Nursing Schools in Montana

The state of Montana is home to 14 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 10 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Montana. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Montana

Best Value LPN Programs in Montana

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Montana

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Montana. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Helena College University of Montana

Helena College University of Montana

Helena, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,224
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate100.0%
RN Programs best-value score93.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score55.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,104
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.2%
RN Programs best-value score89.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Montana State University

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,411
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score79.9

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
Carroll College

Carroll College

Helena, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,636
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.5%
RN Programs best-value score51.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,174
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
RN Programs best-value score97.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score86.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$8,686
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.4%
RN Programs best-value score95.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Montana State University-Northern

Montana State University-Northern

Havre, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,217
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.2%
RN Programs best-value score91.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Blackfeet Community College

Blackfeet Community College

Browning, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$7,230
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate66.7%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate68.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN
Great Falls College Montana State University

Great Falls College Montana State University

Great Falls, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,923
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate63.7%
RN Programs best-value score94.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score75.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Miles Community College

Miles Community College

Miles City, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,599
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate59.8%
RN Programs best-value score94.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Montana State University-Billings

Montana State University-Billings

Billings, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,503

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
The University of Montana

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,682

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
University of Providence

University of Providence

Great Falls, MT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,367

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Aaniiih Nakoda College

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem, MT
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