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Find out more about how Montana State University - Billings ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Montana State University - Billings Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Montana State University - Billings was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Montana State University - Billings as #1,430 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Montana State University - Billings is also ranked #10 out of 10 schools in Montana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Montana State University - Billings?

Acceptance Rate

Montana State University - Billings has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Montana State University - Billings Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Montana State University - Billings is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Montana State University - Billings is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Montana State University - Billings

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Montana State University - Billings this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 11% for first-time, full-time students at Montana State University - Billings, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Montana State University - Billings

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,021 undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings with 2,400 being full-time and 1,621 being part-time.

Montana State University - Billings Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Montana State University - Billings is 38.17 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  38.17 out of 100
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How Much Does Montana State University - Billings Cost?

The overall average net price of Montana State University - Billings is $14,005. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Montana State University - Billings

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,457 $12,503 $15,186 $16,485 $16,695

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Montana State University - Billings, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Montana State University - Billings, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,438 a year. That adds up to $21,752 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana State University - Billings is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Montana State University - Billings Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Montana State University - Billings with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 13% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Montana State University - Billings

Located in Billings, Montana, Montana State University - Billings is a public institution. The location of Montana State University - Billings is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Montana State University - Billings

Contact details for Montana State University - Billings are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298
Phone: 406-657-2011

Montana State University - Billings Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Montana State University - Billings. Of these students, 681 received undergraduate degrees and 110 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 131 $39,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 45 $32,100
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 29 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 28 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 20 $29,000
Nursing 18 NA
General Psychology 16 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 15 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 $30,600
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 14 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Montana State University - Billings along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Montana State University - Billings

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,501 students took at least one online class at Montana State University - Billings. This is an increase from the 2,497 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,501 1,149
2016-2017 2,497 1,070
2015-2016 2,442 1,023
2014-2015 2,420 919
2013-2014 2,609 1,051

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