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Schools Offering Education Programs in Montana

Approximately 4.5% of graduates in of Montana receive education degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 764 education professionals graduate from Montana's 15 education schools.

Top Schools

Carroll College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a education program. It is located in Helena. 9 students graduated with a degree in education from Carroll College in 2010. Tuition at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a education program is The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated 76 students from its education program. The tuition rate at The University of Montana was $5,476 per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana that has a education program is Rocky Mountain College. Rocky Mountain College, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Billings. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Rocky Mountain College education program. Students at Rocky Mountain College paid $21,100 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Montana's education schools ranges from $23,594 per year to $2,190 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,280 per year. The Montana education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 lowest tuition rates at Montana education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Fort Peck Community College - located in Poplar, students are charged $2,250 per year
  3. Fort Belknap College - located in Harlem, students are charged $2,410 per year

An education degree from a Montana school... what next?

Many Montana education graduates become a postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher. In 2010, there were 9,840 education professional working in Montana, including 330 instructional coordinators, 420 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 210 postsecondary teachers. The Montana counties with the largest populations of education professional are:

  1. Flathead County - 2,140 education professionals
  2. Beaverhead County - 2,000 education professionals
  3. Big Horn County - 1,400 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 9,640 education professionals working in Montana then. Of these 9,640 education professionals, the government predicts that 430 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be postsecondary teachers.


education professionals in Montana make an average of $46,949 per year. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $15,480 per year or as much as more than $96,850 per year in Montana. Education professionals in the following Montana counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Carbon County - $48,048 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $45,650 per year
  3. Missoula County - $45,008 per year

On average, education professionals earn the least in the following Montana counties:

  1. Carter County - $34,907 per year
  2. Flathead County - $40,468 per year
  3. Big Horn County - $40,587 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Montana were:

  1. Business Teacher - $58,830 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $56,530 per year
  3. Health Specialties Teacher - $53,020 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Montana were:

  1. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $40,010 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $38,220 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Montana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Education in Montana
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Montana
  • Certificate in Education in Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5,280 $41,900 -9.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,640 $42,730 0.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 670 $38,220 9.8%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 420 $43,410 68.0%
Instructional Coordinators 330 $46,620 37.5%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 320 $45,820 52.4%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 240 $58,830 33.3%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 210 $42,810 -63.2%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 200 $47,410 11.1%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 190 $50,730 26.7%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $53,020 -7.7%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $49,250 0.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 70 $56,530 -12.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 40 $40,010 -73.3%

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