Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO

Questions and Answers about Missouri Western State University

Christopher L.
5 months ago
Does MWSU give students buss passes to get around town?
Missouri Western State University
Yes. With your student ID, you can get anywhere in St. Joseph for free! We even have a bus stop on campus.
Krystianna N.
5 months ago
Do digital art and animation students get assigned drawing/animating prompts to work on or do they do free projects where they choose their own drawing/animating prompts?
Missouri Western State University
I would say it probably just depends on the class that you are taking. But if you want, what I would recommend is, I would encourage you to reach out to our Art Department (816-271-4282 or art@missouriwestern.edu ) and they will be able to give you a better idea on what students would be able to expect and be able to do in those two majors.
Krystianna N.
5 months ago
Do all MWSU housing have wifi or do students have to buy their own router?
Missouri Western State University
Free wifi and cable are provided!
Krystianna N.
5 months ago
What housing options are available for first year MWSU students?
Missouri Western State University
We have a freshman residential hall called Scanlon Hall. This hall houses all incoming freshman and you are required to stay on campus your first year if you don't live within a 50 mile radius of the school
Krystianna N.
5 months ago
Are the core classes the same for every student or does it depend on what they want to major in?
Missouri Western State University
There are a lot of pre-requisite classes that will be the same for every student but it varies depending on the students major. Once you get into your major classes, they will be different from other major classes!
Alexia H.
6 months ago
Is there a difference in tuition for in-state vs. out-of-state Missouri Western State University students?
Missouri Western State University
Alexia, yes there is. However, Missouri Western offers instate tuition to 13 other neighboring states! https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/griffon-rate/

Majors offered at Missouri Western State University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Academics at Missouri Western State University

Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Missouri Western State University demographics

77% White
9% Black
7% Hispanic
4% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Missouri Western State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Information Security Analyst82k
Senior Data Analyst80k
Software Engineer69k
Social Worker56k
Case Manager40k
Legal Administrative Assistant36k
Graphic Designer35k
Based on 1,680 student responses
43.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
76.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Missouri Western State University

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Recommended by

67% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible for students with disabilities
Accessible and helpful professors



I love the opportunities that the Social Work program allows students to get involved within the community and be able to job shadow and navigate what they want to do in social work.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The changes with the programs, social life, and the restrictions of social life that we have.



I became more involved later in my time at my MWSU, but I enjoyed the time while there. It is much cheaper than surrounding colleges/universities and although it has a large campus, it is quite small in its' feel.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I would have liked to have seen more community-involved events as well as more social spaces on campus. There had been conversation about these spaces before I graduated, however, the school was poorly managed by school administrators leaving spaces such as these at the bottom of their list of priorities.



Missouri Western has brought me out of my shell in ways that I didn't know were possible. I have the active social life of someone at a bigger university but the one-on-one discussions with a professor like a student at a community college.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall has its days when the food is lesser than normal days, but overall it has a lot of options.

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