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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Montana

Approximately 2.0% of graduates in of Montana receive engineering degrees every year. Thus, Montana's 8 engineering schools put out approximately 342 engineers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a engineering program is Carroll College, which is located in Helena. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Carroll College's engineering program. Carroll College charged in-state students $23,594 in tuition fees per year.

Montana State University-Northern, which is located in Havre, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Montana State University-Northern graduated 2 students from its engineering program. Students at Montana State University-Northern paid $5,480 per year in tuition fees.

Montana State University, which is located in Bozeman, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 193 students graduated from Montana State University engineering program. Tuition at Montana State University was $6,168 per year.


If you choose to attend a Montana engineering school, average tuition will be $6,458 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,190 per year to $23,594 per year. In 2010, the following Montana engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. Montana State University - located in Bozeman, students are charged $6,168 per year
  3. Montana Tech of the University of Montana - located in Butte, students are charged $6,162 per year

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

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Stone Child College - located in Box Elder, students are charged $2,450 per year
  3. Little Big Horn College - located in Crow Agency, students are charged $2,760 per year

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

Transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, automotive engineer, mining engineer, and engineer are the professions of choice for a majority of engineering graduates in Montana. Montana had 3,680 engineers in 2010. 270 of these engineers were engineering managers, 1,230 were transportation engineers, and 60 were industrial safety engineers. In Montana, the largest numbers of engineer work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 1,100 engineers
  2. Carbon County - 650 engineers
  3. Flathead County - 280 engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of engineers is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,650 engineers working in Montana then. Of these 3,650 engineers, the government predicts that 310 will be engineering managers, 1,140 will be transportation engineers, and 70 will be industrial safety engineers.


On average, engineers earn $60,318 per year. In 2010, however, some Montana engineer earned as little as less than $26,240 per year or as much as more than $116,030 per year. The following counties in Montana have the highest average salaries for engineers:

  1. Beaverhead County - $63,460 per year
  2. Carbon County - $61,607 per year
  3. Cascade County - $57,427 per year

On average, engineers earn the least in the following Montana counties:

  1. Flathead County - $54,073 per year
  2. Carter County - $56,193 per year
  3. Missoula County - $56,840 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Montana were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $89,170 per year
  2. Mining Engineer - $69,660 per year
  3. Engineer - $68,030 per year

The engineers with lowest average salaries in Montana were:

  1. Civil Engineering Technician - $41,800 per year
  2. Environmental Engineering Technician - $41,360 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in engineering in Montana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering, 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 Engineering in Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Montana
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Civil Engineers 1,230 $65,370 29.5%
Mechanical Engineers 410 $67,510 46.4%
Civil Engineering Technicians 400 $41,800 -20.0%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 330 $55,720 43.5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 280 $55,330 27.3%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 270 $89,170 -18.2%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 260 $67,920 85.7%
Engineers, All Other 180 $68,030 157.1%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 90 $69,660 28.6%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $60,620 0.0%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $51,490 -14.3%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 $50,160 -25.0%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $41,360 0.0%

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