College Costs in Montana

The 2023 Directory of Montana Colleges and Prices

Montana Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Montana?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Montana was $7,437 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $7,693 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Montana cheaper than average as the 49th most expensive and 4th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $235 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,202 and represents a 3.26% 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 12,984 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,654. Carroll College is the most expensive in Montana with an in-state tuition of $36,906.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Montana Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Blackfeet Community College

Browning, Montana

$2,880 NA NA
Carroll College

Helena, Montana

$36,906 56 68
Chief Dull Knife College

Lame Deer, Montana

$1,960 NA NA
Dawson Community College

Glendive, Montana

$3,900 NA NA
Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, Montana

$5,298 NA NA
Fort Belknap College

Harlem, Montana

$1,740 NA NA
Fort Peck Community College

Poplar, Montana

$1,680 NA NA
Great Falls College MSU

Great Falls, Montana

$2,752 NA NA
Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency, Montana

$2,600 NA NA
Miles Community College

Miles City, Montana

$4,380 NA NA
Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

$5,654 52 40
Montana State University Billings

Billings, Montana

$4,485 NA NA
Montana State University Northern

Havre, Montana

$4,496 NA NA
Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte, Montana

$5,707 55 50
Montana Tech College of Technology

Butte, Montana

$2,624 NA NA
Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Montana

$30,725 47 49
Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana

$5,076 NA NA
Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana

$1,820 NA NA
The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana

$5,352 49 32
The University of Montana Western

Dillon, Montana

$4,523 35 45