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Missouri

State of Missouri

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Probably derived from the Iliniwek Indian word missouri, meaning "owners of big canoes."

NICKNAME: The Show Me State.

CAPITAL: Jefferson City.

ENTERED UNION: 10 August 1821 (24th).

SONG: "Missouri Waltz."

MOTTO: Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law).

COAT OF ARMS: Two grizzly bears stand on a scroll inscribed with the state motto and support a shield portraying an American eagle and a constellation of stars, a grizzly bear on all fours, and a crescent moon, all encircled by the words "United We Stand, Divided We Fall." Above are a six-barred helmet and 24 stars; below is the roman numeral MDCCCXX (1820), when Missouri's first constitution was adopted.

FLAG: Three horizontal stripes of red, white, and blue, with the coat of arms encircled by 24 white stars on a blue band in the center.

OFFICIAL SEAL: The coat of arms is surrounded by the words "The Great Seal of the State of Missouri."

BIRD: Bluebird.

FLOWER: White Hawthorn blossom.

TREE: Flowering dogwood.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Lincoln's Birthday, 12 February; Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Harry S. Truman's Birthday, 8 May; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December. Though not a legal holiday, Missouri Day, the 3rd Wednesday in October, is commemorated in schools each year.

TIME: 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located in the western north-central United States, Missouri ranks 19th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Missouri is 69,697 sq mi (180,516 sq km), of which land takes up 68,945 sq mi (178,568 sq km) and inland water 752 sq mi (1,948 sq km). Missouri extends 284 mi (457 km) e-w; its greatest n-s extension is 308 mi (496 km).

Missouri is bounded on the n by Iowa (with the line in the extreme ne defined by the Des Moines River); on the e by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee (with the line passing through the Mississippi River); on the s by Arkansas (with a "boot heel" in the se bounded by the Mississippi and St. Francis rivers); and on the w by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska (the line in the nw being formed by the Missouri River).

The total boundary length of Missouri is 1,438 mi (2,314 km). The state's geographic center is in Miller County, 20 mi (32 km) sw of Jefferson City.

TOPOGRAPHY

Missouri is divided into four major land regions. The Dissected Till Plains, lying north of the Missouri River and forming part of the Central Plains region of the United States, comprise rolling hills, open fertile flatlands, and well-watered prairie. The Osage Plains cover the western part of the state, their flat prairie monotony broken by low rounded hills. The Mississippi Alluvial Plain, in the southeastern corner, is made up of fertile black lowlands whose floodplain belts represent both the present and former courses of the Mississippi River. The Ozark Plateau, which comprises most of southern Missouri and extends into northern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma, constitutes the state's largest single region. The Ozarks contain Taum Sauk Mountain, at 1,772 ft (540 m) the highest elevation in the state. Along the St. Francis River, near Cardwell, is the state's lowest point, 230 ft (70 m). The mean elevation is approximately 800 ft (244 m).

Including a frontage of at least 500 mi (800 km) along the Mississippi River, Missouri has more than 1,000 mi (1,600 km) of navigable waterways. The Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the two largest in the United States, respectively form the state's eastern border and part of its western border; Kansas City is located at the point where the Missouri bends eastward to cross the state, while St. Louis developed below the junction of the two great waterways. The White, Grand, Chariton, St. Francis, Current, and Osage are among the state's other major rivers. The largest lake is the artificial Lake of the Ozarks, covering a total of 93 sq mi (241 sq km).

Missouri's exceptional number of caves and caverns were formed during the last 50 million years through the erosion of limestone and dolomite by melting snows bearing vegetable acids. Coal, lead, and zinc deposits date from the Pennsylvanian era, beginning some 250 million years ago. The Mississippi Valley area is geologically active: massive earthquakes during 1811 and 1812 devastated the New Madrid area of the southeast.

CLIMATE

Missouri has a continental climate, but with considerable local and regional variation. The average annual temperature is 50°f (10°c) in the northwest, but about 60°f (16°c) in the southeast. Kansas City has an average temperature of 56°f (13°c), ranging from 30°f (1°c) in January to 80°f (26°c) in July; St. Louis has an annual average of 56°f (13°c) with 30°f (1°c) in January and 79°f (26°c) in July.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Missouri was 40°f (40°c), set at Warsaw on 13 February 1905; the hottest, 118°f (48°c), at Warsaw and Union on 14 July 1954. A 1980 heat wave caused 311 heat-related deaths in Missouri, the highest toll in the country; most were elderly residents of St. Louis and Kansas City. Fifty-one more heat-related deaths occurred in St. Louis during a 1983 heat wave.

The average annual precipitation for Kansas City is about 36 in (100 cm), with some rain or snow falling about 110 days a year. The heaviest precipitation is in the southeast, averaging 48 in (122 cm); the northwest usually receives 35 in (89 cm) yearly. Snowfall averages 20 in (51 cm) in the north, 10 in (25 cm) in the southeast. During the winter, northwest winds prevail; the air movement is largely from the south and southeast during the rest of the year. Springtime is the peak tornado season.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Representative trees of Missouri include the shortleaf pine, scarlet oak, smoke tree, pecan (Carya illinoensis), and peachleaf willow, along with species of tupelo, cottonwood, cypress, cedar, and dogwood (the state tree). American holly, which once flourished in the southeastern woodlands, is now considered rare; various types of wild grasses proliferate in the northern plains region. Missouri's state flower is the hawthorn blossom; other wild flowers include Queen Anne's lace, meadow rose, and white snakeroot. Showy and small white lady's slipper, green adder's-mouth, purslane, corn salad, dotted monardo, and prairie white-fringed orchid are rare in Missouri. Among the eight threatened or endangered plants listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2006 were the decurrent false aster, running buffalo clover, pondberry, Missouri bladderpod, and western prairie fringed orchid.

Indigenous mammals are the common cottontail, muskrat, white-tailed deer, and gray and red foxes. The state bird is the bluebird; other common birds are the cardinal, solitary vireo, and the prothonotary warbler. Wetlands covering about 1.4% of the state are important wintering grounds for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds and waterfowl, including the endangered bald eagle. A characteristic amphibian is the plains leopard frog; native snakes include garter, ribbon, and copperhead. Bass, carp, perch, jack salmon (walleye), and crayfish abound in Missouri's waters. The chigger, a minute insect, is a notorious pest.

In 2006, 17 species of animals (vertebrates and invertebrates) were listed as threatened or endangered in Missouri, including three species of bat (Ozark big-eared, gray, and Indiana), pallid sturgeon, gray wolf, and three varieties of mussel.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Missouri's first conservation law, enacted in 1874, provided for a closed hunting season on deer and certain game birds. In 1936, the state established a Conservation Commission to protect the state's wildlife and forest resources. Missouri's Department of Conservation manages the state forests and fish hatcheries and maintains wildlife refuges and the Department of Natural Resources is responsible for state parks, energy conservation, and environmental quality programs, including air pollution control, water purification, land reclamation, soil and water conservation, and solid and hazardous waste management. The State Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority, within the Department of Natural Resources, is empowered to offer financial aid to any individual, business, institution, or governmental unit seeking to meet pollution control responsibilities.

An important environmental problem is soil erosion; the state loses 71 million tons of topsoil each year. Residents approved a 0.1% sales tax in 1984 and 1988 to create a fund to address this problem. As of 1982, 42 sites in Missouri were found to have unsafe concentrations of dioxin, a highly toxic by-product of hexachlorophene, manufactured in a Verona chemical plant; in that year, an evacuation was begun (completed in 1985) of the 2,000 residents of Times Beach, a community 30 mi (48 km) west of St. Louis that was declared a federal disaster area. St. Louis ranked high among US cities for the quantities of lead and suspended particles found in the atmosphere, but conditions improved between the mid-1970s and early 1980s. In 2003, 102.5 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state.

In 2003, Missouri had 503 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 26 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006. In 1996, it had 643,000 acres (260,000 hectares) of wetlands, or about 1.4% of the state's lands. In 2005, the EPA spent over $11.9 million through the Superfund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. The same year, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $12 million for the drinking water state revolving fund, plus an addition $12 million grant for other safe drinking water projects.

POPULATION

Missouri ranked 18th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 5,800,310 in 2005, an increase of 3.6% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Missouri's population grew from 5,117,073 to 5,595,211, an increase of 9%. The population is projected to reach 6 million by 2015 and 6.3 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 83.5 persons per sq mi.

