Montana Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Montana?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Montana was $5,035 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $590 from the 2015-2016 average of $4,445 and represents a 13.27% annual increase. The list of Montana public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Montana and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 17 public colleges and universities in Montana, the most popular being Montana State University with 13,085 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,654. Montana Tech of the University of Montana is the most expensive public school in Montana with an in-state tuition of $5,707.

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
Bozeman, 13,085 Students
$5,654 54 71
Montana State University Billings
Billings, 2,440 Students
$4,485 - -
Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
Great Falls, 635 Students
$2,752 - -
Montana State University Northern
Havre, 830 Students
$4,496 - -
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, 1,552 Students
$5,707 39 69
Montana Tech College of Technology
Butte, 361 Students
$2,624 - -
Stone Child College
Box Elder, 132 Students
$1,820 - -
The University of Montana
Missoula, 7,968 Students
$5,347 44 69
The University of Montana Western
Dillon, 1,177 Students
$4,523 36 69
University of Montana Helena College of Technology
Helena, 488 Students
$2,608 - -