Missouri Western State University

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Missouri Western State University is a public, coeducational higher education institution located in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The University has an annual enrollment of around 6,000 undergraduate students and about 130 graduate students.

General Information

Admission Office
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-4200
(800) 662-7041
Fax: (816) 271-5833
admissions@mwsc.edu
Contact: Howard McCauley
Director of Admissions
Main Address
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-4200
www.missouriwestern.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 5,470
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,000

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,370 $4,562 $4,562 $4,562 0.00%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $800 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,178 $6,250 $7,500 $7,700 +2.67%
Other $3,900 $4,000 $4,120 $4,120 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,178 $6,250 $7,500 $7,700 +2.67%
Other $3,900 $4,000 $4,120 $4,120 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $15,248 $15,612 $16,982 $17,182 +1.18%
In-state Off Campus $15,248 $15,612 $16,982 $17,182 +1.18%
In-state with Family $5,170 $5,362 $5,362 $5,362 0.00%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,253
In-state Student Fees $404
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $8,507
Out-of-state Fees $404

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 915 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 857 90% $4,764,209 $5,559
• Federal grants 382 40% $1,452,876 $3,803
• Pell grants 375 39% $1,300,130 $3,467
• Other federal grants 172 18% $152,746 $888
State/local government grant or scholarships 564 59% $1,421,480 $2,520
Institutional grants or scholarships 462 48% $1,889,853 $4,091
Student loan aid 552 58% $2,768,689 $5,016
• Federal student loans 552 58% $2,721,202 $4,930
• Other student loans 10 1% $47,487 $4,749

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 633 11 56 11
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 32
Biochemistry 8
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 23
Biotechnology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 121 14
Accounting 30
Business Administration and Management 52 14
Finance 12
Marketing/marketing Management 27
Communication and Journalism Programs 17
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Computing and Information Sciences 8
Computer and Information Sciences 3
Information Science/studies 5
Education 71 6
Art Teacher Education 4
Educational Evaluation and Research 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 56
English/language Arts Teacher Education 3
French Language Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education 5
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 2
Engineering Technology 21 6
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 3
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 13 2
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 2 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 3 3
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 13 6
English Language and Literature 13 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7
French Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 96 25
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 1
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic)
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 6
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 19
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 95
History 18
History 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 51 7
Criminal Justice/police Science 7
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 51
Human Services 5
Social Work 5
Legal and Law Studies 4 5
Legal Assistant/paralegal 4 5
Mathematics and Statistics 5
Mathematics 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 3 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 3
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 54
Health and Physical Education/fitness 36
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 18
Physical Sciences 6
Chemistry 6
Psychology 30
Psychology 30
Social Sciences 39
Economics 19
Political Science and Government 8
Sociology 12
Visual and Performing Arts 33
Art/art Studies 1
Cinematography and Film/video Production 5
Fine/studio Arts 3
Graphic Design 18
Music 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: Not reported
Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Computer Engineering A,B
Construction/Building Technologies A,B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Manufacturing Technologies A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) B
Physical Therapy Assistance A

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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