Great Falls College Montana State University

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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 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • 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 (70.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Great Falls College Montana State University(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty130 staff54 staff
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,897 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,897 students1,310 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:120:1
Great Falls College Montana State University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students892 students670 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,005 students640 students
Great Falls College Montana State University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Great Falls College Montana State University Enrollment Breakdown MT All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
3%
Great Falls College Montana State University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Great Falls College Montana State University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
2%
Great Falls College Montana State University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
1%
Great Falls College Montana State University Black (2007-2016)
% White
82%
68%
Great Falls College Montana State University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Great Falls College Montana State University More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
23%
Great Falls College Montana State University Ethnicity Breakdown MT All Ethnic Groups 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.0.320.48
Great Falls College Montana State University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
19%
Great Falls College Montana State University Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$34,700
Great Falls College Montana State University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,294 is less than the state average of $3,974. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,346 is more than the state average of $8,845. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,294$3,974
Great Falls College Montana State University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,346$8,845
Great Falls College Montana State University Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%89%
Great Falls College Montana State University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$13,000
Great Falls College Montana State University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2012)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$6,802
Great Falls College Montana State University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2012)

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: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,974 per year for in-state students and $8,845 for out-of-state students. 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.