Missouri Western State University: Ranking & Review

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Saint Joseph
United States
Top 21%

Missouri Western State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,5332,2643,269

1,947 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

305 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Missouri Western State University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Missouri Western State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,102 and other expenses per full academic year.

Missouri Western State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,336 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,716$11,789
Fees for full-time undergraduates$718$718
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$204$421
Tuition for Full-time graduates$6,728$12,088
Fees for full-time graduates$542$542
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$336$604

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs181208146
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies532679
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6969
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies5959
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service647558
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services164056
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5252
Visual and Performing Arts3535
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields124429
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs20727
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2222
Natural Resources and Conservation1515
Social Sciences1010
Legal Professions and Studies88
Physical Sciences628
English Language and Literature & Letters527
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services55
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics44
Mathematics and Statistics33
Philosophy and Religious Studies22
Grand Total33689103825

A total of 722 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Missouri Western State University.

At the master's level 103 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate29%27%31%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

General info

Alternative namesWestern
Missouri Western State College
MottoEverything is Possible
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff577
Instructional FTE252
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteintranet.missouriwestern.edu
Address4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, Missouri, 64507
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population77,000
Fax+1 (816) 271 5833

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