Nursing Schools in Montana

There are 15 nursing schools in Montana. This year, we evaluated 10 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


Rank School School Detail Toggle
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Blackfeet Community College
Browning, MT
Blackfeet Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$7,230
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 66.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 68.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN
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Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, MT
Flathead Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,174
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.3

Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) is located in Kalispell, Montana. This community college was founded in 1967. It allows students to pursue various associate degree programs in several different areas of study. FVCC has an onsite brewery and offers an associate degree course in brewing ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
  • CNA
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Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, MT
Salish Kootenai College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$8,686
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Salish Kootenai College (SKC) is located in Pablo, Montana. SKC was established back in 1977 and is a Native American Tribal community college. The main campus of SKC is located on the Flathead Reservation. It also has several satellite locations that students will be able to take advantage of ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Great Falls College - Montana State University
Great Falls, MT
Great Falls College - Montana State University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,923
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 63.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 75.0

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 ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Miles Community College
Miles City, MT
Miles Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,599
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 59.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Helena College - University of Montana
Helena, MT
Helena College - University of Montana
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,224
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 100.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 55.9

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 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Montana State University-Northern
Havre, MT
Montana State University-Northern
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,217
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, MT
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,104
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
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Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Montana State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,411
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 79.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Carroll College
Helena, MT
Carroll College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$26,636
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 51.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
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Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT
Montana State University-Billings
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,503
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT
Stone Child College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,085
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Pre-Nursing Studies
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The University of Montana
Missoula, MT
The University of Montana
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,682
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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University of Providence
Great Falls, MT
University of Providence
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,367
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Aaniiih Nakoda College
Harlem, MT
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,311
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN

Montana's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Montana's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Montana Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 10,110 21.943 $31 $64,560
Nurse Anesthetists 60 0.133 $100 $208,000
Nurse Practitioners 530 1.140 $47 $98,280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,470 5.371 $21 $42,950
Nursing Assistants 6,170 13.397 $13 $26,350
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey