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Everything is Possible at Missouri Western

At Missouri Western State University, everything is possible. 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. We are a fully accredited university that is home to more than 5,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries. Your life-changing journey, filled with unique possibilities, starts here.

Apply to be a Griffon
See what possibilities await you are Missouri Western by applying for admission today.

Explore our Majors
Explore our 111 majors and 51 minors, and our host of graduate programs.

Come for a Visit
The best way to learn about Missouri Western State University is to come see if for yourself. Visit our beautiful campus and see what possibilities Missouri Western has to offer. We can't wait to see you on campus!

Great Value - Tuition & Cost
We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience at an affordable cost. Missouri Western's cost is not only below the national average, it is actually one of the lowest in the state.

Learn by Doing
At Missouri Western, 100% of students learn by doing by taking part in at least one of the Missouri Western experiences: internships, research projects, study abroad programs, service learning and leadership opportunities.

Home Away from Home
With a family-oriented community and population of 77,000, St. Joseph is not your ordinary college town. The city offers 50 national historical places, 15 museums, 48 parks and tons of places to eat, work and play.