|Montana University System|
|Chancellor||Dr. Stefani Hicswa|
|626 (incl faculty) (2017)|
|Undergraduates||3624 (Spring 2021)|
|Postgraduates||363 (Spring 2021)|
|Colors||Blue and yellow|
|NCAA Division II - Great Northwest Athletic Conference|
|Mascot||Buzz - Yellowjacket|
Montana State University Billings (or MSU Billings) is a public university in Billings, Montana. It is the state's third largest university. Its campus is located on 110 acres in downtown Billings.Formerly Eastern Montana Normal School at its founding in 1927, the Normal School changed its name to Eastern Montana College of Education in 1949. It was again renamed in 1965 as Eastern Montana College (EMC). It merged into the Montana University System in 1994 under its present name. Currently, the university offers over 100 specialized programs for certificates, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees through the University's five colleges. The five colleges of Montana State University Billings are Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Health Professions and Science, Education, and City College.
With the main campus in the downtown core of Billings many cultural, service, athletic or educational activities are within walking distance of the campus. The school is host to a mix of traditional and nontraditional students. Approximately 400 students live on campus in the residence halls.
Some of the major student organizations include:
Petro Hall is a 500-room residence hall completed in 1965.There are 8 floors, including the first floor Petro Theater and the second floor lobby. It is connected directly to the Petro Theater on the first floor, and also connected to the Student Union Building.
Rimrock Hall is 300-room residence hall completed in 1962.There are 6 floors, including the second floor lobby and the first floor Student Union Building.
The student family housing consists of contemporary two and three bedroom units located on the east end of the campus.
The athletic teams are nicknamed the Yellowjackets and compete in the NCAA's Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). Montana State University Billings has an active athletic department, including men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track, and women's triathlon. The official MSUB song is the Fight Song.
Formerly known as Eastern Montana College, MSUB athletics stem back to the 1927-28 season, the year in which the university was founded. The Yellowjackets have competed in a number of different conferences throughout the years, and prior to the 1980-81 season, the athletic department transitioned from the NAIA to competing at the NCAA Division II level.
In 2018-19, the MSUB baseball team captured its fourth GNAC regular-season title in five years, won its first-ever GNAC tournament title, and advanced to the NCAA D2 West Region Championships for the first time in program history. MSUB broke numerous school and conference baseball records, including most wins in a season with 33, and most home runs in a year with 83. The baseball program captured four regular season GNAC championships over a span of five years (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019).
The 2017-18 academic year was historic and was highlighted by an NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance in women’s basketball. The Yellowjackets won the west region title for the second time in program history, matching the achievement of the 1998-99 regional champion squad. The women’s team has been GNAC champions ten times since 1987.
The Yellowjackets won the 2015 GNAC Softball Championships and advanced all the way to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II West Region Championships. The team were also GNAC champions in 2009 and 2012.
City College at MSU Billings is a two-year college that offers degrees and certifications in fields such as business, computer technology, health and safety, industry and transportation.It was first created in 1969 as the Billings Vocational-Technical Education Center (BVTC). Its governance was passed from the Billings School District to the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents in 1987, and in 1994, the BVTC was officially merged with MSU Billings and renamed the College of Technology. The name was changed to the present name in 2012 when the MUS Board of Regents voted to change the names of all the colleges of technology in the state.
MSUB Online is Montana State University Billings' Online Portal, featuring a wide array of courses and complete programs of study including certificates and associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees.
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