MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

United States, Missouri

Established in 1915, Missouri Western State University (Missouri Western) is a public institution having its root in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The university begins its operation as a normal college, which later on, in 2007, received its degree-granting status. To ensure the proper functioning of the university, Missouri Western has its accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). With a mission of providing top-quality and affordable education to the students of Missouri and beyond, the university offers a blend of liberal arts and professional degree programs. Some of the popular majors offered here include Fine Arts, Nursing, Business, Science and Health, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Here students have an opportunity to gain a master's degree, four-year baccalaureate degree, two-year associate degree, and one-year certificate, in any of the above-mentioned professions.

Campus Life

To provide an engaging on-campus life, the university’s 723-acres campus consists of all the necessary amenities and services. Along with providing state-of-the-art technology equipped academic facilities, the campus is also devoted to offering several on-campus events and various social and recreational activities. There are numerous student clubs and organizations of which students can be a part of and can learn a few professional skills. Furthermore, there is a theater and a few music studios for students who love to perform art and sing. On-campus housing and dining options are also available to the localities as well as international students at affordable rates. For sports lovers, Missouri Western has its athletic team which competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, as a member of NCAA Division II. The campus is full of opportunities for those who want to grab it.

Noted Alumni

Every year, the university publishes its alumni directory, Missouri Western Magazine and also offers alumni awards, this encourages current as well as future students to do well with their academics. Till now the university has a global network of its alumni. Some of the prominent alumni are Roger Allen III - a former American football guard, David Vincent Bass Jr. - an American football outside linebacker, Robert Schaaf - a doctor, a director of the Missouri Doctors Mutual Insurance Co., Gregory Zuerlein - an American football placekicker for the National Football League (NFL), Paul Robert Rhoads - an American college football coach, and Elijah J. L. Haahr - an American politician.