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Cheapest Colleges in Montana by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Montana but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Montana for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Montana list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Montana tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Montana are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Montana? Leading the colleges list is Salish Kootenai College in Pablo with an out of state total cost of $19,758.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Montana's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$19,758
Out of State Total Cost
1) Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, Private Not For Profit
- -
$25,378
Out of State Total Cost
2) The University of Montana Western
Dillon, Public Not For Profit
- -
$25,731
Out of State Total Cost
3) Montana State University Northern
Havre, Public Not For Profit
- -
$27,988
Out of State Total Cost
4) Montana State University Billings
Billings, Public Not For Profit
- -
$32,266
Out of State Total Cost
5) Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, Public Not For Profit
38 71
$33,940
Out of State Total Cost
6) University of Great Falls
Great Falls, Private Not For Profit
- -
$34,383
Out of State Total Cost
7) Montana State University
Bozeman, Public Not For Profit
52 72
$35,449
Out of State Total Cost
8) The University of Montana
Missoula, Public Not For Profit
41 68
$37,076
Out of State Total Cost
9) Rocky Mountain College
Billings, Private Not For Profit
49 63
$45,338
Out of State Total Cost
10) Carroll College
Helena, Private Not For Profit
63 61