Mineral Area College

Park Hills, MO 63601
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Mineral Area College (MAC) is located in Park Hills, Missouri. MAC was founded all the way back in 1922. It has gone through many changes since this time, but it has continued to provide great educational opportunities to students in the area. MAC serves around 4,000 students and has become an important part of the community. There are several different certificate programs at this school, as well as many traditional associate degree opportunities. Students often use this school as a transfer school, allowing them to transfer credits over to a larger four-year university. The school has specific partnerships with the Central Methodist University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

MAC has a nursing program that will allow prospective nursing students to pursue their goals. Students will be able to choose either the practical nursing program or the associate degree nursing program. The curriculum at this school is designed to prepare students for the rigors of working as a professional nurse in a variety of different medical settings. Those who have already achieved LPN status will be able to pursue advanced placement in the associate degree nursing program. Graduates of the nursing programs will become eligible to take the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exams. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,700
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 46
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 12
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $15
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$110/credit
In State Students$150/credit
Out of State Students$202/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,950 $6,750 $9,090
ADN 70 $7,700 $10,500 $14,140
BSN 125 $13,750 $18,750 $25,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Mineral Area College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 61% $4,247
Other Federal Grant 1% $506
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $1,931
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $3,578
Federal Student Loans 21% $4,898
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,065
$30,001 to $48,000$8,250
$48,001 to $75,000$9,877
$75,001 to $110,000$11,976
Over $110,000$10,725

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601

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