Top Universities in Montana
Below is a list of top-ranked colleges and universitiies in the state of Montana.
- Carroll College
- Montana State University-Billings
- Montana Tech of the University of Montana
- Rocky Mountain College
- The University of Montana
- University of Great Falls
- Countryaah.com: How many postal codes and cities are there in Montana? This website gives you an alphabetical list of all cities and towns together with zip codes and counties which belong to in Montana.
There are 30 colleges and universities in the state of Montana. Refer to the following table to find local schools in Montana sorted by university name. If you are interested, you can follow the link below to see its specific information. Please understand that all higher educational programs in Montana are listed here in alphabetical order.
|Name of College or University||Location|
|Academy of Cosmetology Inc||Private for-profit, 2-year in Bozeman, MT|
|Academy of Nail Skin and Hair LLP||Private for-profit, 2-year in Billings, MT|
|Alamon Telco-Alamon Telephone Training Center||Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Kalispell, MT|
|Benefis Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology||Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Great Falls, MT|
|Blackfeet Community College||Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Browning, MT|
|Carroll College||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Helena, MT|
|Chief Dull Knife College||Public, 2-year in Lame Deer, MT|
|Dawson Community College||Public, 2-year in Glendive, MT|
|Flathead Valley Community College||Public, 2-year in Kalispell, MT|
|Fort Belknap College||Public, 2-year in Harlem, MT|
|Fort Peck Community College||Public, 2-year in Poplar, MT|
|Health Works Institute||Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Bozeman, MT|
|Little Big Horn College||Public, 2-year in Crow Agency, MT|
|Miles Community College||Public, 2-year in Miles City, MT|
|Montana State University-Billings||Public, 4-year or above in Billings, MT|
|Montana State University-Bozeman||Public, 4-year or above in Bozeman, MT|
|Montana State University-College of Technology-Great Falls||Public, 2-year in Great Falls, MT|
|Montana State University-Northern||Public, 4-year or above in Havre, MT|
|Montana State Univiversity-Billings-College of Technology||Public, 2-year in Billings, MT|
|Montana Tech of the University of Montana||Public, 4-year or above in Butte, MT|
|Montana Tech-College of Technology||Public, 2-year in Butte, MT|
|Rocky Mountain College||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Billings, MT|
|Salish Kootenai College||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Pablo, MT|
|Stone Child College||Public, 2-year in Box Elder, MT|
|The University of Montana||Public, 4-year or above in Missoula, MT|
|The University of Montana-Western||Public, 4-year or above in Dillon, MT|
|University of Great Falls||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Great Falls, MT|
|University of Montana-Helena College of Technology||Public, 2-year in Helena, MT|
|Yellowstone Baptist College||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Billings, MT|
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana in the northwestern United States with 109,082 residents (U.S. Census, 2017) and forms a larger metropolitan area with approximately 171,000 residents.
The town is about 950 meters above sea level. The boroughs are separated by long hills called Rimrocks, or simply ‘ Rims’. The Yellowstone River flows through the southeastern part of Billings. It is named after Frederick Billings (1823-1890).
89.6 percent are white, 5.2 percent are of Hispanic origin, 4.4 percent are indigenous and 0.8 percent are African American. Since its founding in 1882, the city has had a steadily rising population.
Economics and culture
Billings is the centerpiece of an approximately 10,000 square mile agricultural and commercial area (‘Midland Empire’), a river valley with pasture lands and artificial irrigation areas where livestock farming, woolen production and sugar beet cultivation are key trade routes. The industry includes meat packing, grain mills, refining of shale oil, chemical products as well as production and distribution of building materials.
The city has a large service sector including retail and commodity distribution, banking headquarters and computer companies. There are many hotels and several congress halls. Tourism (the historic center and the surrounding mountains) is also of great importance.
Billings has a number of museums, including the Yellowstone Art Museum of Contemporary Art and the Regional Heritage Western Heritage Center. Zoo Montana is also a botanical garden. There is one university and several colleges as well as several hospitals.
The Wine & Food Festival will be held in May and Montana Fair Billings as well as the Magic City Blues Festival in August.
Crow people have lived in the Billings area from about the year 1700, and the current Crow Nation is just south of town. When the Northern Pacific Railway reached the area, Billings was founded in 1882 and quickly became a growing center for further expansion to the west. The city therefore got the nickname ‘ Magic City ‘.
In the 1900s, Billings was one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States as an energy center following the discoveries of oil fields in Montana and Wyoming and then of large deposits of natural gas and coal. Montana State University Billings (MSU Billings) was founded in 1927. After 1945, the Billings became the region’s most important financial, medical and cultural center. While Billings became the region’s most important shopping center in the 1970s and 1980s, the first tall buildings in Montana were erected in the center. The 83-foot-tall First Interstate Center office building was completed in 1985 and is the tallest building in Montana. The fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988 led to a several-week period of smoke fog.