College Costs in Montana

The 2024 Directory of Montana Colleges and Prices

Montana Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Montana?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Montana was $7,437 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $7,693 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Montana cheaper than average as the 49th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $103 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,334 and represents a 1.4% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Montana colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 22 colleges and universities in Montana, the most popular being Montana State University with 12,984 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,654. Carroll College is the most expensive in Montana with an in-state tuition of $36,906.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


22 results

Montana State University
M
Bozeman, MT

Montana State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$5,654 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in Montana

  • 16,788enrollment
  • $17,656net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

The University of Montana
M
Missoula, MT

The University of Montana

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$5,352 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Montana

  • 10,106enrollment
  • $15,220net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 18

Carroll College
C
Helena, MT

Carroll College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$36,906 Tuition

#1 Best Value in Montana

  • 1,121enrollment
  • $24,037net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 28

Montana State University Billings
M
Billings, MT
 

Montana State University Billings

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$4,485 Tuition

 

  • 4,114enrollment
  • $12,025net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA

Flathead Valley Community College
F
Kalispell, MT
 

Flathead Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,298 Tuition

 

  • 2,015enrollment
  • $8,947net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Rocky Mountain College
R
Billings, MT

Rocky Mountain College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$30,725 Tuition

#2 Best Private Colleges in Montana

  • 1,058enrollment
  • $20,615net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 975-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Miles Community College
M
Miles City, MT
 

Miles Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,380 Tuition

 

  • 555enrollment
  • $8,329net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Dawson Community College
D
Glendive, MT
 

Dawson Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,900 Tuition

 

  • 458enrollment
  • $10,495net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.99Avg GPA

Great Falls College MSU
G
Great Falls, MT
 

Great Falls College MSU

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$2,752 Tuition

 

  • 1,185enrollment
  • $8,793net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Montana Tech College of Technology
M
Butte, MT
 

Montana Tech College of Technology

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$2,624 Tuition

 

  • 656enrollment
  • $12,085net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.03Avg GPA

University of Montana Helena College of Technology
M
Helena, MT
 

University of Montana Helena College of Technology

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$2,606 Tuition

 

  • 1,468enrollment
  • $10,727net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 10

Montana Tech of the University of Montana
M
Butte, MT
 

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$5,707 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Montana

  • 1,683enrollment
  • $14,618net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

The University of Montana Western
M
Dillon, MT
 

The University of Montana Western

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$4,523 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Montana

  • 1,399enrollment
  • $11,679net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 890-1120SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Fort Peck Community College
F
Poplar, MT
 

Fort Peck Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$1,680 Tuition

 

  • 564enrollment
  • $3,631net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Great Falls
G
Great Falls, MT
 

University of Great Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$26,462 Tuition

 

  • 888enrollment
  • $25,023net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1280SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 5

Salish Kootenai College
S
Pablo, MT
 

Salish Kootenai College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$5,076 Tuition

 

  • 620enrollment
  • $5,893net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Chief Dull Knife College
C
Lame Deer, MT
 

Chief Dull Knife College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$1,960 Tuition

 

  • 135enrollment
  • $2,295net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Fort Belknap College
F
Harlem, MT
 

Fort Belknap College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$1,740 Tuition

 

  • 143enrollment
  • $7,777net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA