Montana State University

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

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MSU provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Bozeman, Montana and publically funded. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of Montana. Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled annually at MSU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Education
  • Architecture

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The majority of students admitted to MSU earn an SAT score between 1470 - 1840, or an ACT score between 21 - 28. Roughly 60% of all applicant were accepted at Montana State University, with 45% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $7,100 and nonresidents pay $21,000 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Montana State University Bobcats participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students should visit the Montana State University website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Montana State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Montana State University is around 15,000 students. The student body is made up of 89% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $5,300-$6,400
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $20,000-$24,390
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $330-$400 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $970-$1,200 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $10,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$5,973
Receiving Student Loans46%$6,618

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Montana State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Montana State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years21%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Montana State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Big Sky Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Sky Conference)
  • Football (Big Sky Conference)
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Rodeo

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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