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 Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University - Saint Joseph, MO

4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507

General information:(816)271-4200
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,260(6,099 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,227 $5,227 $5,676 -8%
Out-of-state $9,532 $9,532 $10,434 -9%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,500 $7,700 $7,553 2%
Other $4,120 $4,120 $2,600 58%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,500 $7,700 $7,553 2%
Other $4,120 $4,120 $2,600 37%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,220 $3,320 $2,600 28%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,647 $17,847 $16,629 6%
Off Campus $17,647 $17,847 $16,629 6%
Off Campus with Family $9,247 $9,347 $9,076 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $21,952 $22,152 $21,387 5%
Off Campus $21,952 $22,152 $21,387 5%
Off Campus with Family $13,552 $13,652 $13,834 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,378
In-state fees $568
Out-of-state tuition $8,457
Out-of-state fees $568
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,697
In-state fee $404
Out-of-state tuition $9,355
Out-of-state fees $404
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,051 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 987 91% $5,633,552 $5,708
Federal grants 592 55% $2,857,543 $4,827
Pell grants 584 54% $2,532,124 $4,336
Other federal grants 347 32% $325,419 $938
State/local government grant or scholarships 621 57% $1,282,631 $2,065
Institutional grants or scholarships 472 43% $1,493,378 $3,164
Student loan aid 676 62% $3,609,261 $5,339
Federal student loans 674 62% $3,545,471 $5,260
Other student loans 12 1% $63,790 $5,316
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,219 71% $21,357,089 $5,062
Pell grants 2,616 44% $11,297,206 $4,319
Federal student loans 3,255 54% $21,108,316 $6,485

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,925 $9,713 $9,927
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,157 $8,450 $8,817
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,109 $8,994 $9,245
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,435 $10,928 $11,358
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,459 $12,391 $12,683
$110,001 and more $12,253 $13,119 $12,888

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,260
Undergraduate enrollment 6,099
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 405
Graduate enrollment 161
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$15

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 59 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 44-
Basketball 1317
Football 125-
Golf 108
Soccer -21
Softball -17
Tennis -8
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/27/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1919 - 01/01/1922Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1923 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

10/28/1998 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1973 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations1422 18
Liquor law violations212917
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 101916
Liquor law violations 20289
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 7157
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 5157
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0----
Biotechnology3----
Category total33----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting2----
Business Administration and Management, General5--17-
Finance, General4----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5----
Category total134--17-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0----
Category total0----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other2----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13----
Category total15----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General5----
Information Science/Studies11----
Category total16----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education5----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism--6--
Educational Evaluation and Research-10---
Elementary Education and Teaching65----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education6----
French Language Teacher Education1----
Music Teacher Education0----
Spanish Language Teacher Education0----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1----
Category total84106--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician4----
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician13--1-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician4----
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician3--1-
Category total24--2-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General9----
Rhetoric and Composition-14--
Category total914--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature0----
Category total9----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator0----
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician---81
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant---16-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse83----
Category total84--241
History Colleges
History, General0----
Category total17----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science---2-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0----
Category total44--2-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---36
Category total---36
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0----
Category total7----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other810---
Category total810---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1----
Category total7----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General21----
Category total63----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3----
Category total3----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0----
Category total8----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General0----
Category total21----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work18----
Category total18----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0----
Political Science and Government, General0----
Sociology0----
Category total26----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1----
Graphic Design16----
Music, General0----
Music, Other0----
Category total46----
Grand total182110487