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 Montana State University-Billings

Montana State University-Billings - Billings, MT

1500 University Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-0298

General information:(406)657-2011
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,274(4,658 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
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
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
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
More than 3%
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 $5,207 $5,242 $5,470 -4%
Out-of-state $14,648 $15,235 $15,961 -5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,200 $6,200 $6,200 0%
Other $3,800 $3,770 $3,770 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,200 $6,200 $6,200 0%
Other $3,800 $3,770 $3,770 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,800 $3,770 $3,770 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,207 $16,412 $16,640 0%
Off Campus $16,207 $16,412 $16,640 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,007 $10,212 $10,440 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $25,648 $26,405 $27,131 -4%
Off Campus $25,648 $26,405 $27,131 -4%
Off Campus with Family $19,448 $20,205 $20,931 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,187
In-state fees $1,283
Out-of-state tuition $10,380
Out-of-state fees $5,581
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 $5,024
In-state fee $1,283
Out-of-state tuition $10,380
Out-of-state fees $6,419
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 714 86% --
Grant or scholarship aid 583 70% $2,720,955 $4,667
Federal grants 401 48% $1,686,408 $4,206
Pell grants 401 48% $1,584,550 $3,951
Other federal grants 122 15% $101,858 $835
State/local government grant or scholarships 160 19% $375,569 $2,347
Institutional grants or scholarships 266 32% $658,978 $2,477
Student loan aid 548 66% $2,932,449 $5,351
Federal student loans 544 65% $2,835,486 $5,212
Other student loans 14 2% $96,963 $6,926
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 2,556 53% $17,518,748 $6,854
Pell grants 1,928 40% $7,537,690 $3,910
Federal student loans 2,660 56% $17,147,217 $6,446

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 $10,968 $10,209 $10,454
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 $10,902 $10,089 $10,370
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,228 $10,651 $10,783
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,411 $13,483 $13,536
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,848 $14,524 $14,738
$110,001 and more $14,848 $14,524 $14,849

• 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

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,274
Undergraduate enrollment 4,658
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 433
Graduate enrollment 616
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,523 700 823
Percent admitted 99% 99% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 99% 63% 55%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
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 55 9%
ACT 350 60%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 580
SAT Math 440 560
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24
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, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 49-
Basketball 1313
Golf 1413
Soccer 2622
Softball -22
Tennis 108
Track and Field, Indoor 3422
Track and Field, Outdoor 3424
Track and Field, X-Country 149
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities09/01/1932 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
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

09/01/1980 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

09/01/1979 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

01/01/1996 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations1214 32
Liquor law violations171613
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 121432
Liquor law violations 8813
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 211
Motor vehicle theft 211
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 011
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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

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• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17----
Microbiology, General9----
Category total26----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--9--
Accounting and Related Services, Other---3-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--12-
Business/Commerce, General9----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--11-
Office Management and Supervision--3--
Category total129-206-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies11----
Organizational Communication, General4----
Public Relations/Image Management2322---
Category total3822---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--4--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--221-
Category total--261-
Construction Trades Colleges
Carpentry/Carpenter--8--
Category total--8--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education3----
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Computer Teacher Education-4---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-16---
Curriculum and Instruction-2---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1---
Education, General-276--
Elementary Education and Teaching21----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1----
History Teacher Education6----
Mathematics Teacher Education6----
Music Teacher Education4----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4----
Reading Teacher Education44---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education3----
Social Science Teacher Education1----
Spanish Language Teacher Education1----
Special Education and Teaching, General248---
Category total134626--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General--6--
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,--18--
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician--6--
Category total--30--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General8----
Category total8----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature7----
Category total7----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-8---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management68---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--40--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary--7--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder---9-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--14--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse----35
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other71414--
Category total133075935
History Colleges
History, General9----
Category total9----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies14----
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician--5--
Category total14-5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies--24--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies47----
Category total47-24--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3----
Category total3----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician--28-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--71-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--52-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--3--
Category total--1711-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other20----
Category total20----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies9----
Category total9----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General16----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management25---
Category total185---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0----
Category total0----
Precision Production Colleges
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking---2-
Welding Technology/Welder--6--
Category total--62-
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology23----
Psychology, General163---
Category total393---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-3---
Category total-3---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General1----
Sociology3----
Category total12----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1----
Music Performance, General1----
Music, General0----
Category total6----
Grand total4112512935