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



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.

Missouri Western State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(816) 271-4200
Website:https://www.missouriwestern.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission/
Address:4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO 64507
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,363
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,464 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,330
Out-of-state Tuition:$13,070
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,820

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Missouri Western State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Missouri Western State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services114
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs121
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services22
Education281
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields14
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs2241
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1111
Legal Professions and Studies11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies23
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences11
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total965211

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Missouri Western State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education21
Grand total21

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Missouri Western 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,330
Out-of-state$13,070
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,090
Out-of-state$12,390

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid76395%
Grant or scholarship aid73592%$6,820
Student loan aid43654%$5,883

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,33663%$6,693
Federal student loans2,43946%$6,857

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Missouri Western 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 Missouri Western State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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

Missouri Western State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,363
Undergraduate enrollment5,120
Graduate enrollment243

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

Missouri Western State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing
    • Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*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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