In 1830, the first year in which Missouri was enumerated as a state, the population was 140,455. Missouri's population just about doubled each decade until 1860, when the growth rate subsided; the population surpassed the 2 million mark at the 1880 census, 3 million in 1900 (when it ranked fifth in the United States), and 4 million during the early 1950s.

In 2004, the median age for Missourians was 37.3. In the same year, 24.1% of the on under age 18 while 13.3% was age 65 or older.

More than half of all Missourians live in urban areas. The largest cities and their estimated 2004 populations are Kansas City, 444,387, and St. Louis, 343,279both well below the 1980 figures. The St. Louis metropolitan area, embracing parts of Missouri and Illinois, comprised an estimated 2,764,054 people in 2004 while metropolitan Kansas City, in Missouri and Kansas, had a population of 1,925,319.

ETHNIC GROUPS

After the flatboat and French traders and settlers had made possible the earliest development of Missouri and its Mississippi shore, the river steamer, the Civil War, the Homestead Act (1862), and the railroad changed the character of the state ethnically as well as economically. Germans came in large numbers, developing small diversified industries, and they were followed by Czechs and Italians. The foreign-born numbered 151,196 in 2000, up from 83,633 in 1990.

Black Americans have represented a rising proportion of Missouri's population in recent decades: 9% in 1960, 10.3% in 1970, 10.5% in 1980, 10.7% in 1990, 11.2% in 2000, and 11.5% in 2004. Kansas City's black community supported a flourishing jazz and urban blues culture between the two world wars, while St. Louis was the home of Scott Joplin and W. C. Handy in the early years of the 20th century. Of the 629,391 black residents of Missouri in 2000, 178,266 lived in St. Louis, which was 51.2% black. In 2000 Missouri also had 118,592 Hispanics and Latinos, nearly double the 1990 figure of 62,000, and including 77,887 of Mexican ancestry. In 2004, 2.6% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin. The total Asian population as of 2000 was 61,595; in that year there were 13,667 Chinese, 7,735 Filipinos, 6,767 Koreans, 3,337 Japanese, and 12,169 Vietnamese (triple the 1990 figure of 4,030). Pacific Islanders numbered 3,178. In 2004, 1.3% of the population was Asian, and 0.1% of Pacific Island origin.

Only a few American Indians remained in Missouri after 1836. The 2000 census showed an Indian population of 25,076. The state has no Indian reservations. In 2004, 0.5% of the population was American Indian.

Of those claiming descent from at least one specific ancestry group in 2000, 1,313,951 named German, 528,935 English, and 711,995 Irish.

LANGUAGES

White pioneers found Missouri Indians in the northern part of what is now Missouri Osage in the central portion, and Quapaw in the south. Long after these tribes' removal to Indian Territory, only a few place-names echo their heritage: Missouri itself, Kahoka, Wappapello.

Four westward-flowing language streams met and partly merged in Missouri. Northern and North Midland speakers settled north of the Missouri River and in the western border counties, bringing their Northern pail and sick to the stomach and their North Midland fishworm (earthworm), gunnysack (burlap bag), and sick at the stomach. But sick in the stomach occurs along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Kansas City and along the Mississippi south of St. Louis. South of the Missouri River, and notably in the Ozark Highlands, South Midland dominates, though with a few Southern forms, especially in the cotton-growing floodplain of the extreme southeast. Wait on (wait for), light bread (white bread), and pullybone (wishbone) are critical dialect markers for this area, as are redworm (earthworm), towsack (burlap bag), snap beans (string beans), how and now sounding like /haow/ and /naow/, and Missouri ending with the vowel of me rather than the final vowel of /uh/ heard north of the Missouri. In the extreme southeast are Southern loaf bread, grass sack (burlap bag), and cold drink as a term for a soft drink. In the eastern half of the state, a soft drink is generally soda or sody ; in the western half, pop.

In 2000. 94.9% of state residents five years old or older spoke only English at home, down from 96% in 1990.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "African languages" includes Amharic, Ibo, Twi, Yoruba, Bantu, Swahili, and Somali. The category "Other West Germanic languages" includes Dutch, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Afrikaans.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 5,226,022 100.0
  Speak only English 4,961,741 94.9
  Speak a language other than English 264,281 5.1
Speak a language other than English 264,281 5.1
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 110,752 2.1
  German 30,680 0.6
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 30,680 0.4
  Chinese 11,631 0.2
  Vietnamese 9,420 0.2
  Serbo-Croatian 8,350 0.2
  Italian 6,710 0.1
  Russian 5,469 0.1
  Arabic 5,137 0.1
  African languages 5,117 0.1
  Other West Germanic languages 4,822 0.1
  Korean 4,753 0.1
  Tagalog 4,645 0.1

RELIGIONS

Beginning in the late 17th century, French missionaries brought Roman Catholicism to what is now Missouri; the first permanent Roman Catholic church was built about 1755 at St. Genevieve. Immigration from Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Eastern Europe swelled the Catholic population during the 19th century and Roman Catholicism remains the largest single Christian denomination, though the Evangelical Protestants collectively outnumber Catholics. Baptist preachers crossed the Mississippi River into Missouri in the late 1790s, and the state's first Methodist church was organized about 1806. Immigrants from Germany included not only Roman Catholics, but also many Lutherans, the most conservative of whom organized the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod in 1847.

In 2004, Missouri had 844,102 Roman Catholics; with 550,000 belonging to the archdiocese of St. Louis. The next largest religious group is the Southern Baptist Convention, with 797,732 adherents in 2000 and 13,646 newly baptized members reported in 2002. The United Methodist Church had 176,022 members in 2004. In 2000, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod had 140,315 members and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) had 105,583. The same year, the estimated number of Jews was 62,315 and Muslims numbered about 19,359. About 2.7 million people (48.3% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization.

The administrative offices of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International, along with its affiliated Baptist Bible College and Baptist Bible School of Theology, are located in Springfield. The world headquarters for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the international headquarters of the Church of the Nazarene are located in Kansas City.

TRANSPORTATION

Centrally located, Missouri is the leading US transportation center. Both St. Louis and Kansas City are hubs of rail, truck, and airline transportation.

In 1836, delegates from 11 counties met in St. Louis to recommend construction of two railroad lines and to petition Congress for a grant of 800,000 acres (324,000 hectares) of public land on which to build them. More than a dozen companies were incorporated by the legislature, but they all collapsed with the financial panic of 1837. Interest in railroad construction revived during the following decade, and in 1849 a national railroad convention was held in St. Louis at which nearly 1,000 delegates from 13 states recommended the construction of a transcontinental railroad. By 1851, three railroad lines had been chartered, and construction by the Pacific Railroad at St. Louis was under way. The Pacific line reached Kansas City in 1865, and a bridge built over the Missouri River four years later enabled Kansas City to link up with the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, providing a freight route to Chicago that did not pass through St. Louis. In 2003, there were 4,791 rail mi (7,713 km) of track within the state, including 4,087 rail mi (6,580 km) of Class I track. In 2006, Amtrak provided passenger train service running directly from Chicago to St. Louis and to Kansas City, en route to San Antonio and Los Angeles, to 11 stations in Missouri.

The first road developed in colonial Missouri was probably a trail between the lead mines and Ste. Genevieve in the early 1700s. A two-level cantilever bridgethe first in the world to have a steel superstructurespanning the Mississippi at St. Louis was dedicated on 4 July 1874. By 1940, no place in Missouri was more than 10 mi (16 km) from a highway. In 2004, there were 125,923 mi (202,736 km) of public roads in Missouri. The main interstate highways were: I-70, linking St. Louis with Kansas City; I-44, connecting St. Louis with Springfield and Joplin; I-55, linking St. Louis with Chicago, Illinois, to the north and paralleling the course of the Mississippi between St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee; I-35, connecting Kansas City with Des Moines, Iowa; and I-29, paralleling the Missouri River north of Kansas City. Motor vehicle registration for the state in 2004 totaled some 4.855 million vehicles of all types, including 2.690 million passenger cars, 2.084 million trucks of all types, and 4,000 buses. In that same year, there were 4,047,652 licensed drivers in the state.

