Montana State University Billings

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,485
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,025
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.94%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,000
53.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25.8%
126 Graduates

About

Montana State University Billings is a higher education institution located in Yellowstone County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Montana State University Billings were General Business (142 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (51 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (35 degrees).

In 2020, 839 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University Billings. 71.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (694 degrees), 14.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University Billings is $4,485, which is $−18,045 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University Billings is $4,485, which is $−18,045 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,025.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending Montana State University Billings received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,485
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Montana State University Billings was $4,485. The cost of tuition at Montana State University Billings is $−18,045 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,025
2020 Value
0.373%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Montana State University Billings had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,025. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Montana State University Billings grew by 0.373%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,420
Room and Board
$1,550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana State University Billings was of $7,420 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.32% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Montana State University Billings received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.94%
2018 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University Billings was 6.94%, which represents 79 out of the 1139 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Montana State University Billings has a total enrollment of 4,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University Billings is 2,145 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,855. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Montana State University Billings are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montana State University Billings, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% White, 6.17% Hispanic or Latino, 4.63% Two or More Races, 4.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.925% Black or African American, 0.825% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Montana State University Billings in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.4%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University Billings, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University Billings is 2,145 and the part-time enrollment is 1,855. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Montana State University Billings are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Montana State University Billings was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Montana State University Billings had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,185
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    247
  3. Two or More Races
    185

The enrolled student population at Montana State University Billings is 79.6% White, 6.17% Hispanic or Latino, 4.63% Two or More Races, 4.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.925% Black or African American, 0.825% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 86 students (2.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 357 more women than men received degrees from Montana State University Billings. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montana State University Billings is white (694 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University Billings is General Business (142 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (51 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montana State University Billings, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (155 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,800,839 people), Secondary school teachers (423,574 people), Education administrators (294,081 people), Other managers (244,269 people), and Special education teachers (163,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Education (155 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Communications (30 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Education (155 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Communications (30 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Elementary & secondary schools (2,929,909 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,587 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (219,730 people), Computer Systems Design (149,003 people), and Legal services (136,596 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Education (155 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Communications (30 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Montana State University Billings.
Most Common
  1. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University Billings was General Business with 142 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

241
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
598
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 241 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University Billings, which is 0.403 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (598).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University Billings in General Business, which is 0.505 times less than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Montana State University Billings in General Business, which is 1.98 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 12% of students graduating from Montana State University Billings completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montana State University Billings is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.59% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    694 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University Billings is white (694 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    498 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    196 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Montana State University Billings is white female (498 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University Billings has an endowment valued at nearly $27.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $423k (1.56%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Montana State University Billings had a total salary expenditure of $62M. Montana State University Billings employs 40 Assistant professors, 38 Lecturers, and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Montana State University Billings are Female Assistant professors (22), Male Lecturers(20), and Female Lecturers (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University Billings are: Management, with 71 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, and Service with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.1M
2020 Endowment
0.931%
growth from 2019

Montana State University Billings has an endowment valued at about $27.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University Billings grew 0.931% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.13M - Federal
  2. $381k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Montana State University Billings received $2.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $381k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.5M
2020 Salaries
0.977%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Montana State University Billings paid a median of $25.5M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($62M) and a 0.977% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.357% decline from 2018 and a 1.92% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.55M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Montana State University Billings paid a total of $8.55M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montana State University Billings were Assistant professor with 40 employees; Lecturer with 38 employees; and Lecturer with 29 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University Billings were Management with 71 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees; and Service with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University Billings was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Lecturer with 20 employees, and Female Lecturer with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Montana State University Billings.

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