Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Montana Technological University Ranked?

2022 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 Technological University was awarded 74 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is occupational health and industrial hygiene.

Overall Quality

Montana Tech landed the #806 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Montana Tech also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Montana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Montana Tech?

Acceptance Rate

Montana Technological University has an acceptance rate of 92%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Montana Tech.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Montana Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 575 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Montana Technological University  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Montana Technological University  ( 575 to 670 )
Montana Tech received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Montana Technological University  ( 22 to 27 )

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Montana Technological University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Montana Technological University 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

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 Technological University is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Montana Technological University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Montana Technological University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 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 13% for first-time, full-time students at Montana Tech, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Montana Technological University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,493 undergraduates at Montana Tech with 1,369 being full-time and 124 being part-time.

How Much Does Montana Technological University Cost?

The overall average net price of Montana Tech is $15,023. 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 Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,010 $12,562 $14,821 $17,493 $18,078

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 Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Montana Tech, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,352 a year. That adds up to $21,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana Tech is 11.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Montana Tech Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Montana Tech make about $41,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Montana Technological University make the most money.

Location of Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University is a public institution located in Butte, Montana. The location of Montana Tech is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Montana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 W Park St, Butte, MT 59701-8997
Phone: 406-496-4256

Montana Technological University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Montana Technological University. Of these students, 345 received undergraduate degrees and 83 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 Engineering 57 $55,900
Nursing 45 $60,100
Mechanical Engineering 34 NA
Public Health 32 $63,900
Petroleum Engineering 28 $73,200
Civil Engineering 24 NA
Mining Engineering 18 NA
Environmental Engineering 16 NA
General Business/Commerce 15 NA
Electrical Engineering 12 NA

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

Online Learning at Montana Tech

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 537 students took at least one online class at Montana Technological University. This is a decrease from the 554 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 537 143
2017-2018 554 162
2016-2017 471 180
2015-2016 431 110
2013-2014 389 91

Learn more about online learning at Montana Technological University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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