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Schools Offering Science Programs in Montana

Approximately 5.4% of graduates in of Montana receive science degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 914 science professionals graduate from Montana's 14 science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a science program is Carroll College, which is located in Helena. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, Carroll College graduated 64 students from its science program. Tuition at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a science program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. 440 students graduated with degree in science from The University of Montana in 2010. Students at The University of Montana paid $5,476 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Montana that has a science program is Rocky Mountain College. Rocky Mountain College, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Billings. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Rocky Mountain College science program. The tuition rate at Rocky Mountain College was $21,100 per year.


Science schools in Montana, charge students an average tuition of $7,738 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,594 per year, or as little as $2,190 per year. In 2010, the science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana 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 science 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. 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

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

Some of the most popular jobs science graduates in Montana pursue include science professor, chemist, and clinical research scientist. 900 science professionals were working in Montana in 2010. Of these, 430 were environmental scientists. In addition, 210 were science professors, and 200 were chemists. In Montana, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 260 science professionals
  2. Carbon County - 180 science professionals
  3. Flathead County - 50 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of science professionals in the state of Montana will grow to 1,210. This would require a 16% growth in the field.


science professionals in Montana make an average of $52,188 per year. However, Montana science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,260 per year to more than $85,370 per year in 2010. The counties in Montana with the highest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Beaverhead County - $57,960 per year
  2. Flathead County - $54,100 per year
  3. Carbon County - $49,550 per year

The Montana counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Missoula County - $47,970 per year
  2. Carbon County - $49,550 per year
  3. Flathead County - $54,100 per year

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

  1. Clinical Research Scientist - $61,400 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $56,750 per year
  3. Chemist - $47,790 per year

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

  1. Chemist - $47,790 per year
  2. Science Professor - $42,810 per year

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 430 $56,750 -31.7%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 210 $42,810 -63.2%
Chemists 200 $47,790 81.8%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 60 $61,400

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