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).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
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 (70.8 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 1,897 teachers has grown by 49% 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
1,897 students
1,282 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
22:1
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 1,005 students
1,017 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
4%
1%
Great Falls College Montana State University American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
Great Falls College Montana State University Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Great Falls College Montana State University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
12%
Great Falls College Montana State University Black (2006-2013)
% White
90%
57%
Great Falls College Montana State University White (2006-2013)
% 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. 0.24 0.53
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 $5,742. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,294 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,346 $10,260
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)

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: 2013 (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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