The Mississippi and Missouri rivers have long been important transportation routes. Pirogues, keelboats, and flatboats plied these waterways for more than a century before the first steamboat, the New Orleans, traveled down the Mississippi in 1811. The Mississippi still serves considerable barge traffic, making metropolitan St. Louis an active inland port area, with 33.386 million tons of cargo handled in 2004. For that same year, Missouri had 1,033 mi (1,663 km) of navigable inland waterways. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 34.050 million tons.

Pioneering aviators in Missouri organized the first international balloon races in 1907 and the first US-sponsored international aviation meet in 1910. Five St. Louis pilots made up the earliest US Army air corps, and a barnstorming pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh, having spent a few years in the St. Louis area, had the backing of businessmen from that city when he flew his Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic in 1927. In 2005, Missouri had a total of 539 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 404 airports, 129 heliports, 2 STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing), and four seaplane bases. Kansas City International Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are the state's most important airports. In 2004, Kansas City International had 5,040,595 enplanements, while Lambert-St. Louis International had 6,377,628 enplanements that same year, making them the 39th- and 34th-busiest airports in the United States, respectively.

HISTORY

The region we now call Missouri has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years. The prehistoric Woodland peoples left low burial mounds, rudimentary pottery, arrowheads, and grooved axes; remains of the later Mississippian Culture include more sophisticated pottery and finely chipped arrowheads. When the first Europeans arrived in the late 17th century, most of the few thousand Indians living in Missouri were relatively recent immigrants, pushed westward across the Mississippi River because of pressures from eastern tribes and European settlers along the Atlantic coast. Indians then occupying Missouri belonged to two main linguistic groups: Algonkian-speakers, mainly the Sauk, Fox, and Iliniwek (Illinois) in the northeast; and a Siouan group, including the Osage, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and other tribes, to the south and west. Of greatest interest to the Europeans were the Osage, among whom were warriors and runners of extraordinary ability. The flood of white settlers into Missouri after 1803 forced the Indians to move into Kansas and into what became known as Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). During the 1820s, the US government negotiated treaties with the Osage, Sauk, Fox, and Iowa tribes whereby they surrendered, for the most part peaceably, all their lands in Missouri. By 1836, few Indians remained.

The first white men to pass through land eventually included within Missouri's boundaries apparently were Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, who in 1673 passed the mouth of the Missouri River on their journey down the Mississippi; so did Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, who claimed the entire Mississippi Valley for France in 1682. Probably the first Frenchman to explore the Missouri River was Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de Lahontan, who in 1688 claimed to have reached the junction of the Missouri and Osage rivers. The French did little to develop the Missouri region during the first half of the 18th century, although a few fur traders and priests established posts and missions among the Indians. A false report that silver had been discovered set off a brief mining boom in which no silver but some leadavailable in abundancewas extracted. Missouri passed into Spanish hands with the rest of the Louisiana Territory in 1762, but development was still guided by French settlers; in 1764, the French fur trader Pierre Laclède established a trading post on the present site of St. Louis.

Although Spain fortified St. Louis and a few other outposts during the American Revolution and beat back a British-Indian attack on St. Louis in 1780, the Spanish did not attempt to settle Missouri. However, they did allow Americans to migrate freely into the territory. Spanish authorities granted free land to the new settlers, relaxed their restrictions against Protestants, and welcomed slaveholding families from southern statesespecially important after 1787, when slavery was banned in the Northwest Territory. Pioneers such as Daniel Boone arrived from Kentucky, and the Chouteau fur-trading family gained a lucrative monopoly among the Osage. Spanish rule ended abruptly in 1800 when Napoleon forced Spain to return Louisiana to France. Included in the Louisiana Purchase, Missouri then became part of the United States in 1803. After the Lewis and Clark expedition (180406) had successfully explored the Missouri River, Missouri in generaland St. Louis in particularbecame the gateway to the West.

Missouri was part of the Louisiana Territory (with headquarters at St. Louis) until 1 October 1812, when the Missouri Territory (including present-day Arkansas, organized separately in 1819) was established. A flood of settlers between 1810 and 1820 more than tripled Missouri's population from 19,783 to 66,586, leading Missourians to petition the US Congress for statehood as early as 1818. But Congress, divided over the slavery issue, withheld permission for three years, finally approving statehood for Maine and Missouri under the terms of the Missouri Compromise (1820), which sanctioned slavery in the new state but banned it in the rest of the former Louisiana Territory north of Arkansas. Congress further required that Missouri make no effort to enforce a state constitutional ban on the immigration of free Negroes and mulattos; once the legislature complied, Missouri became the 24th state on 10 August 1821. Alexander McNair became the state's first governor and Thomas Hart Benton was one of the state's first two US senators; Benton remained an important political leader for more than three decades.

Aided by the advent of steamboat travel on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, settlers continued to arrive in the new state, whose population surpassed 1 million by 1860. The site for a new capital, Jefferson City, was selected in 1821, and five years later the legislature met there for the first time. French fur traders settled the present site of Kansas City in 1821 and established a trading post at St. Joseph in 1827. Mormons came to Independence during the early 1830s but were expelled from the state and crossed the Mississippi back into Illinois. For much of the antebellum period, the state's economy flourished, with an emphasis on cotton, cattle, minerals (especially lead and zinc), and commercenotably the outfitting of wagon trains for the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. On the eve of the Civil War, more than half the population consisted of Missouri natives; 15% of the white population was foreign-born, chiefly German and Irish. Black slaves represented only 9% of the total populationthe lowest proportion of any slave state except Delawarewhile only about 25,000 Missourians were slave holders. Nevertheless, there was a great deal of proslavery sentiment in the state, and thousands of Missourians crossed into neighboring Kansas in the mid-1850s to help elect a proslavery government in that territory. State residents were also active in the guerrilla warfare between proslavery forces and Free Staters that erupted along the border with "bleeding Kansas." The slavery controversy was exacerbated by the US Supreme Court's 1857 decision in the case of Dred Scott, a slave formerly owned by a Missourian who had temporarily brought him to what is now Minnesota, where slavery was prohibited; Scott's suit to obtain his freedom was denied by the Court on the grounds that it was unconstitutional to restrict the property rights of slave holders, in a decision that voided the Missouri Compromise reached 37 years earlier.

During the Civil War, Missouri remained loyal to the Union, though not without difficulty. When the conflict began, Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson called out the state militia "to repel the invasion" of federal forces, but pro-Union leaders such as Francis P. Blair deposed Jackson on 30 July 1861. Missouri supplied some 110,000 soldiers to the Union and 40,000 to the Confederacy. As devastating as the 1,162 battles or skirmishes fought on Missouri soilmore than in any other state except Virginia and Tennesseewas the general lawlessness that prevailed throughout the state; pro-Confederate guerrilla bands led by William Quantrill and Cole Younger, as well as Unionist freebooters, murdered and looted without hindrance. In October 1864, a Confederate army under Maj. Gen. Sterling Price was defeated at the Battle of West-port, on the outskirts of Kansas City, ending the main military action. Some 27,000 Missourians were killed during the war. At a constitutional convention held in January 1865, Missouri became the first slave state to free all blacks.

During Reconstruction, the Radical Republicans sought to disfranchise all citizens who failed to swear that they had never aided or sympathized with the Confederacy. But the harshness of this and other measures caused a backlash, and Liberal Republicans such as Benjamin Gratz Brown and Carl Schurz, allied with the Democrats, succeeded in ousting the Radicals by 1872. The subsequent decline of the Liberal Republicans inaugurated a period during which Democrats occupied the governorship uninterruptedly for more than three decades.

The 1870s saw a period of renewed lawlessness, typified by the exploits of Jesse and Frank James, which earned Missouri the epithet of the "robber state." Of more lasting importance were the closing of the frontier in Missouri, the decline of the fur trade and steamboat traffic, and the rise of the railroads, shifting the market economy from St. Louis to Kansas City, whose population tripled during the 1880s, while St. Louis was eclipsed by Chicago as a center of finance, commerce, transportation, and population. Missouri farmers generally supported the movement for free silver coinage, along with other Populist policies such as railroad regulation. Reform Governor Joseph W. Folk (190509) and his immediate successors in the statehouse, Herbert S. Hadley (190913) and Elliott W. Major (191317), introduced progressive policies to Missouri. However, the ideal of honest government was soon subverted by Kansas City's corrupt political machine, under Thomas J. Pendergast, the most powerful Democrat in the state between the two world wars. Machine politics did not prevent capable politicians from rising to prominenceamong them Harry S. Truman, Missouri's first and only (as of 2006) native son to serve in the nation's highest office.

