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 Montana State University

Montana State University - Bozeman, MT

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717

General information:(406)994-0211
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:13,671(12,054 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,988 $6,168 $6,428 -4%
Out-of-state $17,651 $18,291 $19,152 -4%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,130 $1,150 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,380 $7,900 $7,840 1%
Other $3,000 $3,080 $3,130 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,380 $7,900 $7,840 1%
Other $3,000 $3,080 $3,130 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,000 $3,080 $3,130 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,468 $18,278 $18,548 0%
Off Campus $17,468 $18,278 $18,548 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,088 $10,378 $10,708 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $29,131 $30,401 $31,272 -3%
Off Campus $29,131 $30,401 $31,272 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,751 $22,501 $23,432 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,077
In-state fees $1,351
Out-of-state tuition $17,714
Out-of-state fees $1,438
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,569
In-state fee $1,216
Out-of-state tuition $14,047
Out-of-state fees $1,282
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,668 83% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,434 71% $8,337,515 $5,814
Federal grants 622 31% $3,079,043 $4,950
Pell grants 622 31% $2,571,460 $4,134
Other federal grants 465 23% $507,583 $1,092
State/local government grant or scholarships 264 13% $947,563 $3,589
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,026 51% $4,310,909 $4,202
Student loan aid 1,053 52% $6,876,909 $6,531
Federal student loans 1,044 52% $6,310,320 $6,044
Other student loans 49 2% $566,589 $11,563
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,639 49% $27,459,393 $4,870
Pell grants 3,794 33% $16,653,931 $4,390
Federal student loans 6,017 52% $43,828,057 $7,284

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,085 $12,682 $12,489
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,202 $10,966 $11,649
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,378 $12,593 $12,993
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,734 $15,426 $15,887
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,808 $17,435 $17,423
$110,001 and more $16,749 $17,468 $17,627

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 13,671
Undergraduate enrollment 12,054
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,047
Graduate enrollment 1,617
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,417 4,955 4,462
Percent admitted 61% 64% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 30% 25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1036 40%
ACT 1837 70%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 620
SAT Math 500 620
SAT Writing 480 600
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 20 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 56 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 79100
Basketball 1916
Football 104-
Golf -10
Rodeo 3021
Skiing 1734
Tennis 99
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities04/01/1932 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

06/01/1971 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/02/1997 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/02/1997 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1977 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1980 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1968 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

06/14/2010 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations2043 56
Liquor law violations516069
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 71333
Liquor law violations 5610
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 138
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 31413
Motor vehicle theft 302
Arson 302
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 136
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 31210
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 302
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.4%
Number in default85
Number in repayment2,454

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00253200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General15-----
Agricultural Mechanization, General1-----
Animal Sciences, General32-----
Horticultural Science1-----
Plant Sciences, General2422---
Range Science and Management271---
Category total7593---
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture-40----
Environmental Design/Architecture89-----
Category total8940----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American Indian/Native American Studies-7----
American/United States Studies/Civilization41----
Category total48----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry-28---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4563---
Biotechnology7-----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology60-----
Entomology-1----
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology1514---
Molecular Biology--2---
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-1----
Category total1271117---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-41----
Business/Commerce, General184-----
Category total18441----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science18102---
Category total18102---
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education92----
Education, General-7751--
Elementary Education and Teaching83-----
Music Teacher Education9-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1199----
Social Science Teacher Education11-----
Technical Teacher Education6-----
Category total12917851--
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering474----
Civil Engineering, General539----
Computer Engineering, General8-----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering309----
Engineering, General--6---
Industrial Engineering156----
Mechanical Engineering627----
Category total215356---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician----1-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician47-----
Engineering/Industrial Management-5----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician27-----
Category total745--1-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4810----
Category total4810----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General12837----
Category total12837----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General29-----
Category total29-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse16220----
Category total16220----
History Colleges
History, General554----
Category total554----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies61-----
Category total61-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General12132---
Statistics, General160---
Category total13192---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1233---
Land Use Planning and Management/Development54----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General4-----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1553---
Category total36126---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management4-----
Category total4-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy10-----
Category total10-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2200---
Geology/Earth Science, General27112---
Physics, General17813---
Category total661915---
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder-----13
Category total-----13
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General614----
Category total614----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-14----
Category total-14----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology12-----
Applied Economics-1----
Economics, General18-----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography5-----
Political Science and Government, General27-----
Sociology17-----
Category total791----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General625----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production689----
Interior Design----8-
Music, General12-----
Category total14214--8-
Grand total1809491561913