Helena College University of Montana

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,606
0.0767% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,175
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.2%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,423
30.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.3%
45 Graduates

About

Helena College University of Montana is a higher education institution located in Lewis and Clark County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Helena College University of Montana were .

In 2019, 289 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Helena College University of Montana. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (259 degrees), 23.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $2,606, which is $−5,218 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $2,606, which is $−5,218 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,175.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,606
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Helena College University of Montana was $2,606. The cost of tuition at Helena College University of Montana is $−5,218 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$12,175
2019 Value
18.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Helena College University of Montana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,175. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Helena College University of Montana grew by 18.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,556
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Helena College University of Montana was of $8,556 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 28.4% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
27%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Helena College University of Montana received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 86.1% with respect to 2018, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.2%
2017 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Helena College University of Montana was 12.2%, which represents 47 out of the 385 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Helena College University of Montana has a total enrollment of 1,423 students. The full-time enrollment at Helena College University of Montana is 428 students and the part-time enrollment is 995. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Helena College University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.4% White, 2.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.05% Hispanic or Latino, 0.773% Asian, 0.632% Black or African American, 0.422% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (47%), followed by White Female (44.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (1.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Helena College University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,423 students. The full-time enrollment at Helena College University of Montana is 428 and the part-time enrollment is 995. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at Helena College University of Montana are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Helena College University of Montana was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Helena College University of Montana had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,286
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    38
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15

The enrolled student population at Helena College University of Montana is 90.4% White, 2.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.05% Hispanic or Latino, 0.773% Asian, 0.632% Black or African American, 0.422% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 33 more women than men received degrees from Helena College University of Montana. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Helena College University of Montana is white (259 degrees awarded). There were 23.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Helena College University of Montana is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Helena College University of Montana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (74 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Accountants & auditors (1,000,306 people), Other managers (792,621 people), Software developers (626,647 people), Financial managers (507,897 people), and Chief executives & legislators (398,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74 degrees), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Business (66 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74 degrees), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Business (66 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Computer Systems Design (984,933 people), Elementary & secondary schools (627,976 people), Banking & related activities (545,400 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (496,006 people), and Insurance carriers (471,311 people).

The most specialized majors at Helena College University of Montana are Precision Production (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74 degrees), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Business (66 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Helena College University of Montana.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Helena College University of Montana was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

128
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
161
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Helena College University of Montana, which is 0.795 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (161).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Helena College University of Montana in General Studies, which is 0.48 times less than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 50 degrees were awarded to women at Helena College University of Montana in General Studies, which is 2.08 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Helena College University of Montana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Helena College University of Montana is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.44% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    259 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    11 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Helena College University of Montana is white (259 degrees awarded). There were 23.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

3.81% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    141 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    118 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Helena College University of Montana is white female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (118 degrees).

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Operations

Helena College University of Montana has an endowment valued at nearly $85.6k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $149k (175%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Helena College University of Montana had a total salary expenditure of $12.7M. Helena College University of Montana employs 30 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Helena College University of Montana are Male Instructors (19), Female Instructors(11), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana are: Management, with 17 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 8 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$85.6k
2019 Endowment
5.45%
growth from 2018

Helena College University of Montana has an endowment valued at about $85.6k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Helena College University of Montana grew 5.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.22M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Helena College University of Montana (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $570k - Federal
  2. $228k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Helena College University of Montana received $570k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $228k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.22M
2019 Salaries
1.92%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Helena College University of Montana paid a median of $5.22M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($12.7M) and a 1.92% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.49% growth from 2017 and a 1.23% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.59M
Instructional Salaries
30
Number of Employees

In 2019, Helena College University of Montana paid a total of $1.59M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana were Instructor with 30 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana were Management with 17 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Helena College University of Montana was Male Instructor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Helena College University of Montana.

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