Montana State University-Northern

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,953

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,523

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

100%

528 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,207

74% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

21.7%

31 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 (27 degrees awarded), Diesel Mechanics Technology (18 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (18 degrees).

In 2016, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University-Northern. 51.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (194 degrees), 9.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $3,953, which is $-20,462 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $3,953, which is $-20,462 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,523.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,953

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern was $3,953. The cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $-20,462 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$10,523

2016 Value

2.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Montana State University-Northern had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,523. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Montana State University-Northern grew by 2.45%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.745% 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Montana State University-Northern received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2015, when 69% 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.

10.4%

2015 Default Rate

46

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University-Northern was 10.4%, which represents 46 out of the 441 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 528 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.6% annual growth. Out of those 528 applicants, 528 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 1,207 students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montana State University-Northern has an overall enrollment yield of 47.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

528

Accepted Out of 528

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montana State University-Northern was 100% (528 admissions from 528 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 100%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.6%, while admissions grew by 11.6%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

31

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Montana State University-Northern in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montana State University-Northern has a total enrollment of 1,207 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 893 students and the part-time enrollment is 314. This means that 74% 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 75.9% White, 13.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.65% Black or African American, 2.24% Hispanic or Latino, 0.663% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.663% Two or More Races, and 0.497% Asian.

Students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (49%), followed by White Female (27.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (100%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (0%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University-Northern, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,207 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 893 and the part-time enrollment is 314. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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-Northern was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    162

  3. Black or African American

    32

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Northern is 75.9% White, 13.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.65% Black or African American, 2.24% Hispanic or Latino, 0.663% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.663% Two or More Races, and 0.497% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 48 students (3.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 7 more women than men received degrees from Montana State University-Northern. The majority of degree recipients at Montana State University-Northern are white (194 degrees awarded). There were 9.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern is Registered Nursing (27 degrees awarded), followed by Diesel Mechanics Technology (18 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (18 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 (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (16 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 (1,818,968 people), Secondary school teachers (292,043 people), Education administrators (235,275 people), Miscellaneous managers (143,357 people), and Special education teachers (115,070 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Engineering Technologies (16 degrees), Education (52 degrees), and Construction (4 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-Northern are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Engineering Technologies (16 degrees), Education (52 degrees), and Construction (4 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 (2,643,738 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (211,965 people), Construction (135,871 people), Hospitals (115,833 people), and Child day care services (85,458 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Agriculture (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Engineering Technologies (16 degrees), Education (52 degrees), and Construction (4 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 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern was Registered Nursing with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 114

  2. 121

In 2016, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern, which is 0.942 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (121).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern in Diesel Mechanics Technology, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Montana State University-Northern in Registered Nursing, which is 8 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% 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, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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-Northern is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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% 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

    194 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University-Northern is white (194 degrees awarded). There were 9.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (20 degrees).

3.4% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    100 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    94 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montana State University-Northern is white female (100 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (94 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at nearly $4.81M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.42k (0.196%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Montana State University-Northern had a total expenditure of $25.3M. Of that $25.3M, they spent $11.1M on salaries and $25.3M on benefits.

Montana State University-Northern employs 25 Assistant professors, 15 Professors, and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Montana State University-Northern are Male Assistant professors (16), Male Professors(13), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern are: Management, with 34 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.81M

2015 Endowment

12.4%

growth from 2014

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at about $4.81M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University-Northern grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.8M 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. $2.55M - Federal

  2. $394k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Montana State University-Northern received $2.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $394k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$11.1M

Salary Expenditure

$25.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Montana State University-Northern had a total expenditure of $25.3M. Of that $25.3M, they spent $11.1M on salaries and $25.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$11.1M

2015 Salaries

9.58%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Montana State University-Northern paid a median of $11.1M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 9.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.348% decline from 2013 and a 4.73% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.21M

Instructional Salaries

59

Number of Employees

In 2015, Montana State University-Northern paid a total of $3.21M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

34 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Management with 34 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Male Professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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