The state's economy increasingly shifted from agriculture to industry, and Missouri's rural population declined from about three-fourths of the total in 1880 to less than one-third by 1970. Although the overall importance of mining declined, Missouri remained the world's top lead producer, and the state ranked as second only to Michigan in US automobile manufacturing. Postwar prosperity was threatened beginning in the 1960s by the deterioration of several cities, notably St. Louis, which lost 47% of its population between 1950 and 1980; both St. Louis and Kansas City subsequently undertook urban renewal programs to cope with the serious problems of air pollution, traffic congestion, crime, and substandard housing. During the early 1980s, millions of dollars in federal, state, and private funds were used to rehabilitate abandoned and dilapidated apartment buildings and houses.

Missouri was affected by the farm crisis of the 1980s, and many farms in the state failed. With the weakening of trade restric-tions, the state's industries also suffered during this period. However, Missouri's economy improved in the 1990s, initially at a rate that outpaced much of the country. By 1999 the state's jobless rate had fallen below the national average to 3.4%. Due largely to the weak US economy in the early 2000s, Missouri's unemployment rate rose to 5.8% by July 2003, albeit below the national average of 6.2%. However, from September 2004 to September 2005, the state's unemployment rate declined from 5.9% to 4.8%, when it stood below the national average of 5.1%.

Times Beach and other parts of the state were found to be contaminated by high levels of dioxin in the early 1980s. The federal government purchased the homes and businesses that had to be abandoned by community residents and in 1991 began a several-year cleanup program; in 1999 a state park opened there.

In the spring and summer of 1993, Missouri was hit by devastating floods. The Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers reached record crests, rising in some areas to twice the height considered to be flood level. Over half the state was declared a disaster area, and 19,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Damage to the state was estimated at $3 billion.

In 2000, the state's popular governor, Mel Carnahan, died in a plane crash while running for the US Senate. He was replaced by Democrat Bob Holden, who became the first governor to appoint a state head of homeland security following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. In 2003, Missouri legislators adopted a measure requiring women seeking abortions to consult a doctor and comply with a 24-hour waiting period. Holden vetoed the measure, but both houses of the Missouri legislature voted to override his veto, making the measure law. Twenty-two states as of 2006 had enacted 24-hour waiting periods for abortions. (Indiana's waiting period is 18 hours.)

Republican Matt Blunt was elected governor in November 2004. He campaigned on a platform pledging to make education the state's top priority, to reform the state's social welfare programs, to address the state's health care crisis, to improve the entrepreneurial climate, and to hold the line on taxes.

Missouri Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE MISSOURI WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST
*Won US presidential election.
1948 15 *Truman (D) 917,315 655,039 3,998 2,222
1952 13 *Eisenhower (R) 929,830 959,429
1956 13 Stevenson (D) 918,273 914,289
1960 13 *Kennedy (D) 972,201 962,218
1964 12 *Johnson (D) 1,164,344 653,535
AMERICAN IND.
1968 12 *Nixon (R) 791,444 811,932 206,126
1972 12 *Nixon (R) 698,531 1,154,058
1976 12 *Carter(D) 998,387 927,443
LIBERTARIAN SOC.WORKERS
1980 12 *Reagan (R) 931,182 1,074,181 14,422 1,515
1984 11 *Reagan(R) 848,583 1,274,188
NEW ALLIANCE
1988 11 *Bush(R) 1,001,619 1,084,953 434 6,656
IND. (Perot)
1992 11 *Clinton(D) 1,053,873 811,159 7,497 518,741
1996 11 *Clinton(D) 1,025,935 890,016 10,522 217,188
GREEN
2000 11 *Bush, G. W. (R) 1,111,138 1,189,016 7,436 38,515
CONSTITUTION (Peroutka)
2004 11 *Bush, G. W. (R) 1,259,171 1,455,713 9,831 5,355

STATE GOVERNMENT

Missouri's first constitutional convention met in St. Louis on 12 May 1820, and on 19 July a constitution was adopted. The constitution was rewritten in 1865 and again in 1875, the latter document remaining in effect until 1945, when another new constitution was enacted and the state government reorganized. A subsequent reorganization, effective 1 July 1974, replaced some 90 independent agencies with 13 cabinet departments and the Office of Administration. The 1945 constitution is still in effect today, with a total of 105 amendments through January 2005.

The legislative branch, or General Assembly, consists of a 34-member Senate and a 163-seat House of Representatives. Annual sessions begin in early January and must conclude by 30 May. Special sessions may be called by petition of three-quarters of the members of each house; such sessions are limited to 30 calendar days. Senators are elected to staggered four-year terms, representatives for two; the minimum age for a senator is 30, for a representative 24. Legislators must have been residents of their districts for one year prior to election; senators must have been qualified voters for a minimum of three years, representatives a minimum of two years. The legislative salary was $31,351 in 2004.

The state's elected executives are the governor and lieutenant governor (who run separately), secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and attorney general; all serve four-year terms. The governor is limited to two terms in office, consecutive or not. The governor must be at least 30 years old and must have been a US citizen for 15 years and a Missouri resident for 10 years prior to election. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $120,087.

A bill becomes law when signed or not vetoed by the governor within 15 days of legislative passage. A two-thirds vote by the elected members of both houses is required to override a gu-bernatorial veto. The governor has 45 days to act on a bill if the House adjourns. If he fails to do so, the bill becomes law. Except for appropriations or emergency measures, laws may not take effect until 90 days after the end of the legislative session at which they were enacted. Constitutional amendments require a majority vote of both houses or may be proposed by 8% of the legal voters for all candidates at the last election. Ratification by the voters is required.

To vote in Missouri, one must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, and a state resident. Restrictions apply to convicted felons and those declared mentally incompetent by the court.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The major political groups in Missouri are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, each affiliated with the national party organization. Before 1825, the state had no organized political parties, and candidates ran as independents; however, each of Missouri's first four governors called himself a Jeffersonian Republican, allying himself with the national group from which the modern Democratic Party traces its origins. Except for the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, the Democratic Party held the governorship from the late 1820s to the early 1900s. Ten Democrats and seven Republicans served in the statehouse from 1908 through 1985. The outstanding figures of 20th century Missouri politics were both Democrats: Thomas Pendergast, the Kansas City machine boss whose commitment to construction projects bore no small relation to his involvement with a concrete manufacturing firm, and Harry S. Truman, who began his political career as a Jackson County judge in the Kansas City area and in 1945 became 33rd president of the United States.

After voting consistently for Republican presidential candidates in the 1980s, Missouri was carried by Democrat Bill Clinton in 1996. In the 2000 presidential election, Missourians once again voted Republican, with George W. Bush receiving 51% of the vote to Democrat Al Gore's 47%. Green Party candidate Ralph Nader won 2% of the vote. In 2004, Bush garnered 53.4% to Democratic challenger John Kerry's 46.1%. In 2004 there were 4,194,000 registered voters; there is no party registration in the state. The state had 11 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

Democrat Mel Carnahan was reelected to the governorship in 1996. In October 2000, Carnahan was running for the US Senate against Republican John Ashcroft when he died in a plane crash with his son and a political aide. Carnahan was elected posthumously to the Senate in November, and his wife Jean accepted an appointment to his seat. She served until 2002, when she was defeated by former US Representative and Republican Jim Talent in an extremely close race. As of 2005, Missouri's US senators were both RepublicansTalent, and Christopher Bond, reelected in 2004. In 2004, Republican Matt Blunt was elected governor. Following the 2004 elections, four of the state's US representatives were Democrats and five were Republicans. In the state Senate in mid-2005, there were 11 Democrats and 23 Republicans; in the state House, there were 66 Democrats and 97 Republicans.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

As of 2005, Missouri had 115 counties, 946 municipalities, 524 public school districts, and 1,514 special districts. In 2002 there were also 312 townships. Elected county officials generally include commissioners, a public administrator, a prosecuting attorney, a sheriff, a collector of revenue, an assessor, a treasurer, and a coroner. The city of St. Louis, which is administratively independent of any county, has an elected mayor, a comptroller, and a board of aldermen; the circuit attorney, city treasurer, sheriff, and collector of revenue, also elected, perform functions analogous to county officers. Most other cities are governed by an elected mayor and council. The state was the first in the union to grant home rule to cities.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 226,571 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Missouri operates under executive order; a homeland security director is appointed to oversee the state's homeland security activities.

