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Montana Tech provides a challenging and rewarding college education for success-oriented students, specializing in the STEM disciplines.

Montana Tech was ranked as the #1 school in the United States by the Social Mobility Index college rankings. The college has been nationally recognized as the fourth best value in higher education, is also among the Princeton Review’s best colleges in the country, and the fourth best public college in the West (2011 Edition of America’s Best Universities and Colleges). The Wall Street Journal ranked Montana Tech ninth in the nation for best public universities for return on investment. Montana Tech has a very high job placement rating for graduating students.


Montana Tech has nearly 3,000 students, 13 campus buildings and offers 73 undergraduate degrees along with 18 minors, 14 certification degrees, and 10 pre-professional career programs. Montana Tech also offers 21 graduate degrees and a Ph.D. in Materials Science. Degree programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Business that could all be utilized to assist in the growing industries surrounding Butte.



Highlands College serves the Greater Butte Region through their associates degree and certificate programs, continuing education, and customized training.


Degrees are designed to help individuals enter the workforce immediately, or earn credits that may be transferred to a 4-year degree program. Here you will find quality education, dedicated faculty and staff, small class sizes, individual attention, student services, and exceptionally affordable tuition.


One of the best assets that our community has is a 2 year college that is highly engaged in the business community in Highland College.  With courses in a variety of topics and the ability to be nimble and tailor programs to the needs of industry Highlands is an asset that many of our large employers find to be incredibly valuable.  When we have had needs for specific trainings in Butte Highlands has always been the first to the table to bring innovative solutions to the workforce challenges that employers can face.  Our workforce is a source of pride for our community and it is bolstered because of the partnership with Highlands College.

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