Everything is Possible at Missouri Western

At Missouri Western State University, everything is possible. We believe that Griffons are called to be leaders in their community and that our students have the ability to positively influence the world around them. We are a fully accredited university that is home to more than 5,900 students from 42 states and 35 countries. Your life-changing journey, filled with unique possibilities, starts here

Apply to be a Griffon
See what possibilities await you are Missouri Western by applying for admission today.

Explore our Majors
Explore our 111 majors and 51 minors, and our host of graduate programs.

Learn by Doing
At Missouri Western, 100% of students learn by doing by taking part in at least one of the Missouri Western experiences: internships, research projects, study abroad programs, service learning and leadership opportunities.

Great Value - Tuition & Cost
We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience at an affordable cost. Missouri Western's cost is not only below the national average, it is actually one of the lowest in the state.

Home Away from Home
With a family-oriented community and population of 77,000, St. Joseph is not your ordinary college town. The city offers 50 national historical places, 15 museums, 48 parks and tons of places to eat, work and play.

Come for a Visit
The best way to learn about Missouri Western State University is to come see if for yourself. Visit our beautiful campus and see what possibilities Missouri Western has to offer. We can't wait to see you on campus!

Virtual Tour
Want to see what Missouri Western looks like from the comfort of your own home? What to know where you go when you come for a visit? Check out our virtual tour.

Watch MWTV
To learn more about Missouri Western, check our our videos on MWTV. The page features videos, virtual tours and general Missouri Western awesomeness.

By the Numbers

  • 5.926
    # of Students

    enrolled during the 2013-14 school year (Undergraduate & Graduate)

  • 25
    # of Students

    per classroom at Missouri Western (average classroom size)

  • 86
    % of Faculty

    with Ph.D. or other top degree

  • 100
    % of Graduates

    engaged in an applied learning experience before graduating

  • 100,000--test
    # of Hours

    given by Griffons annually to community service

  • 5
    # of Ways

    to experience applied learning: undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, internships & leadership

  • 4
    # of Schools

    with agreements for early admission to medical school