Highlands College of Montana Tech

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,624
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,085
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
679
43.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
21.1%
30 Graduates

About

Highlands College of Montana Tech is a higher education institution located in Silver Bow County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Highlands College of Montana Tech were .

In 2020, 113 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highlands College of Montana Tech. 29.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (98 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $2,624, which is $−5,356 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $2,624, which is $−5,356 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,085.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,624
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech was $2,624. The cost of tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $−5,356 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$12,085
2020 Value
24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Highlands College of Montana Tech had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,085. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Highlands College of Montana Tech grew by 24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,854
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highlands College of Montana Tech was of $9,854 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 2.05% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
27%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Highlands College of Montana Tech received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2019, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Highlands College of Montana Tech has a total enrollment of 679 students. The full-time enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 293 students and the part-time enrollment is 386. This means that 43.2% of students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highlands College of Montana Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.5% White, 5.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.95% Hispanic or Latino, 1.33% Black or African American, 0.736% Two or More Races, 0.442% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (51.9%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.05%). 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

43.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 679 students. The full-time enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 293 and the part-time enrollment is 386. This means that 43.2% of students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Highlands College of Montana Tech had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    574
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    34
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20

The enrolled student population at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 84.5% White, 5.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.95% Hispanic or Latino, 1.33% Black or African American, 0.736% Two or More Races, 0.442% Asian, 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 47 fewer women than men received degrees from Highlands College of Montana Tech. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (9 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Highlands College of Montana Tech, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (29 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), and Construction (9 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech are Registered nurses (1,399,100 people), Medical & health services managers (153,348 people), Pharmacists (140,295 people), Other managers (136,877 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,970 people).

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (29 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (19 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (29 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,521,469 people), Elementary & secondary schools (289,447 people), Outpatient care centers (244,504 people), Offices of physicians (239,738 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (168,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (29 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (19 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 Highlands College of Montana Tech.
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 Highlands College of Montana Tech was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

80
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
33
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech, which is 2.42 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (33).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech in Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 10 degrees were awarded to women at Highlands College of Montana Tech in Radiographer, which is 5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Highlands College of Montana Tech completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highlands College of Montana Tech is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.33% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    98 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    9 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (9 degrees).

7.96% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    68 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white male (68 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (30 degrees).

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