Directory of Member Institutions

 Projected Graduates 2000-2015

Educational Attainment, People 25 and older
%State rank
High School: 89.9%4
Bachelor's degree: 27.5%20
Migration/Immigration Projections 2000-2010
#Rank
Net internal migrants: 27,26723
Net international migrants4,64048
Rural/Urban Population
% in metropolitan area34.9%
% in nonmetropolitan area65.1%

 Tuition and Family Income

Average tuition (including fees)
Public 2-year: $2,558
Public 4-year: $4,511
Median Income
Family of 4: $50,666
Tuition as a % of family income
Public 2-year: 5.0%
Public 4-year: 8.9%

 State Racial/Ethnic Percentages

African American: 0.3%
Asian/Pacific: 0.4%
Hispanic: 2.2%
Native American: 6.2%
White: 89.1%
Other/Multiple: 1.7%
Total Minority: 10.9%

 Economics

Gross State Product (in billions)
Amount: $29.85
National Rank: 8
% change 2004-05:5.4
Number of Businesses (1995-2000)
Number: 3,321
% Change: 10.6%

Member Institutions in Montana


 Number of Colleges

Public: 8
Independent: 0
Tribal: 7

 Credit Enrollment

Fall 2001: 9,903
Fall 2004: 11,522
Full-year 2003/2004: 18,746
% of population served: 2.6%

 Student Characteristics

Gender
Male: 39.2%
Female: 60.8%
Attendance Status
Full-time: 64.1%
Part-time: 35.9%
Race/ethnicity
African American: 0.5%
Asian/Pacific: 0.7%
Hispanic: 1.2%
Native American: 25.4%
White: 64.8%
Other: 7.4%
Total Minority:27.8%
AgePart-timeFull-time
17 and younger: 5.5%1.8%
18 to 21: 20.0%44.4%
22 to 29: 23.4%27.1%
30 to 39: 20.0%13.0%
40 and older: 31.0%13.7%

 Average Faculty Salary

Public 2-year: $38,046
Public 4-year: $52,524
Independent 2-year: $31,395
Independent 4-year: $42,610

 Full Time Employees

#% newly hired
Faculty: 1,1728.6%
Executive/management: 2697.1%
Other Professionals: 7647.3%
Other staff: 1,2157.0%

 Financial Aid

Pell Grants (in millions)
State total: $43.18
Community colleges: $28.64
% to community colleges: 66.3%
State Grant Aid
All sectors: $3.02

 Appropriation

All higher education (in thousands)
State: $152,582
Local: $3,442
Total: $156,024

 Highest Paying Occupations

Occupation
Median Salary
Dental Hygienists$61,300
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay$59,400
Radiation Therapists$56,600
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians$55,400
Nuclear Medicine Technologists$54,000

 Fastest Growing Occupations

Occupation
2002
2012
% Change
Dental hygienists2,0403,00047.1%
Medical records and health information technicians4,4006,11038.9%
Occupational therapist assistants43060039.5%
Physical therapist assistants1,3001,79037.7%
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health28037032.1%
Respiratory therapists*1,9502,59032.8%

 Fastest Declining Occupations

Occupation
2002
2012
% Change
Radio mechanics13090-30.8%
Commercial pilots1,020830-18.6%
Prepress technicians and workers2,1301,760-17.4%
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians2,5202,160-14.3%
Travel agents2,3602,020-14.4%
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