University of Montana--Western Academic Life


The student-faculty ratio at University of Montana--Western is 17:1, and the school has 64.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Montana--Western include: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Business/Commerce, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Teacher Education, Multiple Levels; and Secondary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts English (including composition)
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Computer literacy History
Mathematics Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
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
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 27%
Business/Commerce, General 26%
Elementary Education and Teaching 13%
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 13%
Secondary Education and Teaching 5%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
Service learning 32%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 68%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 38%
Learning communities 4%
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 73%
4-year graduation rate 15%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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