Colleges in Montana

Colleges in Montana

A mountainous Western state, Montana is often referred to as “Big Sky Country,” but it has no official nickname. The largest landlocked state in the US has two public university systems, the Montana State University System and the University of Montana System. There are a handful of private schools and tribal community colleges in Montana, as well. The oldest in the state is the College of Montana, which merged with Rocky Mountain College, the most selective institution in The Treasure State. Top industries in Montana include agriculture, travel, and timber, but the fastest growing is tourism. With Glacier National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Helena, The World Museum of Mining, and Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park all within its borders, there’s a lot to attract out-of-staters.
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Montana State University

Established in 1893, Montana State University is situated in Bozeman, Montana. MSU is the state’s land-grant university and is the primary campus for the Montana State University System. Considered by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with a...

“…Montana State University has a very inspiring feel to it. Not only am I surrounded by motivated learners on a daily basis, I am also surrounded by intriguing landscapes that constantly reward my efforts. I've found my niche in the Earth Sciences...” – Erika from Polson, MT

Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University, more commonly known as Montana Tech, is a special-focus 4-year institution located in Butte, MT. Since its founding in 1900, Montana Tech has grown to encompass four schools and colleges offering numerous associate’s...

“…A good educational institute, with caring and knowledgeable professors. A great environment to learn and further your education. Montana tech is in a beautiful location with friendly people.” – Alyssa from Butte, MT

University of Providence

Founded by a group of nuns and the local bishop, the University of Providence is a Catholic liberal arts institution in Great Falls. UP is home to schools of Liberal Arts and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors. As a...

“…It is a awesome small university where you can get to know other students and teachers get to know you personally and take an active interest in your goals and schooling. There are lots of activities to become involved with as well as plenty of...” – Rebecca from Great Falls, MT

Carroll College

Carroll College is private liberal arts institution and pre-professional college with “more selective” admissions. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and situated in the center of the Rocky Mountains in Helena, Montana. Carroll College...

“…Carroll is a great private college where the students are truly the number one focus. The small class size allows for one-on-one time with the professor just like they promised. I also run cross country and track and Carroll is great with working...” – Hannah from Wolf Point, MT

Montana State University Billings is a public, 4-year institution, and is a member of the Montana University System. MSUB offers over 100 associate, bachelor, and certificate-level academic programs, many of which are also available as minor fields...

“…It is small yet growing. A great place to start college. The staff every where on campus are great to work with and want to see you succeed.” – Toni from Billings, MT

The University of Montana

With a campus settled at the base of Mount Sentinel, the University of Montana is a 4-year public school in western Montana and the flagship institution of the Montana University System. UM is home to 13 colleges and schools granting undergraduate...

“…the university has a diverse, fun, and clean campus. the variety of classes offered can lead students into varying majors and professions and help get their foot in the door. on a side note, the location of the campus, here in the valley, offers...” – A student from Montana

Rocky Mountain College

Founded in 1878, Rocky Mountain College is a liberal arts college in southern Montana and the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. RMC confers bachelor’s degrees in 51 academic majors including an Individualized Program of Study that...

“…Rocky Mountain College is a friendly and safe environment for all students. Rocky's small student population creates a great one on one relationship with your professors. I feel that Rocky's extremely friendly staff and students are a great place for...” – Philip from Dutton, MT

Montana State University-Northern is a public, 4-year institution established in Havre, with a satellite facility located in Great Falls. MSU Northern offers over 70 major and minor fields of study, awarding certificates and degrees from an associate...

“…Northern is a good quality school. There are several opportunities offered here. All of the faculty are very helpful.” – Tawnya from Havre, MT

The University of Montana Western is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Dillon, and it is a member of the Montana University System. The college offers programs of study in 9 subjects, including Equine Studies, Education,...

“…small campus and small class sizes make it easy to get to know a lot of people. the block system is amazing you only have to study one class at a time for 18 days. the clubs are fun and easy to get into.” – Kameo from saguache, CO

With a focus on perpetuating the culture of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Nation, Salish Kootenai College is a tribal college in northwest Montana. SKC fulfills its mission of providing higher education for Native Americans through courses...

