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Montana Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Montana

Montana cities might not fit the mold of a typical college town, but then Montana doesn't necessarily appeal to the typical college student. No, rather than spend time doing the same old thing every weekend, students at colleges in Montana can hike mountains, whitewater raft or hit the trail on horseback. There are 16 ski areas and two national parks that make the state an outdoor fanatic's dream. You can even go llama trekking! There's great food, too, and microbrews a-plenty. The Montana university system comprises 14 universities and colleges that together enroll more than 45,000 students. Whether you are looking for a research university or want to gain science and technology skills, you'll find options within Montana that can help to keep you there.

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Working in Montana after college

Industries that utilize natural resources - such as mining and logging - make up a significant portion of Montana's economy. Other key industries include agriculture, energy, health care and tourism. Graduates of colleges and universities in Montana can find opportunities within the state in these fields or others. There are many fields that require a 4-year degree or beyond that are predicted to have job growth of 25 percent or more during the 2008 to 2018 decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean earned wages for some of these occupations were:

  1. Hydrologists: $64,830
  2. Industrial engineers: $82,460
  3. Network systems and data communications analysts: $52,760
  4. Physical therapists: $67,140
  5. Veterinarians: $63,180

Montana is recovering from the recession more slowly than other states, according to Moody's Analytics, but there are reasons for optimism: Montana came in fourth best in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Montana also saw its payroll employment grow 1.5 percent from June 2010 to June 2011, one the largest increases in the country for that period according to the BLS. Today, the many educational opportunities available at colleges in Montana are some of the big things offered by the state that could be promising for you.

See also: Montana Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Montana

            Blackfeet Community College
            Browning, Montana www.bfcc.org
            Carroll College
            Helena, Montana www.carroll.edu
            Chief Dull Knife College
            Lame Deer, Montana www.cdkc.edu
            Dawson Community College
            Glendive, Montana www.dawson.edu
            Flathead Valley Community College
            Kalispell, Montana www.fvcc.edu
            Fort Belknap College
            Harlem, Montana www.fbcc.edu
            Fort Peck Community College
            Poplar, Montana www.fpcc.edu
            Little Big Horn College
            Crow Agency, Montana www.lbhc.edu
            Miles Community College
            Miles City, Montana www.milescc.edu
            Montana State University - Billings
            Billings, Montana www.msubillings.edu
            Montana State University - Bozeman
            Bozeman, MT www.montana.edu
            Montana State University - College of Technology - Great Falls
            Great Falls, MT www.msugf.edu
            Montana State University - Northern
            Havre, MT www.msun.edu
            Montana Tech of the University of Montana
            Butte, MT www.mtech.edu
            Rocky Mountain College
            Billings, Montana www.rocky.edu
            Salish Kootenai College
            Pablo, Montana www.skc.edu
            Stone Child College
            Box Elder, Montana www.stonechild.edu
            The University of Montana
            MIssoula, MT www.umt.edu
            The University of Montana - Western
            Dillon, MT www.umwestern.edu
            University of Great Falls
            Great Falls, Montana www.ugf.edu
            Yellowstone Baptist College
            Billings, Montana www.yellowstonebaptist.edu
            Montana State University
            Bozeman - www.montana.edu
            University of Montana
            Missoula