The University of Montana-Western

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,523
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,679
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.48%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
51.9%
860 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,334
79.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
49.3%
75 Graduates

About

The University of Montana-Western is a higher education institution located in Beaverhead County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Montana-Western were General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (38 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (32 degrees).

In 2020, 421 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Montana-Western. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (353 degrees), 17.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana-Western is $4,523, which is $−23,877 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana-Western is $4,523, which is $−23,877 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,679.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending The University of Montana-Western received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,523
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The University of Montana-Western was $4,523. The cost of tuition at The University of Montana-Western is $−23,877 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$11,679
2020 Value
13.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The University of Montana-Western had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,679. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The University of Montana-Western grew by 13.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,698
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Montana-Western was of $9,698 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.666% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at The University of Montana-Western received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 24.2% with respect to 2019, 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.
7.48%
2018 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Montana-Western was 7.48%, which represents 27 out of the 361 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-Western received 860 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.45% annual growth. Out of those 860 applicants, 446 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,334 students enrolled at The University of Montana-Western in 2020, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Montana-Western has an overall enrollment yield of 54%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
446
Accepted Out of 860

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Montana-Western was 51.9% (446 admissions from 860 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 8.45%, while admissions declined by −0.446%.

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage
37
Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Montana-Western in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Montana-Western has a total enrollment of 1,334 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana-Western is 1,060 students and the part-time enrollment is 274. This means that 79.5% of students enrolled at The University of Montana-Western are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana-Western, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.4% White, 7.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.9% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.375% Asian.

Students enrolled at The University of Montana-Western in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.5%), followed by White Male (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Montana-Western, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,334 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana-Western is 1,060 and the part-time enrollment is 274. This means that 79.5% of students enrolled at The University of Montana-Western are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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-Western was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), The University of Montana-Western had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,059
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    95
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64

The enrolled student population at The University of Montana-Western is 79.4% White, 7.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.9% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.375% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 35 students (2.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 177 more women than men received degrees from The University of Montana-Western. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Montana-Western is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Montana-Western is General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (38 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Montana-Western, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Agriculture (31 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (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 The University of Montana-Western are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,748,490 people), Secondary school teachers (387,097 people), Education administrators (255,663 people), Special education teachers (159,164 people), and Other managers (149,787 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana-Western are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Agriculture (31 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Education (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 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-Western are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana-Western are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Agriculture (31 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Education (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 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-Western are Elementary & secondary schools (2,788,326 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (278,354 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (178,953 people), Construction (97,941 people), and Child day care services (96,711 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Montana-Western are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Agriculture (31 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Education (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 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-Western.
Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Montana-Western was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
299
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 122 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana-Western, which is 0.408 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Montana-Western in General Studies, which is 0.816 times less than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 71 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Montana-Western in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 35.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from The University of Montana-Western completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Montana-Western is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.67% 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
    353 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Montana-Western is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

3.33% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    256 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    97 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Montana-Western is white female (256 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (97 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Montana-Western has an endowment valued at nearly $5.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $143k (2.42%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, The University of Montana-Western had a total salary expenditure of $28M. The University of Montana-Western employs 28 Professors, 14 Instructors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of Montana-Western are Male Professors (18), Female Professors(10), and Female Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana-Western are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, Service, with 22 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.9M
2020 Endowment
2.13%
growth from 2019

The University of Montana-Western has an endowment valued at about $5.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Montana-Western grew 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.9M 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. $1.11M - Federal
  2. $209k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, The University of Montana-Western received $1.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $209k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.7M
2020 Salaries
0.668%
decline from 2019

In 2020, The University of Montana-Western paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($28M) and a 0.668% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.47% growth from 2018 and a 2.73% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.34M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2020, The University of Montana-Western paid a total of $4.34M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Montana-Western were Professor with 28 employees; Instructor with 14 employees; and Instructor with 14 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana-Western were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees; Service with 22 employees; and Management with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Montana-Western was Male Professor with 18 employees, Female Professor with 10 employees, and Female Instructor with 9 employees.

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

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