Helena College - University of Montana

Helena, MT 59601
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The Helena College - University of Montana is located in Helena, Montana. This two-year college was established back in 1939. It has gone through many name changes over the years but has always continued to provide students with robust educational opportunities. The college currently serves around 1,500 students. The school has many degrees and technical certificate programs that are focused on providing students with job-based skills. The Helena College University of Montana has built up a reputation as a great option for students who wish to advance their career prospects.

The college has a renowned nursing program that many students want to become a part of. The school offers a practical nursing program for existing CNA's. There is also a traditional associate degree in nursing program. Students who have already obtained the LPN license can seek out the LPN to RN bridge program. This school has maintained a very high rate of success for all NCLEX licensure exams. Students are given a complete education that prepares them for the difficult job of nursing. The RN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,422
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 100%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/01/1977 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
02/01/2011 - Current

Admission

100%

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$83/credit
In State Students$83/credit
Out of State Students$265/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 $3,735 $3,735 $11,925
ADN 70 $5,810 $5,810 $18,550
BSN 125 $10,375 $10,375 $33,125
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, 76% of Helena College - University of Montana's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,123
Other Federal Grant 4% $321
State Grant & Scholarships 7% $1,457
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 21% $2,188
Federal Student Loans 42% $5,428
Private Loans 1% $3,125

$10,224

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$10,700
$30,001 to $48,000$11,555
$48,001 to $75,000$12,772
$75,001 to $110,000$14,295
Over $110,000$14,529

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Student Population

1,422

Undergrads

0

Graduates

796

Women

626

Men

38%

Full-time

62%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
88%
Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Hispanic
2%
Asian
1%
Two or more races
1%
Black/African American
0%
Non-resident alien
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.

Helena College - University of Montana
1115 N Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601
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