Under the 1974 reorganization plan, educational services are provided through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Higher Education. Within the former's jurisdiction are the state schools for the deaf, the blind, and the severely handicapped; adult education programs; teacher certification; and the general supervision of instruction in the state. The department is headed by a board of education whose eight members are appointed by the governor to eight-year terms; the board, in turn, appoints the commissioner of education, the department's chief executive officer. The Department of Higher Educationgoverned by a nine-member appointive board that selects the commissioner of higher educationsets financial guidelines for state colleges and universities, authorizes the establishment of new senior colleges and residency centers, and establishes academic, admissions, residency, and transfer policies. Transportation services are under the direction of the Department of Transportation, which is responsible for aviation, railroads, mass transit, water transport, and the state highway system. The Department of Revenue licenses all road vehicles and motor vehicle operators and is responsible for the administration of all state taxes and local-option sales taxes.

Health and welfare services are provided primarily through the Department of Social Services, which oversees all state programs concerning public health (including operating a chest hospital and a cancer hospital), public assistance, youth corrections, probation and parole, veterans' affairs, and the aging. The Department of Mental Health operates state mental hospitals, community mental health centers, and other facilities throughout the state, providing care for the emotionally disturbed, the developmentally disabled, alcoholics, and drug abusers. Among the many responsibilities of the Attorney General are consumer protection, enforcement of antidiscrimination laws, and agricultural and environmental issues. In 1984, a constitutional amendment created a new Department of Economic Development, which inherited many of the responsibilities of the Attorney General.

Administered within the Department of Public Safety are the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Emergency Management Agency, and civil defense, veterans' affairs, highway and water safety, and alcoholic beverage control programs. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) administers unemployment insurance benefits, workers' compensation, and other programs. The Department of Corrections is responsible for corrections, probation, and parole of adult offenders. The Department of Agriculture enforces state laws regarding agribusiness products, and the Department of Conservation provides environmental aid. The lieutenant governor is designated as state ombudsman and volunteer coordinator.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

The Missouri Supreme Court, is the state's highest court. It consists of seven judges and three commissioners. Judges are selected by the governor from three nominees proposed by a nonpartisan judicial commission; after an interval of at least 12 months, the appointment must be ratified by the voters on a separate nonpartisan ballot. The justices, who serve 12-year terms, select one of their number to act as chief justice. The mandatory retirement age is 70 for all judges in state courts.

The Court of Appeals, consisting of 32 judges in three districts, assumed its present structure by constitutional amendment in 1970. All appellate judges are selected for 12-year terms in the same manner as the supreme court justices.

The circuit courts are the only trial courts and have original jurisdiction over all cases and matters, civil and municipal. Circuit court judges, numbering 135 in 1999, serve 6-year terms. Although many circuit court judges are still popularly elected, judges in St. Louis, Kansas City, and some other areas are selected on a nonpartisan basis. Many circuit courts have established municipal divisions, presided over by judges paid locally.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 31,081 prisoners were held in Missouri's state and federal prisons, a decrease of 2.6% (from 30,303) from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 2,507 inmates were female, up 12% (from 2,239) from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), Missouri had an incarceration rate of 538 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Missouri in 2004, had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 490.5 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 28,226 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 224,629 reported incidents or 3,903.5 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Missouri has a death penalty, of which lethal injection or lethal gas are the prescribed methods. However, the state law is unclear about who shall decide which method to use: the Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections; or the inmate. From 1976 through 5 May 2006, the state has carried out 66 executions, 5 in 2005. As of 1 January 2006, Missouri had 53 inmates on death row.

In 2003, Missouri spent $133,539,014 on homeland security, an average of $23 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

Missouri has played a key role in national defense since World War II, partly because of the influence of Missouri native Stuart Symington, first as secretary of the Air Force (194750) and later as an influential member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In 2004, there were 27,520 active-duty military personnel and 2,749 civilian personnel stationed in the state. Installations include Ft. Leonard Wood, near Rolla, and Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster. The Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center is in St. Louis. Defense contract awards for 2004 totaled more than $6.5 billion, ninth-highest in the United States for that year. In addition, there was another $2.1 billion in defense payroll outlays, including retired military pay.

There were about 554,531 veterans living in the state as of 2003. Of these, 77,373 served in World War II; 65,882 in the Korean conflict; 169,346 during the Vietnam era; and 78,798 during the Persian Gulf War. Expenditures on veterans amounted to about $1.6 billion in 2004.

As of 31 October 2004, the Missouri State Highway Patrol employed 1,070 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

Missouri's first European immigrants, French fur traders and missionaries, began settling in the state in the early 18th century. Under Spain, Missouri received few Spanish settlers but many immigrants from the eastern United States. During the 19th century, newcomers continued to arrive from the South and the Eastslave-owning Southerners (with their black slaves) as well as New Englanders opposed to slavery. They were joined by a wave of European immigrants, notably Germans and, later, Italians. By 1850, one out of three St. Louis residents was German-born; of all foreign-born Missourians in the late 1800s, more than half came from Germany.

The state has lost population through migration322,000 people were lost to net migration between 1940 and 1970, followed by a net gain of 22,000 during the 1970s and a net loss of nearly 100,000 during the 1980s. Between 1990 and 1998, Missouri had net gains of 94,000 in domestic migration and 34,000 in international migration. In 1998, some 3,588 foreign immigrants arrived in the state. The dominant intrastate migration pattern has been the concentration of blacks in the major cities, especially St. Louis and Kansas City, and the exodus of whites from those cities, initially to the suburbs and later to small towns and rural areas. As of 1996, 82.4% of the population lived in metropolitan areas while 17.6% lived in non-metropolitan areas, up from 17.2% in 1990. Missouri's overall population increased 6.3% between 1990 and 1998. In the period 200005, net international migration was 42,690 and net internal migration was 26,979, for a net gain of 69,669 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

The Commission on Interstate Cooperation, established by the state legislature in 1941, represents Missouri before the Council of State Governments and its allied organizations. Regional agreements in which the state participates include boundary compacts with Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, and various accords governing bridges across the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The state is a signatory to the Bi-State Development Agency Compact with Illinois. Representatives from both Missouri and Kansas take part in the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, which operates public transportation in the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Culture District Compact, and the Kansas-Missouri Waterworks Compact. Missouri also belongs to the Southern States Energy Board, Southern Growth Policies Board, Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, and many other multistate bodies. Federal grants to state and lo-cal governments in fiscal year 2005 amounted to $7.045 billion, an estimated $7.023 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $7.581 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

Missouri's central location and access to the Mississippi River contributed to its growth as a commercial center. By the mid-1700s, the state's first permanent settlement at Ste. Genevieve was shipping lead, furs, salt, pork, lard, bacon, bear, grease, feathers, flour and grain, and other products to distant markets. The introduction of steamboat traffic on the Mississippi, western migration along the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, and the rise of the railroads spurred the growth of commerce during the 19th century. Flour mills and gristmills, breweries and whiskey distilleries, and meatpacking establishments were among the state's early industrial enterprises. Lead mining has been profitable since the early 19th century. Grain growing was well established by the mid-18th century, and tobacco was a leading crop 100 years later.

Missouri's economy remains diversified, with manufacturing, farming, trade, tourism, services, government, and mining as prime sources of income. Automobile and aerospace manufacturing are among the state's leading industries, while soybeans and meat and dairy products are the most important agricultural commodities. The state's historic past, varied topography, and modern urban attractionsnotably the Gateway Arch in St. Louishave made tourism a growth industry. Mining, employing less than 1% of the state's nonagricultural workers, is no longer as important as it once was. Missouri posted moderate growth rates in the late 1990s. Although manufacturing output has fallen, output from financial services, including insurance and real estate, have increased. In the first quarter of 2001, Missouri began losing jobs, four months ahead of the United States as a whole, with manufacturing accounting for 62% of the loss that year. Unemployment peaked at 5.4% in June 2002, but manufacturing unemployment has continued above 6%. Office vacancy rates in St. Louis and Kansas City in 2002 stood at 17.7% and 18.6%, respectively, above the national average of 16.5%. Missouri's farm sector was also afflicted by drought in 2002, which contributed to a 22% decrease in corn production and a 17% decrease in soybean production compared to 2001. Cattle production was also disrupted by the drought-induced shortages of hay and pasture. Stress on the farming sector persisted into the winter of 200203 as drought conditions continued.

