Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,329
Graduate Enrollment: 2,140
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 73%

Male/Female: 51% / 49% (2017)

First generation college students: 23.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 4.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,176
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1070 - 1300

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 46.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 26.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 18.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 12.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 84.3%
Black: 0.5%
Hispanic: 5.2%
Asian: 1.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 5.3%
Non-resident alien: 1.3%
Unknown race: 0.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,358
In-State tuition: $7,528
Out-of-State tuition: $28,264

Estimated books and supplies: $1,450 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,908 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,400 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,908 (2022)

Average Family Income: $85,396 (2017)
Median Family Income: $56,045 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 33.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $239 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $16,012
$30k-48k $16,729
$48k-75k $19,466
$75k-110k $21,963
$110k+ $22,308

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 31%
6-year graduation rate: 55%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 80.2% (2015)
@3 year 85.3% (2017)
@5 year 90.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 58.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 58.1% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,419 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $50,917 (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)
Master's Degree Physics. 8
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Physics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 34 $20,000 $203 $49,344 ($4,112) $48,285 ($4,024)
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 50 $24,034 $245 $31,327 ($2,611) $34,053 ($2,838)
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 34 $20,500 $217 $34,994 ($2,916) $40,825 ($3,402)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 16 $27,040 $294 $30,384 ($2,532) $33,470 ($2,789)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 1
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 20 $61,392 ($5,116)
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 16
Master's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 11
Doctoral Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 2
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 38 $25,500 $266
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 36 $250 $57,496 ($4,791)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 2
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 87 $22,500 $231 $72,454 ($6,038) $116,065 ($9,672)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 9
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 1
Associate's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 9
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 15 $47,795 ($3,983)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 2
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 50 $59,081 ($4,923) $73,689 ($6,141)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 3
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 99 $26,000 $257 $35,333 ($2,944) $40,365 ($3,364)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 51 $24,000 $243 $35,699 ($2,975) $43,716 ($3,643)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 60 $209 $59,808 ($4,984) $64,708 ($5,392)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 20
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 6
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 5
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 39
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 112 $25,130 $265 $59,139 ($4,928) $59,761 ($4,980)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 8
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 3
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 57 $11,500 $127 $31,944 ($2,662) $37,780 ($3,148)
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 89 $21,031 $222 $61,715 ($5,143) $65,618 ($5,468)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 16
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 20 $30,500 $286
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 57 $20,995 $231 $73,184 ($6,099) $81,541 ($6,795)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 162 $25,011 $265 $59,249 ($4,937) $80,590 ($6,716)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 22 $26,000 $276 $68,663 ($5,722)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 2
Associate's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 50 $27,500 $297 $61,034 ($5,086) $69,865 ($5,822)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 35 $27,044 $267 $69,262 ($5,772) $78,910 ($6,576)
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 4
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 22 $23,250 $286
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 194 $25,000 $251 $29,472 ($2,456) $40,689 ($3,391)
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 47 $20,472 $220 $26,466 ($2,206) $37,415 ($3,118)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 56 $27,036 $252 $27,090 ($2,258) $36,283 ($3,024)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Doctoral Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 16
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 83 $24,750 $254 $23,557 ($1,963) $39,079 ($3,257)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 4
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biology, General. 4
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 46 $23,625 $246 $50,739 ($4,228)
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 54 $22,065 $216 $34,442 ($2,870) $55,302 ($4,609)
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 1
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 6
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 12
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 27 $24,000 $254 $37,194 ($3,100) $52,167 ($4,347)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 25 $45,631 ($3,803)
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sustainability Studies. 16 $18,699 ($1,558)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 11
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 10
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 36 $32,813 ($2,734)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Chemistry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14 $37,240 ($3,103)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 38 $22,250 $213 $30,711 ($2,559) $41,121 ($3,427)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Physics. 6
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 80 $22,977 $228 $30,481 ($2,540) $38,907 ($3,242)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 3
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 1
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 18 $42,902 ($3,575)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 9
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 23 $25,500 $270 $39,979 ($3,332) $52,440 ($4,370)
Master's Degree Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 44 $20,540 $191 $33,812 ($2,818) $47,816 ($3,985)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 60 $22,250 $233 $34,541 ($2,878) $42,991 ($3,583)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 29 $46,562 ($3,880) $43,840 ($3,653)
Associate's Degree Air Transportation. 16
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 19 $18,880 $191
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 49 $24,495 $235 $24,883 ($2,074) $34,839 ($2,903)
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 53 $26,000 $266 $27,121 ($2,260) $42,773 ($3,564)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 14 $35,322 ($2,944)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 1
Master's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 17
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 13
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 225 $28,000 $242 $66,239 ($5,520) $65,635 ($5,470)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 8
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 27
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 258 $23,000 $220 $44,785 ($3,732) $54,731 ($4,561)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 7
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 26 $186 $60,712 ($5,059) $75,134 ($6,261)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 6
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 2
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 43 $22,500 $205 $18,892 ($1,574) $39,764 ($3,314)
Master's Degree History. 3
Doctoral Degree History. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $77,382
Full time faculty: 59%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $161,638,840 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $166,245,148 (2022)