These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Montana For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Montana has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in MT, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Montana.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Montana:

  1. Carroll College
  2. Montana State University
  3. The University of Montana-Western
  4. The University of Montana
  5. Rocky Mountain College
  6. Montana State University-Northern
  7. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  8. Montana State University-Billings
  9. University of Great Falls
  10. Salish Kootenai College

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Montana has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Montana For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 10 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Montana that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Carroll College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Montana.’

1. Carroll College

Carroll College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Helena
Employed: 92.83%

2. Montana State University

Montana State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bozeman
Employed: 90.03%

3. The University of Montana-Western

The University of Montana-Western

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Dillon
Employed: 88.55%

4. The University of Montana

The University of Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Missoula
Employed: 87.78%

5. Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Billings
Employed: 87.14%

6. Montana State University-Northern

Montana State University-Northern

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Havre
Employed: 86.13%

7. Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Butte
Employed: 86.05%

8. Montana State University-Billings

Montana State University-Billings

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Billings
Employed: 85.97%

9. University of Great Falls

University of Great Falls

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Great Falls
Employed: 78.8%

10. Salish Kootenai College

Salish Kootenai College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Pablo
Employed: 71.97%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Montana

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Montana, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Montana by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Montana

Rank College Employed
1 Carroll College 92.83%
2 Montana State University 90.03%
3 The University of Montana-Western 88.55%
4 The University of Montana 87.78%
5 Rocky Mountain College 87.14%
6 Montana State University-Northern 86.13%
7 Montana Tech of the University of Montana 86.05%
8 Montana State University-Billings 85.97%
9 University of Great Falls 78.8%
10 Salish Kootenai College 71.97%