Tier 1 Regional University in the Western United States
Top 30 of Western Regional Public Universities
Top 77 for All Western Regionalpublic & Private Universities Combined
Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges — arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education and technology.
Set in the largest city in the state, Montana State University Billings and the community of Billings combine for a unique college experience: engaged and encouraging faculty; friendly people; a supportive community; and incredible educational opportunities. Residents of Billings have a long track record of supporting the university through scholarships, internships and civic engagement. A regional retail, financial and medical hub, Billings offers vast array of job opportunities, personal connections and leadership opportunities via three campuses spread through the city.
Life on the main campus mirrors that of Billings: Students are happy to mingle on some of the 110 park-like acres at the base of the spectacular Rimrocks or take part in a variety of cultural, service, athletic or educational activities.
Whether a motivated honors student or first-generation attendee, all learners will find challenges that fulfill both individual goals and societal needs.
Montana State University Billings offers pre-professional and certification programs and awards degrees at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree levels.
Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education for preparing elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors through the Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees and the Master of Science in Special Education degree. MSU Billings is also accredited by:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- Council on Rehabilitation Education
College of Technology programs are approved by:
Degree Completion Programs
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
- Montana Board of Nursing
- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
- Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
- Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
Over 160 degree programs are available for new international students, transfer students & students from partnering universities to earn an MSU Billings associates, bachelor's or masters degree. Admitted students may begin courses at several different times throughout the calendar year. Costs to Attend MSU Billings are very reasonable compared with other U.S. Universities, and all international students, once admitted, qualify for a number of University scholarships and may also be eligible for paid campus work study opportunities.
English Language Programs
These include our Intensive English Language Program (IELP) which provides an option for Conditional Admission to MSU Billings, our Summer ESL programs, and other Customized Group Programs tailored to serve a group's unique goals for language, social, cultural and/or academic skill development.