Opening its doors in 1900 as the Montana School of Mines, Montana Tech has a century-old reputation as one of the finest science and engineering universities in the nation. Early curricula at the Montana State School of Mines were designed around mining and electrical engineering.
Today, Montana Tech specializes in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare disciplines and has repeatedly been recognized among the top 10% of all universities in America. Enrollment on campus sits at 2,945 students on its two campuses. The university offers 13 certificate programs, 14 associate degrees, 25 undergraduate programs, 10 masters programs, and a doctoral program in Materials Science. The north campus offers four-year and graduate degrees while the south campus, Highlands College, offers associate degrees and certificate programs, continuing education, and customized training.
Montana Tech is a friendly campus where students get involved in a wide array of campus events and activities as well as abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Student satisfaction surveys consistently give the university high marks for its quality of student life. The student body presents a national and global snapshot with 43 states and 24 foreign countries represented.
Montana Tech emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, and hands-on learning and has a long-standing reputation for producing outstanding graduates. For the past 10 years, Montana Tech graduates have enjoyed a 92% placement rate, including acceptance into professional and graduate programs, and graduates from our School of Mines report an average starting salary of $66,186. Many of the university s alumni have attained senior leadership positions in the minerals, energy, and natural resource industries as well as business. Over 16% of Montana Tech alumni give back to the campus each year.
Located in the heart of the mountains of Southwest Montana, the 98-acre main campus can be seen for miles. With over $20 million in recently completed building and renovation projects and another $12.5 million currently under construction, the campus blends its historical buildings with new state-of the-art laboratory and instructional facilities. Highlands College is located seven miles south of the main campus.
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana's geologic and hydrogeologic research arm, is housed on the campus of Montana Tech. Montana Tech's commitment to research is evident in significant recent investments in major instrumentation, support for creative scholarship by faculty and graduate students, and a vibrant undergraduate research program.
Inquiries to Montana Tech should be directed to 1-800-445-Tech or visit the Montana Tech website.