The University of Montana

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,352
0.0935% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,731
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
94%
4,910 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,487
70% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50.1%
666 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 Psychology (109 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees), and Exercise Physiology (88 degrees).

In 2019, 3,293 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Montana. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,485 degrees), 13.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana is $5,352, which is $−23,148 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana is $5,352, which is $−23,148 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,731.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,352
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of Montana was $5,352. The cost of tuition at The University of Montana is $−23,148 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,731
2019 Value
3.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of Montana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,731. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of Montana grew by 3.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,544
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Montana was of $9,544 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at The University of Montana received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.61% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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%
2017 Default Rate
343
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Montana was 11%, which represents 343 out of the 3114 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 4,910 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.3% annual decline. Out of those 4,910 applicants, 4,614 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94% acceptance rate.

There were 10,487 students enrolled at The University of Montana in 2019, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Montana has an overall enrollment yield of 32.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,614
Accepted Out of 4,910

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Montana was 94% (4,614 admissions from 4,910 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 88.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10.3%, while admissions declined by −4.45%.

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage
454
Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Montana in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Montana has a total enrollment of 10,487 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana is 7,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,142. This means that 70% 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 72.4% White, 5.88% Asian, 4.79% Hispanic or Latino, 4.29% Two or More Races, 3.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.896% Black or African American, and 0.229% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Montana in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (34.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Two or More Races Female (2.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Montana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,487 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana is 7,345 and the part-time enrollment is 3,142. This means that 70% of students enrolled at The University of Montana are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 The University of Montana was 71%. 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
    7,597
  2. Asian
    617
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    502

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana is 72.4% White, 5.88% Asian, 4.79% Hispanic or Latino, 4.29% Two or More Races, 3.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.896% Black or African American, and 0.229% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 507 students (4.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 593 more women than men received degrees from The University of Montana. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Montana is white (2,485 degrees awarded). There were 13.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (185 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Montana is General Psychology (109 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees) and Exercise Physiology (88 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 (188 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees), and Legal (93 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (327,913 people), Other managers (245,267 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,999 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (127,993 people), and Chief executives & legislators (113,416 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (188 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees), Legal (93 degrees), Social Sciences (273 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (46 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 The University of Montana are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (188 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees), Legal (93 degrees), Social Sciences (273 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (46 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 (341,904 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (273,417 people), Legal services (263,993 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (180,888 people), and Computer Systems Design (171,867 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana are Natural Resources & Conservation (188 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees), Legal (93 degrees), Social Sciences (273 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (46 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. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 88 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Montana was General Psychology with 109 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,350
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,943
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,350 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana, which is 0.695 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,943).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 100 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.85 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 174 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Montana in Physical Therapy, which is 2.42 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 29% 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, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Montana is Female and White (57.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 1.5% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,485 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Montana is white (2,485 degrees awarded). There were 13.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (185 degrees).

5.62% of degree recipients (185 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,483 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,002 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Montana is white female (1,483 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,002 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Montana has an endowment valued at nearly $208M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.69M (1.77%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, The University of Montana had a total salary expenditure of $328M. The University of Montana employs 223 Professors, 123 Associate professors, and 84 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Montana are Male Professors (141), Female Professors(82), and Male Associate professors (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana are: Management, with 281 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 197 employees, and Service with 170 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$208M
2019 Endowment
8.09%
growth from 2018

The University of Montana has an endowment valued at about $208M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Montana grew 8.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $103M 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. $56.9M - Federal
  2. $5.6M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, The University of Montana received $56.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$156M
2019 Salaries
2.22%
decline from 2018

In 2019, The University of Montana paid a median of $156M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($328M) and a 2.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.36% decline from 2017 and a 1.52% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.4M
Instructional Salaries
463
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of Montana paid a total of $37.4M to 463 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
223 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
281 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Montana were Professor with 223 employees; Associate professor with 123 employees; and Associate professor with 84 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana were Management with 281 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 197 employees; and Service with 170 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Montana was Male Professor with 141 employees, Female Professor with 82 employees, and Male Associate professor with 73 employees.

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

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