Montana Technological University.

Montana Technological University

Butte, MT4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University is a public university in Butte, Montana. Founded in 1900 as the Montana State School of Mines, the university became affiliated with the University of Montana in 1994. After undergoing several names changes, in 2017 the Montana University System Board of Regents voted to designate Montana Tech as part of Special Focus Four-Year Universities, the only such designation in the Montana University System. To recognize this new designation and the greater independence with it, the name of was officially changed in 2018 from Montana Tech of the University of Montana to Montana Technological University. Montana Tech's focus is on engineering, applied and health science. In fall 2017, Montana Tech had nearly 2,700 students, 13 campus buildings and offers 45 undergraduate degrees along with 15 minors, 11 certification degrees, and 10 pre-professional career programs. Montana Tech also offers 21 graduate degrees and has Ph.D. programs in Materials Science and Engineering and Earth Science and Engineering.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 1,640 students
  • 0.33 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Montana Technological University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

582 students out of 630 applicants were accepted into Montana Technological University. They had an average SAT score of 1201. 16% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 84% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Montana Technological University was $21,956, while for in-state students it was $7,125. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $30,315.

The average financial aid at Montana Technological University is $5,440. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $16,516 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Montana Technological University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

63% of undergraduate students at Montana Technological University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Montana Technological University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montana Technological University was of $9,289 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100.

Diversity at Montana Technological University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017