Highlands College of Montana Tech
- 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.
Highlands College of Montana Tech places among the top 20% of community colleges in Montana for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Highlands College of Montana Tech||(MT) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Less than 2 yrs|
|Total Faculty||33 staff||54 staff|
|Total Enrollment||860 students||1,310 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||20:1|
|# Full-Time Students||487 students||670 students|
|# Part-Time Students||373 students||640 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||181|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$50,900||$34,700|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Highlands College of Montana Tech is Helena College University of Montana (52.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,506 students | 52.10 Mi1115 N Roberts Street
Helena,  MT  59601
- 1,897 students | 122.90 Mi2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls,  MT  59405
- 36,624 students | 150.10 Mi525 S Center
Rexburg,  ID  83460
- 1,483 students | 170.30 Mi1600 S 25th E
Idaho Falls,  ID  83404
- 2,216 students | 180.80 Mi777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell,  MT  59901
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