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Missouri Western State University

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Missouri Western State University was founded in 1915 as a two-year institution called St. Joseph Junior College and held courses in the original location of Central High School at 13th and Patee.


We are a four-year, state-supported institution providing a variety of degree programs and offering professional master’s degrees, four-year baccalaureate degrees, two-year associate degrees, pre-professional transfer programs and one-year certificates. In addition, the University offers seminars, conferences and workshops suited to the needs of the community.


Students come from throughout the United States and more than 30 countries. And our 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.


Student services

At Missouri Western, we value international students and recognize you are an important and integral part of the University. International Student Services is here to help and support you as you become part of our campus community. 

Housing services

Residential Life offers you more than just a place to study and sleep. This is your campus home,  designed to help you grow in all aspects of your life. Our goal is to be a living and learning community where you make lifelong friends, discover new interests and find your place.

Library services

  • Audio Books
  • Books
  • Course Reserves
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • DVD's
  • Extension Cords
  • Laptops

ICT services

Information Technology Services provides support for campus-wide computer and network usage. Services include PC support, Email support, Banner records system support, shared file storage, networking, network security, hardware/software acquisitions, and Internet access.

Student Life

Campus life

It has a City setting, and the campus size is 723 acres. 

Sports facilities

  • Baker Family Fitness Center
  • Arena & Gymnasium (MO Looney Fieldhouse)
  • Swimming Pool (MO Looney Fieldhouse)
  • Racquetball Courts (MO Looney Fieldhouse)
  • Trap Range (West Campus)
  • Equipment  Check Out & Rental Program

Student clubs

Participating in clubs and organizations on campus is an integral part of the higher education experience. In fact, studies show that students involved in some form of extracurricular activities are more likely to succeed than other students. 


Missouri Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States. HLC accredits institutions of higher education in 19 states and has approximately 1,000 member institutions.

Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States

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