The two highest ranked universities in the state are the University of Montana (placed in the 432 to 507 range on the University Review top 500 Colleges Ranking List; 194th in the USA), and the Montana State University ranking is in the 508 to 568 range.
List of Montana Colleges and Universities
|Name||Address||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|Carroll College||1601 N Benton Ave, Helena, Mt 59625||Private||1431||$29,280||$29,280||53%||1909|
|Montana State University System|
|Montana State University Billings||1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101||Public||4465||$5,780||$17,342||99%||1927|
|Montana State University (Bozeman)||Bozeman, Mt 59717||Public||13264||$6,894Ê||$21,296||85%||1893|
|Montana State University - Northern||300 13th streeet West, Havre, Mt 59501||Public||1132||$5,480||$17,312||1929|
|Rocky Mountain College||1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102||Private||988||$24,530||$24,530||67%||1878|
|Salish Kootenai College||58138 US Hwy 93, Pablo, MT 59855||Public||1150||$4,191||$11,346||1977|
|University of Great Falls||1301 20th Street S, Great Falls, MT 59401||Private||1046||$20,960||$20,960||84%||1932|
|University of Montana System|
|Montana Tech||1300 W. Park Street, Butte, MT 59701||Public||2757||$6,752||$20,068Ê||88%||1893|
|University of Montana (Missoula)||32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812||Public||9787||$6,330||$23,146||96%||1893|
|University of Montana Western||710 S. Atlantic Street, Dillon, MT 59725||Public||1511||$5,370||$15,212||75%||1893|
Size-wise the largest colleges by student body are the Montana State University (13,264 UG students) and the University of Montana (located in Missoula; 9,787 students). While the smallest establishments include Rocky Mountain College (988 students) and the University of Great Falls (1,046 students).
Cost-wise, of the main public higher education establishments the lowest tuition fees are offered by the University of Montana Western (In-state tuition: $5,370; Out of state fees: $15,212), and Montana State University – Northern (In-state: $5,480; Out of state: $17,312).
Whereas the highest priced public college in the list of Montana colleges are the Montana State University Bozeman ($6,894 In-state tuition fees and $20,068 Out of state fees) and Montana Tech (In-state: $6,752; Out of state: $20,068 ).
Of the private institutions. the lowest priced establishments is the University of Great Falls ($20,960) and, whilst the most expensive is Carroll College ($29,280).
The most selective colleges are Carroll College (53% acceptance rate) and Rocky Mountain College (67%). The oldest college in Montana State is Rocky Mountain College, established in 1878.