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Montana Colleges By Net Cost

Move on up in Montana! Find the best Montana colleges for your lifestyle and goals. Our free database helps you compare Montana community colleges, four-year colleges and universities.

Montana Colleges Ranked By Net Cost

Most of the time, students are responsible for paying out-of-pocket for their education after financial aid has been deducted and accounted for. This amount is known as the net cost, and being aware of it can be very helpful during your college selection process. If the net cost is an amount that you think you might not be able to afford, then you'll know to consider other colleges with lower net costs. Picking a college with a net cost compatible with your financial situation will prevent unwanted debt in the long run. Our list below ranks the colleges in Montana with the lowest net costs to help you make a well-informed decision.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Distance Learning
1

The University of Montana-Western

Dillon

MT

$9,558

4 year

67.31%

Yes

2

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem

MT

$8,982

2 year

41.67%

No

3

Highlands College of Montana Tech

Butte

MT

$8,728

2 year

51.16%

Yes

4

Great Falls College Montana State University

Great Falls

MT

$8,654

2 year

58.16%

Yes

5

Stone Child College

Box Elder

MT

$8,493

2 year

20.93%

No

6

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell

MT

$7,857

2 year

56.14%

Yes

7

Little Big Horn College

Crow Agency

MT

$7,323

2 year

56.16%

No

8

Dawson Community College

Glendive

MT

$7,103

2 year

57.66%

Yes

9

Miles Community College

Miles City

MT

$6,122

2 year

66.67%

Yes

10

Fort Peck Community College

Poplar

MT

$5,600

2 year

55%

No

11

Chief Dull Knife College

Lame Deer

MT

$3,846

2 year

45.95%

No

12

Montana State University

Bozeman

MT

$14,326

4 year

76.08%

Yes

13

The University of Montana

Missoula

MT

$13,112

4 year

72.59%

Yes

14

Montana State University-Northern

Havre

MT

$11,513

4 year

58.66%

Yes

15

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte

MT

$11,037

4 year

71.37%

Yes

16

Montana State University-Billings

Billings

MT

$10,881

4 year

55.71%

Yes

17

Helena College University of Montana

Helena

MT

$10,318

2 year

59.47%

Yes