Education Snapshot

Montana college graduates are finding jobs inside the state

Some 79 percent of recent Montana graduates found jobs within the state in 2014 — an increase from 74 percent five years before, according to a workforce report presented to the state Board of Regents. The report counted students who completed work at any of the state’s two-year or four-year campuses, using surveys that ask students about their jobs one year after graduating.

High School Graduate or Higher

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Flathead 88.24%
Montana 87.41%
Flathead 28.1%
Montana 29.1%

Flathead Valley Community College:

With more than 100 academic programs to choose from, Flathead Valley Community College offers an outstanding education taught by world-class faculty members. FVCC’s academic programs rival the quality of those offered at many prestigious schools in the nation, but at a fraction of the cost.

Students can begin their college education at FVCC with two-year programs that transfer to four-year institutions or take advantage of more than 50 career and technical programs that prepare them to enter the workforce upon graduation. Beginning in the fall of 2017, FVCC will offer on-campus housing for students.

In partnership with four-year colleges and universities, FVCC also offers options for students to earn select bachelor’s and master’s degrees without having to leave the Flathead Valley.


FVCC will continue to collaborate with our four-year partners in the Montana University System to expand opportunities for students to earn specialized four-year degrees on our campus.      -Jane Karas, President, Flathead Valley Community College


In addition to certificate and degree programs, FVCC also provides workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for the community through its Continuing Education Center.

Public and Private School Count:

There are 47 public schools in Flathead County, serving 13,752 students; and 13 private schools, serving 981 students.

  • 5 Public High Schools (4,250 students)
  • 17 Middle Schools (3,080 students)
  • 25 Elementary Schools (6,422 students)

Graduation Rates

Education Attainment