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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Missouri Western State is a public university located in St. Joseph, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,592 undergraduate students. The Missouri Western State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 34% of students, Missouri Western State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

Missouri Western State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Missouri Western State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,193/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,540/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,592Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,842
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Focused
    30%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Uniquely amazing
    26%
  • Fun
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Everything is possible.
    28%
  • Striving
    28%
  • Work hard and you will succeed.
    24%
  • It's your home away from home.
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • They will never give up on you.
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Missouri Western State University Reviews

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I live in the city that this college is located in, and I have taken two classes here as a high school senior to get some college credit before I actually go to college. Therefore, I can't review every aspect of this school. However, the experience I have had with this college has been good. The information presented in the courses is relevant and beneficial. The professors for the most part seem knowledgeable, friendly, and accessible to help students. Most other students are nice as well. The facilities may be just slightly dated, but it really doesn't affect learning. For the educational experience you get at reasonable tuition rates, this school is a great value!
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I have been attending Missouri Western State University for the last two years and I absolutely love it! Compared to other colleges and universities, it isn’t that expensive, but it still provided you with a great education. All of the professors that I have had in these past few years have all been very caring about their students and our grades. Many of them would do anything to make sure we understand what the material is about and also make sure that we are able to apply it to our actual lives.
What I love most about Missouri Western is the environment and affordability. Unlike other universities that seem larger than life with a price tag to match Missouri Western provides an affordable education in a environment that is easy-going and welcoming that helps to minimize the overwhelming feeling that comes with starting your college career or continuing it on from another institution. With that being said, I wish Missouri Western would be more conscious of the majority student body's desire's for their school and take that into account when making decisions that will affect the future's of said student's.