Montana Technological University Featured on CNBC Make It’s “U.S. Colleges that Pay Off the Most” List


Montana Tech accoladesThis marks the second consecutive year Montana Tech has made this list

Montana Technological University was featured on CNBC Make It’s list of the “Top 50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most.” The list, released July 28, placed Montana Tech No. 23 nationally among public colleges and universities and was the only college in Montana to make the list for the second consecutive year in a row.

“This is exciting news for Montana Tech and even more so for our graduates,” said Montana Tech’s Chancellor Les Cook. “We know we provide a great educational experience for our students and have faculty and staff dedicated to making a difference. Landing on this list with top universities from across the country reaffirms this investment.”

CNBC Make it calculated rankings based on the true net cost of the college and graduates’ reported annual earnings.

Their report listed Tech having an average annual net cost of $16,281 for in-state students and a $122,600 median salary for alumni with at least 10 years of experience.

According to their report, college graduates earn on average 80 percent more than those with just a high school diploma. But with student loan debt at the forefront of many students’ minds, making sure their education is worth the cost is an important factor.

This ranking comes as no surprise to Montana Tech, which has been featured in similar lists before. For a full list of current rankings, please visit our website.

View the full “Colleges that Pay Off the Most” list here.