Helena College University of Montana

School Highlights
  • Helena College University of Montana serves 1,506 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Helena College University of Montana is the only community colleges within Lewis And Clark County, MT.
  • The nearest community college to Helena College University of Montana is Highlands College of Montana Tech (52.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Helena College University of Montana places among the top 20% of community colleges in Montana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Helena College University of Montana(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty78 staff54 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Helena College University of Montana has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Helena College University of Montana diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,506 students1,310 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
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# Full-Time Students670 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students836 students640 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
3%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
85%
68%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
23%
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Diversity Score0.270.48
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,700
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,061 is less than the state average of $3,974. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,357 is less than the state average of $8,845. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,061$3,974
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,357$8,845
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Tuition NotesBased on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,000$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,157$6,802
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Helena College 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. Helena College also offer the opportunity to obtain a bachelor degree without leaving Helena through online and onsite courses delivered through articulation agreements with other Montana universities. 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.

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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 score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.