Montana State University – Northern

300 W 11th St, Havre, MT

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Montana State University - Northern, a public institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Havre, MT, the school offers a rural setting for students to study in. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled per year at Montana State University - Northern.

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

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Mechanic And Repair Technology
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering
  • Construction Trades

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. The most common scores among applicants accepted to Montana State University - Northern are in the range of 17 to 22 on the ACT, or 1300 to 1546 on the SAT. This school accepts roughly 60 percent of students applying. Of those admitted, about 94 percent enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $5,600 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $18,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $2,400 per year. Some students at Montana State University - Northern may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Montana State University - Northern "Northern Lights" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Volleyball (NAIA Division I)

Students should visit the Montana State University - Northern website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates Montana State University – Northern accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Montana State University – Northern has a total student population of about 1,200. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 19% enrolling as graduate students and 94% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. 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

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $4,000-$4,700
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,110
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $240-$290 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $670-$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 Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$4,929
Receiving Student Loans50%$5,359

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Montana State University – Northern may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Montana State University – Northern has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years10%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1991)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Montana State University – Northern is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Frontier Conference)
  • Football (Frontier Conference)
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • 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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Montana State University – Northern by clicking the request information to the right.

(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

      Health and Clinical Professions

      Interdisciplinary Studies

        Liberal Arts and Sciences

          Mathematics and Statistics

          Mechanic and Repair Technology

          Physical Sciences

          Precision Production

          Public Administration and Social Services

          Recreation and Fitness Studies

          Security and Protective Services

            Transportation and Materials Moving

            Visual and Performing Arts

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            Contact Information

            General Contact

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