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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 2019)

 

Type of Institution

Public, Two-Year

Degrees and Certificates Offered

28

Average Class Size

11

Student to Faculty Ration

12:1

Enrollment

Headcount

1,425

Full-Time Students (12+ credits)

428 (30%)

Part-Time Students (<12 credits)

997 (70%)

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

768

Enrollment By Instructional Area

General Education/Transfer

426 (30%)

Technical Education*

241 (17%)

Trades Education**

123 (9%)

Non-Degree

41 (3%)

Dual Enrollment-High School Outreach 

593 (42%)

Dual-Credit

494

On Campus Experience

22

Access to Success (HS Completion)

77

Enrollment by Geography

Lewis & Clark County

67%

Adjacent Counties

13%

Rest of Montana

21%

Out of State

2%

Enrollment by Gender

 

Female

56%

Male

44%

Enrollment by Ethnicity

 

African-American

1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native

3%

Asian

1%

Hispanic

1%

Other

0%

White

90%

Unknown/Not Reported

4%

Enrollment by Age

 

Average Age

23

18-24

75%

25 and Older

25%

Financial Aid

% Receiving Financial Aid

63%

% Receiving Federal Pell Grant

45%

Distance Education

% Enrolled in One or More Online Courses

31%

% Enrolled Only in Online Courses

19%

Veterans

6%

First-Generation Students

34%

Disabled Students Receiving Accommodations

6%

Top Feeder High Schools: Helena, Capital, Jefferson County

Participating Dual-Credit High Schools w/ Fall 2019 Enrollment

(Enrolled in 77 sections of 24 different college courses)

Capital High School

127

Helena High School

163

Sentinel High School

99

Jefferson County High School

34

Montana Digital Academy

27

Broadwater County High School

17

Granite County High School

15

Seeley-Swan High School

9

Manhattan High School

8

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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