The University of Montana

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,352
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,220
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.78%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
95.8%
5,380 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,808
69.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.7%
687 Graduates

About

The University of Montana is a higher education institution located in Missoula County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Montana were General Psychology (97 degrees awarded), Exercise Physiology (93 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (57 degrees).

In 2020, 3,119 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Montana. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,299 degrees), 12.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (184 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana is $5,352, which is $−23,277 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana is $5,352, which is $−23,277 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,220.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students attending The University of Montana received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,352
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The University of Montana was $5,352. The cost of tuition at The University of Montana is $−23,277 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,220
2020 Value
3.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The University of Montana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,220. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The University of Montana grew by 3.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,966
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Montana was of $9,966 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4.42% 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

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at The University of Montana received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.35% 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.
6.78%
2018 Default Rate
196
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Montana was 6.78%, which represents 196 out of the 2892 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The University of Montana received 5,380 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.57% annual growth. Out of those 5,380 applicants, 5,153 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,808 students enrolled at The University of Montana in 2020, and 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Montana has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,153
Accepted Out of 5,380

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Montana was 95.8% (5,153 admissions from 5,380 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 94%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 9.57%, while admissions grew by 11.7%.

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage
330
Scores Submitted

33% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Montana in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Montana has a total enrollment of 9,808 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana is 6,829 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,979. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at The University of Montana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 6.77% Asian, 4.88% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.26% Two or More Races, 1.04% Black or African American, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Montana in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (32.7%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (3.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Two or More Races Female (2.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,808 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana is 6,829 and the part-time enrollment is 2,979. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at The University of Montana are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 The University of Montana was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), The University of Montana had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,976
  2. Asian
    664
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    479

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana is 71.1% White, 6.77% Asian, 4.88% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.26% Two or More Races, 1.04% Black or African American, and 0.143% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 509 more women than men received degrees from The University of Montana. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Montana is white (2,299 degrees awarded). There were 12.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (184 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Montana is General Psychology (97 degrees awarded), followed by Exercise Physiology (93 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (57 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Montana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), and History (41 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 The University of Montana are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,917 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (181,163 people), Postsecondary teachers (123,432 people), Other managers (121,745 people), and Secondary school teachers (92,965 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), History (41 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees), and English (69 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), History (41 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees), and English (69 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 The University of Montana are Elementary & secondary schools (374,264 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (249,153 people), Legal services (168,799 people), Computer Systems Design (89,485 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (80,694 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (179 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), History (41 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees), and English (69 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 The University of Montana.
Most Common
  1. 97 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 57 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Montana was General Psychology with 97 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,305
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,814
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,305 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana, which is 0.719 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,814).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana in Physical Therapy, which is 0.526 times less than the 209 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 209 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Montana in Physical Therapy, which is 1.9 times more than the 110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% of students graduating from The University of Montana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Montana is Female and White (55.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.16% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,299 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    184 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Montana is white (2,299 degrees awarded). There were 12.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (184 degrees).

4.49% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,357 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    942 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Montana is white female (1,357 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (942 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Montana has an endowment valued at nearly $207M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.28M (1.1%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, The University of Montana had a total salary expenditure of $343M. The University of Montana employs 208 Professors, 104 Associate professors, and 77 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Montana are Male Professors (133), Female Professors(75), and Male Associate professors (62).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana are: Management, with 289 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 214 employees, and Service with 159 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$207M
2020 Endowment
0.438%
decline from 2019

The University of Montana has an endowment valued at about $207M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Montana declined 0.438% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $94.5M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $62.8M - Federal
  2. $4.13M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, The University of Montana received $62.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.13M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$161M
2020 Salaries
3.09%
growth from 2019

In 2020, The University of Montana paid a median of $161M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($343M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.22% decline from 2018 and a 1.36% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.3M
Instructional Salaries
422
Number of Employees

In 2020, The University of Montana paid a total of $35.3M to 422 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
208 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
289 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Montana were Professor with 208 employees; Associate professor with 104 employees; and Associate professor with 77 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana were Management with 289 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 214 employees; and Service with 159 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Montana was Male Professor with 133 employees, Female Professor with 75 employees, and Male Associate professor with 62 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at The University of Montana.

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