Admissions

University Cost Comparison

Having trouble figuring out the true cost of your education? Review the following links to get a clear picture of what you will actually be paying for your education. Then review our cost comparison chart of institutions across the state. 

QUESTIONS TO ASK RECRUITERS DETERMINE YOUR TRUE COST COMPARE OUR RATES

 

COMPARE OUR RATES TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS
University Name
Tuition & Mandatory Fees*
Harris-Stowe State University $5,820.00
Missouri Southern State University $5,876.90
Missouri Western State University $6,652.10
Southeast Missouri State University $6,990.00
Lincoln University $7,042.18
Missouri State University $7,060.00
University of Central Missouri $7,321.50
Truman State University $7,456.00
Northwest Missouri State University $9,178.80
University of MO – Columbia $9,518.22
University of MO – Kansas City $9,562.96
Missouri University of Science & Technology $9,629.36
University of MO – St. Louis $10,065.00
*These figures were compiled by the Missouri Department of Higher Education for all Missouri public four-year institutions and reflect tuition and fees for Fall 2016.

*These figures were compiled by the Missouri Department of Higher Education for all Missouri public four-year institutions and reflect tuition and fees for Fall 2016.
† Source: College Tuition Compare – collegetuitioncompare.com

DETERMINE THE TRUE COST

TUITION + FEES + BOOKS + ROOM AND BOARD – GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC. = TOTAL COST TO YOU
Some universities might offer more scholarship money than others, but their tuition could be higher so it’s always a good idea to make an ‘apples to apples’ comparison before making a final decision on where you intend to go.

 Our Budget Worksheet


QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN COMPARING COSTS

Q: What program fees are associated with my classes?
At Missouri Western, there are different fees associated with different programs. Click here for all program fees

Q: Which residence hall do freshmen typically live in and how much does it cost to live there?
Freshmen typically live in Scanlon Hall. The price per semester varies depending on which meal plan you choose. The most affordable option is $4,051 per semester. Click here for housing options and fees

Q: How much does it cost for a parking permit?
At Missouri Western, there’s no extra charge for a parking permit, but at some universities, it can cost more than $100 per semester.

Q: If I receive a scholarship my freshman year, is it renewable for the next three years?
Missouri Western scholarships are renewable for the next three years unless specifically stated that they are a one-time scholarship, such as the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

Q: Will the amount of my renewable university scholarship remain the same, or will it decrease each year?
Renewable automatic Missouri Western scholarships will retain their value throughout the lifetime of the scholarship.