Knowledge truly holds “the” power to build and strengthen the future for the next generation. Education is the key to build tomorrow’s leaders in all walks of life. Great Falls College prides itself in providing the best opportunities for education in a variety of fields. Students can choose from a diverse curriculum including campus learning, distance education and online courses. Great Falls College opens opportunities for all – whether you are a freshman student, transfer student, re-admit student, international or seeking home schooling options. The faculty is highly experienced and knowledgeable.
Great Falls College’s aims provide quality education to youth of today to create leaders of tomorrow with apt knowledge and a zest for progression. With a vision to play a leading role in transforming the lives of students and hence their communities in turn foster economic prosperity in Montana through the use of partnerships, innovation, outreach and technology, this college stands amongst the most sought for colleges for flexible learning opportunities.
Our mission being to foster the success of students and their communities through innovative and flexible learning opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds and aspirations, students are provided with a great learning experience.
Great Falls College offers a variety of programs like associate programs for science, applied science and arts, Certificate programs, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or Doctoral degree. They also have advanced research programs for those who believe in lifelong learning. This college is now a multi-campus college with campuses in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls and Havre each having a diverse curriculum including applied health, business, arts, science, technology, economics and much more for students to select from and ensure their learning and career paths.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,800. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
- Out-of-State: $8,700-$10,500
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $190-$230 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $450-$540 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,668|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$5,114|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Great Falls College – MSU may offer student services including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Great Falls College – MSU compared to community colleges in Montana, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Great Falls College – MSU||Cascade County||Montana|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2002)
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2011)
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 Great Falls College – MSU 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,...)