Missouri State University-West Plains
West Plains, MO 65775-2715

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,944
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 60 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Missouri State University-West Plains has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

$15
Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Missouri State University-West Plains charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,140 and in-state students paid $3,570.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$7,669
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$3,570
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$7,140
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Missouri State University-West Plains's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 65% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,183 (which is 4.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Missouri State University-West Plains in 2016-2017, was 91, which is 23% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,439 (which is 2.6% below the national average.)

$4,183
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$4,439
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
91%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Missouri State University-West Plains has enrolled a total of 1,944 students (987 students full-time and 957 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,944 students, 83 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 270 students for distance studies.

1,944
Total Enrollment
83
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 86%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Missouri State University-West Plains.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 27% 4 0
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 13% 2 0
Natural Resources And Conservation 13% 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0% 0
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 0% 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 0% 0
Education 0% 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 0% 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 0% 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 0 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

22%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Missouri State University-West Plains full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

10%
Still enrolled
52%
Dropout rate
16%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$23,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Missouri State University-West Plains graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,300. Last year, out of the total 730 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 613 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 807 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 638 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,300 $26,400
Employment Rate 84% 79%
Total Graduates 730 807

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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46.8 mile away
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76.8 mile away
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79 mile away