Montana Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in Montana?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Montana was $6,879 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $7,233 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 $577 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,302 and represents a 9.16% 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 12,814 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,490. Carroll College is the most expensive in Montana with an in-state tuition of $33,500.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Montana Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blackfeet Community College
Browning, 356 Students
$2,751 - -
Carroll College
Helena, 1,324 Students
$33,500 63 61
Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, 90 Students
$1,960 - -
Dawson Community College
Glendive, 171 Students
$3,630 - -
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, 993 Students
$4,752 - -
Fort Belknap College
Harlem, 114 Students
$1,740 - -
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, 208 Students
$1,680 - -
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, 165 Students
$2,600 - -
Miles Community College
Miles City, 289 Students
$3,840 - -
Montana State University
Bozeman, 12,814 Students
$5,490 52 72
Montana State University Billings
Billings, 2,669 Students
$4,397 - -
Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
Great Falls, 658 Students
$2,621 - -
Montana State University Northern
Havre, 893 Students
$4,402 - -
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, 1,761 Students
$5,483 38 71
Montana Tech College of Technology
Butte, 404 Students
$2,406 - -
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, 947 Students
$27,036 49 63
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, 687 Students
$5,026 - -
Stone Child College
Box Elder, 164 Students
$1,820 - -
The University of Montana
Missoula, 9,048 Students
$5,182 41 68
The University of Montana Western
Dillon, 1,232 Students
$4,308 - -