This is Griffon Country

At Missouri Western State University, 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. Your life-changing journey, filled with unique opportunities, starts here.

Fully Accredited University
We are a fully accredited university that offers 107 majors and 48 minors, as well as a host of graduate programs. More than 5,900 students from 40 states and 25 countries are proud to call Missouri Western home.

Learn By Doing
Build your resume before you graduate. At Missouri Western, 100% of students learn by doing through internships, research projects, study abroad programs and leadership opportunities.

Home Away from Home
With a family-oriented community and population of 77,000, St. Joseph, Mo is not your ordinary college town. St. Joseph has been named one of the nation's "100 Best Communities for Young People." The city offers 50 national historical places, 15 museums, 48 parks, and tons of places to eat, work and play.

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By the Numbers

  • 100
    % of Graduates

    engaged in an applied learning experience before graduating

  • 25
    # of Students

    per classroom at Missouri Western (average classroom size)

  • 4
    # of Schools

    with agreements for early admission to medical school

  • 5
    # of Ways

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

  • 86
    % of Faculty

    with Ph.D. or other top degree

  • 5,973---test
    # of Students

    enrolled during the 2012-13 school year (Undergraduate & Graduate)

  • 100,000--test
    # of Hours

    given by Griffons annually to community service