Montana State University-Northern

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,402

11.4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,217

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

595 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,236

70.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

28.6%

22 Graduates

About

Montana State University-Northern is a higher education institution located in Hill County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Montana State University-Northern were Registered Nursing (29 degrees awarded), Diesel Mechanics Technology (26 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (25 degrees).

In 2017, 303 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University-Northern. 44.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (233 degrees), 7.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $4,402, which is $-20,792 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $4,402, which is $-20,792 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,217.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,402

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern was $4,402. The cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $-20,792 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$10,217

2017 Value

2.91%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Montana State University-Northern had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,217. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Montana State University-Northern grew by 2.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,900

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana State University-Northern was of $6,900 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Montana State University-Northern received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.52% with respect to 2016, when 66% 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.

14%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University-Northern was 14%, which represents 55 out of the 394 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-Northern received 595 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.7% annual growth. Out of those 595 applicants, 595 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 1,236 students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montana State University-Northern has an overall enrollment yield of 44.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

595

Accepted Out of 595

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montana State University-Northern was 100% (595 admissions from 595 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 100%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12.7%, while admissions grew by 12.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Montana State University-Northern in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montana State University-Northern has a total enrollment of 1,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 876 students and the part-time enrollment is 360. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Northern, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% White, 9.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.15% Two or More Races, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.728% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.405% Asian.

Students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (47.5%), followed by White Female (25.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (5.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (19%) and White Male (19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University-Northern, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 876 and the part-time enrollment is 360. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2017 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-Northern was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Montana State University-Northern had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    916

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    120

  3. Two or More Races

    76

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Northern is 74.1% White, 9.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.15% Two or More Races, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.728% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.405% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 35 fewer women than men received degrees from Montana State University-Northern. The majority of degree recipients at Montana State University-Northern are white (233 degrees awarded). There were 7.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern is Registered Nursing (29 degrees awarded), followed by Diesel Mechanics Technology (26 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montana State University-Northern, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (32 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (66 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 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-Northern are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,848,716 people), Secondary school teachers (302,126 people), Education administrators (246,607 people), Other managers (132,756 people), and Special education teachers (113,039 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (32 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (66 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), and Education (45 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-Northern are Physicians, Dentists, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (32 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (66 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), and Education (45 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-Northern are Elementary & secondary schools (2,684,148 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,220 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,617 people), Construction (95,966 people), and Child day care services (91,970 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (32 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (66 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), and Education (45 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-Northern.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern was Registered Nursing with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 169

  2. 134

In 2017, 169 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern, which is 1.26 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (134).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern in Diesel Mechanics Technology, which is 10.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Montana State University-Northern in Registered Nursing, which is 5.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Montana State University-Northern completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montana State University-Northern is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    233 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University-Northern is white (233 degrees awarded). There were 7.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (31 degrees).

6.6% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    123 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    110 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montana State University-Northern is white male (123 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (110 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at nearly $6.39M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $59k (0.924%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Montana State University-Northern had a total salary expenditure of $26.1M. Montana State University-Northern employs 26 Assistant professors, 16 Professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Montana State University-Northern are Male Assistant professors (18), Male Professors(15), and Female Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern are: Management, with 33 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.39M

2017 Endowment

34.8%

growth from 2016

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at about $6.39M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University-Northern grew 34.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.95M - Federal

  2. $268k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Montana State University-Northern received $1.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $268k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.5M

2017 Salaries

3.39%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Montana State University-Northern paid a median of $10.5M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($26.1M) and a 3.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.21% decline from 2015 and a 9.58% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.15M

Instructional Salaries

55

Number of Employees

In 2017, Montana State University-Northern paid a total of $3.15M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

33 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Professor with 16 employees; and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Management with 33 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern was Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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

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