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The Best Colleges in Montana Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Montana as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Montana ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Montana is Carroll College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Montana
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Carroll College 349 1,071 575
2 Montana State University 276 1,224 823
3 Rocky Mountain College 809 635 867
4 Montana Tech of the University of Montana 275 1,423 1,175
5 The University of Montana 350 1,449 975
6 The University of Montana Western 848 538 1,417
7 University of Great Falls 1,477 575 1,453
8 Montana State University Northern 1,478 1,579 1,585

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.