Quick Facts about Helena College (Fall 2015)


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: 1,454 students (-7% from fall 14; -13% from fall 11)

Full Time Equivalent (FTE):  860 (-11% from fall 14; -23% from fall 11)

Full-time students: 553 (38%); Part-time students: 901 (62%)

General Education Students:  500 (34% of headcount)

Technical Education Students:  285 (20% of headcount)

Trades Education Students:  161 (11% of headcount)

Non-Degree Seeking Students:  37 (3% of headcount)

Dual Enrollment Students: 478 (33% of headcount)

            High School Dual Credit: 356       

            Access to Success/High School Completion: 105

            On Campus Experience: 17

Lewis & Clark County Residents:  74%

Adjacent County Residents: 12% (Broadwater, Jefferson, Cascade, Powell)

Rest of Montana: 13%          Out-of-State: 1%
    

Top Feeder High Schools: Helena, Capital, Jefferson County

Dual Credit Students: Helena (148), Capital (103), Broadwater Co (23), Seeley-Swan (20), Granite County (17), Sentinel (17), Jefferson County (12), Drummond (9), Manhattan HS (4), Montana Digital Academy (4) enrolled in 62 sections of 23 different college course offerings

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity & Gender

White/Non-Hispanic: 87%

African-American: 0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 4%

White/Non-Hispanic: 87%

African-American: 0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 4%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 1%

Other: 1%

Unknown/Not Reported: 5%.

Male to Female Ratio:  44%/56%

Number of degrees and certificates offered:  37

Average Class Size: 12

Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Average Student Age: 24 (66% under 25, 34% 25 or older)

Receiving Financial Aid: 71%

Pell Grant Eligible:  56%

1st Generation College Students: 37%

Veterans Receiving Educational Benefits: 7%

Students Receiving Disability Accommodations: 5%