Montana State University-Billings in Billings

Billings, MT

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Montana State University-Billings offers 288-degree programs and 51 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 36.8% are women, and 63.2% are men. 3% percents of international students. Montana State University-Billings is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Montana State University-Billings is 13054$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11120 and $17600 per year. 36% of full-time Montana State University-Billings students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Montana State University-Billings is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Montana State University-Billings students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,344
$30,001 - $48,000$12,013
$48,001 - $75,000$14,408
$75,001 - $110,000$15,840



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4250

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2362 of Montana State University-Billings undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 54 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Montana State University-Billings number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Montana.

Students at Montana State University-Billings awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Montana State University-Billings.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Montana State University-Billings graduation rate is below the national average.

36% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Montana State University-Billings completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Montana State University-Billings is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Montana State University-Billings the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Montana State University-Billings and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Montana.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Montana State University-Billings

The campus located by 1500 University Drive address in Billings, Montana.


Montana State University-Billings in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Montana State University-Billings with 0.1% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Montana State University-Billings are forcible sex offense, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Montana State University-Billings offers 288 programs in total: 135 are for Bachelor's degree, 75 - for Associate's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 33 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in Montana state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , Bachelor's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Montana State University-Billings is one of the few institutions in Montana that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 51 distance learning programs that are offered in the Montana State University-Billings: 21 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Associate's degree and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Montana state average data to help you compare.


Montana State University-Billings provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3652 students with 109560 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 271 with 6504 credit hours.

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Location & Website

Address: 1500 University Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4066572011

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