Nestled below the rimrocks overlooking Montana’s largest city, Montana State University Billings delivers a transformative education. Whether you are a traditional college student exploring your future or an adult learner looking to take the next step in your career, or you need to upskill or retool, MSU Billings can help you succeed.

As a public university, MSUB offers affordable tuition for those interested in pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. There are many options to explore with our 115 academic programs through our five colleges—College of Liberal Arts & Social SciencesCollege of BusinessCollege of EducationCollege of Health Professions and Science, and City College

MSUB graduates earn competitive wages. According to the 2017 Department of Labor and Industry Report, MSUB’s four-year graduates make on average $4,500 more per year than four-year graduates from other four-year Montana public institutions and MSUB’s two-year graduates make on average $5,800 more per year than two-year graduates from other two-year Montana public institutions..

The Yellowjacket community is a close-knit one. Our small class sizes with 14:1 student to faculty ratio ensure that instructors know your name and can provide tailored resources to help you achieve your goals. Our Center for Engagement can connect you with organizations, events, and communities of interest, helping you network and develop peer relationships.

You’ll have the opportunity to take your learning beyond the classroom. From service learning to internships to research opportunities, you can put your education into practice and make connections that can lead to a rewarding career.

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Set in the largest city in the state, Montana State University Billings and the community of Billings combine for a unique college experience: engaged and encouraging faculty; friendly people; a supportive community; and incredible educational opportunities. Residents of Billings have a long track record of supporting the university through scholarships, internships and civic engagement. A regional retail, financial and medical hub, Billings offers vast array of job opportunities, personal connections and leadership opportunities via three campuses spread through the city.

Life on the university campus mirrors that of Billings: Students are happy to mingle on some of the 110 park-like acres at the base of the spectacular rimrocks or take part in a variety of cultural, service, athletic or educational activities.

Whether a first-semester freshman, or a non-traditional student returning to complete your degree, all learners will find challenges that fulfill both individual goals and societal needs.

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MSUB Quick Facts

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Net Price Calculators

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The Montana State University Billings Police Department has eight sworn police officers who are certified by the State of Montana. The department handles police and criminal matters on University property and provides other public safety services. The Department of Student Affairs and Department of Facility Services help ensure a safe learning environment through secure entrance to residence halls, emergency phones and fire sprinkler-equipped residence classrooms and residence halls.

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