University Of Montana Helena College Of Technology

University Of Montana Helena College Of Technology

The University Of Montana Helena College of Technology, located in Helena, Montana, was established in 1939. It is also popularly known as UM-Helena. In its early days, it was referred to as the Helena College of Technology and the Helena Vocational-Technical Center.

UM-Helena offers programs leading to technical proficiency certificates, and associate of arts, associate of applied science and associate of science degrees. Its students can also earn graduate-level programs in cooperation with other colleges under the Montana University System.

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Contacting UMH

University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
1115 N Roberts Street
Helena , MT 59601
General Phone: (406) 444-6800

UMH Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair24industrial electronics tech, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine21registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement19fire protection tech
Production Trades19machinist, welding, precision metal working
Computer Science and Engineering18computer programming
Business and Management16accounting technology
Liberal Arts16general studies
Office and Administration13administrative assistant
Engineering Technician8construction engineering tech

Number of programs and degrees for UMH in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years377
Associate's degree11712

UMH Student Body

In 2007-2008, UMH had a total enrollment of 1,064 students (730 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 21%
20-21 14%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

UMH Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 46 %

UMH Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Helena, 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.

UMH Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,021
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,017
Books and supplies $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
UMH participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 757000)

UMH Faculty

UMH has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track97
Non-tenured and not on tenure track41

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year21$41,33711$42,473
All faculty totalacademic year21$41,33711$42,473

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

UMH Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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UMH Highlights

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What Sets UMH Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%UMH % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%UMH Number of degree programs
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%UMH % of degrees in production trades
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%UMH Number of students
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%UMH % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%UMH % of degrees in office and administration
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%UMH Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%UMH % of degrees in computer science and engineering

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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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