Montana Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Montana by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 10 colleges in Montana with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Montana? The University of Montana Western tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $5,726. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Montana list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

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

List of Montana Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
The University of Montana Western

Dillon, MT

$5,726
Montana State University Northern

Havre, MT

$5,955
Montana State University Billings

Billings, MT

$6,022
Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, MT

$4,311
Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte, MT

$7,400
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT

$7,432
Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

$7,528
University of Great Falls

Great Falls, MT

$26,812
Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT

$31,335
Carroll College

Helena, MT

$38,106