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Montana Technological University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1300 West Park Street
Butte, Montana 59701
Phone
(406) 496-4791
Email address
admissions@mtech.edu
School Information
"Founded in 1900 as the Montana State School of Mines, we offered degrees in mining and electrical engineering with a focus on mining and the processing of ore. Our mission expanded in the 1960s to include programs focused on the responsible development of natural resources and energy. Today, as Montana Technological University, we serve as Montana’s only Special Focus science and engineering university. Throughout our journey, we have maintained our enthusiasm for hands-on learning and our heritage of work ethic, innovation, and opportunity" (Source: https://www.mtech.edu/strategic-plan/index.html). Montana Tech has an undergraduate enrollment of over 2,100 students and a graduate enrollment of over 200 students. The university offers over 40 academic programs and has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.
General Information
Montana Tech has incorporated diversity into its Strategic Plan. The university also offers events relating to diversity. No mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • Montana Tech participates in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership which "provides mentoring, scholarship support, tuition waivers, and assistantships to American Indian/Alaska Native students pursuing graduate degree programs in STEM."
Symbolic Actions
  • Diversity is a part of the school's Strategic Plan. Montana Tech states that "diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of who we are."
  • On June 9, 2020, Montana Tech released a statement saying, "Two weeks ago, our nation witnessed the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of those who are entrusted to serve and protect our citizenry. Just two months prior, Breonna Taylor was killed while sleeping in her own bed, and in February, Ahmaud Arbery was murdered while out for a run. These senseless events and others like them have caused outrage, anger and frustration. They have also illuminated the corrosive and ugly nature of systemic racism within our society."
  • The university "organizes and offers a public lecture series, featuring diverse weekly speakers throughout the academic year."
Last updated September 6th, 2022
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