Montana Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Montana by Out of State Tuition for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Montana by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Montana but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Montana for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Montana list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Montana are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Montana? Leading the colleges list is Salish Kootenai College in Pablo with an out of state tuition of $10,260.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Montana's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Private Not For Profit

$10,260 NA NA
#2 The University of Montana Western

Dillon, Public Not For Profit

$15,913 35 45
#3 Montana State University Northern

Havre, Public Not For Profit

$17,096 NA NA
#4 Montana State University Billings

Billings, Public Not For Profit

$17,678 NA NA
#5 Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte, Public Not For Profit

$20,791 55 50
#6 Montana State University

Bozeman, Public Not For Profit

$26,086 52 40
#7 The University of Montana

Missoula, Public Not For Profit

$26,112 49 32
#8 University of Great Falls

Great Falls, Private Not For Profit

$26,462 NA NA
#9 Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Private Not For Profit

$30,725 47 49
#10 Carroll College

Helena, Private Not For Profit

$36,906 56 68