There are a lot of factors to be considered when it comes to higher education.

What type of degrees does the school offer? How are the professors? Does the location of the school come into play? How much is the tuition? Is it in-state or out-of-state? What's the social scene like? What about Greek life?

Montana has several choices when it comes to higher learning, from Universities to Community Colleges. For those looking to better themselves through education, Montana certainly has you covered.

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With ten 4 year schools across the state, which college or university comes in first? Which one comes in last?  According to, they've got the answers you're looking for and some folks might not like what they're going to see (especially all of you Griz Alumni).

When it comes to the best college or university in Montana, that distinction goes to Montana State University in Bozeman.  So what makes MSU the top choice for Montana? Well, the data suggests that it's a combination of the acceptance rate, graduation rate, and the cost of yearly tuition.

MSU by Townsquare Bozeman
MSU by Townsquare Bozeman

Not to mention the location, which is close to all kinds of outdoor activity including camping, hiking, and skiing.  Oh, and MSU-Bozeman has its own Rodeo team, I mean how cool is that?

So if MSU-Bozeman tops the list as the best school in the state, which school comes in last?

Once again, according to the data that distinction goes to MSU-Billings. The reason behind it? Foodies1st says that it comes down to the acceptance rate versus the graduation rate. With an acceptance rate of 100 percent and a graduation rate of 14 percent, that seems to be enough to drop the school into last place.

Graduate receiving a diploma, close-up of hands
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Before folks get too excited either way, I think it's important to remember that the bottom line is so much of education is what you put into it. Whether in class or online, effort goes a long way.

Check Out These 4 Amazing Bozeman Properties

Bozeman has its fair share of impressive homes. From rustic cabin to sleek modern, you are certainly likely to find something that suits your style. The question, of course, is can you afford it once you find it?

With the median single-family home price right around 865 thousand dollars, it might be hard to get into the home of your dreams.

However, for those of you with a big bank account, or if you just enjoy looking at top-end properties, we have 4 amazing homes for sale in the Bozeman area that you have to check out. From incredible views to amazing kitchens, check out these jaw-dropping homes.

51 Common Items You Think Montana Goodwill Accepts, But Do not

When it comes to cleaning out the garage, closet, or storage unit, it's important to remember that many places are in need of donations of many different sorts.

It is also important to know that there are things that places, like Goodwill, DO NOT take. For many different reasons, here is a list of items that Goodwill will NOT accept as donations.

There is also a list of games that do not follow the Consumer Product Safety Standards. Call (800-638-2772).




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