Rocky Mountain College

1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102-1796
Tel: (406)657-1000
Private not-for-profit | 1,087 students
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Rocky Mountain College Photo #1 - Rocky Mountain College, established in 1878, is the oldest college in Montana.
Rocky Mountain College educates students in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. The liberal arts underlie our commitment to rational inquiry, creative expression, critical thinking, and the practical application of knowledge. We strive to develop reflective, ethically responsible, and productive citizens. We celebrate and strengthen that which unites all of humanity.

School Overview:

Rocky Mountain College
CountyYellowstone County, MT
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
81 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,087 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,046 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
41 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
1,007 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
80 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%1%
% Asian
2%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
4%3%
% Black
1%6%
% White
89%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$22,892$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$22,892$24,744
 
Percent Admitted64%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-550460-573
ACT English (25-75%)19-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2520-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1878, Rocky Mountain College is Montana's oldest institution of higher learning and one of the most distinctive in the American West.
  • A private comprehensive college offering more than twenty-seven liberal arts and professionally oriented majors, Rocky has a diverse population of approximately 1,000 students who come from thirty-seven states and twenty countries.
  • The beautiful park-like campus is nestled in a quiet residential area of Billings, the economic capital of the northern Rocky Mountain Region, offering our students an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities which include Yellowstone National Park, the Billings Symphony, the Yellowstone Art Museum, the Rimrock Opera, and the Western Heritage Center. The College is close to the Yellowstone River, the Pryor Mountains and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.
  • For eight consecutive years, Rocky has been ranked in the top 10 best comprehensive colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
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