Colleges in Montana: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Montana Colleges Summary

As one might guess from its relatively small population, Montana has a relatively small number of colleges and career schools. It is one of only 12 US states with fewer than 40. It is also one of only six US states with fewer than 50,000 students. Less obvious is that a relatively small percentage of Montana's population attend colleges or career schools - under 5.4%.

More than half of these schools are public, and nearly 90% of their students are enrolled in a public college. It is common for a significant majority of students to be going to a public school, because this includes all state sponsored schools and community colleges. However, only five US states have a higher percentage of their students attending public schools than Montana.

Based on the above data, it should not come as a surprise that very few students in Montana go to for-profit schools. In fact, Montana is the only US state with less than one percent of its students enrolled in such schools.

Montana has only two colleges with more than 10,000 students. The largest of these is Montana State University with over 17,000 students, with locations in Bozeman, Billings, and Northern Montana. The next largest college is The University of Montana with over 13,000 students.

The web site and mailing address for the Montana Office of Public Instruction is as follows:

P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
Website: http://www.opi.mt.gov/

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Colleges and Universities in Montana

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Cosmetology Bozeman Bozeman 27   Yes
Academy of Nail Skin and Hair Billings 155   Yes
Blackfeet Community College Browning 471   Yes
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Butte 22   Yes
Carroll College Helena 1,382 871 No V: 490-590
M: 500-610
W: 480-580
Chief Dull Knife College Lame Deer 437   Yes
Dahls College of Beauty Great Falls 18   Yes
Dawson Community College Glendive 446 136 Yes
Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell 1,911   Yes
Fort Belknap College Harlem 244   Yes
Fort Peck Community College Poplar 422   Yes
Health Works Institute Bozeman 27   No
Little Big Horn College Crow Agency 272   Yes
Miles Community College Miles City 506 181 Yes
Modern Beauty School Missoula 43   No
Montana State University Bozeman 11,932 3,200 No V: 480-610
M: 500-630
Montana State University Billings Billings 3,752 558 No V: 440-540
M: 440-570
Montana State University Billings College of Technology Billings 1,160 558 Yes
Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology Great Falls 2,068   Yes
Montana State University Northern Havre 1,215 355 No V: 405-500
M: 403-518
Montana Tech College of Technology Butte 447 299 Yes
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte 1,900 299 Yes
Rocky Mountain College Billings 899 611 No V: 450-550
M: 440-670
W: 450-550
Salish Kootenai College Pablo 1,040 199 Yes
Stone Child College Box Elder 305   Yes
The University of Montana Missoula 13,628 3,425 No V: 480-580
M: 480-590
W: 450-580
The University of Montana Western Dillon 1,148 363 Yes
University of Great Falls Great Falls 722 260 Yes
University of Montana Helena College of Technology Helena 1,064   Yes
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