Nursing Schools in Montana

There are 15 nursing schools in Montana. This year, we evaluated 10 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system 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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Rank School School Detail Toggle
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Blackfeet Community College
Browning, MT
Blackfeet Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$7,230
NCLEX-RN Pass rate66.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate68.9%

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN
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Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, MT
Flathead Valley Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,174
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.3%

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$8,686

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,923
NCLEX-RN Pass rate63.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.9%

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,599

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Helena College - University of Montana
Helena, MT
Helena College - University of Montana
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,224
NCLEX-RN Pass rate100.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.1%

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,217

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,104

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
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Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Montana State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,411

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,636

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
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Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT
Montana State University-Billings
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,503

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT
Stone Child College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,085

Programs offered

  • Pre-Nursing Studies
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The University of Montana
Missoula, MT
The University of Montana
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,682

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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University of Providence
Great Falls, MT
University of Providence
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,367

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Aaniiih Nakoda College
Harlem, MT
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,311

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