 years
$15,500---8598%12 to 1
Montana Academy of Salons
Great Falls, MT
Private, 2-4 years
$17,200---9164%14 to 1
Academy of Cosmetology
Bozeman, MT
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,390---3567%21 to 1
Highlands College of Montana Tech
Butte, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$9,390---73920%13 to 1
Dawson Community College
Glendive, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$5,580---41335%14 to 1
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$6,377---2,35129%12 to 1
Great Falls College Montana State University
Great Falls, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$10,342---1,51425%12 to 1
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$3,200---25513%15 to 1
Montana Bible College
Bozeman, MT
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,040-1,08047.00%-11%-
Health Works Institute
Bozeman, MT
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,670--90.00%15-22 to 1
Pima Medical Institute-Dillon
Dillon, MT
Private, 2-4 years
$13,833---4375%25 to 1
Blackfeet Community College
Browning, MT
Private, 2-4 years
$3,370---30515%9 to 1
Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts
Kalispell, MT
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,800---8072%13 to 1
Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$2,260---19644%12 to 1
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Harlem, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$2,410---15029%10 to 1
University of Providence
Great Falls, MT
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,662$31,5001,10155.00%1,03838%12 to 1
Miles Community College
Miles City, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$5,910---50533%11 to 1
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, MT
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,399---72052%8 to 1
Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$2,645---44410%22 to 1
Bitterroot School of Cosmetology
Hamilton, MT
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,150---3384%13 to 1
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture
Butte, MT
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,950---2180%7 to 1
Carroll College
Helena, MT
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,262$13,7361,18069.00%1,33563%12 to 1
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$2,250---30515%10 to 1
Helena College University of Montana
Helena, MT
Public, 2-4 years
$9,600---1,52035%12 to 1
Montana State University-Northern
Havre, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,665$20,145-100.00%1,09031%15 to 1
The University of Montana-Western
Dillon, MT
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,209-1,00556.00%1,50849%17 to 1
Average$13,382$23,0091,11774.30%1,65744%14 to 1