Montana State University-Northern

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,496
2022 Average Net Price
$10,940
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,140
61.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.3%
26 Graduates

About

Montana State University-Northern is a higher education institution located in Hill County, MT. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Montana State University-Northern were General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), Diesel Mechanics Technology (23 degrees), and Registered Nursing (19 degrees).

In 2022, 277 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montana State University-Northern. 44.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (212 degrees), 6.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $4,496, which is $−23,834 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $4,496, which is $−23,834 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,940.

In 2022, 69% of undergraduate students attending Montana State University-Northern received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,496
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern was $4,496. The cost of tuition at Montana State University-Northern is $−23,834 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$10,940
2022 Value
0.128%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Montana State University-Northern had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,940. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Montana State University-Northern grew by 0.128%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,085
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana State University-Northern was of $7,085 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Montana State University-Northern received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 13.8% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.86%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Montana State University-Northern was 1.86%, which represents 6 out of the 322 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Montana State University-Northern had a total enrollment of 1,140 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 696 students and the part-time enrollment is 444. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Northern, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 16.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.98% Two or More Races, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.877% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.5%), followed by White Female (24.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (76.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (7.69%) and Two or More Races Male (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montana State University-Northern in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,140 students. The full-time enrollment at Montana State University-Northern is 696 and the part-time enrollment is 444. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Montana State University-Northern are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Montana State University-Northern was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Montana State University-Northern had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    811 enrolled students
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    186 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Montana State University-Northern is 71.1% White, 16.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.98% Two or More Races, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.877% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 31 fewer women than men received degrees from Montana State University-Northern. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montana State University-Northern is white (212 degrees awarded). There were 6.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern is General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), followed by Diesel Mechanics Technology (23 degrees) and Registered Nursing (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Montana State University-Northern, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), and Construction (8 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,525,555 people), Secondary school teachers (432,405 people), Education administrators (242,295 people), Special education teachers (181,423 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (163,705 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Engineering Technologies (15 degrees), and Education (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Surgeons, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Engineering Technologies (15 degrees), and Education (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Elementary & secondary schools (2,648,812 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (344,031 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (216,897 people), Construction (169,478 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Montana State University-Northern are Mechanical Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Precision Production (20 degrees), Construction (8 degrees), Engineering Technologies (15 degrees), and Education (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Montana State University-Northern.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montana State University-Northern was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

154
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
123
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern, which is 1.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (123).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern in Diesel Mechanics Technology, which is 20 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Montana State University-Northern in Registered Nursing, which is 6.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Montana State University-Northern completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Montana State University-Northern is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    212 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montana State University-Northern is white (212 degrees awarded). There were 6.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (31 degrees).

0.722% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    114 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    98 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Montana State University-Northern is white male (114 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (98 degrees).

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Operations

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at nearly $9.95M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 25.4k (0.255%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Montana State University-Northern had a total salary expenditure of 26.2M. Montana State University-Northern employs 23 Assistant professors, 13 Professors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Montana State University-Northern are Male Assistant professor (14), Male Professor (11), and Female Assistant professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern are: Management, with 34 employees, Service, with 16 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

Endowment

$9.95M
2022 Endowment
1.73%
decline from 2021

Montana State University-Northern has an endowment valued at about $9.95M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Montana State University-Northern declined 1.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.47M
2022 Salaries
1.31%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Montana State University-Northern paid a median of $9.47M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($26.2M) and a 1.31% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.11M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2022, Montana State University-Northern paid a total of $3.11M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Professor with 13 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern were Management with 34 employees, Service with 16 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montana State University-Northern was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Montana State University-Northern.

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