Quick Facts about Helena College (Fall 2013)


Location:

Helena, Montana’s state capital
Climate:





Helena's weather is usually clear, sunny and dry, and low humidity levels make both summer and winter temperatures more comfortable for its location at 4,157 feet on the east slope of the Rocky Mountains near the Continental Divide. Warming periods between snowfalls prevent heavy accumulations, and snow depths rarely exceed five or six inches.
Type of Institution:
Public, two-year college

Enrollment:

Headcount: 1,506 students (-7% from fall 11; +9% from fall 09)

Full Time Equivalent (FTE):  956 (-10% from fall 11; -2% from fall 09) 

Full-time students: 670 (44%); Part-time students: 836 (56%)

General Education Students:  560 (37% of headcount)

Technical Education Students:  379 (25% of headcount)

Trades Education Students:  164 (11% of headcount)

Non-Degree Seeking Students:  54 (4% of headcount)

High School Outreach Students: 329 (22% of headcount)

Dual Credit: 240 (73% of HS Outreach Students)

On Campus Experience: 13 (4% of HS Outreach Students)

Access to Success: 76 (23% of HS Outreach Students)

Lewis & Clark County Residents:  73%

Adjacent County Residents: 14% (Broadwater, Jefferson, Cascade, Powell)

Rest of Montana: 12%         

Out-of-State/Western Undergraduate Ex: 1%     

Top Feeder High Schools: Helena, Capital, Bozeman, Broadwater County, Jefferson County

Dual Credit/Enrollment Students: Helena (103), Capital (72), Three Forks (19), Jefferson County (18), Granite County (12), Seeley-Swan (9), Drummond (4), Broadwater Co (3) enrolled in 31 sections of 18 different college course offerings

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity & Gender

White/Non-Hispanic: 84%

African-American: <1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 4%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 1%

Other: 1%

Unknown/Not Reported: 6%.

Male to Female Ratio:  41%/59%

Number of degrees and certificates offered:  31

Job Placement Rate:  76% (2011 technical and trades program graduates)

Average Class Size: 14

Student to Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Average Student Age: 26 (56% under 25, 44% 25 or older)

Receiving Financial Aid: 70%

Pell Grant Eligible:  45%

1st Generation College Students: 42%

Veterans Receiving Educational Benefits: 7%

Students Receiving Disability Accommodations: 5%