Missouri Western State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,716

3.21% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,467

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,533

64.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

29.5%

320 Graduates

About

Missouri Western State University is a higher education institution located in Buchanan County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Missouri Western State University were Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (47 degrees).

In 2017, 861 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri Western State University. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (679 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri Western State University is $5,716, which is $-19,478 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri Western State University is $5,716, which is $-19,478 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,467.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,716

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Missouri Western State University was $5,716. The cost of tuition at Missouri Western State University is $-19,478 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$10,467

2017 Value

7.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Missouri Western State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,467. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Missouri Western State University grew by 7.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,700

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri Western State University was of $8,700 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.58% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Missouri Western State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.59% with respect to 2016, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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13.4%

2016 Default Rate

192

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri Western State University was 13.4%, which represents 192 out of the 1437 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Missouri Western State University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 5,533 students enrolled at Missouri Western State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

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Enrollment

Missouri Western State University has a total enrollment of 5,533 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri Western State University is 3,580 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,953. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Missouri Western State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Missouri Western State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.5% White, 8.84% Black or African American, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.83% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% Asian, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.199% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri Western State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20.7%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri Western State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,533 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri Western State University is 3,580 and the part-time enrollment is 1,953. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Missouri Western State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Missouri Western State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Missouri Western State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,341

  2. Black or African American

    489

  3. Two or More Races

    198

The enrolled student population at Missouri Western State University is 78.5% White, 8.84% Black or African American, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.83% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% Asian, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.199% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 180 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 215 more women than men received degrees from Missouri Western State University. The majority of degree recipients at Missouri Western State University are white (679 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri Western State University is Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (47 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Missouri Western State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri Western State University are Physicians (419,458 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (191,067 people), Other managers (185,891 people), Postsecondary teachers (136,640 people), and Police officers (135,248 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri Western State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Biology (53 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri Western State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Missouri Western State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Biology (53 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri Western State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (579,335 people), Elementary & secondary schools (359,951 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (346,855 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (346,735 people), and Offices of physicians (209,678 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri Western State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (59 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (79 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Biology (53 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 108 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri Western State University was Registered Nursing with 108 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 323

  2. 538

In 2017, 323 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri Western State University, which is 0.6 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (538).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri Western State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.789 times less than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Missouri Western State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.82 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Missouri Western State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Missouri Western State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.63% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    679 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri Western State University is white (679 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

1.86% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    449 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    230 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Missouri Western State University is white female (449 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (230 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri Western State University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $151k (0.464%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Missouri Western State University had a total expenditure of $78.1M. Of that $78.1M, they spent $33.3M on salaries and $78.1M on benefits.

Missouri Western State University employs 92 Assistant professors, 51 Associate professors, and 43 Professors. Most academics at Missouri Western State University are Male Assistant professors (46), Female Assistant professors(46), and Male Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri Western State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 71 employees, and Service with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.4M

2017 Endowment

6.14%

growth from 2016

Missouri Western State University has an endowment valued at about $32.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Missouri Western State University grew 6.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.69M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $523k - Federal

  2. $703k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Missouri Western State University received $523k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $703k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$33.3M

Salary Expenditure

$78.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Missouri Western State University had a total expenditure of $78.1M. Of that $78.1M, they spent $33.3M on salaries and $78.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Missouri Western State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.3M

2017 Salaries

2.33%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Missouri Western State University paid a median of $33.3M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($78.1M) and a 2.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.46% growth from 2015 and a 3.38% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.5M

Instructional Salaries

207

Number of Employees

In 2017, Missouri Western State University paid a total of $12.5M to 207 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

92 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

81 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri Western State University were Assistant professor with 92 employees; Associate professor with 51 employees; and Associate professor with 43 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri Western State University were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees; and Service with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri Western State University was Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Missouri Western State University.

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