MSU is the largest and fastest growing university in Montana with 16,841 students, including 381 students from 69 countries (Fall 2021). Students are able to choose from more than 250 academic options ranging from arts and humanities to engineering and technology.
(Fall 2020 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 recognized on a list of the top colleges or universities in each state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Initiatives such as Freshman 15 and Bobcat 4x4 summer school empower students to graduate in four years, ultimately saving you money and allowing you to start your career sooner.
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.
95.5% of MSU graduates are employed, full- or part-time, or are not seeking employment.
36.4% Other Industries
12.3% K-12 Education
6.9% Government - Local, State and Federal
5.3% Higher Education
3.5% Civil Engineering
2.9% Retail Stores
*Based on 2020 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 active and vibrant 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 53,323 is among the fastest growing in the nation, meaning more entertainment options and job opportunities.
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport offers direct flights to 30 U.S. markets aboard ten airlines.