Tuition & Fees

$4,397

$16,662

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
15%
18-23
45%
12-17
31%
6-11
5%
24-29
26%
18-23
40%
12-17
34%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
56%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,421
Declined + 2
Total Received 1,423
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Public

4,021

undergraduate students

380

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Liberal Studies
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Codes

SAT 4298
ACT 2416

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School Facts

Montana State University at Billings, founded in 1927, is a public university. Its 92-acre campus is located in Billings.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,401
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Billings, MT

112-acre campus in Billings (population: 110,323). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Montana State University — Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
32%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
15%
18-23
45%
12-17
31%
6-11
5%
24-29
26%
18-23
40%
12-17
34%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
56%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,421
Declined + 2
Total Received 1,423

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Cheri Johannes
Director of Admissions and Records
P: 406 657-2158
admissions@msubillings.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,006

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,397
Room & board $7,690
Books & supplies $1,550
Total $13,637
Average Financial Aid - $10,006
Total with Avg. Aid $3,631

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,125,668
State $43,759
Institutional $1,194,378
Other external $385,058
Total $6,748,863

Non-need-based

Federal
State $45,836
Institutional $438,005
Other external $194,401
Total $678,242

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 406 657-2188
F: 406 657-1789
finaid@msubillings.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Emily Williamson
Director of Financial Aid
emily.williamson@msubillings.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Outdoor, Racquetball, Rodeo, Running, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Krista Montague (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Mascot
Yellowjacket
School colors
cobalt blue and yellow

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology
Administrative Assistant
Allied Health
Applied Psychology
Applied Science
Applied Supervision
Art
Assistant Drafter
Athletic Training
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Collision Repair/Refinishing
Automotive Refinishing Technology
Automotive Technology
Biology
Biology/Environmental Science
Biology/Medical Lab Science
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/General Business
Business Administration/Information Systems
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Chemistry
Communication
Communication Arts/Mass Communication
Communication Arts/Organizational
Computer Desktop/Network Support
Computer Programming/Application Development
Computer Systems Technology
Construction Technology/Carpentry
Criminal Justice
Diesel Technology
Education
Education/Curriculum/Instruction/K-8
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Interdisciplinary Studies
Education/Reading
Education/School Counseling
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fire Science
General Studies
Health Administration
Health/Human Performance
Health/Human Performance/Health Promotion
History
Human Resource Management
Human Resources
Human Services
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Insurance Billing/Coding
Music
Music Performance
Networking Technology
Office Assistant
Paramedic
Political Science
Practical Nursing
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Engineering Technology
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Process Plant Technology
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radiologic Technology
Reading
Rehabilitation/Mental Health Counseling
Rehabilitation/Related Services
Secondary Education/Special Education
Social Science
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/Advanced Study
Special Education/General
Sport/Recreation/Fitness Management
Surgical Technology
Welding/Metal Fabrication Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Liberal Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

4,401

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

4,021
students

Female
63%
2,514

Male
37%
1,507

9%

380
students

Female
77%
293

Male
23%
87

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

59%

2,400
students

Female
59%
1,400

Male
41%
1,000

41%

1,621
students

Female
69%
1,114

Male
31%
507

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

99%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Germany
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Paul Foster
Director, International Studies
406 657-1705
paul.foster4@msubillings.edu

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