Great Falls College Montana State University

Tel: (406)771-4300
1,875 students
Public institution
Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology, a student-centered two-year college, provides quality educational opportunities responsive to community needs.
School Highlights:
Great Falls College Montana State University serves 1,875 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Great Falls College Montana State University is the only community colleges within Cascade County County, MT.
The nearest community college is Helena College University of Montana (70.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Great Falls College Montana State University Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 74 staff
60 staff
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,875 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,875 students
1,269 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
Great Falls College Montana State University student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
892 students
810 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 983 students
1,017 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Great Falls College Montana State University sch enrollment Great Falls College Montana State University sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Great Falls College Montana State University Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Great Falls College Montana State University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
12%
Great Falls College Montana State University Black (2006-2013)
% White
82%
57%
Great Falls College Montana State University White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
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 sch ethnicity Great Falls College Montana State University sta ethnicity
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. 0.24 0.53
Great Falls College Montana State University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,085 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,337 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,085 $5,740
Great Falls College Montana State University In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,337 $10,252
Great Falls College Montana State University Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
89%
Great Falls College Montana State University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology is committed to strengthening access to public postsecondary educational opportunities through the administration of the Great Falls Higher Education Center; maintenance of a contemporary telecommunications complex; and expansion of collaborative relationships with secondary and postsecondary institutions as well as with appropriate business, government, and human service entities to ensure the most effective use of resources. The College of Technology offers challenging, high-demand programs in the areas of Health Sciences, Business, Technology and General Education. Associate of Applied Science degrees, the 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 Internet 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. Montana State University- Great Falls College of Technology delivers course offerings on-campus as well as at appropriate off-campus sites and through electronic technology. 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. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $0 per year. 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 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.