2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$13,090

Net Price

%

Admitted

%

Enrolled

37%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Missouri Western State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,395. In 2021, there were 55 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #35 in Missouri and ranks #1310 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

55

Total Enrollment

4,395

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Missouri Western State University

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#35

Missouri Rank

Combining ranking factors for 39 schools that offer psychology degrees in Missouri, Missouri Western State University ranks #35.

#1310

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Missouri Western State University ranks #1310.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Missouri Western State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology25
Social Work30
Total Graduates55
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 0 students applied to the Missouri Western State University. The university admitted % and % of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Missouri universities is 4,597. On average, all Missouri institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Missouri Western State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 60%. Compared to all Missouri four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Missouri Western State University is 37%, compared to 54% for all Missouri universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 76%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MWSU to Missouri Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Missouri Western State University to the average of all Missouri four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

MWSU

0

Applicants

%

Percent Admitted

%

Percent Enrolled

60%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

37%

Graduation Rate

MO Colleges

4,597

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 144 or 58% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 106 or 42% part-time faculty members employed at Missouri Western State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 144 or 58%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

MWSU

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

58%

Percent Full-Time

42%

Percent Part-Time

58%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MO Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Missouri Western State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,900, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,840 and the average cost for graduate fees is $618.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Missouri Western State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Missouri Western State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,200
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,670
Total Living Expenses$12,870
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,900
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$20,770
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,840
In-State, Graduate Fees$618
Total Graduate Expenses$7,458
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Missouri Western State University is $13,090. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Missouri Western State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,393$10,752
$30,001 – $48,000$9,372$11,480
$48,001 – $75,000$11,506$13,697
$75,001 – $110,000$14,469$15,937
$110,001 and more$15,706$16,904
US Department of Education

Compare Missouri Western State University to all Missouri universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

MWSU

$20,770

Cost to Attend

$7,645

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,090

Net Price

MO Colleges

$34,004

Cost to Attend

$14,433

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,086

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 624 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,329 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,645.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,329$7,645
Pell Grants1,491$4,814
Federal Student Loans1,609$6,824
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Missouri Western State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

MWSU

3,329

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,491

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,609

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

MO Colleges

3,322

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,371

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,909

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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