Missouri Western State University
Missouri Western State University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in an urban area, in Saint Joseph.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,533 students attend the school. Every year 29% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Western's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,035, and fees were $1,535. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,930 and $1,535 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students5,533|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1923 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/10/2013 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$204/credit|
|In State Students||$204/credit|
|Out of State Students||$421/credit|
|In District Students||$336/credit|
|In State Students||$336/credit|
|Out of State Students||$604/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Missouri Western State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||11%||$619|
|State Grant & Scholarships||46%||$2,415|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||69%||$4,185|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$5,745|
$10,467Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,726|
|$30,001 to $48,000$8,666|
|$48,001 to $75,000$11,286|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,174|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.