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Missouri Western State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

5,820 Students

100% Admitted

  • 5,533 full time
  • 920 part time
  • 2,209 men full time
  • 2,691 women full time
  • open enrollment

5,292 Undergraduates

$5,893 Tuition/Year

  • 176 Graduates
  • 522 Non-Degree
  • $5,893 in state
  • $1,437 fees
  • $8,950 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Griffon
School Colors: Black and Gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Out-of-State from California
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  • I originally planned to go to Missouri Western because it was more affordable to pay out-of-state tuition there than to pay in-state tuition where I was. After I got there,…

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  • Megan from St Joseph, MO
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  • Missouri Western is a fun environment with a lot of school spirit. They offer a lot of interesting programs and classes that will help you reach your goal. The best…

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  • Bianca from Saint Joseph, MO
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  • comprehensive courses with a wide selection of majors, minors, and a few certificate (2-year) programs. admission isn't competitive and is mostly open with their acceptance policy. the instructors have always…

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  • Faizan from St Joseph, MO
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  • missouri western have the best learning environment. faculty are friendly and are able to help students when needed. career advisors are also really helpful.…

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  • Lauren from St. Joseph, MO
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  • Teachers in Criminal Justice Department are very willing and helpful. Financial Aide department not able to provide assistance. Overall friendly environment.…

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Mission Statement

Missouri Western State University is a learning community focused on students as individuals and as members of society. Missouri 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, Missouri Western is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the people and the region that it serves.

Missouri Western State University
  • Located in Saint Joseph, MO
  • Public
  • 5,820 students enrolled
  • 74% admitted
  • $5,893 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Emily from Overland, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Arriving at Missouri Western located in St. Joseph, Mo in Fall 2011 I didn't know what to expect. I had never been on a tour and I missed registration. I didn't even know what the town looked like. I was moving four and a half hours away from home and I was sure I would hate it, but to my surprise I am actually enjoying Missouri Western. The quiet and small town is a great environment and a perfect place to put a school. The small town helps you focus on why you are there to begin with and everyone needs a little reminder from time to time.

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  • 5
  • Jessica
  • I am a current student here

    There a hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus. There's always fun activities going on somewhere on campus. You just have to attack the oppurtunites.

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  • 5
  • Lindsey
  • I am a current student here

    I found a group of people that I fit in with here. There is also a lot to do in town for fun. There are many groups on campus so everyone can find something to be a part of.

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Trenton, MO
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've grown up around St. Joseph, so I'm very familiar with the town itself. I've also attended functions at Mo West, so I'm familiar with the campus as well. I think that this will be a great school to earn a bachelor's degree.

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  • 5
  • Bethany from Saint Joseph, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Not only is the amount of college students here just about perfect, but Saint Joseph has grown a lot in the last few years. Granted, Saint Joseph is small compared to many cities but there are plenty of shopping centers and great places to eat. Saint Joseph is the happy medium between small and large city colleges.

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