Explore Billings and MSUB
The South Central Montana Region
In one of his books, John Steinbeck once spoke of his feelings for Montana. He noted that he felt admiration, respect, and even affection for other states, but with Montana it was love. Here in South Central Montana, we aren’t surprised by the words of John Steinbeck. When you visit our state, you will find that there is something special about it. Whether you are looking for outdoor recreation, scenic forests and badlands, famous battlefields, or are just passing through, we encourage you to slow down, and allow yourself to fall in love with Montana.
Billings is the largest city in the State of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of over 165,000. It has a trade area of over half a million people.
Billings is located in the south-central portion of the state and is the county seat of Yellowstone County. Surrounded by six breathtaking mountain ranges, Billings also offers plenty of opportunities for fresh air recreation, including hiking, biking, golf and viewing rare Montana wildlife.
Montana State University Billings is comprised of three campuses: the University campus, the City College at MSU Billings campus, and MSUB Extended Campus in downtown Billings. The senior campus of 92 acres is at the foot of majestic sandstone cliffs overlooking the city. Two residence halls connected to the Student Union Building and one family housing apartment complex provide housing to students. Home of the Yellowjackets, the Alterowitz Gymnasium houses a 4,000 seat arena, a practice gymnasium, a collegiate size swimming pool, an enclosed running track and racquetball courts.