What makes Helena College campus unique?
Located in Montana’s capital city, Helena College is the choice for students wanting an innovative education at an accessible price. Whether students are pursuing a degree in one of our over 28 programs, want to complete their general education requirements, or get started on a path to a career, Helena College has something for everyone.
Describe student life at Helena College. What do students experience as freshman on your campus? How do students connect on your campus?
Students connect in study groups, student clubs, and form strong friendships through cohorts in their program. Helena College offers numerous opportunities for students to work on campus as well, allowing them to earn money and connect with college faculty and staff while completing their degrees.Read More
The Associated Students of Helena College (ASHC) provides students with both educational and social activities and events throughout the year. Popular student events include movie nights, trivia nights, student holiday parties, mid-term and finals lunches, and outdoor activities. Other leadership opportunities include our Student Ambassadors program and a Certified Peer Educator Program.
Helena College hosts an annual art showcase each spring. All students are welcome to submit work to be shown with all art mediums welcome. Art exhibited in the past has included paintings, drawings, and welded sculptures. The exhibition is a student favorite and is a free event for the Helena community.
What is the average cost of attendance?
The average cost of attendance of tuition, mandatory fees, and books and supplies for a full-time in-state student is $4,700. Most full-time students end up paying much less than that after Financial Aid.Read More
Students looking to pursue a four-year degree can save over $6,300 by starting at Helena College. When students are ready to transfer, partnerships with other colleges across Montana, make the process both easy and seamless.
What programs would you like to highlight, or which programs are you best known for? What does job placement look like for your students?
Helena College has multiple programs that lead to high wage careers after two years of education. After completing their two-year program, students studying nursing, business/accounting, computer technology, or skilled trades can go right into the workforce—almost 90% of these students are employed within three months of graduating.Read More
Helena College has the #1 two-year Registered Nursing program in the country and the #12 Diesel Technology program!
At Helena College, there are several transfer pathways to four-year universities and colleges throughout the State, including programs in Elementary Education, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Pre-Pharmacy, and Business. Students can start at Helena College and complete both their associate degree and the first two years of their bachelor’s degree before transferring. Several program options allow students to stay in Helena while completing their bachelor’s degree! Helena College also has an articulation with University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College.
Many programs offer students the opportunity to have hands-on work experience while working towards their degree including Automotive Technology, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Nursing, and Fire & Rescue.
What deadlines should students know about?
Applications are now open for the Fall 2021 Semester. New student registration for Fall 2021 begins in May.Read More
The priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is December 1. Scholarships are due every month out of the academic year. It is recommended to bookmark the scholarship page and setup a tickler file to check it at least once a month to see what scholarships are due in the upcoming month.
Anything else you’d like students to know about Helena College?
Helena College is the only college in the State of Montana that offers a program in Aviation Maintenance Technology to train aircraft mechanics.Read More
They also offer several opportunities for undergraduate science research. Students work with Helena College faculty in Chemistry, Biology and Physics to create and conduct original scientific research in the laboratory and/or the field. The opportunity to participate in scientific research as a freshman or sophomore student gives Helena College STEM transfer students a greater understanding of their chosen field and prepares them well for transfer.
We believe each student has a story to tell and value the individual differences of our students and the contributions each make to our community. We highlight these stories through our Necessary Narratives initiative.
Montana’s schools, colleges and universities provide a variety of programs to help students prepare for the future. With many options to choose from, students can find a public, private, or tribal institution ready to help them succeed. Whether the goal is to learn a specific skill, earn a certificate or credential for a certain occupation, begin the college process with plans to transfer on, or pursue an advanced degree, Montana’s schools, colleges and universities offer tremendous value, choice, and flexibility.
* Figures are based on 2018-19 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.