Colleges in Montana

Montana has 5 private and 6 public 4-year colleges that enroll 73,752 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $4,445 (for in-state students) and $18,246 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $21,956 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Montana provided $4,147,292 in financial aid to 1,280 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $52,703,420 in grant and scholarships to 8,228 students.

Montana receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 4,128 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $17,642,950 in pell grant ($4,263 per student on average) and 6,500 students received a total amount of $37,347,288 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,629 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Montana

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Carroll College

Location: Helena, MT

Private
not for profit
$25,449 $32,212 $32,212
71%
Montana Bible College

Location: Bozeman, MT

Private
not for profit
$7,040 $7,040
Montana State University

Location: Bozeman, MT

Public $14,953 $5,330 $21,341
83%
Montana State University-Billings

Location: Billings, MT

Public $11,680 $4,397 $16,662
Open admission
Montana State University-Northern

Location: Havre, MT

Public $10,523 $3,953 $16,153
Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Location: Butte, MT

Public $12,385 $4,919 $18,263
89%
Rocky Mountain College

Location: Billings, MT

Private
not for profit
$19,412 $26,136 $26,136
62%
Salish Kootenai College

Location: Pablo, MT

Private
not for profit
$8,648 $5,076 $10,260
Open admission
The University of Montana

Location: Missoula, MT

Public $13,894 $4,373 $21,827
92%
The University of Montana-Western

Location: Dillon, MT

Public $10,768 $3,699 $15,231
Open admission
University of Great Falls

Location: Great Falls, MT

Private
not for profit
$20,247 $22,434 $22,434
57%

2-year Colleges in Montana

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Aaniiih Nakoda College

Location: Harlem, MT

Public $6,497 $1,740 $1,740
Open admission
Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Bozeman, MT

Private
for profit
$7,943 $11,665 $11,665
Open admission
Bitterroot School of Cosmetology

Location: Hamilton, MT

Private
for profit
$6,005 $10,500 $10,500
Open admission
Blackfeet Community College

Location: Browning, MT

Private
not for profit
$6,830 $2,280 $2,280
Open admission
Bold Beauty Academy

Location: Billings, MT

Private
for profit
$7,694 $12,000 $12,000
Open admission
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture

Location: Butte, MT

Private
for profit
$9,484 $10,950 $10,950
Open admission
Chief Dull Knife College

Location: Lame Deer, MT

Public $6,189 $1,960 $1,960
Open admission
Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts

Location: Kalispell, MT

Private
for profit
$6,097 $10,800 $10,800
Open admission
Dawson Community College

Location: Glendive, MT

Public $8,657 $3,450 $6,030
Open admission
Flathead Valley Community College

Location: Kalispell, MT

Public $8,298 $4,312 $10,080
Open admission
Fort Peck Community College

Location: Poplar, MT

Public $6,461 $1,680 $1,680
Open admission
Great Falls College Montana State University

Location: Great Falls, MT

Public $9,177 $2,496 $8,748
Open admission
Helena College University of Montana

Location: Helena, MT

Public $10,335 $2,358 $7,572
Open admission
Highlands College of Montana Tech

Location: Butte, MT

Public $9,507 $2,380 $7,571
Open admission
Little Big Horn College

Location: Crow Agency, MT

Public $6,756 $2,600 $2,600
Open admission
Miles Community College

Location: Miles City, MT

Public $7,535 $3,720 $6,810
Open admission
Montana Academy of Salons

Location: Great Falls, MT

Private
for profit
$11,900 $17,200 $17,200
Open admission
Pima Medical Institute-Dillon

Location: Dillon, MT

Private
for profit
$14,712 $12,024 $12,024
Open admission
Stone Child College

Location: Box Elder, MT

Public $7,396 $1,820 $1,820
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Montana

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Health Works Institute

Location: Bozeman, MT

Private
for profit
$22,038 $9,535
84%