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Institutional Research

Montana Western at a Glance

Mission

As a leader and innovator in experiential education, the University of Montana Western educates undergraduate students through immersive practices in their field of study, strives for continuous improvement, and achieves evidence-supported student learning and achievement outcomes.

Fall 2020 (15th day Census)

  • Headcount: 1216
  • Degree-Seeking Headcount: 1200
  • Full-Time Equivalency: 1162

Fall 2020 (End of Term Census)

  • Headcount: 1290
  • Degree-Seeking Headcount: 1234
  • Full-Time Equivalency: 1226

The Power of Experience One

  • 15 to Finish: 92% of UMW students complete 15+ credits per semester
  • Rate of Course Completion: 90% for First-Time Freshmen
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Retention

First-Time Student Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

  • Bachelor-Seeking Students: 71%
  • Associate-seeking Students: 55%

Number of Degrees Awarded (2019-20)

  • Certificates: 23
  • Associates: 139
  • Bachelors: 258

Graduation Rates (2013 First-Time Students)

  • Graduated in Four Years: 46%
  • Graduated in Six Years:  49%

Student Demographics Profile

Gender

  • Male: 36%
  • Female: 63%
  • No Response: 1%

Race/Ethnicity (IPEDS Methodology)

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Black: 2%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1%
  • White: 83%
  • Two or More Races: 2%
  • No Response: 1%

Residency

  • Montana Students: 75%
  • Out of State Students: 25%