- City College is a two-year campus located in Billings and along with four other colleges, helps to form Montana State University Billings. The college offers over 30 high demand, market-driven programs: including critical healthcare programs in nursing, radiologic technology, ultrasound and paramedic; safety programs in criminal justice and fire science; computer programs in cybersecurity, programming and networking; transportation programs in automotive, autobody and diesel; industry programs in instrument and electrical, process plant, welding and construction, and business programs including accounting, human resources, business administration and general business. City College also has a mission to assist with transfer education; preparing students to transfer to a bachelor`s degree.
City College at Montana State University-Billings serves 1,725 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 1,725 students
- In-state tuition: $3,907
- Out-state tuition: $8,940
- Student:teacher ratio: 43:1
- Source: Verified school update
City College at Montana State University-Billings ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
City College at Montana State University-Billings
(MT) Community College Avg.
Associate's--Public 2-year colleges under 4-year universities
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of City College at Montana State University-Billings has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The City College at Montana State University-Billings diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years) (Year 2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2010)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,907 is less than the state average of $4,139. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,940 is more than the state average of $8,788. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
costs are based on 2 semesters (Fall/Spring). We also participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program which gives discounts to 9 western states/territories: $5,274 per year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)
Total Sports Offered
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Nursing club, SkillsUSA, Student Government
Nursing club, SkillsUSA, Student Government
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
Why City College!
- Only college in Montana to offer: Autobody, Process Plant Technology and Instrument & Electrical Technology
- Affordable: short-term training that leads to high paying, in demand careers. Multiple scholarships and funding options to help assist in completing your education.
- Hands on education: most students will have on campus lab opportunities along with off campus internships or clinicals with regional employers.
- Small classes sizes: students receive personal attention and easy access to faculty
- Online programs: a number of programs are offered fully online or a combination of online and on campus coursework
- Best of both worlds. Have access to all the resources and opportunities of a four year university while completing your short-term, focused one year or two year degree
- Location: Billings is the largest City in Montana which provides unique opportunities for our students to get connected with future employers and access multiple resources and experiences while attending college
- Personal attention: Faculty and staff know our students, providing easy access and assistance in helping students inside and outside the classroom from application to graduation
- Student Success: As a community, we have multiple academic and personal resources to help students reach their educational and personal goals
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does City College at Montana State University-Billings cost?
City College at Montana State University-Billings's tuition is approximately $3,907 for In-State students and $8,940 for Out-State students.
What sports does City College at Montana State University-Billings offer?
City College at Montana State University-Billings offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball and Track and Field.
What is City College at Montana State University-Billings's ranking?
City College at Montana State University-Billings ranks among the top 20% of community college in Montana for: Average community college minority breakdown.
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