Montana State University - Northern Rankings

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Ranking Category
#7923 of 14,131 In the World
#2055 of 2,597 In North America
#1962 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 12 In Montana

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Acceptance rate
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Montana State University - Northern Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Montana State University - Northern has an acceptance rate of 100% and is among the 23% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

418 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

193 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Montana State University - Northern 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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 746 (79%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 72 (8%)
Hispanic 33 (3%)
Two or more races 30 (3%)
Black or African American 27 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 23 (2%)
Asian 8 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $4,496$5,742
Tuition in-state $4,496$5,742
Tuition out-of-state $17,096$18,686
Fee in-district $1,459$1,459
Fee in-state $1,459$1,459
Fee out-of-state $1,569$1,569

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 300
Combined charge for room and board $6,520
Room charge $2,470
Meal charge $4,050

Montana State University - Northern majors

Montana State University - Northern has granted 122 bachelor's degrees across 13 programs and 15 master's across 2 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Montana State University - Northern.

Major Associate Bachelor Master
Diesel Mechanics Technology & Technician 33 19
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 20 17
Elementary Education and Teaching 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 18 1
Business Administration and Management, General 3 14
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 16
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment & Machine Technology & Technician 13
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 7 5
Plumbing Technology & Plumber 10
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 8
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 8
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 7
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 6
Pipefitting & Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 5
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 1 2
Civil Engineering Technologies & Technicians 3
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 2
Community Organization and Advocacy 1
Graphic Design 1
Grand Total 116 122 15

Montana State University - Northern has a graduation rate of 31%, which is among the 14% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 31% 33% 27%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%

Notable alumni

  1. Lawrence Romo

    Lawrence Romo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Montana State University - Northern
    Graduated with Master of Education
    military officer

    Lawrence Guzman Romo is an American civil servant and former United States Air Force officer. He served as director of the Selective Service System in the Obama Administration. He is a former National Commander of the American GI Forum, and served from August 2018 to August 2021. He is the current American GI Forum National Legislative Director and was appointed by Congressman Adam Smith to serve on the Base Naming Commission until October 2022.

General info

Alternative names MSU-Northern
Founded 1929
Colors maroon, gold
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 176
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and contacts

Address 300 W 11th St
Havre, Montana, 59501
United States
City population 9,000
Phone 4062653700

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