As the state's land-grant university, Montana State integrates education, creation of knowledge and art and service to communities.

Learn About Diversity & Inclusion at MSU

We believe that excellence at Montana State University is best achieved through a culture of intellectual and personal growth that is diverse and inclusive.

Learn About Research at MSU

Montana State University is the largest research and development entity of any kind in the state. We are committed to embracing opportunity and groundbreaking research; our research expenditures average more than $154 million annually.

Office of Planning and Analysis

The Office of Planning and Analysis supports the University's leaders and strategic planning processes by providing objective, accurate, and timely information, analysis, and advice to inform decision-making and resource allocation processes. In addition, the Office conducts studies that describe, analyze, and evaluate the operations and outcomes of the University and maintains an electronically accessible database of institutional trends.

Strategic Plan


Transformational Learning

Scholarship with Impact

Expanding Engagement



 16,766 total

 14,817 Undergrads

 1,949 Grad students

Student Body Profile


47% Female
52% Male

15% Underrepresented Race/Ethnicity

59% Montana residents
41% Non-resident

International students from 67 countries



610 Tenurable Faculty FTE

425 Non-Tenurable Faculty FTE

1985 Staff FTE

18:1 Student/Faculty Ratio