College Education In Montana: The state is well known for its agriculture programs. Montana is home to 18 public and five private institutions of higher education, providing unique opportunities for students. Academic institutions include the state-funded Montana University System, various tribal colleges and a series of major private colleges and universities.
Montana Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – Montana State University (Tier 3), University of Montana (Tier 3); Liberal Arts Rankings – Carroll College (Tier 3).
A Closer Look at Montana Education: As of 2000, over 31% of Montana’s population had completed some form of college, ranking high above the national average.
Did You Know? The self-contained University of Montana calls itself a “city within a city,” housing its own medical facilities, restaurants, banking centers, post office and official zip code.