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.
School Highlights
  • Highlands College of Montana Tech serves 860 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Highlands College of Montana Tech is the only community colleges within Silver Bow County, MT.
  • The nearest community college to Highlands College of Montana Tech is Helena College University of Montana (52.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Highlands College of Montana Tech places among the top 20% of community colleges in Montana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Highlands College of Montana Tech(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty33 staff54 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Highlands College of Montana Tech has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Highlands College of Montana Tech diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment860 students1,310 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:120:1
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# Full-Time Students487 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students373 students640 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-181
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
3%
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% Asian
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1%
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% Hispanic
4%
2%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
86%
68%
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% Unknown races
6%
23%
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Diversity Score0.250.48
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,900$34,700
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,236 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 $8,204 is less than the state average of $8,845. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,236$3,974
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,204$8,845
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,667$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,802
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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