Great Falls College Montana State University

Tel: (406)771-4300
1,897 students
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School Highlights:
Great Falls College Montana State University serves 1,897 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Great Falls College Montana State University is the only community colleges within Cascade County, MT.
The nearest community college is Helena College University of Montana (70.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 130 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
College Great Falls College Montana State University 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 130 staff
61 staff
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,897 has declined by 15% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,897 students 1,296 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 892 students
814 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,005 students
1,040 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Great Falls College Montana State University Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
Great Falls College Montana State University American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Great Falls College Montana State University Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
Great Falls College Montana State University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
Great Falls College Montana State University Black (2006-2013)
% White
82%
51%
Great Falls College Montana State University White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Great Falls College Montana State University More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Great Falls College Montana State University Unknown (2006-2013)
Great Falls College Montana State University Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity 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. 0.32 0.68
Great Falls College Montana State University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,294 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,346 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,294 $5,660
Great Falls College Montana State University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,346 $10,250
Great Falls College Montana State University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Associated Students of GFC MSU (Student Government), Food Pantry / Community Garden, GFC MSU Community Choir, Phi Theta Kappa Associated Students of GFC MSU (Student Government),
Food Pantry / Community Garden,
GFC MSU Community Choir,
Phi Theta Kappa,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Changing lives – Achieving Dreams: it is more than a tag line supporting the mission, vision, and values of Great Falls College Montana State University (GFC MSU). It is a maxim that has sustained the college through a decade of transformational change and restructuring. GFC MSU is committed to strengthening access to public postsecondary educational opportunities. The College is a shining example of how a commitment to scholarship and achievement and a reliance on data-driven decision-making can create an environment where all can thrive and grow.  GFC MSU offers challenging, high-demand programs in the areas of Health Sciences; Business, Trades, and Technology; and General Education and Transfer. Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts degree, and the Associate of Science degree along with Certificate programs provide students with choices to achieve their educational goals. If your plan is to transfer to a four-year college, you will find numerous courses that will allow you to complete the Montana University System general education core prior to transfer. Daytime, evening and online courses are available to provide you with flexibility in scheduling. The college boasts a dynamic Outreach and Continuing Education program to progressively address workforce training. Short-term seminars and workshops are available throughout the calendar year to provide training to employees striving to strengthen their job skills. Customized training is available to your business, providing educational opportunities specifically tailored to the needs of your staff. The College is located in southeast Great Falls on a beautiful 20-acre campus and serves approximately 2000 students a year. The charm of our smaller campus is its friendly environment and the personal interaction in on-site and online classrooms. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.

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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 Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.