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Montana Western Reports Increase In Enrollment For Fall 2022

Officials at the University of Montana Western said current headcount for the fall semester shows the university’s total fall semester enrollment is 1,347 students, with this year’s incoming class the largest since fall 2017. The number of full-time equivalent students is 1,170.

Montana Western Director of Institutional Research, Charity Walters, said this year’s incoming class increased by 7% in comparison with last fall and increased 18% from two years ago. Fall 2022’s incoming class includes 267 new freshmen, 136 transfer students and 26 readmits.

“We are excited to see this increase in our enrollment because it means that more students are having the opportunity to benefit from our unique Experience One program and block scheduling model. Our top priority is providing students with immersive experiences in their fields of study, and the combination of experiential learning and the ability to focus on one course at a time opens so many doors for our students as they graduate and pursue careers or graduate school,” said University of Montana Western Chancellor, Michael Reid.

Montana Western is the only U.S. public four-year institution offering Experience One where students take a single course at a time. This innovative program of teaching and learning has realized great success and stability over the past two decades in several student outcomes including retention, class completion, graduation rates, career placement, and graduate, law, medical, and veterinary school acceptance rates.

The university has also received a number of top rankings recently. Montana Western was ranked #3 in Top Public Schools, #4 in Best Colleges for Veterans, #8 in Best Regional Colleges, and #8 in Best Value Schools in the Western region by U.S. News & World Report in their 2022-23 rankings.

For more information about Experience One and the University of Montana Western, or to schedule a tour, visit or call 877-683-7331.

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