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Missouri State - West Plains is a public college located in West Plains, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 806 undergraduate students. The Missouri State - West Plains acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 32% of students, Missouri State - West Plains alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities155 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies13 Graduates
Elementary Education10 Graduates
Human Development7 Graduates
Respiratory Care Therapy6 Graduates
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects4 Graduates
Agricultural and Food Products Processing3 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.19 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.18 responses
- of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.3 responses
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Missouri State University - West Plains Reviews
My experience at Missouri State was fun, but not the best. I enjoyed the people, the schedules, and being close to home. I didn't enjoy the professors who counted me absent in the classes when I was there every time, except for when I was sick or had to travel. Some others failed me in my classes for no reason, I did my homework, took notes, and payed attention. My outlook on Missouri State University - West Plains is, they have their favorites. If your last name is one they don't know, or if you haven't put money into their college, they won't do much to help you. I also applied for the financial aid, they told me they had it all taken care of and I would not have to pay a dime for my first and second semesters, I received a letter saying I had to pay all of the dues by a certain time. I contacted the college and let them know I received letter. They did nothing about it, after they told me it was all payed for.
MU-WP is a very good school for either an inexpensive associate's degree, a place to go for 2 years before moving on to a 4-year university, or simply to obtain college duel credit. The classes offered are enjoyable and relatively inexpensive to take. The campus itself is not the greatest when it comes to the housing, but the classrooms and other buildings are well maintained and up to date. Overall, it's a great campus for specific kinds of people. All I can recommend them to do is improve the housing somewhat.
Was nice for dual enrolling, but I would not have attended if I were to have graduated high school before attending. It is an inexpensive option, though! Most of the faculty is super nice, understanding, and will work with their students.