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Montana State University - Billings Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Montana State University - Billings? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Montana State University - Billings offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Montana State University - Billings Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Montana State University - Billings was awarded 39 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other rehabilitation and therapeutic professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Montana State University - Billings is ranked #1,869 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 13 colleges in Montana, Montana State University - Billings is ranked at #9.

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

Acceptance Rate

Since Montana State University - Billings has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Montana State University - Billings Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Montana State University - Billings is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Montana State University - Billings is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 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 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Montana State University - Billings is 11%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Montana State University - Billings Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,031 undergraduates at Montana State University - Billings with 2,216 being full-time and 1,815 being part-time.

How Much Does Montana State University - Billings Cost?

The overall average net price of Montana State University - Billings is $13,844. 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 +
$11,341 $11,749 $14,839 $16,466 $16,707

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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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. This is about 13% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Montana State University - Billings

Montana State University - Billings is a public institution situated in Billings, Montana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 51 majors graduated from Montana State University - Billings. Of these students, 672 received undergraduate degrees and 116 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 142 $39,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 51 $32,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 35 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 24 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 24 $29,000
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 19 NA
Nursing 16 NA
General Psychology 15 NA
Health & Physical Education 15 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 2,653 students took at least one online class at Montana State University - Billings. This is an increase from the 2,501 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,653 1,237
2017-2018 2,501 1,149
2016-2017 2,497 1,070
2015-2016 2,442 1,023
2013-2014 2,609 1,051

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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