Best Colleges in Montana by Salary Potential

Find out what kind of salary your bachelor’s degree can get you. Check out this list of Montana’s best four-year colleges by earning potential.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Engineering, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$61,900$107,20061%61%

1Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$61,900
Mid-Career Pay$107,200
% High Meaning61%
% STEM Degrees61%
2Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$52,400$93,80054%31%

2Montana State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$52,400
Mid-Career Pay$93,800
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees31%
3Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,100$92,90055%25%

3Carroll College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$92,900
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees25%
4Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$45,300$88,30051%8%

4The University of Montana
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$45,300
Mid-Career Pay$88,300
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees8%
5Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$43,800$82,30069%16%

5University of Providence
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,800
Mid-Career Pay$82,300
% High Meaning69%
% STEM Degrees16%
6Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,000$79,90056%12%

6Rocky Mountain College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,000
Mid-Career Pay$79,900
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees12%
7State SchoolBachelorsPublic$42,300$74,50057%5%

7Montana State University-Billings
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,300
Mid-Career Pay$74,500
% High Meaning57%
% STEM Degrees5%
8State SchoolBachelorsPublic$44,400$68,70065%1%

8Montana State University-Northern
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,400
Mid-Career Pay$68,700
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees1%
9State SchoolBachelorsPublic$35,500$61,00063%4%

9The University of Montana-Western
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$35,500
Mid-Career Pay$61,000
% High Meaning63%
% STEM Degrees4%
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PayScale’s College Salary Report has salary data for alumni who earn Bachelor’s degrees from colleges in Montana. Montana Tech and Montana State, arguably the best-known colleges, are both public.

The highest-earning alumni with a bachelor’s degree often come from Montana Tech of The University of Montana. Graduate school doesn’t seem to have a big effect on Montana college graduate earnings.

It should be no surprise that the best colleges in Montana, like Montana Tech, graduate a lot of engineers. If you’re looking to go to college in Big Sky Country, and manage not to get lost inside Glacier National Park, there are plenty of prospects for eager graduates.


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