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Montana is located in the Western region of the United States. The capital here is Helena, but the largest city is Billings. Montana is bordered by Canada to the north. It is also bordered by North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho. Montana was admitted into the Union in 1889, which made it the 41st state. If you want to attend college in Montana, here are the safest colleges in the state to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Carroll College

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Located in Helena, Montana, Carroll College is considered the safest college in Montana. This college is a private liberal arts school and is affiliated with the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1909. There are 85 full-time instructional faculty members here, and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#2 University of Great Falls

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A school in Great Falls, Montana, the University of Great Falls is a private university founded in 1932. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, and it is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Great Falls is located 20 minutes from the Missouri River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#3 Montana State University – Billings

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Montana State University at Billings is a public university located in Billings, Montana. The school was founded in 1927 as Eastern Montana Normal School. It received its current name in 1994. This university is part of the Montana State University System of universities. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#4 Montana State University

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Founded in 1893, Montana State University is a public land-grant institution located in Bozeman, Montana. The school is part of the Montana University System of universities. At Montana State University, the acceptance rate is 84%, and the school offers 70 different degree programs. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#5 University of Montana – Western

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A school located in Dillon, Montana, the University of Montana Western is a public university founded in 1893. It is part of the Montana University System of universities. The school offers 23 different degree programs with the most popular being Liberal Arts and Sciences. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#6 Montana State University – Northern

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Founded in 1929, Montana State University Northern is a public university located in Havre, Montana. The school is part of the Montana University System of universities. At Montana State University, the acceptance rate is 100%, and the school offers 45 different degree programs. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#7 Rocky Mountain College

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Founded in 1878, Rocky Mountain College is a private college located in Billings, Montana. The school is associated with the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church. It is also located less than 30 minutes from the Yellowstone River. The campus crime rate at Rocky Mountain College is 0 per 1000.

#8 University of Montana 

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A school located in Missoula, Montana, the University of Montana is a public university founded in 1893. The school is part of the Montana University System of universities. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Montana is located near the Clark Forke River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

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