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Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About Rocky Mountain College

Welcome to Rocky Mountain College, a warm and welcoming college in its 142nd year with a historic campus and highly respected faculty that educates students by combining a liberal arts-rooted curriculum with professional development programs. Students are taught across different disciplines, allowing them to speak, write, listen, communicate, take responsibility, solve, and lead. Our College is as much about character formation as it is about intellectual formation. Students will grow in wisdom, maturity, and character. We at Rocky Mountain College believe that success is defined by making good decisions in life. RMC's curriculum is one that will challenge students to think broadly and deeply. Students are taught to transform information into a way of understanding the world around them, and they subsequently develop a sense of purpose and service. Our academic focus allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world.

Rocky Mountain College Overview

Rocky Mountain College is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Billings, Montana. Rocky Mountain College was founded in 1878 and currently enrolls around 1,058 students a year, including 817 undergrads. Rocky Mountain College offers housing for up to 539 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Rocky Mountain College!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Rocky Mountain College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Rocky Mountain College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Rocky Mountain College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Rocky Mountain College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rocky Mountain College on the Student Life page.

2022 Rocky Mountain College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $31,342
Percent of Need Met 78.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,195

Is Rocky Mountain College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Rocky Mountain College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,396 applications received in 2022, 1,126 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rocky Mountain College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 60% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Rocky Mountain Collegeare still enrolled the next year. Rocky Mountain College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 52%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Rocky Mountain College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 81% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Rocky Mountain College grads is $38,425 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Rocky Mountain College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Rocky Mountain College's endowment was $39.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $10,510 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rocky Mountain College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Rocky Mountain College meets 78.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rocky Mountain College full-time are awarded $27,195 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $35,337 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rocky Mountain College.

Based on this information, how does Rocky Mountain College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rocky Mountain College a good school for you?

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Where is Rocky Mountain College Located?

Rocky Mountain College is located in the suburban setting of Billings, Montana.

If you want to see Rocky Mountain College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Billings, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Billings Logan International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rocky Mountain College and Billings are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Rocky Mountain College Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rocky Mountain College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rocky Mountain College is Continuous processing.

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Rocky Mountain College is like? There are approximately 1,058 students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College, including 817 undergraduate students and 241 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 52% percent are from MT and 48% percent of students are from other states.


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