University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings marks largest graduating class ever

May 2, 2011



Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269
Debbie Brown, University Relations, 657-2266


922 students receive degrees at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark during 84th annual ceremony


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings graduated the largest number of students in its history on Saturday, April 30, 2011, when 922 students received degrees during the university’s 84th commencement at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena.

MSU Billings conferred degrees on candidates for graduation for the 2010-11 academic years, according to Cheri Johannes, director of admissions and records.

An urban university with five colleges, MSU Billings is located in the state’s largest city — the regional hub for business, industry, communications and health care. MSU Billings offers unique advantages, including real-world education through on-the-job internships in hundreds of careers.


With an enrollment of over 5,300 students, MSU Billings is able to provide students individual attention award-winning professors, while offering about 100 academic options ranging from two-year programs to a variety of master’s degree options. The university also continues to be Montana’s leader in online education.


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College of Allied Health Professions:  109, including 38 master’s degree students.
College of Arts and Sciences: 286, including 29 master’s degree students.
College of Business: 129 students.
College of Education:  138, including 63 master’s degree students.
College of Technology: 258 students.


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