Montana State University Billings

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,485
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,070
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.05%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,416
53.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.4%
130 Graduates

About

Montana State University Billings is a higher education institution located in Yellowstone County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Montana State University Billings were General Business (131 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (45 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (29 degrees).

In 2019, 833 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University Billings. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (701 degrees), 16.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University Billings is $4,485, which is $-17,541 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University Billings is $4,485, which is $-17,541 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,070.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,485
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Montana State University Billings was $4,485. The cost of tuition at Montana State University Billings is $-17,541 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,070
2019 Value
1.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Montana State University Billings had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,070. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Montana State University Billings grew by 1.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,006
Room and Board
$1,550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana State University Billings was of $8,006 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 3.57% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.27% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Montana State University Billings received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 34% with respect to 2018, when 47% 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.
9.05%
2017 Default Rate
109
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University Billings was 9.05%, which represents 109 out of the 1205 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

Montana State University Billings has a total enrollment of 4,416 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University Billings is 2,373 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,043. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at Montana State University Billings are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montana State University Billings, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.9% White, 6.09% Hispanic or Latino, 4.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.44% Two or More Races, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.793% Asian, and 0.272% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Montana State University Billings in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.1%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (4.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University Billings, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,416 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University Billings is 2,373 and the part-time enrollment is 2,043. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at Montana State University Billings are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Montana State University Billings was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Montana State University Billings had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,484
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    269
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    200

The enrolled student population at Montana State University Billings is 78.9% White, 6.09% Hispanic or Latino, 4.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.44% Two or More Races, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.793% Asian, and 0.272% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 94 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 229 more women than men received degrees from Montana State University Billings. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montana State University Billings is white (701 degrees awarded). There were 16.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University Billings is General Business (131 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (45 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montana State University Billings, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (26 degrees awarded), Education (132 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,700,010 people), Accountants & auditors (1,025,912 people), Other managers (855,083 people), Secondary school teachers (591,526 people), and Financial managers (525,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Precision Production (26 degrees awarded), Education (132 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees), and Psychology (38 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 Montana State University Billings are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Precision Production (26 degrees awarded), Education (132 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees), and Psychology (38 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 Montana State University Billings are Elementary & secondary schools (3,455,706 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (704,391 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (608,423 people), Computer Systems Design (559,771 people), and Banking & related activities (530,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University Billings are Precision Production (26 degrees awarded), Education (132 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees), and Psychology (38 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 Montana State University Billings.
Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University Billings was General Business with 131 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

302
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
531
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 302 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University Billings, which is 0.569 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (531).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University Billings in General Business, which is 1.35 times more than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Montana State University Billings in General Business, which is 0.74 times less than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from Montana State University Billings 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montana State University Billings is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.31% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    701 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University Billings is white (701 degrees awarded). There were 16.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

1.56% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    463 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    238 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montana State University Billings is white female (463 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (238 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University Billings has an endowment valued at nearly $26.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $736k (2.74%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Montana State University Billings had a total salary expenditure of $61.9M. Montana State University Billings employs 48 Assistant professors, 42 Lecturers, and 31 Professors. Most academics at Montana State University Billings are Female Assistant professors (27), Male Lecturers(22), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University Billings are: Management, with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.8M
2019 Endowment
2.13%
growth from 2018

Montana State University Billings has an endowment valued at about $26.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University Billings grew 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.5M - Federal
  2. $483k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Montana State University Billings received $2.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $483k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M
2019 Salaries
0.357%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Montana State University Billings paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($61.9M) and a 0.357% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.92% decline from 2017 and a 0.391% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.25M
Instructional Salaries
156
Number of Employees

In 2019, Montana State University Billings paid a total of $9.25M to 156 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montana State University Billings were Assistant professor with 48 employees; Lecturer with 42 employees; and Lecturer with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University Billings were Management with 67 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University Billings was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Lecturer with 22 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Montana State University Billings.

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