Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Rocky Mountain College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Rocky Mountain College was awarded 55 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Rocky is ranked #1,156 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Rocky also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Montana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rocky?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rocky Mountain College is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Rocky submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 450 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 460 to 560 )
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800
Rocky received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Rocky Mountain College  ( 20 to 25 )
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Rocky Mountain College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Rocky, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rocky Mountain College is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rocky Mountain College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Rocky Mountain College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Rocky this rate is 30%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100
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100

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Rocky Mountain College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 850 undergraduates at Rocky with 829 being full-time and 21 being part-time.

How Much Does Rocky Mountain College Cost?

The overall average net price of Rocky is $18,747. 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 Rocky

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,334 $15,758 $17,151 $19,007 $22,099

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 Rocky, 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 Rocky, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,959 a year. That adds up to $31,836 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rocky is 7.2%. 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 Rocky Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rocky make around $38,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Rocky Mountain College make the most money.

Location of Rocky Mountain College

Located in Billings, Montana, Rocky Mountain College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Rocky are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102-1796
Phone: 406-657-1000
Website: https://www.rocky.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-College/150421602788

Rocky Mountain College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Rocky Mountain College. Of these students, 172 received undergraduate degrees and 55 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 Biology 23 NA
Air Transportation 22 NA
Health & Physical Education 17 NA
Business Administration & Management 14 $33,500
General Psychology 13 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 10 NA
Animal Services 9 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 NA
History 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Rocky Mountain College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Rocky

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 2018-2019, 194 students took at least one online class at Rocky Mountain College. This is an increase from the 126 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 194 29
2017-2018 126 0
2016-2017 152 0
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Rocky Mountain College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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