From its inception in 1878, Rocky Mountain College students have been leaders. They took it upon themselves to accelerate the expansion of the College, constructing new buildings as a way of paying for their tuition.
About Rocky Mountain College
Rocky Mountain College is small private liberal arts institution focused on academic success and personal growth. Rocky Mountain College is the oldest college in Montana, founded in 1878. Its history demonstrates a commitment to excellence and openness to all points of view. The College finds strength by joining a liberal arts tradition and the heritage of practical training for specific careers.
The campus of Rocky Mountain College occupies approximately 60 park-like acres in a residential section of Billings. Evergreen trees, shrubs, and perennials make the campus particularly welcoming to our approximately 1,000 enrolled students. Billings offers all of the benefits of a big-city life with small-town Montana hospitality.
The College recognizes the educational value of co-curricular activities. There are a variety of student activities provided by the College such as athletics, outdoor recreation, theatre, community service, music, clubs, and campus ministry. Through participation, a student may gain an understanding of fellow students, increase his or her desire to serve the world, and acquire the skills necessary to live and work with others.
Rocky Mountain College is historically related to the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) – denominations traditionally committed to the pursuit of knowledge, religious tolerance, and free inquiry and to such values as service, community, and character.
History and Tradition
State of Grace
“For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”John Steinbeck | Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Rocky Mountain Magic
Shaped by the Yellowstone River and sheltered by the Rims, Billings is the cradle of progressive regional commerce providing healthcare, transportation, diverse educational opportunities, cuisine, arts and culture.