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Montana Western Ranked Among Best Online Colleges in the State

July 20, 2018

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked second among the top ten “Best Online Colleges in Montana for 2018” by, an education information resource.

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The ranking is based on factors including graduation, acceptance and retention rates. UMW was also listed first among the site’s most affordable online four-year colleges in the state.

The University of Montana Western offers multiple career advancement and certification courses online through the School of Outreach, which has been providing industry, healthcare and teacher professional development opportunities for 40 years.

These offerings provide flexibility for rural Montanans and extend Montana Western’s unique experiential learning model, called Experience One, through its online degree programming by requiring students to “practice what they learn” in their respective environments.

U.S. News & World Report has also bestowed The University of Montana Western, a public institution founded in 1893, with several impressive rankings in the Western region. The rankings include #8 in Best Regional Colleges, #4 in Top Public Schools, #5 in Best Value Schools, and #6 in Best Colleges for Veterans. One of the most unique aspects of Montana Western is the Experience One program, an innovative scheduling system that allows students to focus on a single course at a time.

For more information about the University of Montana Western’s online learning opportunities, please contact School of Outreach Program Coordinator Ryann Gibson by email at [email protected] or call 406-683-7304.