2020 Best Online Colleges in Montana

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

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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.

Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Montana

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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