Montana State University-Billings

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,397

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,680

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

4,362

61.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.5%

120 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 (163 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (62 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (39 degrees).

In 2016, 981 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University-Billings. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (825 degrees), 20.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Billings is $4,397, which is $-15,763 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Billings is $4,397, which is $-15,763 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,680.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,397

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Montana State University-Billings was $4,397. The cost of tuition at Montana State University-Billings is $-15,763 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,680

2016 Value

5.57%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Montana State University-Billings had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,680. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Montana State University-Billings grew by 5.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,510

Room and Board

$1,460

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana State University-Billings was of $7,510 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of room and board increased by 8.06% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Montana State University-Billings received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.41% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

11.5%

2015 Default Rate

172

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University-Billings was 11.5%, which represents 172 out of the 1493 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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Admissions

Montana State University-Billings received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 4,362 students enrolled at Montana State University-Billings in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montana State University-Billings has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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Accepted Out of N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Montana State University-Billings in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montana State University-Billings has a total enrollment of 4,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Billings is 2,669 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,693. This means that 61.2% 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 81.7% White, 5.25% Hispanic or Latino, 4.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.15% Black or African American, 0.917% Asian, and 0.252% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Montana State University-Billings in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (66.9%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (2.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University-Billings, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Billings is 2,669 and the part-time enrollment is 1,693. This means that 61.2% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Billings are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2016 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 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    3,563

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    229

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    177

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Billings is 81.7% White, 5.25% Hispanic or Latino, 4.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.15% Black or African American, 0.917% Asian, and 0.252% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 63 students (1.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 317 more women than men received degrees from Montana State University-Billings. The majority of degree recipients at Montana State University-Billings are white (825 degrees awarded). There were 20.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University-Billings is General Business (163 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (62 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (39 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 Education (182 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Precision Production (24 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 (2,014,166 people), Secondary school teachers (327,269 people), Miscellaneous managers (323,207 people), Education administrators (312,509 people), and Counselors (254,498 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Billings are Education (182 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Precision Production (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Psychology (60 degrees).

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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 Montana State University-Billings are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Billings are Education (182 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Precision Production (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Psychology (60 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 (3,098,151 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (444,471 people), Hospitals (372,391 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (201,861 people), and Individual & family services (188,243 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Billings are Education (182 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Precision Production (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Psychology (60 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. 163 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University-Billings was General Business with 163 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 332

  2. 649

In 2016, 332 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Billings, which is 0.512 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (649).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Billings in General Business, which is 0.895 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Montana State University-Billings in General Business, which is 1.12 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% 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, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montana State University-Billings is Male and Asian (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.833% 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

    825 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University-Billings is white (825 degrees awarded). There were 20.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

1.53% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    562 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    263 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 (562 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (263 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University-Billings has an endowment valued at nearly $21.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $45.3k (0.207%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Montana State University-Billings had a total expenditure of $68.6M. Of that $68.6M, they spent $28.4M on salaries and $68.6M on benefits.

Montana State University-Billings employs 47 Assistant professors, 44 Lecturers, and 43 Professors. Most academics at Montana State University-Billings are Male Professors (26), Male Assistant professors(25), and Female Lecturers (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Billings are: Management, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.9M

2015 Endowment

0.795%

growth from 2014

Montana State University-Billings has an endowment valued at about $21.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University-Billings grew 0.795% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.94M 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. $3.03M - Federal

  2. $622k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Montana State University-Billings received $3.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $622k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$28.4M

Salary Expenditure

$68.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Montana State University-Billings had a total expenditure of $68.6M. Of that $68.6M, they spent $28.4M on salaries and $68.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Montana State University-Billings as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$28.4M

2015 Salaries

1.6%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Montana State University-Billings paid a median of $28.4M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($68.6M) and a 1.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.01% growth from 2013 and a 1.65% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.27M

Instructional Salaries

157

Number of Employees

In 2015, Montana State University-Billings paid a total of $9.27M to 157 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

75 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montana State University-Billings were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Lecturer with 44 employees; and Lecturer with 43 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Billings were Management with 75 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University-Billings was Male Professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Female Lecturer with 24 employees.

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

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