Quick Facts about Helena College (Fall 2012)
||Helena, Montana’s state capital
||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
Headcount: 1,627 students (-3% from fall 11; +38% from fall 08)
FTE: 1,066 (-4% from fall 11; +33% from fall 08)
Full-time students: 789 (48%); Part-time students: 838 (52%)
General Education Students: 623 (38% of headcount)
Technical Students: 453 (28% of headcount)
Trades Students: 181 (11% of headcount)
Non-Degree Students (less than 7 credits): 370 (23% of headcount)
High School Outreach Students: 273 (17% of headcount)
- Dual Credit: 160 (58% of HS Outreach Students)
- On Campus Experience: 17 (6% of HS Outreach Students)
- Access to Success: 77 (28% of HS Outreach Students)
- Youth Build: 19 (7% of HS Outreach Students)
Lewis & Clark County Residents: 75%
Adjacent County Residents: 12% (Broadwater, Jefferson, Cascade, Powell, Meagher)
Rest of Montana: 11% Out-of-State/Western Undergraduate Ex: 2%
Top Feeder High Schools: Helena, Capital, Jefferson County, Broadwater Co.
Dual Credit/Enrollment Students: Helena (48), Broadwater County (33), Capital (37), Granite County (24), Drummond (2), Seeley-Swan (16)
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity & Gender
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 4%
Unknown/Not Reported: 6%.
Male to Female Ratio: 44%/56%
Number of degrees and certificates offered: 33
Average Class Size: 14
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Average Student Age: 27 (52% under 25, 48% 25 or older)
Receiving Financial Aid: 77%
Job Placement Rate (2011): 76%
Student Organizations: Helena College Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society for Two Year College Students), Circle K, Aviation Club, Nursing Club, Future Machinists of America, Helena Building Industry Association-Student Chapter, Campus Christian Fellowship.
Student Activities: All Campus BBQ (fall & spring), Community Fair, HCSGA Halloween & Christmas Parties, Highway Clean-up Days, Red Cross Blood Drives, fundraisers for local charities, discounts provided by community businesses & services.