Montana State University--Billings Academic Life


The student-faculty ratio at Montana State University--Billings is 19:1, and the school has 50.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Montana State University--Billings include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Business/Commerce, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Mass Communication/Media Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Sciences (biological or physical)
Humanities History
Mathematics Social science
English (including composition)
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution


Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Elementary Education and Teaching 26%
Business/Commerce, General 21%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9%
Mass Communication/Media Studies 7%
Psychology, General 7%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Associate, transfer-associate, Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 30%
Service learning 20%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 85%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 2%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member Yes
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 57%
4-year graduation rate 14%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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