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.

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

Directory of Montana Colleges & Universities

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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