Great Falls College - Montana State University

Great Falls, MT 59405
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Great Falls College - Montana State University is located in Great Falls, Montana. This school was established back in 1969 and it currently serves thousands of students in the area. This community college offers a number of different associate degree programs. There are also many technical certificate opportunities that will help students to advance their careers. It offers programs focusing on everything from dental hygiene to interior design. Students in the area have been relying on this school to provide them with a thorough education for many decades now.

This school is also well known for having a popular and successful nursing program. There is both a practical nursing program and a registered nursing program at this school. The ADN program is a limited enrollment program that only has an intake of 30 students. The curriculum of this program is fully approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing. Students are prepared to have success in their careers as professional nurses at this school. It also gets them ready to take the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exam, depending on which program the student is enrolled in. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,691
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.9%
  • NCLEX-RN: 63.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1979 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$198/credit
In State Students$198/credit
Out of State Students$471/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,910 $8,910 $21,195
ADN 70 $13,860 $13,860 $32,970
BSN 125 $24,750 $24,750 $58,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Great Falls College - Montana State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 64% $4,485
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $3,771
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,695
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,519
Private Loans 1% $1,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,216
$30,001 to $48,000$9,225
$48,001 to $75,000$11,607
$75,001 to $110,000$13,014
Over $110,000$13,062

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
Great Falls College - Montana State University
2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405

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