MSU is the largest and fastest growing university in Montana, with 16,766 students including 498 students from 74 countries (Fall 2019). Students are able to choose from more than 250 academic options ranging from arts and humanities to engineering and technology.
(Fall 2018 enrollment)
With nationally renowned hands-on research and creative project experiences, real-world skills development and a worldwide network of alumni, Montana State University is committed to your success as a graduate. In fact, we have been been recognized on a list of the top colleges or universities in each state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
MSU graduates see an average starting salary of $44,500, while engineering and nursing graduates claim about $55,000/year.
The Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers career coaching to assist students with their career exploration and preparation through job and internship searches, resume critiques and practice job interviews.
95% of MSU graduates are employed, full- or part-time, or are not seeking employment.
18% Medical/Health Care
12% K-12 Education
7% Post-secondary Education
*Based on 2018 MSU Career Destinations Survey responses
When you imagine your residence hall, do you picture a room for waxing your skis or tuning your bike? When you think of your meal plan, do you consider that it might include lattes, hand-tossed pasta and Mongolian stir-fry? At MSU, you get all this and more in your first-year college experience.
Choose your own residence lifestyle: Co-ed, all-male or all-female living, or a Living Learning Community. Based on academic interests, LLCs are designed to help you succeed both inside and outside the classroom.
Bozeman offers a big experience in an easygoing community. Spend the day on the slopes at nearby Bridger Bowl before grabbing a bite to eat with friends, or head downtown to The Ellen to enjoy community theater, ballet or indie films. Whatever your interests, there's always something to check out in and around Bozeman.
Downtown Bozeman boasts more than 40 restaurants, with everything from cheeseburgers to sushi.
Students use the 1.8 million acres of nearby wilderness — plus Yellowstone National Park— as their classroom, lab and playground.
Bozeman's population of 45,000 is among the fastest growing in the nation, meaning more entertainment options and job opportunities.
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport offers direct flights to 18 U.S. cities aboard seven airlines.