Montana State University-Billings

Billings, MT 59101
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Montana State University-Billings is one of the seven public 4-year colleges in Montana. The campus is located in an urban area, in Billings.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,401 students attend the school. Every year 27% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Montana State University-Billings's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,397, and fees were $1,436. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,162 and $1,561 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students4,401
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 19

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1932 - 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 $40

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$183/credit
In State Students$183/credit
Out of State Students$715/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$226/credit
In State Students$226/credit
Out of State Students$753/credit

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 $8,235 $8,235 $32,175
ADN 70 $12,810 $12,810 $50,050
BSN 125 $22,875 $22,875 $89,375
FNP 50 $11,300 $11,300 $37,650
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, 89% of Montana State University-Billings's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,126
Other Federal Grant 18% $441
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $3,311
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 59% $2,832
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,414
Private Loans 2% $6,347


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$11,994
$30,001 to $48,000$12,763
$48,001 to $75,000$15,223
$75,001 to $110,000$16,684
Over $110,000$16,736

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
Montana State University-Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101

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