Helena College University of Montana

School Highlights

Helena College University of Montana serves 1,423 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 116 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
Helena College University of Montana(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty116 staff90 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Helena College University of Montana has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Helena College University of Montana diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,423 students1,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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# Full-Time Students428 students428 students
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# Part-Time Students995 students695 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
3%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
90%
63%
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% Two or more races
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2%
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% Unknown races
4%
27%
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Diversity Score0.190.53
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College Completion Rate
28%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,061 is less than the state average of $4,139. 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 $8,788. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,061$4,139
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,357$8,788
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Tuition NotesBased on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,375$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,487$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Profile last updated: 03/26/2022

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Helena College University of Montana is Highlands College of Montana Tech (51.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,139 per year for in-state students and $8,788 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Montana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.