Montana State University Billings

Billings, MT

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,818
Graduate Enrollment: 386
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 38.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 17.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission:
2012 Median Admit SAT: 1,011


2012 Median Admit ACT: 22


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 36.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 14.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 7.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 4.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 77.5%
Black: 1.3%
Hispanic: 6.5%
Asian: 0.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 4.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 5.7%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
Unknown race: 1.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $17,260
In-State tuition: $6,022
Out-of-State tuition: $19,352

Estimated books and supplies: $1,540 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $7,956 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,740 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,956 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,740 (2022)

Average Family Income: $67,600 (2017)
Median Family Income: $34,883 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 28.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 35.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $18,209 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $193 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,220
$30k-48k $11,963
$48k-75k $15,904
$75k-110k $17,003
$110k+ $17,260

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 14%
6-year graduation rate: 28%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $18,209 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,782 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $10,342 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.5% (2015)
@3 year 76.4% (2017)
@5 year 83.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 45.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 50.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,167 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $47,845 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Precision Metal Working. 22 $38,153 ($3,179)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 13 $21,250 $127
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 15 $26,500 $179
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 19 $63,472 ($5,289)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 1
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 25 $19,000 $43,494 ($3,625)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 2
Associate's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 14
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 6
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 12 $548 $42,590 ($3,549)
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 37 $26,750 $211 $64,185 ($5,349) $60,916 ($5,076)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 18 $32,988
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 15 $14,222
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 131 $22,625 $186 $42,880 ($3,573) $51,370 ($4,281)
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 2
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Resources Management and Services. 1
Associate's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 19
Bachelor's Degree History. 6
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4
Associate's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 1
Associate's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 36
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 28 $39,800 $192 $27,870 ($2,323) $52,082 ($4,340)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 29 $34,680 $170 $54,009 ($4,501)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 11
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 14
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 1
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 16
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 14
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 2
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 14 $40,771 ($3,398)
Associate's Degree Fire Protection. 5
Master's Degree Public Administration. 2
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Carpenters. 2
Associate's Degree Carpenters. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 2
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 19 $38,747 ($3,229) $56,989 ($4,749)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 9 $17,653 $170
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 9
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 14
Associate's Degree Education, General. 2
Master's Degree Education, General. 2
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 23 $301 $44,531 ($3,711)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 6
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 15 $52,298 ($4,358)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 15 $307 $46,734 ($3,895)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 45 $24,652 $212 $31,870 ($2,656) $40,835 ($3,403)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 20 $40,358 ($3,363)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $60,354
Full time faculty: 63%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $27,055,408 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $33,985,499 (2022)