Rocky Mountain College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,342
2.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,353
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.95%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.2%
1,458 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,054
98% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.4%
98 Graduates

About

Rocky Mountain College is a higher education institution located in Yellowstone County, MT. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Rocky Mountain College were Physician Assistant (36 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (15 degrees), and Accounting & Business Management (4 degrees).

In 2022, 274 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rocky Mountain College. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (213 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College is $31,342, which is $3,012 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rocky Mountain College is $31,342, which is $3,012 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,353.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Rocky Mountain College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,342
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College was $31,342. The cost of tuition at Rocky Mountain College is $3,012 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,353
2022 Value
1.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rocky Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,353. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rocky Mountain College grew by 1.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,855
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rocky Mountain College was of $8,855 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Rocky Mountain College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.95%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rocky Mountain College was 1.95%, which represents 6 out of the 307 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rocky Mountain College received 1,458 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.44% annual growth. Out of those 1,458 applicants, 1,096 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,054 students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rocky Mountain College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,096
Accepted Out of 1,458

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rocky Mountain College was 75.2% (1,096 admissions from 1,458 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.44%, while admissions declined by −2.66%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
29
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Rocky Mountain College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rocky Mountain College had a total enrollment of 1,054 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College is 1,033 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74% White, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Two or More Races, 3.13% Black or African American, 2.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.569% Asian, and 0.474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (68.9%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rocky Mountain College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,054 students. The full-time enrollment at Rocky Mountain College is 1,033 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Rocky Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rocky Mountain College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Rocky Mountain College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    780 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    89 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    61 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rocky Mountain College is 74% White, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Two or More Races, 3.13% Black or African American, 2.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.569% Asian, and 0.474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 66 more women than men received degrees from Rocky Mountain College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rocky Mountain College is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College is Physician Assistant (36 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (15 degrees) and Accounting & Business Management (4 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rocky Mountain College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Biology (28 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Registered nurses (1,487,570 people), Physicians (564,869 people), Other managers (248,448 people), Postsecondary teachers (241,352 people), and Pharmacists (207,992 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College in 2022 are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), Physical Sciences (5 degrees), and Health (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), Physical Sciences (5 degrees), and Health (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,031,850 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (541,903 people), Elementary & secondary schools (485,312 people), Offices of physicians (428,984 people), and Outpatient care centers (364,349 people).

The most specialized majors at Rocky Mountain College are Transportation (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), Physical Sciences (5 degrees), and Health (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rocky Mountain College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rocky Mountain College was General Biological Sciences with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
170
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College, which is 0.612 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (170).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College in Physician Assistant, which is 0.39 times less than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Rocky Mountain College in Physician Assistant, which is 2.56 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Rocky Mountain College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rocky Mountain College is Female and White (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.06% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    213 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rocky Mountain College is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

1.82% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    132 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rocky Mountain College is white female (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

Rocky Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $37.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.6%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Rocky Mountain College had a total salary expenditure of 28.9M. Rocky Mountain College employs 22 Assistant professors, 20 Professors and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Rocky Mountain College are Female Assistant professor (14), Male Professor (13), and Female Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Service with 17 employees.

Endowment

$37.1M
2022 Endowment
5.72%
decline from 2021

Rocky Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $37.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rocky Mountain College declined 5.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.7M
2022 Salaries
2.09%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Rocky Mountain College paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($28.9M) and a 2.09% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.08M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rocky Mountain College paid a total of $4.08M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College were Assistant professor with 22 employees, Professor with 20 employees, and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees, Management with 29 employees, and Service with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rocky Mountain College was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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