Helena College University of Montana

1115 N Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601-0000
Tel: (406)447-6900
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 is Highlands College of Montana Tech (52.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 5% 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
Helena College University of Montana Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,506 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,506 students1,310 students
Helena College University of Montana Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
Helena College University of Montana Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students670 students670 students
Helena College University of Montana Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students836 students640 students
Helena College University of Montana Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Helena College University of Montana Enrollment Breakdown MT All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
3%
Helena College University of Montana American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Helena College University of Montana Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
Helena College University of Montana Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
1%
Helena College University of Montana Black (2014-2016)
% White
85%
68%
Helena College University of Montana White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Helena College University of Montana More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
23%
Helena College University of Montana 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.0.270.48
Helena College University of Montana Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
19%
Helena College University of Montana Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,700
Helena College University of Montana Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Helena College University of Montana In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,357$8,845
Helena College University of Montana Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
Helena College University of Montana % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,000$13,000
Helena College University of Montana Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,157$6,802
Helena College University of Montana Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 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.