MWSU Description

Missouri Western State University is a learning community that helps students receive a quality education through applied learning, and prepares them to be leaders in their careers and communities. A member of the State of Missouri school system, the school was originally founded in 1915. The campus is located in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The accredited university offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university’s academic departments include the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Steven l. Craig School of Business, Graduate School, and Regional Community Policing Institute.

The university houses several residence halls for students in an effort to help them take full advantage of college life. A few of the many amenities available to students are air conditioning and heating, cable hook-up, 24-hour police department, and more.

Many Missouri Western State University students take advantage of financial aid. The Financial Aid Office is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and is very dedicated to helping students minimize the amount of student loan debt. Eligible students may earn scholarships or grants and receive student loans to help cover the remaining amount of their tuition.

Quick Facts about Missouri Western State University

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Griffons

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$5,108

Out-of-State Tuition

$9,866

Enrollment

5,565

Year Established

1969

MWSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
3 star
 
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Missouri Western State University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I love MoWest! it is close enough that I can go home on weekends but far enough so I experience campus life. I like the schedule and having an advisor guide me on which courses to take. The campus is awesoem!

Parent of Student

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I really like the school, it is very diverse and the teachers that I met were great.

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MWSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
5,443
Freshman Class
2,653
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
5,565

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
98%
Graduate
2%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
2%
African American
10%
Caucasian
84%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
2%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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