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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Montana

5 Colleges
521 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,598 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in MontanaIn 2018-2019, education students earned 521 bachelor's degrees from a Montana school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that 0.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Montana ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Montana

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Education Schools in Montana

The University of Montana - Western comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Dillon, The University of Montana - Western is a public college with a small student population. The University of Montana - Western also made our Best Colleges for Education in Montana list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at The University of Montana - Western is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,712. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from The University of Montana - Western be around $94,654. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Carroll College

Helena, MT

Carroll College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the remote town of Helena, Carroll Montana is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Carroll Montana not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Montana list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Carroll Montana is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,238. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Carroll Montana is $121,423. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. MSU Bozeman is a fairly large public school located in the town of Bozeman. MSU Bozeman also made our Best Colleges for Education in Montana list, coming in at #1.

At MSU Bozeman, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,926. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the MSU Bozeman is $157,756. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Montana State University - Billings earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Billings, Montana State University - Billings is a public school with a small student population. Montana State University - Billings did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Montana list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Montana State University - Billings to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,375. This means that the average student pays around $115,294 to get a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University - Billings. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The University of Montana comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. University of Montana is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Missoula. In addition to being on our best value list, University of Montana has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Montana ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at University of Montana to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,740. This means that the average student pays around $139,560 to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Montana. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 732
Idaho 813
Utah 4,534
Wyoming 182

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 372
Teacher Education Subject Specific 142
Special Education 6
Other Education 1

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 375
Psychology 274
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 194
Communication & Journalism 145
History 104

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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