Helena College University of Montana

1115 N Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601
Tel: (406)447-6900
1,627 students
Public institution
The University of Montana - Helena College of Technology promotes lifelong educational goals of learners, supports workforce development needs of employers, and fosters community involvement by providing a substantive, responsible, and accessible learning environment.
School Highlights:
Helena College University of Montana serves 1,627 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 24%.
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 (52.1 miles away).

School Overview

Helena College University of Montana 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

Student Body

The student population of 1,627 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,627 students
1,303 students
Helena College University of Montana Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
789 students
836 students
Helena College University of Montana Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 838 students
1,046 students
Helena College University of Montana Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Helena College University of Montana sch enrollment Helena College University of Montana sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Helena College University of Montana Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Helena College University of Montana Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
- 12%
% White
94%
67%
Helena College University of Montana White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Helena College University of Montana More (2010-2011)
Helena College University of Montana sch ethnicity Helena College University of Montana 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. 0.11 0.45
Helena College University of Montana Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,061 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 $8,357 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,061 $5,940
Helena College University of Montana In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,357 $10,072
Helena College University of Montana Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The University of Montana – Helena College of Technology (UM-Helena), formerly the Helena College of Technology and the Helena Vocational-Technical Center, was founded in 1939 when the Office of Public Instruction designated five training centers for Montana. The Helena Center is the only one to accept the challenge. The University of Montana - Helena College of Technology (UM-Helena) 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. UM-Helena has the tools to help students succeed. 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. We offer on-site, online, and other distance education classes to make our services accessible. Students enroll from Avon, Basin, Boulder, Clancy, Elliston, Helena, Montana City, Townsend, White Sulphur Springs, and throughout the great State of Montana to take developmental, technical, vocational, and college-transfer courses.

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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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.