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Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte, Montana, United States
Originally chartered as The Montana State School of Mines, Montana Technological University (Montana Tech) has evolved into a dynamic institution composed of two colleges and two schools (College of Letters, Sciences, & Professional Studies; Highlands College; School of Mines and Engineering; and Graduate School); and the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.



Opening in 1900 as the Montana State School of Mines, Montana Tech’s funding and land came from the Enabling Act of 1889, which admitted Montana to the Union and allocated 100,000 acres of public land to establish a state school of mines.


Montana Tech, through exemplary undergraduate and graduate education, workforce development, research, and service, builds on a strong heritage in engineering, science, and technology that blends theory with practice in meeting the changing needs of society and the responsible development and use of natural resources.


The Research Advisory Committee serves to ensure the quality and integrity, and promote the vitality of the research programs at Montana Tech. The committee may make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies on matters brought before it by committee members or Montana Tech faculty. On occasion, the committee will be requested to review, initiate or endorse proposals that relate to research policies, practices, and budgets from the Montana Tech campus.


Montana Tech consistently ranks as the college with a high return on investment (ROI) and career outcomes in Montana, and our graduates earn some of the best salaries in the nation. By providing career exploration, preparation, implementation, and management assistance to students and alumni, Career Services plays a crucial role in making sure our students succeed professionally.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Student Life

Student clubs

  • American Association of Drilling Engineers
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Welding Society, Student Chapter
  • Anderson-Carlisle Technical Society
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association of General Contractors of Montana Tech
  • Associated Students of the COT
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Biology Club


Montana Tech of The University of Montana is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Butte, Montana, United States

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