Computer Science in Montana

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Montana


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Montana students graduate with degrees in computer science. In other words, every year an estimated 49 computer science professionals graduate from Montana's 6 computer science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana that has a computer science program is Carroll College. Carroll College, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Helena. 5 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Carroll College in 2010. The tuition rate at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a computer science program is Rocky Mountain College, which is located in Billings. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Rocky Mountain College computer science program. Rocky Mountain College charged in-state students $21,100 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana with a computer science program is Montana State University, which is located in Bozeman. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Montana State University computer science program. Students at Montana State University paid $6,168 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Montana's computer science schools ranges from $23,594 per year to $4,002 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,330 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. Rocky Mountain College - located in Billings, students are charged $21,100 per year
  3. University of Great Falls - located in Great Falls, students are charged $18,956 per year

The computer science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Montana were:

  1. Salish Kootenai College - located in Pablo, students are charged $4,002 per year
  2. Montana Tech of the University of Montana - located in Butte, students are charged $6,162 per year
  3. Montana State University - located in Bozeman, students are charged $6,168 per year

A computer science degree from a Montana school... what next?

The largest populations of Montana computer science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 290 computer science professionals
  2. Carbon County - 60 computer science professionals
  3. Missoula County - 40 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of computer science professionals in the state of Montana will shrink to 650. This would require a -2% decline in the field.

Salary

On average, computer science professionals earn $59,317 per year. In 2010, however, some Montana computer science professional earned as little as less than $19,550 per year or as much as more than $161,330 per year. The following counties in Montana have the highest average salaries for computer science professionals:

  1. Missoula County - $76,930 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $71,110 per year
  3. Carbon County - $49,800 per year

The following counties in Montana have the lowest average salaries for computer science professional:

  1. Carbon County - $49,800 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $71,110 per year
  3. Missoula County - $76,930 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Montana were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $96,910 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $49,250 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $31,790 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Montana were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $49,250 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $31,790 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Montana statistics regarding a career in computer science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Montana
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Montana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,230 miles from location Montana State University Bozeman MT 31.0254 50% 12,348
7,294 miles from location Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte MT 27.5589 96% 2,187
7,258 miles from location Carroll College Helena MT 63.4046 36% 1,462
0 miles from location Salish Kootenai College Pablo MT 22.6874 n/a 1,204
7,111 miles from location Rocky Mountain College Billings MT 56.4196 67% 878
7,208 miles from location University of Great Falls Great Falls MT 11.7224 n/a 858
 

Curious what studying Computer Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Montana

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 410 $96,910 24.2%
2
Computer Operators + 130 $31,790 -59.4%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 110 $49,250 0.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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