Harris-Stowe State University

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School Overview

General Information

Harris-Stowe State University is a school in the city of St. Louis,
Missouri. The school itself is a smaller institution, with a total of
1,852 undergraduates.
The mission of Harris-Stowe State University is to give those living in
metro St. Louis the higher education that they needed. Because of this
goal, they have established three main areas for baccalaureate degrees
in General Education. The main areas addressed are Business
Administration, Teacher Education, and Urban Specialization.
The history of Harris-Stowe State University goes back to 1857, when it
was founded as a  public teacher education college. It was
only the 12th school like this to be founded in the United States at
that time. In 1920, the school turned into a four-year college that
offered a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Accreditation actually came to
the school in 1924. Many changes took place from the beginning of the
original school to the present day.

Admissions Information

The school does have an application fee of $15.00. This is a fairly low
price for an application fee. As you are considering Harris-Stowe, you
should also know that 83% of those who apply actually are accepted. It
might also be helpful to know that 43% come back for at least their
second year of school.

College Majors

Although Harris-Stowe State University is not a large university, they
offer a broad range of courses that would be a good fit for almost any
individual wishing to pursue and undergraduate education.
Management, & Marketing

  • Accounting
  • Business – General
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Marketing Management

& Information Sciences

  • Computer Networking/Telecommunications
  • Computer/Information Sciences – General
  • Information Sciences/Systems


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Junior High Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Professions & Clinical Services

  • Health Services Administration

Administration & Services

  • Public Administration

& Protective Services

  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Law Enforcement Administration


  • Urban Studies


Harris-Stowe State University is an accredited institution. The school
is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission/North Central
Association. Choosing an accredited institution is important for
financial aid and your future work. Accredited institutions usually
accept federal aid.
The Anheuser-Busch school of business has a membership in the
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and is a part
of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Schools and Colleges

  • Anheuser-Busch School of Business
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education

Financial Aid

Financial Aid can include a number of areas. If you need help paying
for your education, then you should consider federal aid in the form of
grants. You should consider any scholarships that fit you. These could
be minority scholarships or those given by the institution. If you are
planning to teach in a low income school in an area that needs
teachers, then you might consider the Teach Grant. If you consider
this, it is important that you follow through on the specifications, or
you could end up with an unwanted loan. Loans are another option, but
they need to be paid back, and they can be something that will be with
you for years to come, and they can hold you back from doing what you
would like to do. Work-study is also an option if you believe that you
have the time.

Library System

The Harris-Stowe State University Library is the AT&T Library
and Technology Resource Center. It is located on the campus next to the
administration building. The focus of the AT&T Library is on
education. The library has a large collection of children's books, an
urban/multicultural collection, and a curriculum collection. There are
over 90,000 books in the library and over 300 periodical types. The
library also uses MOBIUS and other programs for borrowing from area
libraries. When you choose to go to Harris-Stowe State University, you
will have the resources at the AT&T Library that you need for
study and research.


The athletic teams for Harris-Stowe State University are the Hornets.
The teams are a part of the National Intercollegiate Athletics and the
American Midwest Conference. Whether you enjoy playing sports or simply
watching them, you will be able to find what you want at Harris-Stowe.
The Mission Statement of the Hornets states that integrity is a
priority in the athletic program.

Student Housing

Harris-Stowe State University offers two residence halls for students.
Bosley Hall is a newer facility developed for freshmen. The students
have suite-style rooms. They can either have a private bedroom or
shared ones. There are many amenities in the facility such as laundry
and a fitness facility. The Bosley Hall even has a dining hall in the
Gillespie Residence Hall is for upperclassmen. These are four bedroom
Suites, and they include a conference room, game room, computer lab,
and fitness center. On the first floor of Gillespie, there is actually
a bookstore, counseling and health services, and several other
department offices. The residence hall is also conveniently located
close to most classes.

General Information

Admission Office

3026 Laclede Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103-2199

(314) 340-3300

Fax: (314) 340-3555

Contact: Lashanda Boone

Executive Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

3026 Laclede Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103-2199

(314) 340-3366


Total undergrads: 1,852

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 443

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,799


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 43%

College Majors

Business, Management, &

– General B
Administration/Management B
Studies B
Administration/Management B
Management B

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

Childhood Education B
Education B
High Education B
Education B
Education, Multiple Levels B

Health Professions & Clinical

Services Administration B

Public Administration &

Administration B

Security & Protective Services
Corrections B
Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Studies 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.

Harris-Stowe State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (314) 340-3366
Website: www.hssu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.hssu.edu/surveys/refSourceSurveyAdmissions.cfm
Address: 3026 Laclede Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103-2136
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,630
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 7%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 924 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,484
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,116
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,749

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Harris-Stowe State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Harris-Stowe State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Education 5
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Grand total 422

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Harris-Stowe State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,484
Out-of-state $10,116
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 496 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 495 98% $8,749
Student loan aid 401 79% $6,528

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,497 87% $7,727
Federal student loans 1,258 73% $8,111

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Harris-Stowe State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Harris-Stowe State University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Harris-Stowe State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,630
Undergraduate enrollment 1,630
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Harris-Stowe State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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