Highlands College of Montana Tech

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,499

5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,963

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

769

51.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

21.9%

33 Graduates

About

Highlands College of Montana Tech is a higher education institution located in Silver Bow County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Highlands College of Montana Tech were .

In 2017, 135 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highlands College of Montana Tech. 34.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 65.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (116 degrees), 12.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $2,499, which is $-4,915 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $2,499, which is $-4,915 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,963.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,499

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech was $2,499. The cost of tuition at Highlands College of Montana Tech is $-4,915 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,963

2017 Value

5.72%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Highlands College of Montana Tech had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,963. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Highlands College of Montana Tech grew by 5.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,846

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highlands College of Montana Tech was of $8,846 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.27% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Highlands College of Montana Tech received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.3% with respect to 2016, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Highlands College of Montana Tech has a total enrollment of 769 students. The full-time enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 395 students and the part-time enrollment is 374. This means that 51.4% of students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highlands College of Montana Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.8% White, 3.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.73% Hispanic or Latino, 0.65% Asian, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.39% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (47.8%), followed by White Female (36.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (2.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech, both undergraduate and graduate, is 769 students. The full-time enrollment at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 395 and the part-time enrollment is 374. This means that 51.4% of students enrolled at Highlands College of Montana Tech are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Highlands College of Montana Tech was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Highlands College of Montana Tech had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    660

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    27

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21

The enrolled student population at Highlands College of Montana Tech is 85.8% White, 3.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.73% Hispanic or Latino, 0.65% Asian, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.39% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 41 fewer women than men received degrees from Highlands College of Montana Tech. The majority of degree recipients at Highlands College of Montana Tech are white (116 degrees awarded). There were 12.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Highlands College of Montana Tech is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Highlands College of Montana Tech, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Registered nurses (1,319,506 people), Medical & health services managers (145,174 people), Pharmacists (135,039 people), Physicians (132,531 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,289 people).

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (12 degrees), and Construction (4 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (12 degrees), and Construction (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,490,386 people), Elementary & secondary schools (301,393 people), Outpatient care centers (211,359 people), Offices of physicians (207,965 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (172,379 people).

The most specialized majors at Highlands College of Montana Tech are Precision Production (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (12 degrees), and Construction (4 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Highlands College of Montana Tech.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Highlands College of Montana Tech was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 88

  2. 47

In 2017, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech, which is 1.87 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (47).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Highlands College of Montana Tech in Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Highlands College of Montana Tech in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% of students graduating from Highlands College of Montana Tech completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highlands College of Montana Tech is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.06% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    116 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white (116 degrees awarded). There were 12.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (9 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    74 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Highlands College of Montana Tech is white male (74 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (42 degrees).

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