Montana contains three schools that offer court reporting programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking court reporting school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 court reporting schools in Montana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Great Falls comes out as the most expensive ($21,657/yr), with Montana Tech of the University of Montana as the lowest recorded at only $10,274/yr.
Court Reporting students from Montana schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Montana alone, there are 280 employed procurement clerks earning an average yearly salary of $34,310. Court reporters in this state earn $40,810/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the court reporting schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from court reporting, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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