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Montana Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Montana?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Montana was $6,302 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $7,284 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Montana cheaper than average as the 50th most expensive and 3rd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $169 from the 2014-2015 average of $6,133 and represents a 2.76% annual increase. The list of Montana colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 22 colleges and universities in Montana, the most popular being Montana State University with 11,785 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,330. Carroll College is the most expensive in Montana with an in-state tuition of $30,104.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Montana colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Montana or cheap Montana colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Montana Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blackfeet Community College
Browning, 412 Students
$2,280 n/a n/a
Carroll College
Helena, 1,386 Students
$30,104 68 64
Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, 107 Students
$1,960 n/a n/a
Dawson Community College
Glendive, 194 Students
$3,345 n/a n/a
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, 1,014 Students
$4,245 n/a n/a
Fort Belknap College
Harlem, 106 Students
$1,740 n/a n/a
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, 262 Students
$1,680 n/a n/a
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, 222 Students
$2,600 n/a n/a
Miles Community College
Miles City, 234 Students
$3,630 n/a n/a
Montana State University
Bozeman, 11,785 Students
$5,330 68 79
Montana State University Billings
Billings, 3,213 Students
$4,397 n/a n/a
Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
Great Falls, 832 Students
$2,496 n/a n/a
Montana State University Northern
Havre, 889 Students
$3,953 19 41
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, 1,810 Students
$4,919 41 73
Montana Tech College of Technology
Butte, 487 Students
$2,380 n/a n/a
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, 974 Students
$25,242 57 68
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, 701 Students
$5,026 n/a n/a
Stone Child College
Box Elder, 190 Students
$1,820 n/a n/a
The University of Montana
Missoula, 10,467 Students
$4,373 40 67
The University of Montana Western
Dillon, 1,163 Students
$3,699 n/a n/a

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