Missouri Western offers a variety of early college opportunities for high school students through dual credit, dual enrollment and on-campus university coursework.
Dual credit courses are university classes taught by a qualified, approved high school teacher in the high school classroom.
Dual enrollment courses are taught partially or fully by a university instructor and are transcripted for both high school credit and college credit.
On campus courses are university courses taught by a university faculty member on the MWSU campus, with the class consisting of a mix of university and high school students. The on campus courses are also transcripted for both high school and college credit.
Dual credit (both in the high school and at the university) and dual enrollment qualify for the discounted tuition rate of $95 per credit hour.
2016 Enrollment Information Handout (.doc) 2017 Online Access Code prices (.pdf)
“Numerous rigorous, multiinstitution and statewide quantitative research studies in more than a dozen states have shown that dual enrollment and early college high schools increase high school graduation rates, improve college readiness, and provide gains in college access, persistence, and completion for a diverse group of students.” (Quote from “How to Scale College in High School” February 2017 Report, College in High School Alliance)