Missouri Western State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Saint Joseph, MO

$6,600

Avg in-state tuition

$13,620

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Missouri Western State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Missouri Western State University is a small public university located on an urban campus in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,717, and admissions are selective. The university offers 65 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 36%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,600, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,620.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

Information not available

Retention Rate Insight

63% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

36% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

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Open admission Yes

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SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

67%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

74%

Black

9%

Two or more races

7%

Unknown

3%

Hispanic

3%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

51% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

3,308

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 13% online

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,600 $13,620
Graduate $6,534 $11,700

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $10,030
On-campus other expenses $2,670
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,030
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,670
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,670

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $20,300 $27,320
Off-campus without family $20,300 $27,320
Off-campus with family $10,270 $17,290

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

90%

State Grant Aid

49%

Institution Grant Aid

75%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,508
State Grant Aid $2,256
Institution Grant Aid $5,396
Pell Grant Aid $4,832

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.