Chief Executive Officer / Dean
Welcome to Great Falls College Montana State University or better known as Great Falls College MSU!! We are excited you are visiting our website because we have much to share with you. At GFC MSU, you can save money! Tuition at the college is approximately half the cost of resident tuition at the four-year universities in the state. The college awards over $500,000 in scholarships each year.
Students in most age categories attend the college. If you are 16 and place into college level course work, you may register for dual credit classes and earn college credit at the same time as earning your high school credits. If you are wanting a career change or take classes for a promotion at your current job, we are the place to explore. If you want to get started here and transfer to a four-year university, we offer that opportunity as well. The college teaches an impressive number of online classes and programs which extend its reach throughout Montana and nationwide. Click on this link for more information: http://catalog.gfcmsu.edu/student-services/elearning/.
Over 70% of our students are residents of Cascade County. Of the remainder, the largest numbers of enrollees are from neighboring Choteau, Teton, Glacier, and Pondera Counties.
Whether it is a career change into one of the booming healthcare fields, acquiring a business degree, gaining IT skills, getting into the rapidly growing welding, fabrication, or manufacturing fields, or a focus on transferring to one of the other institutions in the state—Great Falls College MSU is positioned to help you find and fine tune the skills you need for success.
GFC MSU offers three transfer degrees: the Associate of Science, the Associate of Arts, and the Certificate of General Studies and three applied degrees: the Certificates of Technical Studies (CTS, formerly called Professional Certificates); Certificates of Applied Science (CAS); and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) options. In addition to the transfer degrees above, GFC MSU has 18 articulation agreements and five programs of study in place with several of Montana’s four-year colleges allowing students to transfer with their first and/or second year of studies completed.
Students can now start their engineering program at GFC MSU through articulation agreements with the College of Engineering at MSU in Bozeman. Students take the first year of engineering classes for any of the nine engineering disciplines and transfer to Bozeman their second year.
With all this excitement, more community and business leaders are investing in the college to provide scholarships, support programs, and give of their time. Start at Great Falls College MSU, save money on tuition, learn in an environment with state-of-the art classrooms and labs, with smaller class sizes allowing for more interaction with your faculty, transfer to a university, and then come back to Great Falls to grow our local businesses and community. We need you!
Thank you for visiting the GFC MSU website. I invite you to visit campus and speak with the amazing staff, faculty and students to learn all you can about this very innovative and vibrant institution. Contact us at 406.771.4300 or stop by at your convenience.
I wish you much success as you pursue your educational goals.
Dr. Susan J. Wolff