The price of education: Which Montana schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Montana residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Carroll College, Rocky Mountain College and University of Providence, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Carroll College
Helena
1,362
$35,486
2
Rocky Mountain College
Billings
991
$28,572
3
University of Providence
Falls
1,066
$25,168
4
Montana Academy of Salons
Falls
82
$17,200
5
Bitterroot School of Cosmetology
Hamilton
37
$14,150
6
Pima Medical Institute-Dillon
Dillon
37
$12,974
7
Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts
Kalispell
69
$12,800
8
Academy of Cosmetology
Bozeman
31
$12,005
9
Bold Beauty Academy
Billings
107
$12,000
10
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture
Butte
37
$10,950
11
Health Works Institute
Bozeman
34
$9,670
12
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte
1,909
$7,412
13
Montana State University
Bozeman
16,613
$7,277
14
The University of Montana
Missoula
11,865
$7,244
15
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo
809
$6,349
16
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell
2,307
$6,180
17
Montana State University-Northern
Havre
1,236
$5,955
18
Montana State University-Billings
Billings
4,401
$5,928
19
The University of Montana-Western
Dillon
1,538
$5,717
20
Miles Community College
City
459
$5,550
21
Dawson Community College
Glendive
329
$5,250
22
The University of Montana - Missoula College
Missoula
--
$3,886
23
City College Montana State University Billings
Billings
--
$3,843
24
Highlands College of Montana Tech
Butte
769
$3,569
25
Great Falls College Montana State University
Falls
1,691
$3,386
26
Blackfeet Community College
Browning
375
$3,370
27
Helena College University of Montana
Helena
1,422
$3,359
28
Little Big Horn College
Agency
243
$3,200
29
Stone Child College
Elder
554
$2,645
30
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Harlem
122
$2,410
31
Chief Dull Knife College
Deer
186
$2,260
32
Fort Peck Community College
Poplar
358
$2,250

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Organizations in this Story

Aaniiih Nakoda College Academy of Cosmetology Bitterroot School of Cosmetology Blackfeet Community College Bold Beauty Academy Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Carroll College Chief Dull Knife College City College Montana State University Billings Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Fort Peck Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Health Works Institute Helena College University of Montana Highlands College of Montana Tech Little Big Horn College Miles Community College Montana Academy of Salons Montana State University Montana State University-Billings Montana State University-Northern Montana Tech of the University of Montana Pima Medical Institute-Dillon Rocky Mountain College Salish Kootenai College Stone Child College The University of Montana The University of Montana - Missoula College The University of Montana-Western University of Providence

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