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27 Colleges
1,428 Yearly Graduations
$30,528 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,194 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 1,428 students received a trade school degree from a college in Montana, making it rank #49 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Montana is $7,632 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,029 a year.

About 50% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,798 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Great Falls College Montana State University is 1,071, which includes 478 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Great Falls College Montana State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,148 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Great Falls College Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,993 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
168 Yearly Degrees
$7,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,218 students at MSU Bozeman in total, 14,230 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,026 are full-time. It takes the average MSU Bozeman undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,758 a year. MSU Bozeman has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MSU Bozeman with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,384 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
147 Yearly Degrees
$6,022 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Montana State University - Billings is 4,000, of which 3,602 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,985 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana State University - Billings is 4.7 years.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,117 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Montana State University - Billings with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,441 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
141 Yearly Degrees
$7,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,975 undergraduates at UM, of which 5,654 are full-time, and there are 9,808 students altogether. It takes the average UM undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,953 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,787 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$3,589 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 679 students at Highlands College of Montana Tech in total, 293 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at Highlands College of Montana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,492 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,445 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$5,955 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 988 undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, of which 729 are full-time, and there are 1,024 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montana State University - Northern, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

48% of Montana State University - Northern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,441 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montana State University - Northern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,908 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees
$6,721 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,049 students at Flathead Valley Community College in total, 716 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

23% of Flathead Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Flathead Valley Community College is $29,929.

#8

University of Providence

Great Falls, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$26,662 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 790 undergraduates at University of Providence, of which 528 are full-time, and there are 1,005 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Providence, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at University of Providence take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,135 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Providence with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,490 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Montana Academy of Salons

Great Falls, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees

There are 87 full-time undergraduates at Montana Academy, and 87 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,065 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Montana Academy is $21,077.

Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$3,477 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 331 full-time undergraduates at Helena College, and 1,324 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,473 a year. Helena College has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Helena College is $31,147.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees

There are 32 full-time undergraduates at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts, and 32 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,199 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts is $14,888.

#12

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$6,399 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Salish Kootenai College is 716, which includes 570 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SKC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

15% of SKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,899 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,345 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$31,335 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,014 students at Rocky in total, 839 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 816 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rocky, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Rocky take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,205 a year. Rocky has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rocky is $38,362.

#13

Academy of Cosmetology

Bozeman, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees

There are 33 students at Academy of Cosmetology in total, 33 are full-time undergraduates. Academy of Cosmetology has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,923 a year. Academy of Cosmetology has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Academy of Cosmetology is $24,452.

#15

Carroll College

Helena, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$38,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,108 students at Carroll Montana in total, 1,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,065 are full-time. For undergraduates at Carroll Montana, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,561 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Carroll Montana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,187 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Bitterroot School of Cosmetology

Hamilton, Montana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees

There are 15 full-time undergraduates at Bitterroot School of Cosmetology, and 15 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bitterroot School of Cosmetology. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bitterroot School of Cosmetology is $13,897.

#17

Miles Community College

Miles City, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees
$6,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 294 full-time undergraduates at Miles Community College, and 567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,823 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Miles Community College is $34,204.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees

There are 18 full-time undergraduates at Butte Academy of Beauty, and 18 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at Butte Academy of Beauty take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,200 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Butte Academy of Beauty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,424 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Fort Peck Community College

Poplar, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fort Peck Community College is 328, which includes 164 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,894 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$7,346 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Montana Technological University is 1,650, of which 1,431 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,323 are full-time. For undergraduates at Montana Tech, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 63% of accepted students are men, and 37% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Montana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,482 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,445 during the early-career years.

#20

Blackfeet Community College

Browning, Montana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$3,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 417 students at BCC in total, 298 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,231 during the early-career years.

#22

Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$5,745 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 233 full-time undergraduates at DCC, and 377 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

58% of DCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,375 a year. DCC has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,774 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
7 Yearly Degrees
$2,645 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stone Child College is 311, which includes 147 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $9,744 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$3,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 211 students at Little Big Horn College in total, 157 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Little Big Horn College is $18,305.

#24

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem, Montana
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$2,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Aaniiih Nakoda College is 143, which includes 94 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,507 during the early-career years.

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