Choosing a College
Choosing the right college for you can be a long process. First off, there’s the process of even understanding the whole process itself and what you can expect from college. Then there’s determining what your career goals are and what types of schools fit into them.
The good news is that MUS has all the tools you need to make the right decision for you. We’ll help you ask the right questions and guide you to come up with the answers that fit best for you. At the end of the process, you’ll be prepared to apply to the right schools and take the first step to achieving your dreams.
Colleges in Montana: Where to Start
There are 16 colleges in the Montana University System, all with different specialties and strengths. With so many great options, it can be hard to find out which schools are the right match for you. While the Apply Montana application automatically sends your app to all 16 public colleges in Montana, you’ll still need to narrow down your options from there. Here’s how.
Types of Colleges
Both two-year colleges and four-year colleges can give you a fantastic education. In terms of academic experience, your choice depends on what your personal and career goals are. The considerable difference in the cost of tuition between two- and four-year schools will also play a role in your decision. Be sure to research both options to make an informed choice.
Programs & Degrees
You’re going to college for an education, so you should choose a college that offers the kinds of academic programs that interest you most. You might change your mind once you’re there, but researching the special offerings each MUS campus has can help guide your decision and ensure that you’ll receive an education that meets your needs.
Do you have a job? Maybe family responsibilities? No matter what’s on your plate, you can find learning options that suit your lifestyle and unique needs. Flexible learning options like online classes and evening programs allow students to fit their education around their schedule. If this is important to you, consider applying to schools that offer the flexible learning options you need.
Explore All Colleges
Some students enjoy the convenience of going to school close to home. Other students want to use college as an opportunity to explore somewhere new. The decision depends on you, your comfort level, and your financial situation. Explore the locations of all MUS campuses across the state of Montana. If you’re looking for contact information across the colleges, check out the campus directory.