Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting.  In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges — arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education and City College.


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 main 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.

See also: Campus Maps & Parking Info


MSUB Quick Facts

Click on MSUB Quick Facts for:

  • student demographics
  • general operations funding
  • employee classification
  • degrees awarded


Net Price Calculators

The Net Price Calculators will provide an estimate based on tuition rates, costs, and financial aid awarded in a previous academic year.  Please note that this estimate does not represent an actual award of financial assistance or a final net price.  For current tuition rates and costs, please see Estimated Cost to Attend


 University Campus Net Price Calculator

 City College Net Price Calculator


The Montana State University Billings Police Department has seven 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.

See also: University Police