Please visit Admissions for undergraduate admission information and the Graduate School for admission for graduates.

back to top button  Affiliated Campuses

On July 1, 1994, the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education restructured the state's colleges and universities into two umbrella universities, Montana State University and the University of Montana. Bozeman is the home campus for Montana State University, with the following affiliates:

Additional data for schools in the Montana University System are available through the MUS website. Please keep in mind that data may vary from that of our individual websites' reports; depending on when they were generated and what criteria were required, there can be slight differences. MSU's websites generally report data from a snapshot taken each Fall semester on the 15th class day for our reporting throughout the year.

back to top button  Academic Programs

MSU offers baccalaureate degrees in 60 fields with many different options, graduate certificates in 12 fields, master's degrees in 68 fields, and doctoral degrees in 35  fields. MSU also offers a specialist degree in Education. The College of Nursing also offers a Certificate in Nursing Education option. For more information on specific programs, see:

MSU now offers associate degrees and other programs through the new Gallatin College.

Also, please visit our Academic Technology & Outreach website for online degree and certificate programs.

back to top button  Accreditation

MSU has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since 1932. Eligible professional academic and service programs within the University are accredited by the following agencies:

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (for Student Health Service)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • American Psychological Association (for PhD level Internships in Counseling and Psychological Services) (APA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (for Intercollegiate Athletics) (NCAA)
  • Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools
  • Society for Range Management (SRM)

back to top button  Enrollment by College

Headcount enrollment in fall of 2019 was 16,766 students.

College Undergrad Graduate Total
Agriculture 1047 197 1244
Arts & Architecture 1044 98 1142
Business 1531 38 1569
Education & HHD 1373 381 1754
Engineering 3552 211 3763
Graduate School 0 269 269
Letters & Science 3627 623 4250
Nursing 1022 127 1149
Gallatin College 804 0 804
University College 811 5 816
Honors 6 0 6
Total 14817 1949 16766

Summer school of 2019 was attended by 3,954 students.

back to top button  Full and Part Time Enrollment

The fall semester of 2019 had a total enrollment of 16,766 students. Of these, 12,846 (77%) attended full time and 3,920 (23%) attended part time.

   
Undergraduates Full Time Part Time OVERALL TOTAL
Male Female Other/No Response Male Female Other/No Response
Non-degree 45 39 0 95 157 25 361
First-Time Freshmen 1572 1245 9 296 240 4 3366
Continuing Freshmen 514 333 5 229 173 1 1255
Sophomores 1306 1136 14 236 225 6 2923
Juniors 1341 1153 10 103 117 3 2727
Seniors 1783 1633 18 241 199 4 3878
Second Degree 61 137 5 42 60 2 307
Subtotal 6622 5676 61 1242 1171 45 14817
Graduates Full Time Part Time OVERALL TOTAL
Male Female Other/No Response Male Female Other/No Response
Non-Degree Graduates 38 56 0 78 193 1 366
Master's Candidates 145 137 0 269 366 2 919
Doctoral Candidates 47 64 0 287 264 0 662
Specialist Candidates 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Subtotal 230 257 0 634 825 3 1949
Total 6852 5933 61 1876 1996 48 16766

Historical enrollments 1893-present are also available.

back to top button  Student Demographics

The student body attending fall semester of 2019 had the following characteristics:

 

Sex Undergrad Graduate Total %
Male 7864 864 8728 52%
Female 6847 1082 7929 47%
Other/No Response 106 3 109 1%
Ethnicity Undergrad Graduate Total %
Hispanic/Latino 677 61 738 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 182 34 216 1%
Asian 142 17 159 1%
Black/African American 64 6 70 1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 15 1 16 0%
White 12475 1560 14035 84%
Two or more races 745 71 816 5%
International 341 174 515 3%
Unknown 176 25 201 1%
Total 14817 1949 16766 100%
Age Undergrad Graduate Total %
Average  21  32 N/A N/A
Fee Status Undergrad Graduate Total %
Resident 8813 1098 9911 59%
WUE 998  N/A 998 6%
Nonresident 5006 851 5857 35%
Pell Recipients Undergrad Graduate Total %
Fall 2018 2941 0 2941 N/A
Geographic Region Undergrad Graduate Total %
Montana 7453 914 8367 50%
Other US 6952 871 7823 47%
Foreign 346 160 506 3%
Unknown 66 4 70 0%

Geographic origin is not the same as fee status. Students may come from other states and establish residency in Montana, and students from Montana whose parents are residents of other states may not have resident fee status.

