Montana State University – Billings

Also known as MSU Billings

1500 University Drive, Billings, MT

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Montana State University (MSU) Billings was founded in 1927 and it upholds the traditions of the university to provide access to education, excellent teaching, civic engagement and community enhancement.

The university is located on 110 acres of land that resemble a beautiful park and is home to more than 5,000 students. There are 3 campuses spread out through the city and it has a long record of supporting the local community.

MSU Billings offers Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in a range of different subjects that include arts, sciences, health, business, education, mathematics, music and more.

The cost to study at MSU Billings is $12,592 for 2013-2014 academic year and this includes tuition, board, books and other educational supplies.

For students that are interested in sports, MSU Billings is a member of the NCAA II and competes in a range of sports including: basketball, gold, soccer, tennis, baseball and more.

MSU Billings also has a number of different student services including financial aid, career advice and more. Moreover, the university places a strong emphasis on student safety. There are 7 police officers that handle public safety at the university and the school really places safety as one of its highest priorities.

Montana State University also offers online courses for those that want to add flexibility to their studies and want to study at their own convenience.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Montana State University – Billings accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Montana State University – Billings is around 4,400 students, with undergraduate students making up about 91% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $4,400-$5,300
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $16,000-$19,570
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $180-$220 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $680-$810 per unit

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 Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$4,887
Receiving Student Loans54%$5,480

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Montana State University – Billings may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of MSU Billings is close to 48%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1980)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1979)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1996)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Montana State University – Billings is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences

    Precision Production


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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