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IPEDS ID: 180489
OPE ID: 00253600
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The University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812
General information:  (406) 243-0211
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  13,952 (11,692 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
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Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
  The University of Montana-Missoula pursues academic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of curriculum and instruction, student performance, and faculty professional accomplishments. The University accomplishes this mission, in part, by providing unique educational experiences through the integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases. The University also educates competent and humane professionals and informed, ethical, and engaged citizens of local and global communities; and provides basic and applied research, technology transfer, cultural outreach, and service benefiting the local community, region, State, nation, and world.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty668278
Research and public service10024
Total graduate assistants-460
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$950$950$950$9500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,060$7,262$7,625$7,564-0.8%
Off Campus
Room and board-$7,262$7,625$8,0065.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$18,172$18,637$19,106$17,909-6.3%
Off Campus$6,672$18,637$19,106$18,351-4.0%
Off Campus with Family$6,672$11,375$11,481$10,345-9.9%
On Campus$32,550$33,729$34,780$34,182-1.7%
Off Campus$21,050$33,729$34,780$34,624-0.4%
Off Campus with Family$21,050$26,467$27,155$26,618-2.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,135
In-state fees$1,630
Out-of-state tuition$17,667
Out-of-state fees$1,630
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,63992%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,52085%$7,616,941$5,011
Federal grants66637%$3,014,664$4,527
Pell grants66637%$2,963,664$4,450
Other federal grants1036%$51,000$495
State/local government grant or scholarships1599%$205,100$1,290
Institutional grants or scholarships1,18667%$4,397,177$3,708
Student loan aid96054%$5,875,281$6,120
Federal student loans95854%$5,492,596$5,733
Other student loans372%$382,685$10,343
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,50361%$37,782,888$5,036
Pell grants4,66038%$21,232,335$4,556
Federal student loans6,52853%$48,224,298$7,387
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,345$12,217$13,112
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$12,221$11,134$11,239
$30,001 – $48,000$12,998$11,313$11,861
$48,001 – $75,000$15,081$13,845$13,714
$75,001 – $110,000$16,292$15,841$15,615
$110,001 and more$16,311$16,534$16,189
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment13,952
Undergraduate enrollment11,692
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment777
Graduate enrollment2,260
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 73%
25 and over: 27%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 68%
Out-of-state: 31%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,3452,4732,872
Percent admitted93%90%95%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%41%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480610
SAT Math490590
SAT Writing470580
ACT Composite2026
ACT English1926
ACT Math2026
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 44%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 56 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 49%
8-year: 54%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 25%
6-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 31%
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
White: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies-9----
Asian Studies/Civilization-4----
East Asian Studies-2----
Women's Studies----8-
Category total-15--8-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other---0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-84----
Biomedical Sciences, General---1--
Botany/Plant Biology-1----
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--1---
Microbiology, General-110---
Category total-108514--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping8-----
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General3-----
Business Administration and Management, General-23845---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other----35d-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce----8-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies----5-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General12---3-
Category total2330366-65d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other-6----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-827---
Category total-15212---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0-----
Computer and Information Sciences, General-176---
Computer Support Specialist----28-
Information Technology25-----
Category total25176-28-
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other----12-
Category total6---12-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--112-2
Curriculum and Instruction--27d2d--
Education, General-83----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--20d8d--
Category total-8358d12d-2
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician----8-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1d-----
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician5---2-
Category total6d---10-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--22---
English Language and Literature, General-7516---
Category total-7538---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Community Services--4---
Category total--4---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-1----
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--0---
French Language and Literature-7----
German Language and Literature-6----
Japanese Language and Literature-1----
Russian Language and Literature-7----
Spanish Language and Literature-20----
Category total-424---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-9----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--25---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-7----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-24----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator15-----
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training40-----
Medical Reception/Receptionist----4-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry--0---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant----7-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other--2---
Physical Therapy/Therapist---168--
Public Health, General--12d--7d
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer11-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse36-----
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist12---1-
Surgical Technology/Technologist19d-----
Category total133d4039d230127d
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-6----
History, General-4730--
Category total-5330--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-----3
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law-----2
Legal Assistant/Paralegal10-----
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-----1
Category total10--83-6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies119-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-11----
Category total11911----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-28113--
Category total-28113--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician11-----
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician----12-
Category total11---12-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis----0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-522--
Category total-5220-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-2917---
Forestry, General-2085--
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other-----6
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-428--0
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-6071-5
Category total-151406-11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-8413---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-182---
Category total-10215---
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training0---15-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager16-----
Category total16---15-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-113---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1612--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-5----
Geology/Earth Science, General-2750--
Physics, General-10----
Category total-5862--
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder8---0-
Category total8---0-
Psychology, General-14765--
School Psychology--5--6
Category total-147115-6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--16d---
Social Work-6819---
Category total-6835d---
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other----23-
Category total----23-
Social Sciences
Economics, General-193---
Political Science and Government, General-594---
Category total-2443375d-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation----11-
Category total----11-
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-49d7---
Dance, General-9----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-382---
Music Performance, General-1----
Music Theory and Composition-1----
Music, Other-279d---
Visual and Performing Arts, General-35---
Category total-172d30d---
Grand total3571,88542136420132
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 378
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 33
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 64
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,832
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,996
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,411
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined10692
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities4/1/1932 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs2/1/2011 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist3/11/1981 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/31/1970 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2009 - 8/1/2014Accredited
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1989 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1938 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1969 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession112
Drug law violations374744
Liquor law violations364590
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession012
Drug law violations294438
Liquor law violations182229
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible979
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault553
Motor vehicle theft335
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible555
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault331
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.9%10.2%8.7%
Number in default414395297
Number in repayment4,1583,8413,386
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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