Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$6,909

$13,499

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
58%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,981
Declined 1,409
Total Received 5,390
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Public

5,465

undergraduate students

68

graduate students

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School Facts

Missouri Western State University, founded in 1915, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 723-acre campus is located in Saint Joseph, MO, 40 miles north of Kansas City.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,533
Established in 1915
Coeducational Coeducational

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723-acre, suburban campus in St. Joseph (population: 76,472), 40 miles from Kansas City. Bus serves Saint Joseph; major airport and train serve Kansas City.

  • Metropolitan area: Kansas City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kansas City International

Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
Saint Joseph
64507

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Day
  • Springfest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
63%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
58%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.34

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,981
Declined 1,409
Total Received 5,390

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,191
Room & board $8,348
Additional fees $718.40
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,665
Total $17,922.40
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language Teacher Education
Graphic Design
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Information Technology
International/Global Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Music, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

5,533

total students

87.6%

in-state

12.4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

5,465
students

Female
57%
3,117

Male
40%
2,175

4%

241
students

Female
63%
152

Male
37%
89

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

3,498
students

Female
60%
2,080

Male
40%
1,418

34%

1,794
students

Female
58%
1,037

Male
42%
757

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 62%
Student 4 year graduation rate 13%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

316

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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