Universities & Colleges in Montana
Montana has 14 universities and public colleges in total plus a handful of some tribal and private universities, along with eleven 2 yr colleges. Each of these educational institutions provides a whole list of major and preparatory programs, which makes higher studies in Montana exciting, filled with opportunities. The state of Montana is located in the western part of the United States. Montana is derived from the Spanish word 'montaña' which means 'Mountain' literally. The population of the state is around 998,199, that is not densely populated at all and the climate in Montana is very nice and desirable as this state generally never experiences any extreme temperature. Many people say that Montana's nights during the summers are truly stunning with lovely clear skies most of the times. The universities and colleges here are smaller when compared to various educational institutions in other states; the largest university campus is at the famous University of Montana.
An Academic Year
An academic year here, in this state Montana generally is 2 semesters long, which lasts from September all through December – this is for the semester in the fall, and January all through May – this is for the semester in the spring. Most pupils complete their degree courses within 2 – 5 years, plus mostly there also are summer courses that are available in case you're keen to finish your program sooner. If you're one of those who likes an intimate and a small setting for studies instead of the regular crowd in colleges like in most of the populous cities, then Montana, that has a less population overall in the state would be the right choice for you. More than 1,000 international pupils come to study and live in Montana every year, pursuing a degree and a career of their choice.
The tuition fee for the year '11-'12 at the Montana State University is approximately US $16,500 plus additional expenses.
Some of the top fields to find the best of jobs in Montana are Health, Education, Insurance and Energy related jobs.
Montana's economy today is still relying heavily on coal and oil mining. A huge chunk also is derived from Montana's abundance of grains, everything from rye and wheat, to barley, oats, sugar beets and flaxseeds. There are many microbreweries as well across the state.
Cost of Living
Most of the cities in Montana are below the nation's average in terms of the cost of living. The average price of a house in Montana is $99,500, which actually is 84.3% of USA's national average, in comparison to the average $211,500 in the state of California or an average of $166,600 in the state of Colorado.
If you require any financial aid for your studies in this state, check with your choice of university or college, the Montana state government and the international service organizations, to know all about granting of scholarships, grants and loans for international students. Scholarships are normally forms of help or aid, which are provided on the academic merit basis.