Quick Facts 2019-2020
On July 1, 1994, the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education restructured the state's colleges and universities into two umbrella universities, Montana State University and the University of Montana. MSU is the home campus for Montana State University, with the following affiliates:
- Montana State University-Billings
- Montana State University-Northern
- Great Falls College Montana State University
Some data for schools in the Montana University System are available through the MUS website. Some data vary, according to when they were generated. MSU's websites generally use Fall semester 15th class day snapshot files for our reporting.
MSU-Billings has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Eligible programs within the University are accredited by the following agencies:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs
- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
- Montana Board of Public Education
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- National Association of Schools of Music
City College programs are approved by:
- Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
- Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
- International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
- Montana Board of Nursing
- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
- National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA)
Headcount enrollment in fall of 2019 was 4,416 students.
|Allied Health Professions||393||98||491|
|Arts & Sciences||871||25||896|
|No College Designated||196||
The fall semester of 2019 had a total enrollment of 4,416 students. Of these, 2,373 (53.7%) attended full time and 2,043 (46.3%) attended part time.
|Full Time||Part Time||Total||TOTAL|
|First-Time Freshmen (IPEDS Definition)||119||205||10||22||129||227||356|
|Total University Campus||644||1,207||234||606||878||1,813||2,691|
|First-Time Freshman (IPEDS Definition)||99||71||11||47||110||118||228|
|Other Degree Seeking||42||66||39||124||81||190||271|
The student body attending fall semester of 2019 had the following characteristics:
|Gender||University Campus||City College||Total||%|
|Race/Ethnicity (IPEDS methodology)||University Campus||City College||Total||%|
|Age Undergraduate||University Campus||City College||Total|
|Fee Status||University Campus||City College||Total||%|
|Geographic Region||University Campus||City College||Total||%|
Race/Ethnicity as reported to IPEDS.
Geographic origin is not the same as fee status. Students may come from other states and establish residency in Montana, and students from Montana whose parents are residents of other states may not have resident fee status.
Students attending MSU-Billings in fall of 2019 originally came from 55 counties in Montana, 39 U.S. states, and 26 foreign countries.
Degree counts do NOT include counts of second majors. In 2018-19, the University awarded 807 degrees.
|Degrees Awarded by Type|
|Total SR Degrees||649||682||629||784||675||619||570||559|
|Total CC Degrees||327||285||266||278||249||240||228||248|
|Grand Total Degrees||976||967||895||1,062||924||859||798||807|
For information on specific programs, visit Degrees & Majors:
MSU Billings is a member of the NCAA II Great Northwest Conference.
- Men compete in baseball, basketball, cheer/stunt, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field, general athletics.
- Women compete in basketball, cheer/stunt, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball, triathlon.
The school colors are blue and gold, and teams are called "The Yellowjackets."
For more information about Yellowjacket Athletics, contact
Ms. Krista Montagueor visit Yellowjacket Athletics online.
Director of Athletics
Montana State University Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101
Financial Aid Services and the Business Office estimate the following expenses for a full-time undergraduate student attending school during fall and spring semesters:
*Tuition is subject to change by the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education. All online courses are subject to an additional $20.00 per credit fee up to a maximum of $240.00. If you have any questions about the current fees, please call the Business Office at (406) 657-2301.
**The Western Undergraduate Exchange is available to qualifying students from AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID,NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY and Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands.
For more information, please consult the detailed fee schedules for 2019-2020
Please visit Financial Aid online for more information about aid available through Montana State University Billings.
Please visit Scholarships online for more information about scholarships available through Montana State University Billings.
The following represent the current unrestricted actual revenues and expenditures for Fiscal Year 2020.
|Tuition & Fees||$15,397,471||39.9%||Instruction||$19,266,481||49.9%|
|General Fund||$1,360,700||3.5%||Public Service||$338,718||0.9%|
For additional details see: MUS Board of Regents Approved Budget FY2020.
As of November 1, 2018 MSU Billings employed 443 full time faculty and staff, 172 part time faculty and staff, and 13 graduate students.
|Number of Employees Full Time||Tenured||Tenure Track||No Tenure||TOTAL|
|Technical & Paraprofessionals||0||0||23||23|
|Number of Employees Part Time||Tenured||Tenure Track||No Tenure||TOTAL|
|Technical & Paraprofessionals||0||0||1||1|
Source: IPEDS 2018-19 Human Resources Survey
|Advising & Career Services||406-657-2168|
|Financial Aid & Scholarships||406-657-2188|
|Housing & Residence Life||406-657-2333|
|Information Technology Help Desk||406-247-5700|
|New Student Services||406-657-2888|
|University Communications & Marketing||406-657-2266|
Please see our online directories for phone numbers and e-mail addresses for individual faculty, staff, and administration.