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
All Alumni
RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Montana Technological UniversitySchool Type:Engineering, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$66,000Mid-Career Pay:$107,500% High Meaning:65%% STEM Degrees:62%
Rank:2School Name:Montana State UniversitySchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$57,800Mid-Career Pay:$101,400% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:31%
Rank:3School Name:Carroll CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$52,800Mid-Career Pay:$101,000% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:25%
Rank:4School Name:University of ProvidenceSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$47,200Mid-Career Pay:$93,500% High Meaning:70%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:5School Name:The University of MontanaSchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$49,300Mid-Career Pay:$92,800% High Meaning:53%% STEM Degrees:12%
Rank:6School Name:Rocky Mountain CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$52,500Mid-Career Pay:$87,600% High Meaning:54%% STEM Degrees:14%
Rank:7School Name:Montana State University-NorthernSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,300Mid-Career Pay:$81,500% High Meaning:53%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:8School Name:Montana State University BillingsSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,500Mid-Career Pay:$80,600% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:5%
Rank:9School Name:The University of Montana-WesternSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$39,700Mid-Career Pay:$68,800% High Meaning:64%% STEM Degrees:4%

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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.