2020 Best Online Colleges in Montana

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The schools on this list are Montana's best online colleges, based on tuition and alumni salaries. Heading the list is Montana Technological University, which has the highest median salary on the list at $11,413. The school offers BS programs in Nursing and Health Informatics. Fourth-ranked Montana State University-Northern has the lowest annual tuition at $6,613, and features programs in Trades Management and Community Leadership. Ranked #5, Montana State University-Billings offers more than 20 online programs.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Montana, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Montana Technological University $11,413 $91,700
#2 #2 The University of Montana $8,130 $75,900
#3 #3 University of Providence $25,140 $74,900
#4 #4 Montana State University-Northern $6,613 $68,700
#5 #5 Montana State University-Billings $12,560 $66,700
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2020 Online Colleges in Montana Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,413
  • Median Salary: $91,700
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Butte
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,130
  • Median Salary: $75,900
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Missoula
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $25,140
  • Median Salary: $74,900
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Great Falls
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (15)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,613
  • Median Salary: $68,700
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Havre
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,560
  • Median Salary: $66,700
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Billings
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Online Associate Degrees (7)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (28)

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Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Montana (14)

Montana is home to 14 accredited schools offering online degrees. This includes several community colleges, including Dawson Community College and Highlands College of Montana Tech, that offer very affordable degrees with annual tuitions under $10,000. Montana State University-Billings offers a wide range of online bachelor's degrees, such as degrees in business administration, public relations and communication. Prospective teachers looking for online master's degrees in education will find that the University of Montana offers several master's degrees in early childhood education. The University of Providence is a private Catholic university that offers 15 bachelor's degrees and 8 master's degrees.

At a Glance:

  • The Montana Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for a diverse range of Montana students.
  • The Montana University System provides tuition waivers for students who meet certain criteria, including eligible veterans.
  • Montana is a rural state, but nearly 3 in 4 Montana jobs are in one of its 7 urban hubs: Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula.
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