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

Carroll College
Helena, MT

Carroll College offers 62 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 314 students graduated with students earning 308 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Associate's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT

Rocky Mountain College offers 52 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 268 students graduated with students earning 207 Bachelor's degrees, and 61 Master's degrees.

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The University of Montana-Western offers 46 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 536 students graduated with students earning 265 Associate's degrees, 250 Bachelor's degrees, and 21 Certificates.

Montana Technological University offers 45 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 472 students graduated with students earning 374 Bachelor's degrees, 89 Master's degrees, 5 Certificates, 3 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Montana State University offers 170 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 3,282 students graduated with students earning 2,473 Bachelor's degrees, 441 Master's degrees, 161 Certificates, 106 Associate's degrees, and 101 Doctoral degrees.

Salish Kootenai College offers 46 degree programs. It's a very small, public, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 220 students graduated with students earning 98 Associate's degrees, 73 Certificates, and 49 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Providence
Great Falls, MT

University of Providence offers 45 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 399 students graduated with students earning 286 Bachelor's degrees, 79 Master's degrees, and 34 Certificates.

The University of Montana offers 286 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 3,126 students graduated with students earning 1,489 Bachelor's degrees, 507 Master's degrees, 415 Doctoral degrees, 383 Certificates, and 332 Associate's degrees.

Montana State University-Northern offers 42 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 266 students graduated with students earning 135 Bachelor's degrees, 99 Associate's degrees, 16 Certificates, and 16 Master's degrees.

Montana State University Billings offers 124 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 799 students graduated with students earning 408 Bachelor's degrees, 241 Associate's degrees, 109 Master's degrees, and 41 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Montana

Pima Medical Institute-Dillon offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 50 students graduated with students earning 31 Certificates, and 19 Associate's degrees.

Blackfeet Community College offers 29 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 65 students graduated with students earning 51 Associate's degrees, and 14 Certificates.

Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, MT

Chief Dull Knife College offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2019, 25 students graduated with students earning 25 Associate's degrees.

Aaniiih Nakoda College offers 18 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2019, 34 students graduated with students earning 26 Associate's degrees, and 8 Certificates.

Dawson Community College offers 21 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 60 students graduated with students earning 56 Associate's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

Great Falls College Montana State University offers 32 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 390 students graduated with students earning 247 Associate's degrees, and 143 Certificates.

Miles Community College
Miles City, MT

Miles Community College offers 37 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 113 students graduated with students earning 80 Associate's degrees, and 33 Certificates.

Helena College University of Montana offers 28 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 282 students graduated with students earning 211 Associate's degrees, and 71 Certificates.

Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, MT

Little Big Horn College offers 31 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2019, 49 students graduated with students earning 43 Associate's degrees, and 6 Certificates.

Flathead Valley Community College offers 66 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 348 students graduated with students earning 306 Associate's degrees, and 42 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Montana

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Carroll College Logo Carroll College Helena, MT
5/5
15 : 1 1,231
Bold Beauty Academy Logo Bold Beauty Academy Billings, MT     110
Rocky Mountain College Logo Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT
5/5
15 : 1 1,000
The University of Montana-Western Logo The University of Montana-Western Dillon, MT
2/5
21 : 1 1,358
Montana Technological University Logo Montana Technological University Butte, MT
2/5
13 : 1 1,714
Montana State University Logo Montana State University Bozeman, MT
2/5
22 : 1 16,692
Pima Medical Institute-Dillon Logo Pima Medical Institute-Dillon Dillon, MT   14 : 1 55
Salish Kootenai College Logo Salish Kootenai College Pablo, MT
2/5
10 : 1 690
University of Providence Logo University of Providence Great Falls, MT
5/5
19 : 1 998
The University of Montana Logo The University of Montana Missoula, MT
2/5
22 : 1 10,487
Blackfeet Community College Logo Blackfeet Community College Browning, MT
2/5
7 : 1 366
Bitterroot School of Cosmetology Logo Bitterroot School of Cosmetology Hamilton, MT     14
Chief Dull Knife College Logo Chief Dull Knife College Lame Deer, MT
2/5
12 : 1 162
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Logo Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Butte, MT     28
Aaniiih Nakoda College Logo Aaniiih Nakoda College Harlem, MT
2/5
10 : 1 131
Montana Academy of Salons Logo Montana Academy of Salons Great Falls, MT     82
Montana State University-Northern Logo Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT
2/5
21 : 1 1,073
Dawson Community College Logo Dawson Community College Glendive, MT
2/5
41 : 1 447
Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts Logo Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts Kalispell, MT     66
Great Falls College Montana State University Logo Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls, MT
2/5
31 : 1 1,218

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