Montana State University-Northern

Havre, MT 59501
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Montana State University-Northern is one of the seven public 4-year colleges in Montana. The campus is located in Havre town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,236 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 264 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 158 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 60%). Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Montana State University-Northern's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,402, and fees were $1,459. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,602 and $1,569 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,236
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 19
Bachelor's degree 4 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 74.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1932 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
05/01/1992 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1991 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements 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 $30

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$285/credit
In State Students$285/credit
Out of State Students$798/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$334/credit
In State Students$334/credit
Out of State Students$862/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 $12,825 $12,825 $35,910
ADN 70 $19,950 $19,950 $55,860
BSN 125 $35,625 $35,625 $99,750
FNP 50 $16,700 $16,700 $43,100
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, 91% of Montana State University-Northern's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,153
Other Federal Grant 4% $816
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $4,506
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 45% $2,274
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,696
Private Loans 4% $7,470


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$10,112
$30,001 to $48,000$11,460
$48,001 to $75,000$14,157
$75,001 to $110,000$15,103
Over $110,000$15,326

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
Montana State University-Northern
300 W 11th St
Havre, MT 59501

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