Montana Tech Of The University Of Montana

Montana Tech Of The University Of Montana

Montana Tech of the University of Montana, often called Montana Tech, is a public, coeducational university located in Butte, Montana, United States. It was founded as a mining school in 1893. Montana Tech was formerly named as Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. Later it was renamed as Montana State School of Mines, and then as Montana School of Mines. Finally, in 1994, it was affiliated with the University of Montana and was given its present name. The institution offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various educational fields, including liberal arts, social sciences, occupational training, engineering, industrial hygiene, etc. The campus spreads across an area of nearly 100,000 acres.

Montana Tech is organized into the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies
  • College of Technology
  • Graduate School
  • School of Mines and Engineering

The athletics teams of Montana Tech are nicknamed Orediggers. Charlie Oredigger is the official mascot of the university. The students of Montana Tech participate in intercollegiate basketball, golf, volleyball and football.

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Contacting Montana Tech

Montana Tech of the University of Montana
1300 W Park St
Butte , MT 59701-8997
General Phone: (406) 496-4101

Montana Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering145engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining and mineral engineering, petroleum engineering, geological engineering, various engineering courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine36registered nursing
Business and Management35business
Medical Administration32occupational health, medical informatics
Liberal Arts25technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science, web design, computer networking, software engineering
Science16biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geological and earth sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26321
Master's degree3011
Associate's degree283

Montana Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Montana Tech had a total enrollment of 1,900 students (1,791 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 25%
20-21 25%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown5%

Montana Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 43 %

Montana Tech Room and Board (2007)

Montana Tech offers campus housing for 299 of its 1,791 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Montana Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,713
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,425
Room and board $ 6,140
Room charge $ 2,656
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,484
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,200

Financial Aid:
Montana Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 253100)

Montana Tech Faculty

Montana Tech has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3222
Non-tenured and not on tenure track85

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year32$59,83216$41,446
All faculty totalcalendar year32$59,83216$41,446

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$71,5095$71,146
Associate professoracademic year13$62,5768$55,779
Assistant professoracademic year27$54,95716$52,008
Instructoracademic year9$49,09712$46,502
All faculty totalacademic year80$61,95041$53,466

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

Montana Tech Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Frontier Conference
Basketball Frontier Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports52025

Montana Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Medical Informatics
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physical Sciences

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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Male % of student body
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%Montana Tech Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 17%Montana Tech % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%Montana Tech Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 17%Montana Tech % students on athletic fin. aid
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%Montana Tech Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Montana Tech % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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