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.applyweb.com/apply/msunorth/
Address:300 W 11th St, Havre, MT 59501
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,207
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:595 (49% 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:$5,371
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,681
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,798

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Montana State University-Northern Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences42
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Construction Trades1
Education166
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2105
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians132
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Precision Production1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts22
Grand total426306

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education11
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total241

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,371
Out-of-state$17,681
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,831
Out-of-state$19,141

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid18785%
Grant or scholarship aid16776%$4,798
Student loan aid12155%$5,116

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid75766%$4,212
Federal student loans62054%$5,941

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants528344184
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled47%51%41%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment1,207
Undergraduate enrollment1,139
Graduate enrollment68

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

*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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