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UMW Ranked Among Top Universities for Education and Environmental Science

March 18, 2021

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked as one of the best universities nationwide delivering bachelor’s degrees in Education, Early Childhood Education, and Environmental Science in’s 2021 rankings.

UMW ranked second for Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Education, fourth in Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education, and 37th in Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Environmental Science. Montana Western was the only Montana university to be featured for these degree fields.

When choosing universities, looks at several data points from the Department of Education, including graduation rates and tuition costs.’s degree rankings are unique in that they emphasize accessibility, affordability, and quality of education, which they consider the most important attributes when compiling school rankings. evaluated hundreds of schools that offer bachelor’s degree programs in early childhood education, education, and environmental science for the lists and selected the University of Montana Western based on academic and career resources for students pursuing a degree in these fields, the quality of the education, and level of faculty engagement.

The University of Montana Western stands out across the nation for its Experience One program that utilizes a block scheduling model and immersive approach to learning. 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