Missouri State University-West Plains

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,720

4.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,991

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,918

46.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20.5%

100 Graduates

About

Missouri State University-West Plains is a higher education institution located in Howell County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Missouri State University-West Plains were .

In 2017, 284 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri State University-West Plains. 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (235 degrees), 18.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-West Plains is $3,720, which is $-3,694 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-West Plains is $3,720, which is $-3,694 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,991.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,720

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Missouri State University-West Plains was $3,720. The cost of tuition at Missouri State University-West Plains is $-3,694 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,991

2017 Value

8.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Missouri State University-West Plains had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,991. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Missouri State University-West Plains grew by 8.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,702

Room and Board

$1,036

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri State University-West Plains was of $5,702 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,036. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.37% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

19%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Missouri State University-West Plains received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

17.9%

2016 Default Rate

69

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri State University-West Plains was 17.9%, which represents 69 out of the 385 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Missouri State University-West Plains has a total enrollment of 1,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-West Plains is 891 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,027. This means that 46.5% of students enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Missouri State University-West Plains, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.7% White, 3.65% Black or African American, 2.82% Two or More Races, 2.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.521% Asian, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (54.8%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Male (3.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri State University-West Plains, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-West Plains is 891 and the part-time enrollment is 1,027. This means that 46.5% of students enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Missouri State University-West Plains was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Missouri State University-West Plains had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,663

  2. Black or African American

    70

  3. Two or More Races

    54

The enrolled student population at Missouri State University-West Plains is 86.7% White, 3.65% Black or African American, 2.82% Two or More Races, 2.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.521% Asian, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 48 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 86 more women than men received degrees from Missouri State University-West Plains. The majority of degree recipients at Missouri State University-West Plains are white (235 degrees awarded). There were 18.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri State University-West Plains is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Missouri State University-West Plains, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (167 degrees), and Communication Technologies (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-West Plains are Registered nurses (1,309,598 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (184,708 people), Medical & health services managers (143,187 people), Pharmacists (131,895 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,041 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-West Plains are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (167 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Health (43 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-West Plains are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-West Plains are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (167 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Health (43 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-West Plains are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,457,504 people), Elementary & secondary schools (407,482 people), Outpatient care centers (211,469 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (196,134 people), and Offices of physicians (195,121 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-West Plains are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (167 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Human Sciences (7 degrees), and Health (43 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Missouri State University-West Plains.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri State University-West Plains was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 99

  2. 185

In 2017, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-West Plains, which is 0.535 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (185).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-West Plains in General Studies, which is 0.532 times less than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Missouri State University-West Plains in General Studies, which is 1.88 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Missouri State University-West Plains completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Missouri State University-West Plains is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    235 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri State University-West Plains is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 18.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (13 degrees).

4.58% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    159 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    76 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Male

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Missouri State University-West Plains is white female (159 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (76 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri State University-West Plains has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $66.2k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Missouri State University-West Plains had a total salary expenditure of $16M. Missouri State University-West Plains employs 19 Assistant professors, 6 Professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Missouri State University-West Plains are Female Assistant professors (12), Male Assistant professors(7), and Male Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-West Plains are: Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 16 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Missouri State University-West Plains has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Missouri State University-West Plains stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.43M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $1.14k - Local

As of 2017, Missouri State University-West Plains received $1.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $1.14k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.75M

2017 Salaries

2.04%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Missouri State University-West Plains paid a median of $7.75M in salaries, which represents 48.4% of their overall expenditure ($16M) and a 2.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.97% growth from 2015 and a 5.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.92M

Instructional Salaries

38

Number of Employees

In 2017, Missouri State University-West Plains paid a total of $1.92M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

19 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

20 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri State University-West Plains were Assistant professor with 19 employees; Professor with 6 employees; and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-West Plains were Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees; and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri State University-West Plains was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Missouri State University-West Plains.

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