Mineral Area College, located in Park Hills, Missouri, is a public two year institution established in 1922. Originally known as Flat River Junior College, the school chose to change its name in 1965 to better reflect the changes in offerings and programs the school had begun to offer as well as its expanded role in the community and increase service area.
MAC serves nearly four thousand students annually, and the school is dedicated to ensuring that they receive a high quality education through modern programs and facilities, doing so through the review of offerings and services to ensure they meet the needs and expectations of students.
Mineral Area College provides students with a comprehensive education that allows for transfer to a four year institution or training in a given field in order start their career. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to continue their studies and complete the bachelor's degree.
Colleges across the country will have varying transfer requirements. As a result, you should seek the aid of a counselor to outline a curriculum that best meets the criterion of your desired academic goals.
Career programs take between one and two years to complete and provide an education and training in a given field, allowing students to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs are a mixture of theoretical and practical courses. Blending the two disciplines allow students to apply learned methods and techniques appropriate to their field to be practiced in a controlled environment and under the supervision of a trained professional.
Upon completion students will receive a certificate or degree that demonstrates the student's competency in the area of study.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Mineral Area College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual that meets the minimum requirements for admission to enroll by completing the application for admission and paying all tuition fees. Students should also provide transcripts and test scores and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Additionally, participation in new student orientation to familiarize oneself with campus life as well as meeting with an academic advisor to develop a curriculum and assist in program choice is encouraged.
Financial Aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used by the school to determine financial need and aid program eligibility when constructing the student's financial aid package. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year. Students may also be chosen at random to provide additional financial information to the school in order to cross check it with the FAFSA and ensure its accuracy. This is done as a result of new regulations governing financial aid at the federal level.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $15 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $3,100-$3,700
- Out-of-State: $5,300-$6,300
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $180-$210 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$4,740|
|Receiving Student Loans||25%||$5,162|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Mineral Area College may offer services like:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Missouri, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|MAC||St. Francois County||Missouri|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Mineral Area College
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1970)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Missouri
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1962)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1987)
Campus: Mineral Area College at Cape Girareau Career & Technology Center
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mineral Area College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mineral Area College.
- Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO (29 miles away)
- East Central College in Union, MO (47 miles away)
- St Charles Community College in Cottleville, MO (64 miles away)
- Three Rivers Community College - Poplar Bluff in Poplar Bluff, MO (74 miles away)
- Linn State Technical College in Linn, MO (84 miles away)