Missouri Western State University Overview
Missouri Western State University is a public institution located in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Missouri Western State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Missouri Western is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
Missouri Western State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Missouri Western.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Missouri Western has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Missouri Western State University?
Contact details for Missouri Western are given below.
|Address:||4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO 64507|
How Do I Get Into Missouri Western?
You can apply to Missouri Western online at: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission/
Can I Afford Missouri Western State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Missouri Western, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,872 a year. That adds up to $23,488 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Missouri Western is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Missouri Western State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 241 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,382 full-time undergraduates at Missouri Western, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Missouri Western State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||415|
|Hispanic or Latino||88|
Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Missouri Western State University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 44 countries are represented at Missouri Western. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Missouri Western State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Missouri Western has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 35th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Missouri Western
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Missouri Western State University was -9.1%. This is the #2,565 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Missouri Western regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Missouri Western majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||2%|
|English Language & Literature||30%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||2%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Missouri Western ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Missouri Western.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#65|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#128|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#256|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#419|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Missouri Western State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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