Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT, USA
3.75 Average Rating

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 enables students to design their own major. Throughout the year, Rocky offers a number of outdoor weekend trips for class credit involving activities such as whitewater rafting, backpacking, and kayaking for school credit. For a break from the rigors of academia, Yellowstone National Park is 90 minutes from campus.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Church of Christ
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
52%
Out-Of-State Students
47%
82%
Submitting ACT
30%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1099
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
991
Total Number of Undergrads
898
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
73%
20-39 Students
21%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,165
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,293
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,293
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$4,280
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,460
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,513
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,114

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,277
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
51%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Battlin' Bears
School Colors
green and Vegas gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Frontier Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Billings
Great Falls
Seattle
Denver
Missoula
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
80%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,100

What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
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 any student to learn.
Philip from Dutton, MT
I am a freshman at this college and so far I love it here. I looked for a small school in new surroundings and I found it. If you are looking for a college with a great community where you are a name not a number RMC is fit for you.
Will from Billings, MT
Rocky Mountan College is a great private school for any person from Montana or outside of the state. It is also great for it's art, biology, and aeronotics programs for any student majoring in those.
Athea from Billings, MT
Rocky Mountain College is a beautiful college. It has great professors and staff. There is also always something fun going on.
Jennifer from Buhl, ID
Rocky Mountain college is the perfect size; larger than high school but small enough to recognize each student as a person. The staff at Rocky Mountain college are knowledgeable and caring. All the buildings on campus are with in easy walking distance of convenient parking.
Ty from Billings, MT