Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr, Saint joseph, MO 64507
Tel: (816)271-4200
Public | 6,056 students
Missouri Western State University is a learning community focused on students as individuals and as members of society. Western offers students at all stages of life the opportunity to achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond, as they prepare to be leaders in their work and in their communities. As a leader itself, Western is committed to the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the people and the region that it serves.

School Overview:

Missouri Western State University
CountyBuchanan County, MO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
253 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment6,056 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
4,120 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,936 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
5,885 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
171 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
2%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
90%84%
% Two or more races
2%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$6,007$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$11,144$24,744
 

School Notes:

  • With its roots in a five-county contiguous region of northwest Missouri, Western has proudly served the higher education needs of its constituencies since 1915. Originally founded as St. Joseph Junior College to provide a two-year liberal arts transfer program, Western was transformed into a four-year college in 1969 and became a full member of the State of Missouri system in 1977. Western received university designation effective August 28, 2005, and changed its name to Missouri Western State University.
  • Missouri Western State University is a four-year, state-supported institution providing a variety of degree programs through the schools of liberal arts and professional studies. The University is authorized under Missouri statutes to offer four-year baccalaureate programs, two-year associate degrees, preprofessional transfer programs and one-year certificates. In addition, the University offers continuing education courses, seminars, conferences and workshops suited to the needs of the community and serving groups throughout the nation.
  • Missouri Western State University is a learning community focused on students as individuals and as members of society. We offer students at all stages of life the opportunity to achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond, as they prepare to be leaders in their work and in their communities. As a leader itself, Western is committed to the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the people and the region that it serves.
  • Western offers students at all stages of life the opportunity to achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond, as they prepare to be leaders in their work and their communities.
  • The institution is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
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