City College at Montana State University-Billings

3803 Central Ave
Billings, MT 59102-9856
Tel: (406)247-3000
1,531 students
Public institution
The mission of the Montana State University-Billings College of Technology is to be the College of first choice, dedicated to the development of workforce capacity by providing top quality learning opportunities and services to meet a variety of career choices and customer needs by being responsive, flexible and market-driven.
School Highlights:
City College at Montana State University-Billings serves 1,531 students (58.20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 32%.
City College at Montana State University-Billings is the only community colleges within Yellowstone County, MT.
The nearest community college is Northwest College (70.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College City College at Montana State University-Billings Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 54 staff 61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,531 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 270% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,531 students 1,296 students
City College at Montana State University-Billings Total Enrollment (2009-2013)
Student:Teacher Ratio 28:1 21:1
# Full-Time Students 891 students
810 students
City College at Montana State University-Billings Full-Time Students (2009-2013)
# Part-Time Students 640 students
1,036 students
City College at Montana State University-Billings Part-Time Students (2009-2013)
City College at Montana State University-Billings Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 1.00 0.53
City College at Montana State University-Billings Diversity Score (2009-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,810 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,026 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,810 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,026 $10,252


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Track and Field
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • In 1969, the Montana State Legislature created the Billings Vocational-Technical Education Center (BVTC) to serve the postsecondary technical training needs of adults. In 1987, by order of the Legislature, governance passed from the Billings School District to the Montana University System Board of Regents, making the BVTC one of five campuses of the Montana University System for postsecondary vocational-technical education. In 1994, the BVTC officially merged with Eastern Montana College to become the fifth college of Montana State University-Billings. The merger and subsequent sharing of resources brought about new and improved student services, such as cooperative education, health services, career services, fee payment options, and credit transferability. In 2013 the Montana University system wanted to expand the missions of the College of Technology's to closer reflect the services and opportunities provided by a community college, and therefore went through another series of rebranding/renaming.  As a result the college was renamed, City College at Montana State University Billings.  The training programs offered at the City College are continually upgraded to meet the changing dynamics of business and industry. Presently, offers over 35 programs ranging from one semester certificates of technical study to associate degrees.   Enrollment annually exceeds 1300 full-time and part-time students. Professional training and continuing education classes are provided to more than 1,000 individuals from many different industries.  City College provides individuals with training (or re-training) to obtain excellent "in demand" positions available at many area employers. Graduates of City College enter careers such as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, surgical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, automobile technicians, diesel technicians, process plant operators, computer system technicians and computer desktop support specialists. These examples are just a few of the career possibilities awaiting students earning a Certificate, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Science degree or Associate of Arts degree from City College. We will give you the tools to make your career dreams come true. City College, at 3803 Central Avenue, is located seven miles from the university campus of MSU Billings  in the fast-growing west-Billings “Shiloh Corridor Complex” near the intersection of Central Avenue and Shiloh Road. The campus is contained in two buildings situated on an attractive and spacious 18-acre site with a view of the 12,000 foot Beartooth Mountain Range. The MSU-Billings soccer field is located on the COT campus. City College is proud of its outstanding faculty and of their expertise in the specific areas in which they teach. Faculty are highly qualified with expertise in their specialty and current work experience in their field. Many faculty hold advanced degrees and a number of faculty have certifications in areas which support their disciplines.

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Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,863 per year for in-state students and $8,693 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Montana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Montana is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.