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  2. Value
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  5. Student Life
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Helena College is a public college located in Helena, Montana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 488 undergraduate students. The Helena College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Machine and Metal Working. Graduating 38% of students, Helena College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
1115 N Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601
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Helena College - University of Montana Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,264/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,350/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
488Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,032
Undergrads Over 25
37%
Pell Grant
55%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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I attend Helena College and strongly recommend this school to anyone wanting to earn their associates . HC lets you obtain your bachelor's at HC through the University of Montana also! During your Jr and Senior year, HC live streams the class you are in at the University. You feel as if you are sitting in that class. The staff at HC want you to succeed. You don't own a laptop to type your thesis paper? You can "check out" a laptop for free from the IT dept for a week. What about printing a 25-page paper? The library gives every student free printing. Need markers, scissors, rulers, staplers, or even just a pencil for class? The student center will lend you the materials you need and return them at the end of the day! Classrooms have 20ish students, making the learning environment less stressful and a one-on-one learning experience. Professors are nice people but aren't lenient. A's are not given. They are earned at HC. Everyone is held to the same standards of a 4-year University.
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The Helena College has been a great college to attend to the last two and a half years. I may still continue my education there, in hopes to get into their nursing program, but may transfer for Carroll College. The overall professors are great; however, their nursing program has been very difficult to get into. Thus, Helena Colleges nursing program requires a standardized test (TEAS Test) in order to apply for the program. Students have to score required test scores for their LPN and RN program. In my opinion I don’t think it should be a requirement. It puts a huge amount of stress on students. A test will not determine what type of nurse you will be. They need to consider looking at students personalities and who we are as individuals more, rather than focusing on a test to determine who will be accepted in.
Classes are small and professors have been great. Campus buildings are ok, older but maintained good. Student centers are behind the times and there are no gym facilities here. Mediocre salad and coffee bar at one of the campuses but not at the other. Dorms available across town at Carroll College.