|Motto||Access and Excellence|
|Chancellor||Dr. Ron Larsen|
|651 (incl faculty) |
|Undergraduates||3972 [fall 2016]|
|Postgraduates||394 [fall 2016]|
|Location||Billings, Montana, USA|
|Colors||Blue and gold|
Coordinates: Montana State University Billings (or MSU Billings) is a state university. Its main campus is located on 110 acres in downtown Billings, Montana, United States. Formerly Eastern Montana Normal School when it was founded in 1927, it was then renamed in 1949 to Eastern Montana College of Education. In 1965, it became a full-fledged four-year college as Eastern Montana College. It merged with Montana State University in 1994 under its present name. Currently, the university offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees through the University's five colleges. The five colleges of Montana State University Billings are Arts and Sciences, Business, Allied Health professions, Education and City College. It has the third largest campus population in the Montana State University System.
With the main campus in the downtown core of Billings many cultural, service, athletic or educational activities are within walking distance of the campus.The school is host to a mix of traditional and nontraditional student body. Approximately 600 students live on campus in the residence halls.
Some of the major student organizations include:
Petro Hall is a 500-room residence hall completed in 1965. There are 8 floors, including the first floor Petro Theater and the second floor lobby. It is connected directly to the Petro Theater on the first floor, and also connected to the Student Union Building.
Rimrock Hall is 300-room residence hall completed in 1962. There are 6 floors, including the second floor lobby and the first floor Student Union Building.
The student family housing consists of contemporary two and three bedroom units located on the east end of the campus.
The athletic teams are nicknamed the Yellowjackets and compete in the NCAA's Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Montana State University Billings has an active athletic department, including a newly reformed baseball program that captured the 2015 and 2016 GNAC conference championships. Other sports include: men's and women's basketball (both making appearances in conference finals over the years), cross country, golf, soccer, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, tennis, indoor track, and outdoor track. The official MSUB song is the Fight Song.
City College at MSU Billings is a two-year college that offers degrees and certifications in fields such as business, computer technology, transportation, nursing, and safety. It was first created in 1969 as the Billings Vocational-Technical Education Center (BVTC). Its governance was passed from the Billings School District to the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents in 1987, and in 1994, the BVTC was officially merged with MSU Billings and renamed the College of Technology. The name was changed to the present name in 2012 when the MUS Board of Regents voted to change the names of all the colleges of technology in the state. The university currently runs a free shuttle for students between its main campus and the City College. 1,336 students (all undergraduates) were enrolled at the City College during the 2012 fall semester.
MSUB Extended Campus provides conference facilities, workforce and professional development, personal enrichment, kids' camps, outreach and a Senior Academy for ages 55+. Their event calendars and course listings are available online.
MSUB Online is Montana State University Billings' Online Portal, featuring a wide array of courses (over 240 classes) and complete programs of study ranging from certificates, associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
Essential departments for student service include: