Montana State University- Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101-0245
(406) 657-2888
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Montana State University – Billings was founded in 1927 and was formerly known as Eastern Montana Normal School. Today, more than 5,000 students attend the university annually and it is the third largest campus in the Montana State University System. The university’s goal is that all members of the university community reach their individual potential. U.S. News and World Report ranks the university No. 89 on its list of Best Colleges among Regional Universities (West). In terms of safety, students should feel very safe when attending Montana State University – Billings. The university is located in one of the “Safest and Most Secure Places to Live,” according to Farmers Insurance, and one of the “Healthiest Places for Women to Live” by Self magazine.

Programs Offered

Currently, students of Montana State University – Billings, can choose from 160 different degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. Students can choose programs in arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, and education. Today, the university offers more than 240 classes for students to take online. The online classes are taught by the same professors that teach the campus classes. Currently, the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Technology have the highest number of students enrolled through the university.


Montana State University – Billings has held accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932.


Students can apply to Montana State University – Billings by filling out the application online or by sending it in to the university. Along with the application, students need to submit the application fee. Prospective undergraduate students need to submit their high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores, any previous college transcripts, and immunization records. Graduate students will need to submit their test scores if they are applicable, undergraduate transcripts, letter of intent, three letters or recommendation, and a resume if it is required by their program.

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