The Montana University System (MUS) was created on July 1, 1994, when the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education restructured the state's colleges and universities, with the goal of streamlining the state's higher education in the wake of decreased state funding. It has fifteen campuses divided into five categories: two state university systems, community colleges, American Indian tribal colleges, and independent colleges.
Each university subsystem has campuses around the state, with a university President at the main campus, Chancellors at each of the three smaller units, and Deans/CEOs at the two-year comprehensive colleges. The main campus gives administrative and library assistance to the smaller units, but each unit sets its own curriculum with Board of Regents approval.
The University of Montana System
Montana State University System
 Tribal Colleges
 Independent Colleges