Montana State University-Northern

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,496
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,683
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.4%
Default Rate
2018 Acceptance Rate
100%
604 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,073
75.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.4%
32 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 Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 degrees awarded), Diesel Mechanics Technology (25 degrees), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (24 degrees).

In 2019, 287 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University-Northern. 41.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 58.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (230 degrees), 13.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $4,496, which is $−22,784 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $4,496, which is $−22,784 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,683.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,496
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern was $4,496. The cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $−22,784 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$10,683
2019 Value
0.366%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Montana State University-Northern had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,683. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Montana State University-Northern grew by 0.366%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,985
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana State University-Northern was of $6,985 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Montana State University-Northern received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2018, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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11.4%
2017 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University-Northern was 11.4%, which represents 46 out of the 402 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 604 undergraduate applications in 2018, which represents a NaNy% annual growth. Out of those 604 applicants, 604 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 1,073 students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montana State University-Northern has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%
Acceptance Rate in 2018
604
Accepted Out of 604

In 2018, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montana State University-Northern was 100% (604 admissions from 604 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2018, the number of applicants grew by NaNy%, while admissions grew by NaNy%.

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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-Northern in 2018 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montana State University-Northern has a total enrollment of 1,073 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 813 students and the part-time enrollment is 260. This means that 75.8% 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 72.1% White, 10.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.27% Two or More Races, 4.94% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.466% Asian.

Students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.4%), followed by White Female (30.9%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (5.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (15.8%) and White Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University-Northern, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,073 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 813 and the part-time enrollment is 260. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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-Northern was 55%. 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
    774
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    108
  3. Two or More Races
    78

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Northern is 72.1% White, 10.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.27% Two or More Races, 4.94% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.466% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 12 students (1.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 49 fewer women than men received degrees from Montana State University-Northern. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montana State University-Northern is white (230 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 degrees awarded), followed by Diesel Mechanics Technology (25 degrees) and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (24 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 (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), and Construction (20 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 Montana State University-Northern are Police officers (138,545 people), Other managers (97,797 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (53,320 people), Construction managers (47,800 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (40,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), Construction (20 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), and Protective Services (24 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, Chief executives & legislators, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), Construction (20 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), and Protective Services (24 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 Montana State University-Northern are Justice, public order, & safety activities (335,278 people), Elementary & secondary schools (146,697 people), Construction (132,026 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (92,745 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (85,480 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (68 degrees), Construction (20 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), and Protective Services (24 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.
Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 35 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
119
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern, which is 1.41 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (119).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern in Diesel Mechanics Technology, which is 8.5 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Montana State University-Northern in Registered Nursing, which is 13.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 Montana State University-Northern is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 6.25% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    230 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University-Northern is white (230 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (17 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    96 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montana State University-Northern is white male (134 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (96 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at nearly $7.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $148k (2.09%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Montana State University-Northern had a total salary expenditure of $23.6M. Montana State University-Northern employs 26 Assistant professors, 16 Professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Montana State University-Northern are Male Professors (14), Male Assistant professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern are: Management, with 27 employees, Service, with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.1M
2019 Endowment
9.15%
growth from 2018

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at about $7.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University-Northern grew 9.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M 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. $1.29M - Federal
  2. $224k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Montana State University-Northern received $1.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $224k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.37M
2019 Salaries
4.13%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Montana State University-Northern paid a median of $9.37M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($23.6M) and a 4.13% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.29% decline from 2017 and a 3.39% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.83M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2019, Montana State University-Northern paid a total of $2.83M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2019, 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 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Management with 27 employees; Service with 23 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern was Male Professor with 14 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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