History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1893, Montana State University is a research university located in Bozeman, USA. It has been ranked as the largest university in Montana and has a main flagship campus. MSU prepares students to graduate equipped for careers and further education. As the largest research university in Montana, MSU is recognized nationally for its prominence in research among leading public research universities in the United States with research expenditures exceeding $120 Million. During its most recent re-accreditation, MSU was commended for an "extremely high level of productivity and effectiveness." In addition to national accreditation, many of MSU’s colleges, departments and programs also maintain rigorous accreditation credentials through discipline-specific agencies. Montana State University’s sports team competes at NCAA Division I. Montana has been ranked between #601-800 as per THE World University Rankings 2022 and #587 as per the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Apart from its flagship campus, Montana State University has three extensions, namely MSU Billings, MSU Northern and the Great Falls College MSU, each of which offers courses in various disciplines. Undergraduate degree programs in 51 disciplines, Postgraduate degree programs in 41 specialized fields, and Doctoral degrees in 18 fields are offered at the University. Located in the small, but vibrant town of Bozeman, MSU has plenty of recreation options in store for the students, both on and outside the University campus. The university campus is home to KGLT Radio, the Museum of the Rockies, and KUSM Television. The number of students attending Montana State University is more than 16700 and the faculty comprises 460 part-time members and 602 full-time academic staff.
Accomplishments and Alumni
MSU is the largest research University in Montana and the largest Research and Development institution in the State. Recognized for its very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, this University is one among 131 institutions known for its “very high undergraduate” enrollment profile. As a research university, Montana State University also works towards the welfare of the communities and the citizens and has established an Agricultural experiment station and Reservation extension offices. At Montana State University, students learn under the expertise of professional faculty and mentors, which has resulted in MSU graduates winning prestigious scholarship awards, including Goldwater Scholarships, Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Udall Scholarship and Newman Civic Fellow Scholarship. Montana State University’s notable alumni include the likes of Craig Kilborn (Comedian), Sarah Vowell (Author), John W. Bonner (Politician), Loren Action (Physicist), Rudy Autio (Sculptor) and Denise Juneau (Attorney and Politician).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Montana State University has 350+ international students from over 60 countries. MSU has Student Commons for promoting diversity and inclusion on the campus such as with the Diversity Development certificate program. They also have an MSU Women's Center which celebrates the students enriching the campus through inclusive spirit, hard work, community activism and leadership. They also organize programs and events to celebrate diversity in the institution, including Black History Month and Martin Luther King Day. Montana State University’s graduates are employed at a number of companies, including Oracle, Microsoft, Montana Department of Transportation, NorthWestern Corporation and Barnard Construction Company, Inc.