Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO 64507

About Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards one master’s degree in a field other than education and business. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,634
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time72%
 % Part-time28%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.8%
 % Black9.8%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown2.2%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$15
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,562
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,252
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid96%
 % Undergraduates with Loans58%
 % Undergraduates with Grants90%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,700
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,700
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,120
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,120
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,320

Neighborhood Data for the Saint Joseph Area

Median Age36
Median Household Income$40,962
Total Population76,447
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.5% 50.5%
 Age 0-949.8%50.2%
 Age 10-1750.5%49.5%
 Age 18-2451.9%48.1%
 Age 25-2952.6%47.4%
 Age 30-3953.8%46.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White88.1%
 % Black5.0%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino5.7%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,700
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,700
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$483
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50065.4%53.6%15.9%
 $500 to $74923.2%31.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%7.3%27.8%
 Over $100011.4%7.3%3.8%
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