Highlands College of Montana Tech

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,702
2.97% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,906
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.82%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
655
42.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.4%
44 Graduates

About

Highlands College of Montana Tech is a higher education institution located in Silver Bow County, MT. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Highlands College of Montana Tech were Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology (60 degrees awarded), Welding Technology (9 degrees), and Machine Tool Technology (4 degrees).

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highlands College of Montana Tech. 17.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 82.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (121 degrees), 24.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $2,702, which is $−5,410 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $2,702, which is $−5,410 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,906.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Highlands College of Montana Tech received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 19% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,702
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech was $2,702. The cost of tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $−5,410 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$14,906
2022 Value
14.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Highlands College of Montana Tech had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,906. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Highlands College of Montana Tech grew by 14.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,658
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highlands College of Montana Tech was of $10,658 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.51% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.49% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Highlands College of Montana Tech received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.81% with respect to 2021, when 86% 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.
2.82%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Highlands College of Montana Tech was 2.82%, which represents 15 out of the 531 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

Highlands College of Montana Tech had a total enrollment of 655 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 278 students and the part-time enrollment is 377. This means that 42.4% 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 86.4% White, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 1.53% Asian, 1.53% Two or More Races, 1.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.458% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.5%), followed by White Female (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 655 students. The full-time enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 278 and the part-time enrollment is 377. This means that 42.4% of students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Highlands College of Montana Tech had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    566 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    10 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 86.4% White, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 1.53% Asian, 1.53% Two or More Races, 1.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.458% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 91 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 (121 degrees awarded). There were 24.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (5 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Highlands College of Montana Tech is Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology (60 degrees awarded), followed by Welding Technology (9 degrees) and Machine Tool Technology (4 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (36 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), and Construction (4 degrees).

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 Software developers (575,861 people), Other managers (166,534 people), Computer occupations, all other (125,471 people), Computer & information systems managers (117,324 people), and Computer programmers (97,054 people).

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech in 2022 are Precision Production (36 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Construction (4 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (36 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Construction (4 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Highlands College of Montana Tech are Computer Systems Design (613,338 people), Elementary & secondary schools (164,497 people), Construction (151,280 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (143,557 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (36 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Construction (4 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Highlands College of Montana Tech was Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

115
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
24
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech, which is 4.79 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (24).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech in Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology, which is 19 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech in Radiographer, which is 11 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% 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 22% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Highlands College of Montana Tech is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    121 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white (121 degrees awarded). There were 24.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (5 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    101 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white male (101 degrees awarded). There were 5.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (20 degrees).

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