Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59717

Montana State University (MSU) is a public university in Bozeman, Montana. It is part of the Montana University System, which includes a total of eight campuses throughout the state. MSU is the largest university in the state and offers close to 100 different degree programs, including both undergraduate and graduate programs. The university was founded in 1893 as the Agricultural College of the State of Montana. Only eight students enrolled during the first year. The university now serves over 16,000 students annually. The university maintains 11 colleges, including the College of Nursing. However, the focus of the university is research, spending over $100 million annually on research programs. 

The MSU College of Nursing offers a two-year associate degree in nursing program, an MSN program, and three BSN programs. The traditional BSN program is for new students, while the accelerated BSN is for those with a bachelor’s degree in a separate field of study. The LPN to BSN program gives Licensed Practical Nurses an opportunity to earn their BSN and further their career. These programs are all accredited by the CCNE. The MSN program is the only graduate-level nursing program in the state. The college partners with local health care facilities, allowing students to complete over 1,000 hours of clinical training at nearby hospitals and clinics. Students also receive training through an advanced simulation lab.

Overview

Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. LPN to BSN
  5. ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 219
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 10
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 7
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Montana State University

Montana Tech of the University of Montana
76.31 miles away
Montana State University-Billings
122.08 miles away
The University of Montana
162.41 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1932 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/02/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
10/02/1997 - Current

Admissions

83%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 620
SAT: Math510 to 630
SAT: Writing490 to 610
ACT Composite21 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$14,953

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,920
30k to 48k$14,863
48k to 75k$17,234
75k to 110k$19,210
Over 110k$19,441
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

44%

Recipients

$4,510

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

25%

Recipients

$4,222

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

42%

Recipients

$6,953

Average Amount

Student Population

14,340

Undergrads

2,019

Graduates

7,533

Women

8,826

Men

78%

Full-time

22%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
83%
Hispanic
4%
Two or more races
4%
Non-resident alien
4%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Black/African American
1%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing
Montana State University
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
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