Founded in Butte in 1889 as the Montana School of Mines, Montana Tech has a century-old reputation as one of the finest science and engineering colleges in America. Montana Tech is repeatedly recognized year after year among the top 10% of all colleges in America. While still focusing on its original programs in minerals and energy engineering, Montana Tech has expanded its offerings to include new science, engineering, computer science, technical communication, business, and innovative health care programs all designed to meet the needs of today's rapidly changing world.
Montana Tech provides outstanding educational programs to its 2,600 students in a truly personalized setting. Students are treated as individuals and enjoy their close relationships with faculty. Current Montana Tech students come from every Montana county, 38 states and 17 foreign countries. Montana Tech is a friendly campus where students get involved in a wide array of campus events and activities as well as abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Student satisfaction surveys consistently give the College high marks for its quality of student life.
Upon graduation, Montana Tech graduates enjoy over a 94% overall placement rate with an overall salary of $52,172. Many of the College's alumni have attained senior leadership positions in the minerals, energy, and natural resource industry and business. Over 19% of Montana Tech alumni give back to the campus each and every year.
Located in the heart of the mountains of Southwest Montana, the 98-acre main campus can be seen for miles. With over $20 million in recently completed building and renovation projects, the campus blends its historical buildings with new, state-of the- art laboratory and instructional facilities. The College's two-year campus, Montana Tech College of Technology, is located seven miles south of the main campus and provides occupational and technical program opportunities at the associate degree level. (As part of a Montana Board of Regents renaming and re-branding effort for Montana's two-year institutions, effective the 2013-2014 Academic Year, Montana Tech College of Technology will be known as Highlands College of Montana Tech)
Montana's geologic and hydrogeologic research arm, the Bureau of Mines and Geology, is a department of the College. Montana Tech's commitment to research has been rewarded with a 500 percent increase in funding over the past ten years. Inquiries to Montana Tech should be directed to 1-800-445-Tech or Tech's webpage at http://www.mtech.edu/.