Montana State University Billings

Montana State University Billings

Montana State University Billings, also referred to as MSUB, is located in Billings, Montana, United States. The university was established in the year 1927 and was originally known as the Eastern Montana Normal School. MSUB enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. The university offers its students more than 150 degrees in different educational fields. The following degree-granting colleges are under Montana State University Billings:

  • College of Allied Health Professions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning
  • College of Technology

The athletic teams of the university are known as the Yellowjackets. The students of Montana State University Billings take part in sports such as basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and cross country. Notable alumni of the college include Greg Rachac, sportswriter; Kevin Red Star, native American artist; and Melony G. Griffith, member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

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Contacting Montana State Billings

Montana State University-Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings , MT 59101-0298
General Phone: (406) 657-2011

Montana State Billings Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching196education, curriculum and instruction, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, health teaching, ...
Liberal Arts166Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management111business
Media47mass communication, organizational communications, public relations
Therapy and Counseling45psychology, community psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, vocational counseling, rehabilitation
Science17biology, chemistry
Medical Administration9health care administration
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies
Family and Social Work4public administration
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Music2music, music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Montana State Billings in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree50237
Master's degree12114
Associate's degree293

Montana State Billings Student Body

In 2007-2008, Montana State Billings had a total enrollment of 3,752 students (3,437 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 20%
22-24 20%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota1%

Montana State Billings Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 53 %

Montana State Billings Room and Board (2007)

Montana State Billings offers campus housing for 558 of its 3,437 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Billings, Montana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Montana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Montana State Billings Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440540
SAT Math440570
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT69%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Montana State Billings Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,170
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,085
Room and board $ 6,200
Room charge $ 2,990
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,280
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,900

Financial Aid:
Montana State Billings participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 253000)

Montana State Billings Faculty

Montana State Billings has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2521
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1511

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$65,21211$68,559
Associate professoracademic year14$58,39610$53,371
Assistant professoracademic year18$46,93520$58,710
Instructoracademic year23$41,3689$44,464
Lectureracademic year10$39,61410$39,984
All faculty totalacademic year94$52,14060$54,368

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Montana State Billings Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Track Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports445397

Montana State Billings Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Psychology, General

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