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Montana Western ranked among best value colleges.

February 2, 2016

Great Value Colleges is a website committed to discovering colleges and universities that offer the most return on a student’s investment in education.  

“We’re pleased that Great Value Colleges has recognized Montana Western as an affordable, premier institution located in a remarkable place,” said Chancellor Beth Weatherby. “With Experience One, our students have field and recreational opportunities that just aren’t available at other universities. Our innovation, educational value and location truly set us apart.”  

Experience One is Montana Western’s block scheduling program where students take a single class at a time, three hours each day for three weeks, then move on to the next. The objective is to learn by doing in hands-on, real-world situations, Weatherby said.

In a press release, Great Value Colleges cited the architecture on Montana Western’s campus, the beauty of the natural landscape, Experience One and UMW’s affordability in their ranking.     

The top 35 great value colleges with beautiful campuses were selected and ranked based on affordability, awards and recognition, notable architecture, location and student retention rates. 

Click here for the 2016 Great Value Colleges rankings.