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Missouri Western State University (Western)

4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO

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Western, a public institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. Western has a yearly student enrollment of over 6,100.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Western offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting all students that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be required for certain programs. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $5,400 and nonresidents pay $9,900 for the year. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,500 per year. Missouri Western State University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

The mascot for Missouri Western State University is the "Griffons", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, academics information, programs, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.missouriwestern.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Western accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Missouri Western State University has a total student population of about 5,500. The student body is made up of 96% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.

$9,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,540
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $400-$480 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$6,531
Receiving Student Loans58%$6,199
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Missouri Western State University may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Missouri Western State University is approximately 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Missouri Western State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Football (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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 Missouri Western State University 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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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