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:
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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