Montana Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Montana?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Montana was $2,740 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $196 from the 2015-2016 average of $2,544 and represents a 7.7% 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 848 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,906. Flathead Valley Community College is the most expensive community school in Montana with an in-state tuition of $4,906.

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.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Montana Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Chief Dull Knife College
Lame Deer, 99 Students
$1,960 - -
Dawson Community College
Glendive, 179 Students
$3,630 - -
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, 848 Students
$4,906 - -
Fort Belknap College
Harlem, 108 Students
$1,740 - -
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, 170 Students
$1,680 - -
Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, 226 Students
$2,600 - -
Miles Community College
Miles City, 283 Students
$3,930 - -
Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
Great Falls, 635 Students
$2,752 - -
Montana Tech College of Technology
Butte, 361 Students
$2,624 - -
Stone Child College
Box Elder, 132 Students
$1,820 - -
University of Montana Helena College of Technology
Helena, 488 Students
$2,608 - -