Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges — arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education and technology.
Set in the largest city in the state, Montana State University Billings and the community of Billings combine for a unique college experience: engaged and encouraging faculty; friendly people; a supportive community; and incredible educational opportunities. Residents of Billings have a long track record of supporting the university through scholarships, internships and civic engagement. A regional retail, financial and medical hub, Billings offers vast array of job opportunities, personal connections and leadership opportunities via three campuses spread through the city.
Life on the main campus mirrors that of Billings: Students are happy to mingle on some of the 110 park-like acres at the base of the spectacular Rimrocks or take part in a variety of cultural, service, athletic or educational activities.
Whether a motivated honors student or first-generation attendee, all learners will find challenges that fulfill both individual goals and societal needs.
To assure that all members of the university community reach their individual potential
MSU Billings provides a university experience characterized by:
- Excellent Teaching
- Support for Individual Learning
- Engagement in Civic Responsibility
- Intellectual, Cultural, Social & Economic Community Enhancement
Montana State University Billings will be recognized as a regional leader for:
- Teaching & Learning
- Translating Knowledge into Practice
- Researching for the Future
- Accepting Leadership for Intellectual, Cultural, Social & Economic Development Beyond University Boundaries
MSU Billings’ actions are ethical & principled to assure dignity & equity for all
MSU Billings provides distinctive programs & challenging educational experiences for a diverse university community
MSU Billings provides academic support & administrative services to foster academic & professional achievement of the university community
Community of Learners
MSU Billings respects & nurtures variety in intellectual contribution & scholarship enriching both the university & its extended community
MSU Billings supports all members of the university community in their individual growth toward confidence, individual sense of purpose & acceptance of civic responsibilities
MSU Billings meets the changing needs of our learners with informed action & innovation based on current standards of educational & technical excellence
University Strategic Initiatives
Create and maintain distinctive, vital academic programs and services for 21st Century learners.
Cultivate excellence in & outside the classroom, in scholarly endeavors & exemplary service through faculty & staff development, support for scholarship, continuing assessment, & recognition of professional service.
Needs of Learners
Identify the needs of all learners & provide access to a university experience that fulfills both individual goals & societal needs.
Model social equity and consciousness by assuring that all members of our campus community grows because of their University experience.
Increase the stature, professionalism & research initiatives of all academic programs & student services.
Augment local, state & regional economic development through the strength of the University’s financial base & our learners’ contributions to their communities.
Increase staff, faculty & student awareness, understanding, & involvement in the international community.
Ensure an administrative, operational and physical infrastructure that fully supports excellence.
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