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Rocky Mountain College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Rocky Mountain College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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 Rocky Mountain College Ranked?

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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.

Rocky Mountain College was awarded 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Rocky is ranked #954 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

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

See all of the rankings for Rocky Mountain College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rocky?

Acceptance Rate

Rocky Mountain College has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Rocky.

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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Learn more about Rocky Mountain College admissions.

Rocky Mountain College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Rocky it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 Rocky Mountain College is 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 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 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Rocky have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100
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100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Rocky Mountain College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Rocky

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 898 undergraduates at Rocky with 868 being full-time and 30 being part-time.

Rocky 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.

With an overall score of 85.94 out of 100, Rocky is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.94 out of 100
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How Much Does Rocky Mountain College Cost?

The overall average net price of Rocky is $17,874. 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 +
$15,381 $13,967 $16,506 $19,079 $22,131

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 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Rocky Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Rocky make about $38,800 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.

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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 city atmosphere of Billings makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Rocky Mountain College

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, 245 received undergraduate degrees and 61 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
Health & Physical Education 38 NA
General Biology 33 NA
Business Administration & Management 25 $33,500
Air Transportation 22 NA
General Psychology 16 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 12 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 10 NA
Accounting 10 NA
Animal Services 9 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9 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 2017-2018, 126 students took at least one online class at Rocky Mountain College. This is a decrease from the 152 students who took online classes the previous year.

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

Learn more about online learning at Rocky Mountain College.

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