School Overview

Missouri Western State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Saint Joseph, Missouri. MWSU ranked 29th in Missouri Colleges and 44th in Federal Region VII.
It has a total enrollment of 4,911 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. It is a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
Missouri Western State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO 64507
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryBaccalaureate College - Diverse Fields
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Admission Information

Missouri Western State University has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information. The application fees are $45 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Graduate Application Fees$45

Tuition & Fees

MWSU's 2022 tuition & fees is $8,875 for Missouri residents and $15,400 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $7,458 for Missouri residents and $12,318 for out-of-students.
Missouri ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,875$15,400
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,458$12,318
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 4,911 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 567 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. MWSU has 4,717 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 194 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students4,911
Undergraduate Students4,717
Graduate Students194
Online Enrollment567

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs77 Programs
Number of online programs6 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate

On-campus Services

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On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
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