The University of Montana

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,182

12.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,682

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.6%

6,182 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,865

73% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

50.5%

778 Graduates

About

The University of Montana is a higher education institution located in Missoula County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Montana were General Business Administration & Management (216 degrees awarded), General Psychology (129 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (101 degrees).

In 2017, 3,180 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Montana. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,425 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (170 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana is $5,182, which is $-21,318 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana is $5,182, which is $-21,318 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,682.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,182

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Montana was $5,182. The cost of tuition at The University of Montana is $-21,318 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,682

2017 Value

1.53%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of Montana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,682. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Montana grew by 1.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,826

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Montana was of $8,826 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 5% 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

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at The University of Montana received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.35% with respect to 2016, when 63% 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%

2016 Default Rate

374

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Montana was 11%, which represents 374 out of the 3398 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

The University of Montana received 6,182 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.18% annual decline. Out of those 6,182 applicants, 5,727 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.6% acceptance rate.

There were 11,865 students enrolled at The University of Montana in 2017, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Montana has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,727

Accepted Out of 6,182

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Montana was 92.6% (5,727 admissions from 6,182 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 92.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.18%, while admissions declined by -6.97%.

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SAT Scores

31%

Submission Percentage

411

Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Montana in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Montana has a total enrollment of 11,865 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana is 8,659 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,206. This means that 73% of students enrolled at The University of Montana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 4.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 3.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.952% Black or African American, and 0.253% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Montana in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.6%), followed by White Male (35.2%) and Two or More Races Female (2.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.6%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,865 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana is 8,659 and the part-time enrollment is 3,206. This means that 73% of students enrolled at The University of Montana are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 The University of Montana was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of Montana had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,816

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    506

  3. Two or More Races

    480

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana is 74.3% White, 4.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 3.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.952% Black or African American, and 0.253% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 780 students (6.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 534 more women than men received degrees from The University of Montana. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Montana are white (2,425 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (170 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Montana is General Business Administration & Management (216 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (129 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (101 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Montana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (228 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (26 degrees), and English (99 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 The University of Montana are Elementary & middle school teachers (138,975 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (82,270 people), Postsecondary teachers (81,903 people), Other managers (80,275 people), and Secondary school teachers (46,244 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (228 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (26 degrees), English (99 degrees), Legal (95 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (22 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 The University of Montana are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (228 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (26 degrees), English (99 degrees), Legal (95 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (22 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 The University of Montana are Elementary & secondary schools (249,406 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (157,677 people), Legal services (85,917 people), Computer Systems Design (59,261 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (57,772 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (228 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (26 degrees), English (99 degrees), Legal (95 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (22 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 The University of Montana.

Most Common

  1. 216 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Montana was General Business Administration & Management with 216 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,323

  2. 1,857

In 2017, 1,323 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana, which is 0.712 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,857).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 140 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 128 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Montana in Physical Therapy, which is 2.23 times more than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from The University of Montana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Montana is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.129% 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

    2,425 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    170 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Montana is white (2,425 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (170 degrees).

5.35% of degree recipients (170 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,434 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    991 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Montana is white female (1,434 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (991 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Montana has an endowment valued at nearly $179M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.52M (0.849%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, The University of Montana had a total salary expenditure of $339M. The University of Montana employs 225 Professors, 155 Associate professors, and 87 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Montana are Male Professors (149), Male Associate professors(86), and Female Professors (76).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana are: Management, with 301 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 195 employees, and Service with 167 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$179M

2017 Endowment

11.2%

growth from 2016

The University of Montana has an endowment valued at about $179M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Montana grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $107M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $58.5M - Federal

  2. $6.13M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, The University of Montana received $58.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.13M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$162M

2017 Salaries

1.52%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Montana paid a median of $162M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($339M) and a 1.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.64% growth from 2015 and a 3.38% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.1M

Instructional Salaries

523

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Montana paid a total of $40.1M to 523 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

225 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

301 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Montana were Professor with 225 employees; Associate professor with 155 employees; and Associate professor with 87 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana were Management with 301 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 195 employees; and Service with 167 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Montana was Male Professor with 149 employees, Male Associate professor with 86 employees, and Female Professor with 76 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of Montana.

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