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 2016-2017 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 $6,302 from the 2015-2016 average of $0 and represents a ?% 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 12,196 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 $32,212.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Montana Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blackfeet Community College
Browning, 354 Students
$2,280 n/a n/a
Carroll College
Helena, 1,406 Students
$32,212 66 63
Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, 103 Students
$1,960 n/a n/a
Dawson Community College
Glendive, 163 Students
$3,450 n/a n/a
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, 940 Students
$4,312 n/a n/a
Fort Belknap College
Harlem, 100 Students
$1,740 n/a n/a
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, 201 Students
$1,680 n/a n/a
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, 210 Students
$2,600 n/a n/a
Miles Community College
Miles City, 272 Students
$3,720 n/a n/a
Montana State University
Bozeman, 12,196 Students
$5,330 52 72
Montana State University Billings
Billings, 2,874 Students
$4,397 n/a n/a
Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
Great Falls, 743 Students
$2,496 n/a n/a
Montana State University Northern
Havre, 880 Students
$3,953 n/a n/a
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, 1,850 Students
$4,919 41 73
Montana Tech College of Technology
Butte, 464 Students
$2,380 n/a n/a
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, 989 Students
$26,136 50 64
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, 639 Students
$5,076 n/a n/a
Stone Child College
Box Elder, 163 Students
$1,820 n/a n/a
The University of Montana
Missoula, 9,850 Students
$4,373 44 70
The University of Montana Western
Dillon, 1,169 Students
$3,699 n/a n/a