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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Montana

2 Colleges
802 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,697 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in MontanaOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 2nd in Montana. In fact, 802 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Montana ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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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 Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Montana

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

Best Value Engineering Schools in Montana

Montana Tech of the University of Montana comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Montana Tech is a small public school located in the town of Butte. In addition to being on our best value list, Montana Tech has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Montana ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Montana Tech is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,468. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Montana Tech is $130,473. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Montana State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. MSU Bozeman is a large public school located in the town of Bozeman. In addition to being on our best value list, MSU Bozeman has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Montana ranking.

The average student at MSU Bozeman graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,926. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from MSU Bozeman is $157,756. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 3,076
Idaho 782
Utah 1,402
Wyoming 308

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 221
Civil Engineering 116
Chemical Engineering 112
General Engineering 75
Electrical Engineering 75

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 511
Natural Resources & Conservation 223
Computer & Information Sciences 153
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 152
Physical Sciences 136

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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