Missouri's gross state product (GSP) was $203.294 billion in 2004, of which manufacturing (durable and nondurable goods) accounted for the largest share at $31.481 billion, or 15.4% of GSP, followed by the real estate sector at $19.529 billion (9.6% of GSP), and health care and social assistance at $15.149 billion (7.4% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 461,259 small businesses in Missouri. Of the 134,448 businesses that had employees, an estimated total of 131,405 or 97.7% were small companies. An estimated 16,155 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, up 1.3% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 17,924, down 11.2% from 2003. There were 354 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 6.3% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 660 filings per 100,000 people, ranking Missouri 15th in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005, Missouri had a gross state product (GSP) of $216 billion, which accounted for 1.7% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state 20th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 Missouri had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $30,475. This ranked Missouri 31st in the United States and was 92% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.9%. Missouri had a total personal income (TPI) of $175,524,474,000, which ranked 20th in the United States and reflected an increase of 5.1% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 4.7%. Earnings of persons employed in Missouri increased from $128,893,590,000 in 2003 to $135,403,221,000 in 2004, an increase of 5.1% compared with 6.3% for the nation as a whole.

The US Census Bureau reported that the three-year average median household income for 200204 in 2004 dollars was $43,988 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 10.9% of the population was below the poverty line as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Missouri numbered 3,057,200, with approximately 141,700 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 4.6%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 2,757,500. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in Missouri was 10.5% in April 1983. The historical low was 2.6% in January 2000. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 5.2% of the labor force was employed in construction; 11% in manufacturing; 19.8% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6% in financial activities; 11.7% in professional and business services; 13.5% in education and health services; 10% in leisure and hospitality services; and 15.6% in government.

As early as the 1830s, journeyman laborers and mechanics in St. Louis, seeking higher wages and shorter hours, banded together to form trade unions and achieved some of their demands. Attempts to establish a workingman's party were unsuccessful, however, and immigration during subsequent decades ensured a plentiful supply of cheap labor. Union activity increased in the 1870s, partly because of the influence of German socialists. The Knights of Labor took a leading role in the labor movement from 1879 to 1887, the year that saw the birth of the St. Louis Trades and Labor Assembly; one year later, the American Federation of Labor came to St. Louis for its third annual convention, with Samuel Gompers presiding. The Missouri State Federation of Labor was formed in 1891, at a convention in Kansas City. By 1916, the state had 915 unions. Union activity in Missouri declined in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2005, a total of 290,000 of Missouri's 2,532,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 11.5% of those so employed, down from 12.4% in 2004, and below the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 319,000 workers (12.6%) in Missouri were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Missouri was among the 28 states that did not have a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, Missouri had a state-mandated minimum wage rate of $5.15 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 47.9% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Missouri had 106,000 farms (second in the United States) covering 30.1 million acres (12.2 million hectares) in 2004. About 12.4 million acres (5 million hectares) were actually harvested that year. Missouri's agricultural income reached $5.57 billion in 2005, 15th among the 50 states.

In 2004, Missouri was fourth among the states in grain sorghum production, fifth in soybean, and sixth in rice production. Soybean production is concentrated mainly in the northern counties and in the extreme southeast, with Mississippi County a leading producer. Stoddard County is a major source for corn and wheat production, as is New Madrid for grain sorghum.

The cash value of all crops totaled $2.5 billion in 2005, including $1.1 billion from soybeans, $510 million from hay, $887 million from corn, $155 million from wheat, $27 million from grain sorghum, and $161.4 million from cotton. The value of rice production in 2004 was $92.8 million. Farmers harvested 223.2 million bushels of soybeans, 466 million bushels of corn, 48.4 million bushels of wheat, 15.7 million bushels of grain sorghum, 820,000 bales of cotton, and 9.4 million tons of hay in 2004. That year, 13.2 million hundredweight (494.9 million kg) of rice was harvested. Tobacco, oats, rye, apples, peaches, grapes, watermelons, and various seed crops are also grown in commercial quantities.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

In Missouri, hog raising is concentrated north of the Missouri River, cattle raising in the western counties, and dairy farming in the southwest.

In 2005, Missouri farms and ranches had an estimated 4.5 million cattle and calves, valued at $3.8 billion. In 2004, there were around 2.9 million hogs and pigs, valued at $246.5 million. During 2003, Missouri farmers produced 816.2 million lb (371 million kg) of turkey (ranked third in the nation), valued at around $285.7 million. Also in 2003, poultry farmers produced 1.9 million eggs, valued at $100 million. The state's 129,000 milk cows yielded nearly 1.9 million lb (0.86 million kg) of milk in 2003.

FISHING

Commercial fishing takes place mainly on the Mississippi, Missouri, and St. Francis rivers. In 2005, there were 24 catfish farms covering 1,320 acres (534 hectares), with sales of $1.4 million in 2004. Sport fishing is enjoyed throughout the state, but especially in the Ozarks, whose waters harbor walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass. In 2004, Missouri issued 844,318 sport fishing licenses. The Neosho National Fish Hatchery stocks rainbow trout to Lake Taneycomo, as well as sites in Kansas and Iowa. There are eleven state hatcheries, four of which include trout parks.

FORESTRY

At one time, Missouri's forests covered 30 million acres (12 million hectares), more than two-thirds of the state. As of 2004, Missouri had 15,010,000 acres (6,075,000 hectares) of forestland (about one-third of the land area in the state), of which more than 95% was commercial forest, 82% of it privately owned. Most of Missouri's forestland is in the southeastern third of the state. Of the commercial forests, approximately three-fourths are of the oak/ hickory type; shortleaf pine and oak/pine forests comprise about 5%, while the remainder consists of cedar and bottomland hardwoods.

According to the Forestry Division of the Department of Conservation, Missouri leads the United States in the production of charcoal, red cedar novelties, gunstocks, and walnut bowls and nutmeats; railroad ties, hardwood veneer and lumber, wine and bourbon casks, and other forest-related items are also produced. Lumber production in 2004 totaled 575 million board feet, 97% of it hardwoods.

Conservation areas managed by the Forestry Division are used for timber production, wildlife and watershed protection, hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes. A state-run nursery sells seedling trees and shrubs to Missouri landowners. Missouri's one national forest, Mark Twain in the southeast, encompassed 1,489,000 acres (603,000 hectares) of National Forest System lands as of 2005.

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated value of nonfuel mineral production by Missouri in 2003 was $1.29 billion, an increase from 2002 of about 2%. The USGS data ranked Missouri as eighth among the 50 states by the total value of its nonfuel mineral production, accounting for almost 3.5% of total US output.

According to the preliminary data for 2003, by value and in descending order, crushed stone, portland cement, lead, and lime were the state's top nonfuel minerals. Collectively, these commodities accounted for almost 90% of all nonfuel mineral output, by value. However, while lead ranked third among the state's top nonfuel minerals, by value of production, Missouri was the top lead-producing state in the United States, accounting for over 50% of the nation's output. The state was also ranked (by value) in 2003 as first in the production of lime and in fire clay, third in zinc and fuller's earth, fifth in crushed stone and portland cement, and sixth in silver.

According to the preliminary data, crushed stone production in 2003 totaled 73.3 million metric tons and was valued at $381 million, while portland cement output that year totaled 5 million metric tons and was valued at $350 million. Construction sand and gravel production in 2003 totaled 10.2 million metric tons and was valued at $43.4 million, while fire clay output stood at 340,000 metric tons, and had a value of $7.36 million, according to the USGS data.

In 2003, Missouri was also an important producer of construction and industrial sand and gravel, common clays, masonry cement, and by value, gemstones.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, Missouri had 137 electrical power service providers, of which 88 were publicly owned and 44 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, four were investor owned, and one was an owner of an independent generator that sold directly to customers. As of that same year there were 2,918,563 retail customers. Of that total, 1,858,353 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 665,489 customers, while publicly owned providers had 394,720 customers. There was only one independent generator or "facility" customer.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 19.976 million kW, with total production that same year at 87.225 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 98.7% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 74.211 billion kWh (85.1%), came from coalfired plants, with nuclear plants in second place at 9.699 billion kWh (11.1%) and natural gas fueled plants in third at 2.624 billion kWh (3%). Other renewable power sources, hydroelectric and petroleum fueled plants accounting for the remainder.

