Centennial: 100 Years of Transforming Lives

Missouri Western State University has a proud tradition of providing a high quality, affordable education to students in the state of Missouri and beyond. More than 28,000 alumni have transformed their lives, and the lives of their families, through the power of a Missouri Western education.

From its founding as the St. Joseph Junior College in 1915 to becoming a comprehensive, master's granting university in 2005, Missouri Western has remained committed to being a University where all students, from all backgrounds, have the opportunity to succeed.

Students hail from throughout the United States and across the globe. Missouri Western alumni live and work around the world. From its humble beginnings in 1915, Missouri Western continues to deepen its impact on the community, region, nation and world.