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Missouri Western State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAINT JOSEPH, MO

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2.14.2024

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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

4525 DOWNS DR
SAINT JOSEPH, MO 64507
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
From Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University sits on an accessible campus 30 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Located in St. Joseph, Missouri, our 3,500 students benefit from a nurturing atmosphere with faculty and staff that promote quality interactions and an ethic of care.

The official Missouri Applied Learning university, we deliver hands-on practical learning inside and outside the classroom. Providing a range of Bachelor, Masters, and Certificate opportunities, our fully credentialed faculty deliver practical education coupled with responsible tuition.

Offering an array of majors like Business Management, Chemistry, and Nursing to unique and in-demand majors including Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice, Digital Animation, Manufacturing Engineering Tech, Medical Laboratory Science, and Wildlife Conservation. We focus on delivering value to your college journey through high-quality, real-world learning experiences as early as your first semester on campus!

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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.

Admissions

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
No data available  
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$13,090 / 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
$8,453 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 43 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 50 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 50 responses

Majors

Wildlife & Conservation Management

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The Wildlife Conservation program offers applied learning experiences through coursework and internships where students develop skills in areas such as: mapping GPS, wildlife capture and restraint, Wildland fire behavior and ecology, and plant, mammal, bird and herpetological field identification.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,579 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,640
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Focused
    29%
  • Uniquely amazing
    21%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 54 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Work hard and you will succeed.
    30%
  • Everything is possible.
    23%
  • Striving
    23%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • It's your home away from home.
    7%
  • They will never give up on you.
    7%
  • Underrated
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
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. 28 responses

Missouri Western State University Reviews

Rating 3.65 out of 5  715 reviews
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