Great Falls College Montana State University

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School Highlights

Great Falls College Montana State University serves 1,514 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Top Rankings

Great Falls College Montana State University ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Montana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Great Falls College Montana State University(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty130 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Great Falls College Montana State University has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Great Falls College Montana State University diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,514 students1,367 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:119:1
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# Full-Time Students635 students488 students
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# Part-Time Students879 students879 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
2%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
73%
62%
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% Two or more races
7%
3%
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% Non Resident races
7%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
26%
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Diversity Score0.450.55
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College Completion Rate
16%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,294 is less than the state average of $4,139. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,346 is more than the state average of $8,788. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,294$4,139
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,346$8,788
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,370$5,500
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Associated Students of GFC MSU (Student Government), Food Pantry / Community Garden, Phi Theta Kappa

Arts and Music Programs:
GFC MSU Community Choir
Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Great Falls College Montana State University is Helena College University of Montana (70.8 miles away).
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Montana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.