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Address4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO 64507
Phone816-271-4200
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryBaccalaureate College - Diverse Fields
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of Missouri Western State University are $7,452 for in-state students and $14,472 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $7,046 for in-state students and $12,212 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $8,150 for Missouri residents and $15,758 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $6,423 for Missouri residents and $12,340 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $38,200. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $57,500 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$7,452$14,472
Graduate$7,046$12,212
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,150$15,758
Graduate$6,423$12,340
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The average graduation rate is 38%. Total 5,669 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics at MWSU
Graduation Rate »38%
Transfer-out Rate14%
Retention Rate62%(full-time), 24% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.88% (17 to 1)
Student Population »5,669 (5,434 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$7,476
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$38,200
Average Salary by Field of Study$25,300 - $57,500

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Missouri Western State University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at MWSU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
MWSU provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at MWSU
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Missouri Western State University. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 1,336. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $3,658.
MWSU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity1,336


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