Montana Colleges

The mountainous state of Montana is sparsely populated and has a small selection of about 30 colleges, universities and technical schools. Great Falls, Billings and Missoula, Montana’s largest cities are home to most of the post secondary institutions. The state also has a rich Indian heritage, which can be seen in the state’s selection of tribal colleges such as Chief Dull Knife College. Montana has many Native American Indian Reservations and they provide a strong culture base for the state’s Indian population. Montana State University and University of Montana dominate the public university offerings with nine campuses between the two including 2-year college Dawson Community College. Montana Tech - College of Technology and the The University of Montana, Missoula are ranked by a nationally recognized college review as among the Best Western Colleges. Montana State University, Bozeman is also top-ranked. Other technical schools and colleges provide 2-year degree options including Flathead Valley Community College and Blackfeet Community College.

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Montana College and Degree Offerings

In Montana, every type of student can find a degree to match his or her needs. While many of the public colleges in Montana focus on science, Technology, Information Systems and Economic Development, they still offer a wide range of other bachelors degree and masters degree programs as well. The selection of public schools is led by the University of Montana – Missoula which has four other campuses as well. The main campus alone has five colleges and five schools within it along with a continuing education unit providing nearly every type of student the education they desire. Even though the selection of private schools is small, they add reputable program options to the mix including liberal art school Carroll College. Certificate program and 2-year career training degree candidates have options within the tribal system of schools as well as several community colleges to choose from in order to enter the work force quickly with the skills needed to succeed.

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Montana Career Opportunities

Montana’s economy relies heavily on ranching, oil, mining, lumber and tourism. Hospitality & Restaurants and Tourism & Travel Management degree-holders can take advantage of the influx of sightseers that flock to Glacier National Park, the site of Battle of the Little Bighorn, and three of Yellowstone National Parks five entrances. Teachers will also be in demand in Montana. Careers in the school system include Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction and Education and Teaching. If you’re good with your hands and comfortable with cars and electronics, Technician careers such as Electrical Technician and Autobody Repair are good degree option at Montana colleges. Massage Therapy, Cosmetoloy/Cosmetologist and Manicurist/Nail Specialist careers are also popular for graduates of colleges in Montana.