Student Consumer Information

Rocky Mountain College has gathered information about the institution that the College and the U.S. Department of Education believe is important to current students, prospective students, parents, faculty, and staff. This information is also made available to satisfy the disclosure requirements by the U.S. Department of Education and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The HEOA requires higher education institutions to make specific information available to its consumers.

If you wish to read more about the specific disclosure requirements, additional information about the Higher Education Opportunity Act is available on the U.S. Department of Education's website.

This website has been created to provide an easy and convenient way to access this information. The links within this site will take you to specific areas where the required information can be found.

To request a paper copy of institutional and financial aid information, please contact the vice president for student services by mail at 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102; by phone at 406.657.1018; or via email at nasonb@rocky.edu.

Athletic Graduation Rates

The athletic graduation rates include graduation rates of degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduates who received athletic-related aid. Graduation rates are disaggregated by gender and ethnicity within each sport.

As required by the Student-Right-to-Know Act, this information is available to prospective student-athletes, students' parents, high school guidance counselors, and coaches. The report is updated annually by July 1 with the most recent graduation cohort.

Student-Athlete Graduation and Participation Rates


Notice of Availability of Institutional Information

Rocky Mountain College annually distributes to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec. 485(j).

Students are sent a notification of the availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information, and this information can be obtained through the Student Consumer Information page. The notification lists and describes the information with direct links to the content on this page.

To request a paper copy of institutional and financial aid information, please contact the vice president for student services by mail at 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102, by phone at 406.657.1018, or via email at nasonb@rocky.edu.


Campus Fire Safety Report

As a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), federal law requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus fire incidents and safety policies for all on campus housing facilities. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to this reporting. A paper copy of this report is available upon request in the Campus Safety Office.

Fire Safety Report

Widenhouse, Rimview, and Jorgenson Halls are equipped with automatic sprinkler fire suppression systems. Anderson and Widenhouse Halls utilize interior alarms and warning lights through the corridors and common areas, with Rimview and Jorgenson Halls employing large exterior alarms, as well as interior alarms within the common areas.

Policies concerning the use of specific electrical appliances can be found in the Residence Hall Policy Handbook.

Fire drills are conducted three times per year, with further testing as necessary. A log of fire drill dates and results is housed in the Campus Safety Office.

Evacuation procedures for each residence hall are posted in their respective buildings and given to each resident upon arrival.


Equity in Athletics

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) is a component of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), which requires all colleges and universities to disclose information related to varsity athletic programs.

Rocky Mountain College annually complies with the requirements of the EADA by making available to the College community information about athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses for each of our varsity athletic programs.

The U.S. Department of Education maintains EADA information for all institutions of higher learning on their searchable database/website at: www.ope.ed.gov.


Freshman Graduation Rates

The graduation rates are calculated for the full-time, degree-seeking students who graduated within 150 percent of normal time.

Graduation rates are disaggregated by:

  • Gender;
  • Ethnicity;
  • Federal Pell grant recipients;
  • Subsidized Stafford load recipients; and
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell grant or a subsidized Stafford load.

As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Student Right-to-Know-Act, this information is available to prospective and enrolled students. The report is updated annually by July 1 with the most recent graduation cohort.

Freshmen Graduation Rates


Freshman Retention Rates

The first year retention rates of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates presented here are for the five most recent incoming classes. The retention rates are calculated for the full-time, degree-seeking students who entered in the fall and retained the following fall. Retention rates are collected annually in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and are also available on the IPEDS website.

Overall First-Year Retention Rate for Full-Time Students

Fall 2018 cohort 70%
Fall 2017 cohort 67%
Fall 2016 cohort 67%
Fall 2015 cohort 69%
Fall 2014 cohort 71%

General Institutional Information

From this section, you can access general information about the institution including, but not limited to, links to references, reports, and policies.


Health & Safety

Health and safety information is available from the campus safety office and from student health services. The links below include information and policies to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.


Student Body Profiles

Student Body Profiles include information about the diversity of the student body population. The reports are published for the fall and spring semesters of each academic year and represent the population count as of the census date, the fifteenth day of the semester. Here you can find information such as full-time and part-time counts, gender, and ethnic diversity.


Student Financial Assistance

Funding for your Rocky Mountain College education may be available in three forms:

  • Rocky Mountain College scholarships and work opportunities;
  • Federal financial aid; and/or
  • Personal resources.

The RMC Financial Assistance Office works to balance these resources in a way that will make a private, liberal arts education affordable to you and your family. There is also financial assistance available from federal, state, local, and institutional programs.

The following information will assist students in obtaining and organizing financial assistance:


Student Outcomes

Below is a list of student outcome-related information for RMC. The individual links include demographic information about the student population, graduation, and retention rates for full-time, degree-seeking students and graduation rates for students receiving athletic-related aid. This section also includes information about placement in employment by RMC graduates. 

Student Diversity


Teacher Preparation

Rocky Mountain College annually submits a report containing information about the institution and its teacher preparation program to the state of Montana.

Annual reports on the preparation of teachers can be accessed on the Department of Education's website, which details Title II of the Higher Education Act.


Voter Registration

For students that are not registered to vote in the state of Montana, voter registration information and voter registration cards are accessible online.

Montana residents can register on the Montana Secretary of State’s website.

For out-of-state residents, forms are available on the Election Assistance Commission’s website.