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# Montana Trade Schools

Montana ranked #49 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 1,428 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $7,632 per year to get their degree at a college in Montana, while out of state students will pay an average of $13,029 per year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Montana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,798 per year.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in Montana

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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 average amount of student loans is $5,148 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Great Falls College Montana State University is $30,993.

The total student population at Montana State University is 16,218, of which 14,230 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,026 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,384 during the early-career years.

There are 3,602 undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, of which 1,985 are full-time, and there are 4,000 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

48% of Montana State University - Billings students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,117 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

The total student population at The University of Montana is 9,808, of which 6,975 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,654 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,787 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

57% of Highlands College of Montana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,492 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Highlands College of Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,445 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Montana State University - Northern is 1,024, of which 988 students are undergraduates and of those, 729 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana State University - Northern is 4.3 years.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,441 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close 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.

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

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Flathead Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,929 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Providence is 1,005, of which 790 students are undergraduates and of those, 528 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Providence is 4.3 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

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.

71% of Montana Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,077 during the early-career years.

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

Roughly 43% of students at Helena College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,473 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Helena College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,147 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts is 32, which includes 32 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,888 during the early-career years.

There are 570 full-time undergraduates at SKC, and 716 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,899 a year. SKC has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,345 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Academy of Cosmetology is 33, which includes 33 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Academy of Cosmetology. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,923 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Academy of Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,452 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Rocky Mountain College is 1,014, of which 839 students are undergraduates and of those, 816 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rocky is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,205 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 1,108 students at Carroll Montana in total, 1,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,065 are full-time. It takes the average Carroll Montana undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,561 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,187 during the early-career years.

There are 15 students at Bitterroot School of Cosmetology in total, 15 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Bitterroot School of Cosmetology is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,897 during the early-career years.

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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,424 during the early-career years.

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.

There are 328 students at Fort Peck Community College in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Students who graduate from Fort Peck Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,894 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Blackfeet Community College is 417, which includes 298 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Students who graduate from BCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,231 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,431 undergraduates at Montana Tech, of which 1,323 are full-time, and there are 1,650 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Montana Tech is 4.7 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,482 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.

The total student population at Dawson Community College is 377, which includes 233 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at DCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,774 during the early-career years.

There are 147 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 311 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $9,744 during the early-career years.

There are 94 full-time undergraduates at Aaniiih Nakoda College, and 143 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aaniiih Nakoda College is $18,507.

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,305 during the early-career years.

## Other Montana Trade Schools

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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26 | Chief Dull Knife College | 0 |

26 | Montana Bible College | 0 |

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