Carroll College (Helena) ranks No. 1 as a top regional college, while Montana Tech (Butte) has ranked No. 1 as a the top public school among Regional Colleges West as ranked by In U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. University of Montana – Western (Dillon) ranks 8th. Rocky Mountain College (Billings) ranks 9th, and the University of Great Falls, 22nd.
Montana State University and the University of Montana tied for 113th place among top public colleges, nationally, and tied at 207th among all universities in a nationwide comparison.
Other colleges in Montana were not ranked.
Rankings are based on several key measures of quality, including academic reputation, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, student/faculty ratios and average alumni giving, according to the publication.