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Montana State University is a public institution located in Bozeman, Montana. The surrounding location of Bozeman is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

150 Undergraduate Degrees
204 Graduate Degrees
$36,717 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

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Montana State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Bozeman.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Montana State University?


Contact details for MSU Bozeman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: 406-994-0211

How Do I Get Into MSU Bozeman?

You can apply to MSU Bozeman online at:

Admission Requirements for MSU Bozeman

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Bozeman?

81% Acceptance Rate
45% Of Accepted Are Women
42% Submit SAT Scores
MSU Bozeman has an acceptance rate of 81%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 55% of accepted students are men and 45% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 42% of students accepted to MSU Bozeman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Montana State University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Montana State University  ( 540 to 660 )
MSU Bozeman received ACT scores from 66% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Montana State University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Montana State University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Montana State University  ( 21 to 28 )

Can I Afford Montana State University?

$36,717 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MSU Bozeman is $36,717. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MSU Bozeman, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $6,758 a year. That adds up to $27,032 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU Bozeman is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Montana State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,026 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,230 undergraduate students at MSU Bozeman, with 12,026 being full-time and 2,204 being part-time.


There are also 1,988 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,026 full-time undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montana State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 120
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 571
White 10,243
International Students 168
Other Races/Ethnicities 870

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Montana State University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at MSU Bozeman. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China.

Online Learning at Montana State University

1,848 Took All Classes Online
15,186 Took At Least One Class Online
65.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 15,186 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU Bozeman has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of MSU Bozeman

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Montana State University was $7,371 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $27,101. The following table shows how MSU Bozeman is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Agricultural Teacher Education #10 #22
Science Education #13 #28
Curriculum & Instruction #43 #179
Curriculum & Instruction #43 #179

Online Growth Rankings of MSU Bozeman

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montana State University was 65.1%. This is the #394 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Bozeman regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Montana State University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 79 0 11 0 90
Science Education 11 0 43 0 54
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 0 36 0 0 36
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 33 0 33
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 28 0 0 28
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 6 14 1 21
Agricultural Teacher Education 17 0 2 0 19
Early Childhood Education 17 0 0 0 17
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 8 5 13
Social Science Teacher Education 10 0 0 0 10
Technical Teacher Education 9 0 0 0 9
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0 0 9 0 9
Music Education 7 0 0 0 7
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 6 0 6
General Education 0 0 0 2 2
TOTAL 150 70 126 8 354


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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