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Rocky Mountain College

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About Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College is a residential, comprehensive liberal arts college located beneath the sandstone “rim-rocks” in a park-like suburban neighborhood of Billings, Montana, the state’s largest and most economically vibrant city. The College, highly regarded regionally for its overall excellence, expresses its mission through the core themes of academic excellence, transformational learning, and shared responsibility and stewardship. The College’s faculty are dedicated to student-centered learning and lead programs that include an ongoing experiment aboard the International Space Station and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft certification curriculum.

Rocky Mountain College boasts a record of success enabled by a low student-faculty ratio (12:1) and a generous program of financial aid. 99% of students receive award packages that average $24,000 per student; furthermore, 97% of students go on to graduate programs or careers in their desired field. 52 undergraduate majors – including one of the nation’s top aviation programs – as well as graduate degrees in physician assistant studies, accountancy, and educational leadership draw students from 41 states and 16 countries. 

Billings, recently celebrated by Kiplinger as one of the top ten cities in the United States for retirement, is situated along the Yellowstone River where the greater Yellowstone ecosystem mingles with the ecosystems of the northern high plains. Students get out of the classroom regularly for academic field experiences that range from geological surveys to wildlife photography. They ski at nearby Red Lodge Mountain and, during the lingering summer weather, tube down the Yellowstone.

Billings and the surrounding communities are experiencing vigorous cultural and economic growth. Students directly contribute to this growth through the College’s robust community engagement projects with many organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley, the Montana Audubon Education Center, and Crow and Northern Cheyenne K-12 schools. Internships occur in local hospitals, businesses, and non-profits; in fact, approximately 90% of Rocky Mountain College students participate in experiential learning practices, and many programs, such as equestrian studies, physician assistant studies, and aviation, provide daily hands-on experience with organizations at the center of the region’s most exciting growth.

The College’s athletes compete in the Frontier Conference and in the Cascade Collegiate Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The “Battlin’ Bears” athletic programs include ski racing, soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, cross country, golf, track and field, and cheerleading. In 2015, 41% of Rocky Mountain College students participated in competitive athletic programs. Teams recently captured conference championships in women’s volleyball and men’s soccer, as well as regional and national championships in ski racing.

The College recently broke ground for a new state-of-the-art science building to be completed by the fall of 2017. Current strategic initiatives include the further development of engaged and experiential learning programs, an enhanced first-year experience, expanded undergraduate research opportunities, a pathways program for medical science education, and enhanced academic support services. Rocky Mountain College is well situated to complete the next stage in the evolution of its 138-year pursuit of the very highest expectations of excellence. 

Campus information

Buildings in the campus:-

  • Alden Hall
  • Anderson Hall
  • Bair Family Student Center
  • Bair Science Center
  • Eaton Hall
  • Ed Resource Center
  • Fortin Education Center
  • Herb Klindt Field(Football)
  • Jorgenson Aprts
  • Losekamp Hall
  • Morledge-Kimball Hall
  • prescott Hall
  • Rimview Hall
  • Aviation Hall
  • Tech hall
  • Tyler Hall
  • Wendy's Field (Soccer)
  • Widenhouse Hall

There are plenty of nearby towns and attractions that are within the driving distance :

  • Red Lodge is a 50-minute drive from Billings and is known for its great skiing and downtown shopping;
  • World-famous Yellowstone National Park is a 2 hour and 35 minute drive;
  • The Beartooth and Pryor Mountains are both within an hour's drive and are perfect for hiking, fishing, and camping;


Residence halls are more than a place to sleep; they are living-learning communities full of opportunities for you to make friends and expand your horizons. The Residence Life Staff will be there every step of the way to assist you. We look forward to meeting you and enhancing your educational experience.

Rocky Mountain College students are required to live on campus for two years. Exceptions can be made for students who are 21 years-of-age or older, married, have dependent(s) living with them, or permanent residents of Yellowstone County. For those students seeking an off-campus exemption, please complete and return the Off-Campus Housing Exemption Request Form. 

Anderson, Widenhouse, and Rimview Hall rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, closet, and chair for each student. Anderson Hall, Widenhouse Hall, and Rimview Hall rooms are carpeted. Widenhouse and Rimview suites include a bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, and sink. Jorgenson Hall comes unfurnished, however each unit has a full kitchen and bathroom. 


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 1


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