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Montana Tech possesses an internationally esteemed, century-old tradition of excellence in higher education.

Originally chartered as the Montana State School of Mines, Montana Tech has evolved into a dynamic institution offering 10 certificate programs, 17 associate degrees, 23 bachelors, and 10 masters programs. With over 2,900 students, Montana Tech provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, conduct basic and applied research, and provide related services to the citizens of Montana and beyond.

Montana Tech takes pride in quality instruction provided by highly qualified faculty members. A 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 20 facilitate the relationships that lead to student success. Students learn from professors, most with current industry experience. Over $1.4 million in new student scholarships are awarded to new students each year. The low cost of living and affordable housing in Butte is a huge benefit to Tech students. Montana Tech has had a ten-year annual average placement rate of 93% including acceptance into professional and graduate programs. Tech is located in beautiful southwestern Montana with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Campus life is full of activities ranging from hikes to the M to live bands to various fun events in the residence halls. Life here is laid back and personal where you will be on a first-name basis with your professors. Classes are challenging with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. Outdoor recreation provides a great balance to the rigors of the course work at Montana Tech.

Overlooking the city from the shoulder of Big Butte, Montana Tech’s north campus can be seen for miles. Its tree-shaded perimeter encloses both the stately buildings of the Institution’s past and the modern facilities reflecting its present and its future. Since its inception, Montana Tech has come a long way. The university has maintained an onward and upward tradition, which has earned it a reputation as one of the finest science, engineering, and technical colleges in the country. The exceptional job placement rate of graduates and the success stories of alumni, combined with the low cost of attendance in a highly personalized environment, attest to both quality and value. Stressing a deep focus on achievement, Montana Tech provides the opportunity for students to be IN DEMAND.

Living in the Oredigger Community

Butte, Montana, known as the Richest Hill on Earth, lies in the Southwest portion of Montana at the convergence of Interstate 15 and 90. Butte is one of Montana’s seven largest cities with a population of approximately 34,200.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and bordered by the Continental Divide to the east, Butte offers not only countless hours of Historic mining exploration but is also rich in history, art, and cultural heritage. Butte celebrates a historical mining past as well as current growth in a variety of fields including high tech, engineering, health care, education, and cultural arts. Butte was once a bustling and booming mining town. In its heyday between the late 19th century and about 1920, Butte was one of the largest copper boomtowns in the American West. Located halfway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, it's a convenient place to stop for an adventure. Butte caters to the outdoor enthusiast. If you are looking for summer or winter fun in the great outdoors, Butte and the surrounding areas can serve as your playground. Rimmed by the peaks of mountain ranges, Butte provides nearby access to fishing, world-class golf courses, hiking, hunting, biking, skiing, soaking (in commercial hot springs), snowmobiling, and many other outdoor recreational opportunities. Butte’s pinpoint location allows for uncongested access to any of your destinations in Montana, the great “Treasure State".