“…Salish Kootenai College is a great junior college for individuals who are seeking college experience. While at Salish I have maintained above a 3.0 gpa because of the great staff there. Salish Kootenai is a safe and friendly environment.” – Michael from Ronan, MT

Flathead Valley Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus in the middle of the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana. FVCC’s two campuses serve a geographic region larger than the state of Massachusetts and are home to eight...

“…I would rate Flathead Valley Community College with an A+ for helpful faculty members, well-rounded peers, and exthusiastic professors. Flathead Valley Community College is conveniently located with several clearly marked buildings and maps in each...” – Alyson from Kalispell, MT

Miles Community College is a 2-year institution and one of three community colleges in Montana. MCC is home to five academic departments offering degree and certificate programs. To provide instruction in Montana’s biggest industry, MCC’s Agriculture...

“…Miles Community College is a wonderful place for students looking to begin their post-secondary education goals. The campus creates a sense of family by giving one-on-one special attention to students. Starting at MCC will allow you to receive help...” – Lindsey from Columbus, MT

Established in 1940, Dawson Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Glendive, Montana. DCC offers seven certificate programs, 12 technical associate’s degree programs, 30 general associate’s degree concentration options for...

Great Falls College-Montana State University is a 2-year community college and an affiliate of the MSU system. Among the college’s over 50 fields of study, GFC MSU offers a series of general education courses as part of the Montana University System...

“…Small town college that helps acheive your dreams. All the support and encouragement one needs to complete their educational goals. Small town welcome with world knowledge.” – Anna Marie from Billings, MT

With a campus nestled in the northern Rocky Mountains, Helena College University of Montana is a 2-year community college in Montana’s state capital. Helena grants degrees and certificates in 13 academic programs and includes an honors pathway...

Established in 1974, Blackfeet Community College is a 2-year, tribal institution located in Browning, Montana. BCC offers 26 associate’s degree and certificate programs throughout six academic divisions, as well as a 2+2 degree program in...

“…The College is getting me ready for the Universities. I started here to get me prepared. its a nice college” – Lorenzo from Browning, MT

Situated on the Crow Indian Reservation, Little Big Horn College is a tribal college in south central Montana. Committed to the preservation of Crow culture and language, Little Big Horn offers eight associate degree programs including Crow Studies....

“…The Little Big Horn College is open to the public, for Education is the weapon to success. Small and community based, with a lot of one-on-one help. Success is what you put into your education, theirs plenty or resourses here-just as a larger college...” – Crow Country

Located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Aaniiih Nakoda College is a Native American tribal college in northern Montana. Although affiliated with the Reservation, Aaniiih Nakoda accepts both tribal and non-tribal students. With a mission of...

Highlands College of Montana Tech is a public, 2-year institution located in Butte, Montana, approximately seven miles from the main university campus of Montana Tech. Highlands College offers 13 career-technical associate’s degree and certificate...

“…Montana Tech offers a great education in small, welcoming environment. You are taught by some of the best professors in the world at Montana Tech. Montana Tech also has an outstanding graduation rate and is outstanding in job placement.” – Jessica from GERALDINE, MT

Established in 1984, Stone Child College is a public, tribal institution located in Box Elder, Montana. SCC offers nearly 20 associate’s degree programs, a bachelor’s degree program in Elementary Education, and six career-oriented certificate...

Established in 1978, Fort Peck Community College is a tribal, 2-year institution located in Poplar, Montana. The college offers eight certificate programs and 15 associate’s degree programs, including options for terminal degrees as well as degrees...

“…The Fort Peck Community College is an institution of higher learning, that constantly strives towards bettering ourselves, our communities and life A college where your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being is important to us! A...” – O'Dale from Poplar, MT

Located on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Chief Dull Knife College is a tribal community college in southeast Montana. CDKC offers degrees and certificates in 17 academic subjects. As an institution dedicated to the study of the Cheyenne...

Montana Bible College is a Christian institution in southwest Montana with an emphasis on training students for rural and small town ministry. MBC offers a bachelor’s degree program in Biblical Studies with six concentrations in theological subjects...

Yellowstone Christian College is an evangelical Christian school in south central Montana’s Yellowstone River Valley. Featuring classes with a Christ-centered focus, YCC grants bachelor’s degrees in Christian Leadership, Business, Sports Management,...

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