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KEY ISSUES



  • UM has secured $29 million in legislative funding and must raise an additional $3 million in order to satisfy the project needs.
  • In the past 10 years, MC has the highest growth rate of full-time equivalent students of any two-year college in Montana — at 120 percent.
  • The existing MC East Campus facilities are outdated, small and nowhere near what today’s students expect from a UM education.
  • Having students and faculty in temporary trailers and modulars, no matter how well constructed by UM students, is unacceptable.
  • For collaborative reasons, having the new MC facility close to the main mountain campus would maximize educational and advocacy opportunities for all students and faculty.
  • For practical reasons, having the two campuses close to each other offers efficiencies and cost-savings in delivering programs and services.
  • MC must be more fully integrated into the University, both for practical reasons of delivering cost-effective services to our students and for maximizing educational opportunities for students and faculty.
  • MC is an essential component of Missoula’s workforce development and an economic development engine that improves the quality of life for all Montanans.
  • The West Campus — with residential carpentry, building maintenance, heavy equipment operation, welding, diesel mechanics and recreational power programs — will stay in its current location.
  • University officials examined Fort Missoula as a possible location for all programs, but that location was deemed inadequate. The site itself has challenges, and the selected location will offer students easy and quick access between the mountain campus and the planned South Campus.

RESOURCES



Build Missoula College: Just the Facts

Questions addressed with quick fact-based answers and detailed explanations.  Review it.




Build Missoula College: Press and Communications

In the News: Press Archive.  Open it.




Build Missoula College: Project Components

A numerical breakdown examining the designated facility spaces and the total square feet assigned to Missoula College.  Review it




Floorplans for Missoula College

The original floorplan schematics for the Missoula College facility which are likely to change in accordance with the final site decision.  Review it

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