What makes Montana State University-Northern unique?

MSU-Northern is the number one school in Montana for economic mobility, and number 15 in the nation. Along with a 94% job placement rate, we have a high number of students that begin college in the bottom 20% of income distribution and reach the top 20%. Our tuition is among the lowest in the state, and well below the national average.

Describe student life at Montana State University-Northern. What do students experience? How do students connect?

When you come to MSU-Northern, you become part of the Havre community. Incoming freshmen will experience an opportunity to meet people from many cultures and walks of life.

ASMSUN Student Senate strives to advocate for student interests, engage students in campus life, and build collaborative relationships amongst students, faculty, staff, and administration. MSU-Northern has 19 clubs and organizations students can join. With our community's small-town friendliness, along with a range of activities available in Havre, students will have many opportunities to connect.

What is the average cost of attendance?

What is the average cost of attendance?

For a resident undergraduate student attending MSU-Northern full-time, the average cost of attendance per semester is $3,090.04.

For non-resident undergraduate students attending full-time, the average cost per semester is $9,634.04. WUE/Canadian undergraduate students have an average cost per semester of $4,302.94.

What programs would you like to highlight, or which programs are you best known for? What does job placement look like for your students?

Our top programs offered at MSU-Northern include Integrated Health Sciences, Agricultural Operations Technology, Biology, Civil Engineering Technology, Education, Nursing, and Diesel Technology.

One of our unique qualities here at MSU-Northern is our high job placement rate of 94%. Graduating with a degree from Northern can help to ensure students will find employment upon graduation.

What deadlines should students know about?

What deadlines should students know about?

MSU-Northern has two important deadlines students should know about. Our Financial Aid Scholarship deadline is February 3, 2023. Our FAFSA Priority deadline is December 1, 2022.

Anything else you’d like students to know about Montana State University-Northern?

MSU-Northern has a 14:1 student/teacher ratio, allowing students to develop relationships with their professors and one another that will last a lifetime. MSU-Northern serves a large region of students, from Montana’s smallest and largest towns to our four surrounding Native American reservations. We strive to be a Northern community who embraces difference and learns from one another.


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City:
Harlem
Enrollment:
143
Tuition/Fees:
$2,410
Student/Teacher ratio:
8:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Bozeman
Enrollment:
38
Tuition/Fees:
$15,800
Student/Teacher ratio:
19:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Hamilton
Enrollment:
287
Tuition/Fees:
$4,184
Student/Teacher ratio:
15:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Browning
Enrollment:
297
Tuition/Fees:
$3,610
Student/Teacher ratio:
7:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Butte
Enrollment:
30
Tuition/Fees:
$11,950
Student/Teacher ratio:
10:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Helena
Enrollment:
1,121
Tuition/Fees:
$38,106
Student/Teacher ratio:
11:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Lame Deer
Enrollment:
135
Tuition/Fees:
$2,260
Student/Teacher ratio:
12:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Billings
Tuition/Fees:
$3,914
Majors/Programs:

City:
Kalispell
Enrollment:
81
Tuition/Fees:
$14,800
Student/Teacher ratio:
21:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Glendive
Enrollment:
458
Tuition/Fees:
$5,745
Student/Teacher ratio:
13:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Kalispell
Enrollment:
2,015
Tuition/Fees:
$6,721
Student/Teacher ratio:
11:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Poplar
Enrollment:
564
Tuition/Fees:
$2,250
Student/Teacher ratio:
13:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Bozeman
Enrollment:
623
Tuition/Fees:
$3,653
Student/Teacher ratio:
17:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Great Falls
Enrollment:
1,185
Tuition/Fees:
$3,450
Student/Teacher ratio:
11:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Helena
Enrollment:
1,468
Tuition/Fees:
$3,477
Student/Teacher ratio:
17:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Butte
Enrollment:
656
Tuition/Fees:
$3,590
Student/Teacher ratio:
13:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Crow Agency
Enrollment:
270
Tuition/Fees:
$3,200
Student/Teacher ratio:
14:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Miles City
Enrollment:
555
Tuition/Fees:
$6,090
Student/Teacher ratio:
12:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Great Falls
Enrollment:
89
Tuition/Fees:
$17,200
Student/Teacher ratio:
13:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Bozeman
Tuition/Fees:
$9,425
Majors/Programs:

City:
Kalispell
Majors/Programs:

City:
Bozeman
Enrollment:
16,788
Tuition/Fees:
$7,528
Student/Teacher ratio:
18:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Billings
Enrollment:
4,114
Tuition/Fees:
$6,022
Student/Teacher ratio:
15:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Havre
Enrollment:
1,050
Tuition/Fees:
$5,955
Student/Teacher ratio:
14:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Butte
Enrollment:
1,683
Tuition/Fees:
$7,400
Student/Teacher ratio:
13:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Dillon
Enrollment:
50
Tuition/Fees:
$15,375
Student/Teacher ratio:
12:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Billings
Enrollment:
1,058
Tuition/Fees:
$31,335
Student/Teacher ratio:
12:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Pablo
Enrollment:
620
Tuition/Fees:
$6,399
Student/Teacher ratio:
6:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Box Elder
Enrollment:
373
Tuition/Fees:
$2,645
Student/Teacher ratio:
11:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Missoula
Enrollment:
10,106
Tuition/Fees:
$7,432
Student/Teacher ratio:
15:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Missoula
Tuition/Fees:
$4,062
Majors/Programs:

City:
Dillon
Enrollment:
1,399
Tuition/Fees:
$5,726
Student/Teacher ratio:
14:1
Majors/Programs:

City:
Great Falls
Enrollment:
888
Tuition/Fees:
$26,812
Student/Teacher ratio:
8:1
Majors/Programs:

* Figures are based on 2021-22 National Center for Education Statistics data and may be estimated. Tuition is calculated for full-time in-state students. Consult each institution for current tuition rates.

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