Missouri Western State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - Very GoodSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Missouri Western State University is a medium four-year, public school with 5,515 students enrolled. This school was established in 1915 and is one of the 4 schools located in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
67
Fair
Missouri Western State University will give you the opportunity to receive a 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Missouri Western State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 67 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Management, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
64%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Missouri Western State University is relatively low at 64% (below Missouri average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Missouri Western State University is low: 36%. Roughly 30% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Missouri Western State University is pretty decent -- 15:1. Learn more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$12,100
Medium
Average tuition cost is close to the nationwide median - around $11,300 per year. The additional fees at Missouri Western State University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $800; which makes it a total of $12,100 a year.

Read the details about Missouri Western State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Missouri Western State University is $15.00. The graduate application fee is $45.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Missouri Western State University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (816) 271-4200 or check Missouri Western State University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,400
Medium
Missouri Western State University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Missouri Western State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Missouri Western State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,400 students, which provides a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- about $4,400 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at Missouri Western State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Missouri Western State University seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Missouri Western State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507, USA
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