Community Colleges in Montana

The 2023 Directory of Montana Community Colleges and Costs

Montana Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Montana?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Montana was $2,853 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $86 from the 2019-2020 average of $2,767 and represents a 3.11% annual increase. The list of Montana community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 11 community colleges and universities in Montana, the most popular being Flathead Valley Community College with 651 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,298. Flathead Valley Community College is the most expensive community school in Montana with an in-state tuition of $5,298.

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
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 Tech College of Technology

Butte, Montana

$2,624 NA NA
Stone Child College

Box Elder, Montana

$1,820 NA NA
University of Montana Helena College of Technology

Helena, Montana

$2,606 NA NA