As of 2006, Missouri had one operating nuclear power facility, the Callaway plant located in Callaway County.

Fossil fuel resources are limited. Reserves of bituminous coal totaled 6 billion short tons in 1998, but only a small portion (3 million short tons) was considered recoverable. In 2004, the state had three producing coal mines, all of them surface operations. Coal production that year totaled 578,000 short tons, up from 533,000 short tons in 2003. One short ton equals 2,000 lb (0.907 metric tons).

Small quantities of crude petroleum are also produced commercially. As of 2004, Missouri had proven crude oil reserves of less than 1% of all proven US reserves, while output that same year averaged 241 barrels per day. Including federal offshore domains, the state that year ranked 30th (29th excluding federal offshore) in production among the 31 producing states. In 2004 Missouri had 271 producing oil wells. There are no refineries in Missouri.

As of 2004, Missouri had no proven reserves or production of natural gas.

INDUSTRY

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Missouri's manufacturing sector covered some 20 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $102.803 billion. Of that total, transportation equipment manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $33.158 billion. It was followed by food manufacturing at $14.572 billion; chemical manufacturing at $13.137 billion; machinery manufacturing at $6.219 billion; and fabricated metal product manufacturing at $5.226 billion.

In 2004, a total of 302,906 people in Missouri were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 228,857 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the transportation equipment manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees with 55,659 (46,554 actual production workers). It was followed by food manufacturing, with 37,306 (29,642 actual production workers); machinery manufacturing, with 32,513 (21,676 actual production workers); fabricated metal product manufacturing, with 31,053 (22,690 actual production workers); and plastics and rubber products manufacturing, with 20,539 (15,510 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that Missouri's manufacturing sector paid $12.706 billion in wages. Of that amount, the transportation equipment manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $3.453 billion. It was followed by machinery manufacturing at $1.307 billion; food manufacturing at $1.190 billion; fabricated metal product manufacturing at $1.183 billion; and chemical manufacturing at $798.137 billion.

COMMERCE

Missouri has been one of the nation's leading trade centers ever since merchants in Independence (now part of the Kansas City metropolitan area) began provisioning wagon trains for the Santa Fe Trail.

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, Missouri's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $95.6 billion from 8,491 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 5,019 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 2,697 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 775 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $37.8 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $47.1 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $10.6 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Missouri was listed as having 23,837 retail establishments with sales of $61.8 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (3,160); gasoline stations (3,136); miscellaneous store retailers (2,825); and clothing and clothing accessories stores (2,665). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts stores accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $16.6 billion, followed by general merchandise stores at $10.3 billion; food and beverage stores at $7.1 billion; gasoline stations at $6.8 billion; and building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers at $5.3 billion. A total of 311,593 people were employed by the retail sector in Missouri that year.

Foreign exports of Missouri products exceeded $10.4 billion in 2005.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

The Missouri Department of Insurance handles consumer complaints related to insurance matters. The office has a consumer services division that accepts complaints regarding violations of state insurance laws and regulations, unfair claim practices, advertising, and mandated benefits, policy language, and offers. The Attorney General's office has a Consumer Protection Division which investigates and prosecutes allegations of fraud in connection with the sale or offer for sale (advertising) of goods and services. The Office of the Public Counsel represents utility consumers in proceedings before and appeals from the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC), which regulates the rates and services of utilities.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state Attorney General's Office can initiate civil and criminal proceedings; represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; administer consumer protection and education programs; handle consumer complaints; and exercise broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; and initiate criminal proceedings. However, the office cannot represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

BANKING

The first banks in Missouri, the Bank of St. Louis (established in 1816) and the Bank of Missouri (I817), had both failed by the time Missouri became a state, and the paper notes they had distributed proved worthless. Not until 1837 did the Missouri state government again permit a bank within its borders, and then only after filling its charter with elaborate restrictions. The Bank of Missouri, chartered for 20 years, kept its reputation for sound banking by issuing notes bearing the portrait of US Senator Thomas Hart Benton, nicknamed "Old Bullion" because of his extreme fiscal conservatism.

As of June 2005, Missouri had 372 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 157 state-chartered and 14 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the St Louis market area accounted for the largest portion of the state's bank deposits in 2004 at $48.005 billion, while it ranked second in the number of financial institutions at 138. The Kansas City market area had the most financial institutions at 152, but ranked second in deposits at $32.593 billion. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 8.2% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $8.372 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 91.8% or $94.030 billion in assets held.

In 2004, the median past-due/nonaccrual loan level as a percentage of total loans stood at 1.37%, down from 1.66% in 2003, although in the fourth quarter 2005, the level rose to 1.59%. For the year 2004, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) stood at 4.01%, up from 3.93% in 2003. In fourth quarter 2005, the median NIM rate was 4.07%.

Regulation of state-chartered financial institutions is the responsibility of the Department of Development's Division of Finance.

INSURANCE

In 2004, there were over 3.5 million individual life insurance policies in force with a total value of over $242.9 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was about $420 billion. The average coverage amount is $67,600 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled $1.2 billion.

In 2003, 36 life and insurance companies were domiciled in Missouri, as were 49 property and casualty insurance companies. Direct premiums for property and casualty insurance in Missouri totaled $8.7 billion in 2001. That year, there were 22,397 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $2.6 billion. About $484 million of coverage was held through FAIR plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high risk areas.

In 2004, 56% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 5% held individual policies, and 26% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 12% of residents were uninsured. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 17% for single coverage and 25% for family coverage. The state offers a nine-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 3.8 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $25,000 per individual and $50,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $10,000. Uninsured motorist coverage is also mandatory. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $701.67.

SECURITIES

The Missouri Uniform Securities Act, also known as the "Blue Sky Law" and administered by the Securities Division of the Office of Secretary of State, requires the registration of stocks, bonds, debentures, notes, investment contracts, and oil, gas, and mining interests intended for sale in the state. In cases of fraud, misrepresentation, or other failure to comply with the act, the Missouri investor has the right to sue to recover the investment, plus interest, costs, and attorney fees. Government securities, mutual funds, stocks listed on the principal national exchanges, and securities sold under specific transactional agreements are exempt from registration.

In 2005, there were 1,580 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 5,130 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 117 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 40 NASDAQ companies, 50 NYSE listings, and 5 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had ten Fortune 500 companies; Emerson Electric (based in St. Louis) ranked first in the state and 126th in the nation with revenues of over $17.3 billion, followed by Express Scripts in Maryland Hts. and Anheuser-Busch, Ameren, and Monsanto in St. Louis. Express Scripts is listed with NASDAQ; the other four companies are listed on the NYSE.

PUBLIC FINANCE

The Missouri state budget is prepared by the Office of Administration's Division of Budget and Planning and submitted annually by the governor to the General Assembly for amendment and approval. The fiscal year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Missouri's constitutional revenue and spending limit provides that over time, the growth in state revenues and spending cannot exceed the growth in Missouri personal income.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at $7.5 billion for resources and $7.1 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Missouri were $8.7 billion

In the fiscal year 2007 federal budget, Missouri was slated to receive $96.6 million for exterior repairs, hazardous material abatement, and modernization efforts at the Richard Bolling Federal Building in Kansas City; $25.8 million to replace an operating suite at a veterans' hospital in Columbia; and $7 million for a veterans' medical care center renovation and national cemetery expansion in St. Louis.

TAXATION

In 2005, Missouri collected $9,544 million in tax revenues or $1,645 per capita, which placed it 46th among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Property taxes accounted for 0.2% of the total, sales taxes 31.8%, selective sales taxes 16.4%, individual income taxes 42.1%, corporate income taxes 2.3%, and other taxes 7.2%.

