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Schools Offering Hospitality Programs in Montana

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Montana graduates receive degrees in hospitality. In other words, every year an estimated 6 hospitality professionals graduate from Montana's 2 hospitality schools.

Top Schools

The University of Montana-Western, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a hospitality program. It is located in Dillon. no students graduated with a degree in hospitality from The University of Montana-Western in 2010. Students at The University of Montana-Western paid $3,696 per year in tuition fees.

Blackfeet Community College, which is located in Browning, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a hospitality program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Blackfeet Community College hospitality program. Students at Blackfeet Community College paid $2,190 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Montana's hospitality schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,943 per year, though tuition can range from $3,696 per year to $2,190 per year. In 2010, the hospitality schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

  1. The University of Montana-Western - located in Dillon, students are charged $3,696 per year
  2. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year

The following Montana hospitality schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. The University of Montana-Western - located in Dillon, students are charged $3,696 per year

A hospitality degree from a Montana school... what next?

Many Montana hospitality graduates become a restaurant manager, sous chef, dietary cook, line cook, and delicatessen cook. If you decide to work as a hospitality professional in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 9,210 Montana hospitality professional as of 2010. This number includes 170 hotel managers, 190 restaurant managers, and 280 sous chefs. In Montana, the largest numbers of hospitality professional work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 2,350 hospitality professionals
  2. Flathead County - 1,440 hospitality professionals
  3. Cascade County - 950 hospitality professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Montana will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 11,050 hospitality professionals working in Montana. The greatest growth for hospitality professional is predicted to be amongst Hotel Managers, who are expected to increase by 17% by 2018.


hospitality professionals in Montana make an average of $29,567 per year. However, Montana hospitality professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,290 per year to more than $87,180 per year in 2010. The counties in Montana with the highest average salary for hospitality professionals are:

  1. Beaverhead County - $30,929 per year
  2. Flathead County - $30,143 per year
  3. Carbon County - $28,203 per year

Hospitality professionals in the following counties in Montana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cascade County - $18,570 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $19,198 per year
  3. Carter County - $20,068 per year

The hospitality professionals with highest average salaries in Montana were:

  1. Restaurant Manager - $45,640 per year
  2. Hotel Manager - $39,870 per year
  3. Sous Chef - $38,520 per year

The hospitality professionals with lowest average salaries in Montana were:

  1. Line Cook - $20,800 per year
  2. Pizza Maker - $17,850 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Montana statistics regarding a career in hospitality. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or culinary.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Hospitality in Montana
  • Certificate in Hospitality in Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant 3,860 $20,800 13.2%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2,160 $23,310 -8.9%
Cooks, Fast Food 1,770 $17,850 -54.7%
Cooks, Short Order 780 $20,980 -35.5%
Chefs and Head Cooks 280 $38,520 -36.4%
Food Service Managers 190 $45,640 -68.9%
Lodging Managers 170 $39,870 -52.8%

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