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UMW Ranked among Best Colleges and Universities in Montana

November 13, 2019

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked among the best colleges and universities in Montana, according to The rankings aim to help students assess the affordability and value of top colleges in Montana so they can make informed decisions about which college to attend.

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EDsmart assesses colleges based on data that covers four main areas: cost, academic quality, student satisfaction, and salary after attending. All data is gathered from the U.S. Department of Education websites, College Scorecard and College Navigator. Edsmart has been featured in major news broadcasts by networks including ABC, Fox, CBS and more.

The University of Montana Western scored 97.8 out of a possible 100 points in the overall scoring of the University. UMW had an average price of $12,576, a retention rate of 73% and an average salary after attending of $30,400. Visit to view the full rankings of colleges and universities in Montana.

The fields of academic study at Montana Western include Biology, Business and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Education, English, Equine Studies, Health and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Mathematics, and History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences.

Students at the University of Montana Western enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere and small class sizes where they work closely with peers and professors alike. Montana Western focuses on serving students, achieving academic excellence, and promoting experiential education. The 20-acre campus is an excellent choice for students to take advantage of the immersive learning opportunities offered by the Experience One program, where they can build on critical and creative thinking skills to prepare for real-world job and graduate school opportunities.

For more information about Experience One and the University of Montana Western, or to schedule a visit, call 877-683-7331 or visit