Helena College University of Montana

1115 N Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601
Tel: (406)447-6900
1,506 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Helena College University of Montana serves 1,506 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Helena College University of Montana is the only community colleges within Lewis and Clark County, MT.
The nearest community college is Highlands College of Montana Tech (52.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
College Helena College University of Montana 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 78 staff
61 staff
Helena College University of Montana Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,506 has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 86% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,506 students 1,296 students
Helena College University of Montana Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
21:1
Helena College University of Montana Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 670 students
814 students
Helena College University of Montana Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 836 students
1,040 students
Helena College University of Montana Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Helena College University of Montana Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
Helena College University of Montana American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Helena College University of Montana Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Helena College University of Montana Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
% White
85%
51%
Helena College University of Montana White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Helena College University of Montana More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Helena College University of Montana Unknown (2006-2013)
Helena College University of Montana 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. 0.28 0.68
Helena College University of Montana Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,061 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,357 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,061 $5,660
Helena College University of Montana In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,357 $10,250
Helena College University of Montana Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
89%
Helena College University of Montana % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Helena College is a vibrant and growing center for higher learning, offering technical proficiency certificates, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Science degrees, as well as study toward upper-level and graduate-level programs in cooperation with other Montana University System institutions. Helena College also offer the opportunity to obtain a bachelor degree without leaving Helena through online and onsite courses delivered through articulation agreements with other Montana universities. We are a comprehensive institution of higher education; we are meeting this charge by expanding our educational offerings and services in the technical, professional, pre-professional, general education and transfer areas.

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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.