Montana State University Billings Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3898 of 14,160 In the World
#1084 of 2,624 In North America
#1013 of 2,523 In the United States
#5 of 12 In Montana
#1 of 2 In Billings
#785 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
#3060 of 5,152 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
4,031
Graduates
385
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
msubillings.edu

Montana State University Billings Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

1,416 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,237 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Montana State University Billings has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3484 (81%)
Hispanic 269 (6%)
Two or more races 196 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 94 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 77 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 60 (1%)
Black or African American 49 (1%)
Asian 35 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 12 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$5,059
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,485$5,598
Tuition in-state $4,485$5,598
Tuition out-of-state $17,678$18,611
Fee in-district $1,448$1,448
Fee in-state $1,448$1,448
Fee out-of-state $1,579$1,579

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 513
Combined charge for room and board $7,420
Room charge $3,740
Meal charge $3,680

Montana State University Billings Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business & Commerce, General 3 120
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 37 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 39
General Studies 36
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 15 19
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 14 6 12
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 29
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 28
Psychology, General 1 15 7
Curriculum and Instruction 23
Welding Technology & Welder 22
Special Education and Teaching, General 6 15
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 19
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 2 14
Public Relations & Image Management 6 9
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 15
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 14
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 14
Community Psychology 14
Diesel Mechanics Technology & Technician 13
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies & Technicians, 12
Office Management and Supervision 12
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General 12
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic) 11
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 11
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 11
English Language and Literature, General 8
Computer Programming & Programmer, General 7
History, General 6
Microbiology, General 6
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology & Technician 5
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 5
History Teacher Education 5
Education, General 2 2
Carpentry & Carpenter 4
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 4
Mass Communication & Media Studies 4
Political Science and Government, General 4
Sociology 4
Music Performance, General 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Reading Teacher Education 4
Organizational Communication, General 3
Environmental Studies 3
Autobody & Collision and Repair Technology & Technician 2
Energy Management and Systems Technology & Technician 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Art Teacher Education 2
Mathematics, General 2
Athletic Training & Trainer 2
Public Administration 2
Medical Administrative & Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
Chemistry, General 1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 242 412 110
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 24% 25% 24%
  • Full-time retention rate - 62%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

Publications & Citations

Publications
382
Citations
5,106

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
172 / 1,924
Psychology
89 / 1,487
Medicine
84 / 1,015
Environmental Science
54 / 675
Business
53 / 883
Biology
47 / 940
Sociology
43 / 590
Political Science
33 / 208
Economics
31 / 219
Demography
29 / 669
Art & Design
23 / 147
Education Majors
23 / 254
Mathematics
20 / 309
Geography and Cartography
20 / 128
Engineering
19 / 408
Health Science
19 / 221
Social Psychology
19 / 655
Communications and Public Relations
18 / 265
Physics
18 / 135
Special Education
17 / 237
Computer Science
16 / 471
Child Psychology
15 / 146
Early Childhood Education
14 / 233
Environmental Management
14 / 107
Physical Therapy
14 / 35
Math Teachers
14 / 300
Development Studies
14 / 153
Astrophysics and Astronomy
13 / 94
Law
13 / 116
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
12 / 150
Clinical Psychology
12 / 147
Ecology
12 / 132
Sports Medicine
10 / 30
History
10 / 17
Accounting
10 / 66
Chemistry
9 / 63
Public Policy / Administration
9 / 14
Public Health
9 / 175
Creative Writing
8 / 116
Microbiology
8 / 413

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 1
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 4 0
1996 7 8
1997 8 22
1998 11 22
1999 6 17
2000 8 35
2001 8 23
2002 10 60
2003 10 111
2004 3 51
2005 8 68
2006 13 72
2007 10 110
2008 17 139
2009 8 219
2010 11 218
2011 13 247
2012 18 272
2013 15 330
2014 16 378
2015 29 340
2016 22 327
2017 28 352
2018 21 364
2019 28 421
2020 32 537

Notable alumni

  1. Judy Martz

    Judy Martz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2017 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    speed skaterbeauty pageant contestantpolitician
    Biography

    Judith Helen Martz was an American politician, businesswoman, and Olympian speed skater who served as the 22nd Governor of Montana, the first and to date only woman to have held the office. She served from January 1, 2001 to January 3, 2005. She previously served as the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 1997 to 2001 under the governorship of Marc Racicot. She was the last Republican to serve as Governor of Montana until Greg Gianforte was elected in 2020 and took office on January 4, 2021.

  2. Denny Rehberg

    Denny Rehberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Montana State University Billings
    Studied in 1973-1974
    Occupations
    politicianrancher
    Biography

    Dennis Ray Rehberg is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 1991 to 1997 and as the U.S. Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district from 2001 to 2013. Rehberg was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in 1996 and 2012, losing to Democratic incumbents Max Baucus 50% to 45% and Jon Tester 49% to 45%, respectively. He subsequently became a co-chairman at Mercury, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.

  3. Monica Lindeen

    Monica Lindeen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Monica Lindeen is an American politician who served as the Montana State Auditor. She was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Due to term limits, she was ineligible to run again in 2016, and became a candidate for Montana Secretary of State.

  4. Susan P. Watters

    Susan P. Watters
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Susan Pamela Watters is an American attorney and jurist serving as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana. She is the first female judge to serve in the District of Montana.

  5. James Franklin Battin

    James Franklin Battin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-1996 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    James Franklin Battin was a Republican United States Representative from Montana, and later was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana.

General info

Alternative names MSU Billings
MSU-Billings
Founded 1927
Motto Access and Excellence
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 489
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1500 University Drive
Billings, Montana, 59101-0298
United States
City population 104,000
Phone 4066572011
Fax +1 (406) 896 5907

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