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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,231 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
81.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
117 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at The University of Montana-Western is $3,699, which is $3,292 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $15,231, which is 411% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,145 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,768.

In 2016, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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The University of Montana-Western has a total enrollment of 1,505 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Montana-Western is 1,232 students and the part-time enrollment is 273. This means that 81.9% 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 85.5% White, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.66% Asian, and 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Montana-Western in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 50 more women than men graduated from The University of Montana-Western. The majority of students graduating from The University of Montana-Western are White. These 406 graduates mean that there were 31.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 13 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at The University of Montana-Western is Elementary Education & Teaching with 46 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 46 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 23 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at The University of Montana-Western, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Natural Resources & Conservation, with 25 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 27 graduates and Education with 136 graduates.


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The University of Montana-Western has an endowment valued at nearly $4.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8,521 (0.2%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, The University of Montana-Western had a total expenditure of $25.1M. Of that $25.1M, they spent $10.8M on salaries and $3.98M on benefits.

The University of Montana-Western employs 29 Professors, 12 Associate professors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at The University of Montana-Western are Male Professors (19), Female Professors (10), and Female Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Montana-Western are: Service, with 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.



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