HC At-a-glance

Mission

Helena College University of Montana, a comprehensive two-year college, provides access to and support of high quality lifelong educational opportunities for our diverse community.

Vision Statement

Helena College will be recognized as a responsive regional provider of comprehensive educational opportunities, as a partner in economic and community development, and as a diverse and accessible community of learners. Helena College will promote excellence in education, maintain fiscal and operational integrity; and cultivate an environment of fellowship, inclusiveness, and respect.

Core Themes

Through an inclusive campus and community-wide discussion of Helena College’s purpose and goals, three core themes have been identified that represent, individually and collectively, fundamental aspects of the College’s mission:

  • Student Access and Success
  • High Quality Education
  • Community Enrichment

Quick Facts about Helena College (Fall 2018)

Type of Institution

Public, Two-Year

Degrees and Certificates Offered

27

Average Class Size

12

Student to Faculty Ration

13:1

Enrollment

Headcount

1,530

Full-Time Students (12+ credits)

487 (32%)

Part-Time Students (<12 credits)

1,042 (68%)

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

837

Enrollment By Instructional Area

General Education/Transfer

452 (30%)

Technical Education*

210 (14%)

Trades Education**

128 (8%)

Non-Degree

41 (3%)

Dual Enrollment-High School Outreach 

635 (42%)

Dual-Credit

548

On Campus Experience

18

Access to Success (HS Completion)

69

Enrollment by Geography

Lewis & Clark County

67%

Adjacent Counties

12%

Rest of Montana

19%

Out of State

2%

Enrollment by Gender

 

Female

56%

Male

44%

Enrollment by Ethnicity

 

African-American

1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native

3%

Asian

0%

Hispanic

1%

Other

0%

White

90%

Unknown/Not Reported

4%

Enrollment by Age

 

Average Age

23

18-24

73%

25 and Older

27%

Financial Aid

% Receiving Financial Aid

64%

% Receiving Federal Pell Grant

46%

Distance Education

% Enrolled in One or More Online Courses

33%

% Enrolled Only in Online Courses

17%

Veterans

5%

First-Generation Students

31%

Disabled Students Receiving Accommodations

7%

Top Feeder High Schools: Helena, Capital, Jefferson County

Participating Dual-Credit High Schools w/ Fall 2018 Enrollment

(Enrolled in 73 sections of 25 different college courses)

Capital High School

136

Helena High School

215

Sentinel High School

96

Montana Digital Academy

30

Jefferson County High School

20

Seeley-Swan High School

19

Granite County High School

15

Broadwater County High School

10

Manhattan High School

7

Drummond High School

1

*Technical Programs include: Accounting & Business, Computer Technology, Fire & Rescue, Nursing, Office Technology

**Trades Programs include: Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Diesel Technology, Industrial Welding & Metal Fabrication, Machine Tool Technology, Metals Technology, Welding Technology

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