Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College is located on a 60-acre campus in Billings, Montana. It was founded as the Montana Collegiate Institute in Deer Lodge, Montana in 1878. It was later renamed the College of Montana, and merged with Billings Polytechnic Institute in 1935, given its current name soon after .

Rocky Mountain College offers more than 45 undergraduate major programs in over 20 disciplines. The college also offers master's degree programs in the fields of physician assistant studies, accounting, and educational leadership. In addition, several pre-professional and study-abroad programs are available.

The sports teams of RMC are nicknamed the Bears. The college is a member of the Frontier Conference, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Grand Teton Conference, and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. The Bears participate in various sports, including basketball, volleyball, golf, cross country, soccer, ski racing, and football.

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Contacting Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings , MT 59102-1796
General Phone: (406) 657-1000

Rocky Mountain College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management53business management, accounting and related services, managerial economics, MIS, management science
Medical Support and Technology25physician assistant
Science21biology, chemistry, geology
Education and Teaching18elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, social science teaching, history teaching
Transportation16commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Animal Science and Care13equestrian studies
Liberal Arts13English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology, computer science
Music5music performance
Art Studies5art studies
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Media2communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy and religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for Rocky Mountain College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16837
Associate's degree01
Master's degree312

Rocky Mountain College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rocky Mountain College had a total enrollment of 899 students (893 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 8%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 31%
20-21 32%
22-24 17%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Rocky Mountain College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 67 %

Rocky Mountain College Room and Board (2007)

Rocky Mountain College offers campus housing for 611 of its 893 (full-time) students.

(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 offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Rocky Mountain College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math440670
SAT Writing450550
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT27%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Rocky Mountain College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,080
Room and board $ 6,334
Room charge $ 3,090
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,244
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Rocky Mountain College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 253400)

Rocky Mountain College Faculty

Rocky Mountain College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$50,52611$56,295
Associate professorcalendar year8$47,0131*
Assistant professorcalendar year12$55,50210$45,549
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year4$35,4511*
All faculty totalcalendar year38$49,55025$50,802

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

Rocky Mountain College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Frontier Conference
Basketball Frontier Conference
Track Frontier Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports121527

Rocky Mountain College Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Music Performance, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Rocky Mountain College Apart:

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