• The mission of the college is to meet the changing needs of society by supplying knowledge and education through a strong undergraduate curriculum augmented by research, graduate education and service.

School Highlights

Highlands College of Montana Tech serves 679 students (43% 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 17% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 679 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,236
  • Out-state tuition: $8,204
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 17%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Highlands College of Montana Tech ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
Highlands College of Montana Tech
(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
59 staff
90 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Highlands College of Montana Tech has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Highlands College of Montana Tech diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
679 students
1,185 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
293 students
428 students
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# Part-Time Students
386 students
743 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
446 students
142 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
293 students
428 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
386 students
386 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
452 students
171 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
n/a
1%
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% White
83%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
5%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
9%
26%
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Diversity Score
0.31
0.54
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.94%
0.94%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$50,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,236 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 $8,204 is less than the state average of $8,788. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,236
$4,139
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,204
$8,788
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,500
$11,966
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,329
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Since its founding in 1900, Montana Tech has earned a reputation as one of the finest science, engineering, and technical colleges in the world. With more than 40 academic programs and 38 clubs and organizations, Tech offers tremendous opportunities. Montana Tech is located virtually on the Continental Divide in historic Butte, Montana. Visiting Tech at any time of the year can be both an informative and enjoyable experience. As you tour our campus on the hill, you will have a special opportunity to learn more about the college through first-hand contact with students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate your interest, and as you continue your journey, we hope that these links for prospective students provide you with the information you need to learn more about Montana Tech. Montana Tech's College of Technology is located at 25 Basin Creek Road, Butte, Montana. We are a small school that enjoys the luxuries of a beautiful setting, fine instructional faculty, and a warm supporting cast of characters. The College of Technology of Montana Tech of The University of Montana provides occupational training that is responsive to the present and future needs of the residents of Silver Bow County, its contiguous area, and the state of Montana. The College offers over eleven programs of study. The programs of study are in the areas of business, radiologic technology, and trades & technical. Civil Engineering Technology, and GIS/GPS are unique two-year programs in the state. There are programs in networking, metals fabrication, and a bridge program in nursing leading to an ASRN, attainable through Montana Tech. The College of Technology offers occupational-specific and related instruction to prepare students for employment. The College will continue to meet immediate and short-term training needs of industry and business within its major service area. The College participates in the process of developing collaborative relationships with other post-secondary institutions to provide better educational opportunities for Montana citizens and to ensure the most effective and responsible use of resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Highlands College of Montana Tech cost?

Highlands College of Montana Tech's tuition is approximately $3,236 for In-State students and $8,204 for Out-State students.

What is Highlands College of Montana Tech's ranking?

Highlands College of Montana Tech ranks among the top 20% of community college in Montana for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 679 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,236
  • Out-state tuition: $8,204
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 17%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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