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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Montana

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

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Montana ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great education programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Montana

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying education.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

The University of Montana - Western tops the 2021 list of our schools in Montana that are best for non-traditional education students. Located in the town of Dillon, Montana Western is a public college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Montana Western has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Montana ranking.

254 students at Montana Western are exclusively online. There are roughly 331 part time students in attendance at Montana Western. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. MSU Bozeman is a large public school located in the remote town of Bozeman. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MSU Bozeman, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Montana ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.3%. Approximately 1,235 students take at least one class online at MSU Bozeman. 3,729 students are part time. MSU Bozeman does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University - Billings as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Billings, Montana State University - Billings is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Montana State University - Billings, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Montana ranking.

There are approximately 1,352 students at Montana State University - Billings that take at least one class online. About 1,875 of the students at Montana State University - Billings are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The University of Montana landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. UM is a large public school located in the small city of Missoula. UM also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Montana rankings.

Approximately 2,310 students take at least one class online at UM. 2,994 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Carroll College

Helena, MT

Our rankings recognize Carroll College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Helena, Carroll Montana is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Carroll Montana has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Montana ranking.

The student loan default rate at Carroll Montana is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 72 students at Carroll Montana that take at least one class online. 134 students are part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 443
Teacher Education Subject Specific 216
Educational Administration 96
Curriculum & Instruction 93
General Education 61

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 417
Psychology 336
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 203
Communication & Journalism 167
History 112

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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