Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology

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:
Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology serves 1,531 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology is the only community colleges within Yellowstone County, MT.

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Instructional Staff Total 54 staff 41 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,531 teachers has grown by 0% 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 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,531 students
1,287 students
Student : Teacher Ratio :1 31:1
# Full-Time Students
891 students
832 students
# Part-Time Students 640 students 1,021 students
Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology sch enrollment Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
- 7%
% Black
- 12%
% White
- 66%
% Two or more races"
- 2%
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 0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,693 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,543 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,693 $5,940
Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,543 $10,072
Montana State University-Billings-College Of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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. The training programs offered at the College of Technology are continually upgraded to meet the changing dynamics of business and industry. Presently, 11 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs, two Associate of Arts (AA) programs, 3 Associate of Science (AS) programs and 10 certificate programs are offered. Enrollment annually exceeds 600 full-time and part-time students. Professional training and continuing education classes are provided to more than 1,000 individuals from many different industries. The College of Technology provides individuals with training (or re-training) to obtain excellent "in demand" positions available at many area employers. Graduates of the College of Technology become licensed practical nurses, surgical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, automobile technicians, diesel technicians, process plant operators, computer system technicians, computer desktop support specialists, and computer-assisted drafting technicians working with architects. 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 the College of Technology. We will give you the tools to make your career dreams come true. The College of Technology, at 3803 Central Avenue, is located seven miles from the main MSU-Billings campus in the fast-growing west-Billings “Shiloh Corridor Complex” near the intersection of Central Avenue and Shiloh Road. The campus is contained in a building situated on an attractive and spacious 18-acre site with a view of the 12,000 foot Beartooth Mountain Range. The building consists of more than 110,000 square feet of classroom, lab and shop area. The MSU-Billings soccer field is located on the COT campus. The College of Technology 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. Thirteen faculty hold advanced degrees and eight have certifications in areas which support their disciplines.

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