Best Community Colleges in Montana by Salary Potential

Borrowing to pay for your education? Make sure you’ll be able to pay off that debt. Check out Montana’s top community colleges with the highest-paid graduates.

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RankSchool NameSchool SectorEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Montana State University-NorthernSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$50,500Mid-Career Pay:$70,600% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:2School Name:Dawson Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$41,800Mid-Career Pay:$62,100% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:3School Name:Montana Tech of the University of MontanaSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$41,700Mid-Career Pay:$62,000% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:61%
Rank:4School Name:University of ProvidenceSchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$40,500Mid-Career Pay:$61,200% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:16%
Rank:4School Name:The University of MontanaSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$42,200Mid-Career Pay:$61,200% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:6School Name:Montana State UniversitySchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$41,500Mid-Career Pay:$61,100% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:31%
Rank:7School Name:Helena College University of MontanaSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$41,400Mid-Career Pay:$59,700% High Meaning:77%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:8School Name:Miles Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$40,300Mid-Career Pay:$58,600% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:9School Name:Great Falls College Montana State UniversitySchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$39,500Mid-Career Pay:$58,500% High Meaning:59%% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:10School Name:Flathead Valley Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$36,800Mid-Career Pay:$54,800% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:1%

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Welcome to Big Sky Country! PayScale’s College Salary Report has salary data for alumni who earn an associate degree from colleges in Montana. Montana is known for Yellowstone National Park and mountains as far as the eye can see; it’s truly a beautiful state, and a unique place to attend college or university.