April 25, 2019—The Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University has approved tuition, room and board rates for the 2019-2020 school year.

For undergraduate, in-state students, tuition will rise 5.5 percent, or about $12.70 per credit hour, while all other required fees remain flat. A student taking 15 credit hours per semester will pay $191 more per semester in tuition and fees. The 5.5 percent increase is below the 6.17 percent allowed by state law.

All other rates, including online tuition, graduate tuition, out-of-state undergraduate tuition and tuition at locations other than the St. Joseph campus, will rise 5 percent.

Room rates will increase 2 to 3 percent, or $47 to $105 per semester, depending on the residence hall. The board rates will increase about 3 percent, or from $61 to $63, depending on the meal plan chosen.

For an in-state undergraduate student taking 15 credit hours and living in Scanlon Hall with an unlimited meal plan, total costs will increase $301 per semester.

Also Thursday:

  • The Board of Governors approved the installation of variable volume dampers on fume hoods in Remington and Agenstein Halls. The Board approved a bid of $722,600 from IHP Industrial, Inc., of St. Joseph for the dampers, which will reduce energy consumption for an annual utility savings of up to $117,000.
  • The Board formally approved the naming of the “Drew H. Brown Arts Annex,” a proposed addition to Potter Hall. Brown, a St. Joseph resident, announced earlier this month a gift of $1 million to help fund the construction project.
  • Two new board members were sworn in. Al Landes and Rick Ebersold, both of St. Joseph, were appointed by Gov. Mike Parson last month.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.