Students attending MSU in fall of 2019 originally came from all 56 counties in Montana, 50 U.S. states, and 69 foreign countries.

Past distributions of the student population by ethnicity are also available under Trend Data.

back to top button  Entering Freshmen

The entering freshman class of fall 2019 had 3366 students. The average age of traditional freshmen was 18.3 years, and the average age of nontraditional freshmen was 24.7 years.

The following averages were achieved by the full-time, bachelor-degree-seeking, entering freshmen that submitted scores. Historical averages are also available.

  Actual Required
High School GPA 3.55 2.50
Graduating Class Percentile 70th 50.0
Comprehensive ACT 24.9 22.0
Total SAT 1229 1120

Forty five percent (1513) of the entering freshmen were Montana residents. Of the remaining, 53 percent were from other states (1782) and two percent were from foreign countries (71). Freshmen declared majors in the following colleges:

  Count Percentage
Agriculture 258 8%
Arts & Architecture 283 8%
Business 342 10%
Education & HHD 203 6%
Engineering 801 24%
University College 389 11%
Letters & Science 766 23%
Nursing 193 6%
Gallatin College 131 4%

Retention and graduation rates for recent entering freshmen classes are also available.

back to top button  Student Expenses

Financial Aid Services and the Controller's Office estimate the following expenses for a full-time undergraduate student attending school during fall and spring semesters:

 

Description
2019-20
Resident Nonresident
Tuition/Fees* $7,325 $25,855
Room/Board** 10,300 10,300
Books/Supplies 1,450 1,450
Personal/Miscellaneous 3,738 3,738
TOTAL $22,813 $41,343

*Tuition and fees listed are based on the average amount charged to full-time students (12 or more credits per semester for an academic year (two semesters). Actual fees paid may vary based on the number of credits carried each semester. All fees are subject to change without notice.

**Food and housing costs will vary depending on a student's living arrangement and lifestyle. These figures are an average of costs incurred by students living on campus in a residence hall and off campus in a shared apartment.

NOTE: All students will also be charged a supplemental health insurance fee every semester. A student who already has adequate insurance and provides proof of coverage may request a refund.

For more information, please consult the detailed fee schedules:

Historical charges for tuition and fees, insurance, and room and board are also available.

back to top button  Financial Aid

Please visit Financial Aid Services online for more information about aid available through MSU.

 

back to top button  Degrees Awarded

In 2018-19, the University awarded 3,362 degrees and certificates:

  • Certificate of Applied Science: 62
  • Certificate Graduate:  85
  • Certificate Undgraduate:  16
  • Associate degrees: 57
  • Associate of Applied Science:  49
  • Bachelor's degrees: 2,551
  • Master's degrees: 427
  • Specialist degrees: 14
  • Professional degree:  27
  • Doctoral degrees: 74

MSU has granted 126,769 certificates and degrees in its 126 year history (1893-2019). MSU has awarded 416 non-degree certificates, 474  Certificates of Applied Science, 88 Professional degrees, 289 Associates of Applied Science, 231 Associate's, 104,814 Bachelor's, 18,042 Master's, 22 Specialist degrees, and 2,393 Doctorates.

Each year the Career Services Office at Montana State University conducts a survey to determine placement rates and salary survey information for new MSU graduates. Results from the 2017 Graduating Class Career Destinations survey are now available.

Historical information on degrees awarded by year is also available.

back to top button  Athletics

MSU is a member of the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

  • Men compete in football (I-AA), basketball, indoor and outdoor track, alpine and nordic skiing, cross country, and tennis.
  • Women compete in basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track, cross country, tennis, alpine and nordic skiing, and golf.
  • Rodeo competition for men and women is conducted through the Big Sky Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

The school colors are blue and gold, and teams are nicknamed "The Bobcats."

For more information about Bobcat Athletics, contact

Leon Costello
Director, Department of Athletics
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

or visit Bobcat Athletics online.

back to top button  Alumni

MSU has granted 126,769 certificates and degrees in its 126 year history (1893-2019). MSU has awarded 416 non-degree certificates, 474  Certificates of Applied Science, 88 Professional degrees, 289 Associates of Applied Science, 231 Associate's, 104,814 Bachelor's, 18,042 Master's, 22 Specialist degrees, and 2,393 Doctorates.

