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About Missouri Western

Missouri Western State University's beautiful campus with over 700 acres of rolling hills, is located in St. Joseph, Missouri, a metropolitan area with around 76,000 residents. Below is a list of quick facts about Missouri Western.
Locations
Main Campus: St. Joseph, MO [Map | Directions]
Northland Campus [Directions]
MCC-Penn Valley Campus [Directions]
Academics
Undergraduate Enrollment: (Fall 2012): 5,903
# of Countries Represented in Enrollment: 24
Graduate Enrollment: 171 (Fall 2012)
Average ACT Score: 21.2
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Freshman Retention Rate: 61.9%
Majors: 107
Minors: 48
Academic Department & Schools: 18 [View]
Degrees & Certificates Granted for 2011-12: 819
Faculty & Staff
Full-Time Employees (Benefit-Eligible): 505
Faculty with Terminal Degree: 86.5%
Accreditation
Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an AQIP Participant. Also see Program Accreditations.
Alumni
More than 22,000 alumni around the world.
Athletics
Division: NCAA Division II
Association: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Teams:Ten intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams
Mascot: Max the Griffon
Colors: Black and Gold
Intramurals: More than 20 intramural sports activities [More]
Chiefs Training Camp: MWSU is the summer home of the Kansas City Chiefs [More]
Campus Life
Student Organizations & Clubs: 77 [More]
Freshmen living on campus: 67%