Montana State University Northern

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School Overview

A member of the Montana State University System, Montana State University � Northern (MSU – Nothern) is a public university located in Havre, Montana. MSU � Northern, formerly known as Northern Montana College, was renamed during the reorganization of Montana’s public university system. In 1913 MSU � Northern was tasked with the responsibility of developing and launching the the Northern Montana Agricultural and Manual Training School at Fort Assinniboine under the Montana State Legislature’s approval, but no money was allocated to the school and the plan didn’t immediately materialize. It was not until 1927 that the State Legislature altered their original act in to include specific academic subjects, and in 1929, the Legislature finally funded the college as a part of the University of Montana (later renamed the Montana University System). MSU – Northern moved to its current location in Havre, Montana in 1932. MSU – Northern has an annual operating budget of roughly $13,000,000.

In 1994, the Montana University System decided to consolidate its smaller campuses into its two larger campuses, Montana State University in Bozeman and University of Montana in Missoula. In June of the same year Northern Montana College was renamed Montana State University � Northern.

MSU – Northern men’s and women’s athletic teams, nicknamed the “Lights” and the “Skylights”, respectively, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). MSU-Northern’s athletic teams primarily compete in the Frontier Conference. Athletics for both men and women include, but are not limited to basketball, golf, and rodeo.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 7751

Havre, MT 59501

(406) 265-3704

(800) 662-6132

Fax: (406) 265-3792



Contact: Stacey Gonsalez

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 7751

Havre, MT 59501

(406) 265-3700

www.msun.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,102

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A,B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies A,B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B

Education

Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,B
Drafting and Design Technology A,B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A,B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Montana State University-Northern Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (406) 265-3700
Website: www.msun.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.msun.edu/future/apply.aspx
Address: 300 W 11th St, Havre, MT 59501
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,073
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 442 (41% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,955
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,665
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,785

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Montana State University-Northern Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Montana State University-Northern.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Construction Trades 2
Education 52
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 131
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 122
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Precision Production 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 312192

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Montana State University-Northern and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,955
Out-of-state $18,665
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,201
Out-of-state $20,255

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 158 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 132 73% $5,785
Student loan aid 96 53% $4,968

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 654 63% $6,298
Federal student loans 530 51% $5,791

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Montana State University-Northern. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Montana State University-Northern students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Montana State University-Northern Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,073
Undergraduate enrollment 1,022
Graduate enrollment 51

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Montana State University-Northern Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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