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Opening its doors in 1900 as the Montana School of Mines, Montana Tech has a century-old reputation as one of the finest science and engineering universities in the nation. Early curricula at the Montana State School of Mines were designed around mining and electrical engineering.


Today, Montana Tech specializes in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare disciplines and has repeatedly been recognized among the top 10% of all universities in America. Enrollment on campus sits just under 3,000 students on its two campuses with a student body that presents a national and global snapshot representing 53 Montana counties, 45 states & territories, and 19 foreign countries. The university offers everything from certificate programs to a doctoral program in Materials Science.


Montana Tech emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, and hands-on learning and has a long-standing reputation for producing outstanding graduates. For the past 10 years, Montana Tech graduates have enjoyed a 92% placement rate including acceptance into professional and graduate programs.


Located in the heart of the mountains of Southwest Montana, the 98-acre main 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. 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.


Since its inception, Montana Tech has come a long way. The university has maintained an onward and upward tradition. 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".