For more information about the Alumni Association, contact

Kerry Hanson
Vice President of Alumni Relations
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

or visit the Alumni Association online.

back to top button  Research and Economic Development

As a land-grant university, MSU has a long tradition of supporting basic and applied research and creative activity. The university’s overall research enterprise did $139 million in work for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. That includes $113 million in competitively won federal, state, and private  funds, as well as $3 million in gift and state appropriated funds for research. It also includes $16 million in state and federal funding, both largely for agricultural research through the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.

MSU currently (2018-19) holds 72 patents for innovations and processes developed through faculty research, with 65 additional patents pending, and has 281 license and option agreements, 70 of which are with Montana companies. Visit Research and Economic Development online for more information about MSU's research programs.

back to top button  Montana Agricultural Experiment Station

The Montana Agricultural Experiment Station was established at MSU by acts of the Legislature of Montana in 1893 under authorization provided by the Hatch Act of 1887. The research program encompasses several academic departments, service divisions, and laboratories located at MSU and the following seven research centers located around the state:

In addition, the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Station at Miles City is a cooperative program with the US Department of Agriculture.

Visit the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station online for more information.

back to top button  Montana Extension Service

The Extension Service was created by the federal Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Programs of the Extension Service are funded cooperatively through a legal partnership among federal, state, and county governments. Extension offices are located in 53 counties and seven tribal reservations, serving 56 counties. Programs address societal needs in the general areas of agriculture, family living, community and economic development, and youth development. Visit the MSU Extension Service online for more information.

back to top button  General Operations Funding

MSU's legislative appropriation for 2018-19 was collected and spent as follows ("Unrestricted Operating Account", Reports Bud300):

Revenue Amount %
Tuition & Fees 172,155,459 72%
State Allocations 63,180,893 27%
Other Revenues 3,364,332 1%
Total $238,700,684 100%
Expenditures Amount %
Instruction $113,039,930 53%
Research 1,078,685 1%
Public Service 2,760,591 1%
Academic Support 28,972,628 14%
Student Services 19,135,412 9%
Institutional Support 19,757,780 9%
Physical Plant 24,966,723 12%
Scholarships 2,701,360 1%
Total 212,413,109 100%

Please see FTE, revenue, and expenditures for historical data.

back to top button  Employees

 

    Number of Employees       Gender
Admin/Managerial Total FullTime PartTime Full Time
Equivalent
Men Women
Pres/VP/Deans/Directors 62 59 3 60.85 37 25
Faculty Total FullTime PartTime Full Time
Equivalent
Men Women
Tenurable Faculty 588 575 13 583.34 342 246
Non Tenurable Faculty 107 66 41 78.34 37 69
Adjunct Instructional 485 95 390 266.35 190 295
Research 42 20 22 31.17 22 21
Library 16 14 2 15.50 4 12
Subtotal 1300 829 471 1035.55 632 668
Staff Total FullTime PartTime Full Time
Equivalent
Men Women
Contract Professional 700 574 126 651.27 298 402
Classified Professional 430 343 87 389.03 139 291
Secretarial/Clerical 167 117 50 146.40 10 157
Technical/Paraprofessional 226 187 39 209.40 89 137
Skilled Crafts 54 53 1 53.50 52 2
Service/Maintenance 337 326 11 331.13 204 133
Subtotal 1914 1600 314 1780.73 792 1122
Graduate Assistant Total FullTime PartTime Full Time
Equivalent
Men Women
Teaching/Research 620 0 620 n/a 366 254
Subtotal 620 0 620 n/a 366 254
Total Total FullTime PartTime Full Time
Equivalent
Men Women
With Grad Assistants 3834 2429 1405 n/a 1790 2044
Without Grad Assistants 3214 2429 785 2816.28 1424 1790

back to top button  Information Contacts

Contact Phone Number
Campus Operator 406-994-0211
Admissions, Undergraduate 406-994-2452
Admissions, Graduate 406-994-4145
Alumni Affairs 406-994-2401
Ask-Us Information Desk 406-994-4636
Bobcat Athletics 406-994-4221
Bobcat Booster Club 406-994-3741
Career Services 406-994-4353
Conference Services 406-994-3333
Financial Aid Services 406-994-2845
MSU Foundation 406-994-2053
Orientation 406-994-2827
Planning and Analysis 406-994-1563
President's Office 406-994-2341
Provost's Office 406-994-4371
Registrar 406-994-2601
Residence Life 406-994-2661
Information Technology Center 406-994-3042
University Relations 406-994-4571

Please see our online directories for phone numbers and e-mail addresses for individual faculty, staff, and students.