When it comes to picking out the perfect college or university, there are a lot of factors that both students and parents need to consider.

For some, distance is a big issue.  Maybe you want to get as far away from home as possible, or perhaps the idea of staying close to home is appealing. Of course, you want to make sure that it's a good school, has the degree and the classes you need, offers the proper support, and then there is the whole social aspect.

Montana has some top-notch choices when it comes to higher education, but which college or university is the best in The Treasure State? New data lists the state's schools from first to worst.

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Our friends over at WalletHub have come out with a list of 2024’s Best College & University Rankings and have included schools here in Montana.

Source: WalletHub

The following metrics were used to determine the rankings.

  • Admission Rate
  • Net Cost
  • Student-Faculty Ratio
  • On-Campus Crime
  • Gender and Racial Diversity
  • Graduation Rate
  • Post Attendance Median Salary

Which Montana school is the best for 2024? According to the data, that distinction goes to Carroll College in Helena. Carroll College is a private liberal arts school with under 2000 students and offers just under 40 different academic majors.

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So what about the rest of the schools in Montana? Where did they rank? Let's take a look at the overall from first to worst rankings.

  1. Carroll College in Helena
  2. Montana State University in Bozeman
  3. Montana Tech in Butte
  4. Rocky Mountain College in Billings
  5. University of Providence in Great Falls
  6. University of Montana in Missoula

Of course, there will no doubt be those who disagree with the above rankings and there is certainly something to say about tradition and many Montanans often follow in their parents and or grandparents' footsteps when it comes to picking a school in Montana.

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Which Montana school is your favorite? Let us know by sending us a message on our radio station app.

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Have you been contemplating moving to Montana? Maybe you already live here and the town has gotten so expensive you are having to relocate by no fault of your own. The good news, you can stay in Montana by moving to one of the cheapest towns in Montana.

PropertyClub.NYC has announced its 2023 list of the 8 cheapest Montana towns.

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Top 5 Safest Cities In Montana, 2023

Like every state, there are always going to be a few towns that make us think twice about moving there or deciding where to raise our kiddos. But like I always say, "negative yells and positive whispers". The same goes for crime and violence; we hear about all the drug busts, assaults, break-ins, etc. It's not very often we hear about all the great things right?
Well, the list came out from Safewise, and we now know where the Five Safest Cities In Montana are.

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20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.

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