Highlands College of Montana Tech

25 Basin Creek Rd
Butte, MT 59701
Tel: (406)496-3711
  • 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 is Helena College University of Montana (52.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Highlands College of Montana Tech (MT) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Less than 2 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 33 staff 54 staff
Highlands College of Montana Tech Total Faculty (2014-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 860 has grown by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment 860 students 1,310 students
Highlands College of Montana Tech Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 20:1
Highlands College of Montana Tech Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students 487 students 670 students
Highlands College of Montana Tech Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 373 students 640 students
Highlands College of Montana Tech Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Highlands College of Montana Tech Enrollment Breakdown MT All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
283 181
Highlands College of Montana Tech Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
3%
Highlands College of Montana Tech American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
1%
Highlands College of Montana Tech Asian (2009-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
2%
Highlands College of Montana Tech Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
1%
Highlands College of Montana Tech Black (2007-2016)
% White
86%
68%
Highlands College of Montana Tech White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
23%
Highlands College of Montana Tech 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. 0.25 0.48
Highlands College of Montana Tech Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
19%
Highlands College of Montana Tech Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $50,900 $34,700
Highlands College of Montana Tech Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Highlands College of Montana Tech In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,204 $8,845
Highlands College of Montana Tech Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 89%
Highlands College of Montana Tech % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $20,667 $13,000
Highlands College of Montana Tech Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 $6,802
Highlands College of Montana Tech Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.