MissouriState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 26,320,416 4,569.52
  General revenue 20,287,403 3,522.12
    Intergovernmental revenue 7,412,108 1,286.82
    Taxes 9,119,664 1,583.28
      General sales 2,950,055 512.16
      Selective sales 1,518,453 263.62
      License taxes 605,590 105.14
      Individual income tax 3,720,749 645.96
      Corporate income tax 224,366 38.95
      Other taxes 100,451 17.44
    Current charges 1,966,875 341.47
    Miscellaneous general revenue 1,788,756 310.55
  Utility revenue - -
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 6,033,013 1,047.40
Total expenditure 22,038,965 3,826.21
  Intergovernmental expenditure 5,260,101 913.21
  Direct expenditure 16,778,864 2,913.00
    Current operation 11,428,958 1,984.19
    Capital outlay 1,505,282 261.33
    Insurance benefits and repayments 2,551,924 443.04
    Assistance and subsidies 653,594 113.47
    Interest on debt 639,106 110.96
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 3,101,488 538.45
Total expenditure 22,038,965 3,826.21
  General expenditure 19,487,011 3,383.16
    Intergovernmental expenditure 5,260,101 913.21
    Direct expenditure 14,226,910 2,469.95
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 6,868,317 1,192.42
    Public welfare 5,657,912 982.28
    Hospitals 1,041,370 180.79
    Health 665,345 115.51
    Highways 1,853,322 321.76
    Police protection 134,869 23.41
    Correction 609,300 105.78
    Natural resources 325,328 56.48
    Parks and recreation 52,556 9.12
    Government administration 616,591 107.05
    Interest on general debt 639,106 110.96
    Other and unallocable 1,022,995 177.60
  Utility expenditure 30 .01
  Liquor store expenditure - -
  Insurance trust expenditure 2,551,924 443.04
Debt at end of fiscal year 16,218,362 2,815.69
Cash and security holdings 59,430,937 10,317.87

As of 1 January 2006, Missouri had 10 individual income tax brackets ranging from 1.5% to 6.0%. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 6.25%.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $4,304,387,000 or $747 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state 37th highest nationally. Local governments collected $4,281,624,000 of the total and the state government $22,763,000.

Missouri taxes retail sales at a rate of 4.225%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 4.5%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 8.725%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is taxable, but at lower rate. The tax on cigarettes is 17 cents per pack, which ranks 50th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Missouri taxes gasoline at 17.55 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Missouri citizens received $1.29 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

Primary responsibility for economic development is vested in the Department of Economic Development (DED). Its Enterprise Zone Program provides a variety of tax credits, exemptions, and other incentives to businesses that locate in designated areas. The division also offers grants, information, technical aid, and other public resources to foster local and regional development. Special programs are provided for the Ozarks region and to rehabilitate urban neighborhoods. Agencies affiliated with the DED include: the Division of Business and Community Services; the Division of Credit Unions; the Division of Finance; the Division of Tourism; the Missouri Arts Council; the Missouri Housing Development Commission; the Missouri Development Finance Board; and the Division of Workforce Development.

HEALTH

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 7.6 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 13.5 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 6.6 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 88.4% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 82% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 9.7 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 294.5; cancer, 217.2; cerebrovascular diseases, 68.5; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 50.5; and diabetes, 28.6. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 2.2 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 6.8 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 58.4% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 24.1% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, Missouri had 119 community hospitals with about 19,300 beds. There were about 831,000 patient admissions that year and 15.7 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 11,900 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,403. Also in 2003, there were about 534 certified nursing facilities in the state with 54,415 beds and an over-all occupancy rate of about 68.6%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 64% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. Missouri had 241 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2003 and 940 nurses per 100,000 in 2004.

In 2005, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University ranked sixth on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News & World Report. In the same report, it ranked ninth for best care in heart disease and heart surgery.

About 26% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 12% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $7.7 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 166,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $205. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 766,425 persons (298,380 households); the average monthly benefit was about $80 per person, the second-lowest average payment in the nation (above Wisconsin). That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $735.7 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. Missouri's TANF program is called Beyond Welfare. In 2004, the state program had 100,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $130 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 1,046,110 Missouri residents. This number included 642,970 retired workers, 102,730 widows and widowers, 153,570 disabled workers, 54,680 spouses, and 92,160 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 18.2% of the total state population and 93.9% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $944; widows and widowers, $891; disabled workers, $872; and spouses, $469. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $477 per month; children of deceased workers, $619; and children of disabled workers, $254. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 116,131 Missouri residents, averaging $386 a month. An additional $2.2 million of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 8,865 residents.

HOUSING

In 2004, Missouri had an estimated 2,564,340 housing units, of which 2,309,205 were occupied; 70.8% were owner-occupied. About 69.3% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Utility gas and electricity were the most common energy sources for heating. It was estimated that 89,522 units lacked telephone services, 11,971 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 12,264 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.42 members.

In 2004, 32,800 new privately owned units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $117,033. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $954. Renters paid a median of $567 per month. In September 2005, the state received a grant of $360,898 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for rural housing and economic development programs. For 2006, HUD allocated to the state over $24.2 million in community development block grants.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission of the Department of Economic Development is empowered to make and insure loans to encourage the construction of residential housing for persons of low or moderate income; funds for mortgage financing are provided through the sale of tax-exempt notes and bonds issued by the commission. Construction of multi-unit public housing stagnated during the 1970s. In 1972, municipal authorities ordered the demolition of two apartment buildings in St. Louis's Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex, built 18 years earlier and regarded by many commentators as a classic case of the failure of such high-rise projects to offer a livable environment; the site remained vacant in the early 1980s. Only 5.5% of St. Louis's housing units in 1990 had been built during the 1980s; during the 1970s, many units were abandoned.

EDUCATION

Although the constitution of 1820 provided for the establishment of public schools, it was not until 1839 that the state's public school system became a reality through legislation creating the office of state superintendent of common schools and establishing a permanent school fund. Missouri schools were officially segregated from 1875 to 1954, when the US Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education; the state's school segregation law was not taken off the books until 1976. In that year, nearly 37% of all black students were in schools that were 99-100% black, a condition fostered by the high concentration of black Missourians in the state's two largest cities. In 1983, a desegregation plan was adopted for St. Louis-area public schools that called for 3,000 black students to be transferred from city to county schools.

In 2004, 87.9% of all Missourians 25 years of age or older were high school graduates, and 28.1% had obtained bachelor's degrees or higher. The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Missouri's public schools stood at 924,000. Of these, 653,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 272,000 attended high school. Approximately 77.7% of the students were white, 18% were black, 2.6% were Hispanic, 1.4% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.4% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 917,000 in fall 2003 and expected to be 910,000 by fall 2014, a decline of 1.6% during the period 200214. In fall 2003, there were 119,812 students enrolled in private schools. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $7.8 billion. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005, eighth graders in Missouri scored 276 out of 500 in mathematics, compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 348,146 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 16.5% of total postsecondary enrollment. As of 2005, Missouri had 123 degree-granting institutions including, 14 public 4-year schools, 20 public 2-year schools, and 54 nonprofit private 4-year schools. The Uni-versity of Missouri, established in 1839, was the first state-supported university west of the Mississippi River. It has four campuses: Columbia (site of the world's oldest and one of the best-known journalism schools), Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis. The Rolla campus, originally founded in 1870 as a mining and engineering school, is still one of the nation's leading universities specializing in technology.

Lincoln University, a public university for blacks until segregation ended in 1954, is located in Jefferson City. There are five regional state universities, at Warrensburg, Maryville, Cape Girardeau, Springfield, and Kirksville, and three state colleges, at St. Louis, St. Joseph, and Joplin. Two leading independent universities, Washington and St. Louis, are located in St. Louis, as is the Concordia Seminary, an affiliate of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the center of much theological and political controversy during the 1970s. The Department of Higher Education offers grants and guaranteed loans to Missouri students.

ARTS

The Missouri Arts Council is a state agency consisting of 15 citizens directly appointed by the director of the Department of Economic Development. In 2005, Missouri arts organizations received 34 grants totaling $2,251,800 from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1994, the Missouri General Assembly established the Missouri Cultural Trust, a state endowment for the arts, with the goal of building it into a $200 million operational endowment in 10 years. The Trust was one of only a few such trusts in the nation, and the only one that received dedicated annual tax revenues. In 2006, the Missouri Arts Council canceled its Capital Incentive Program associated with the Cultural Trust due to insufficient funding. In effect, it was projected that the trust fund would hold only $35,000 by June 2007.

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) was founded to provide opportunities for families and communities to broaden their appreciation for subjects such as history and literature. The MHC sponsors "Chautauqua" an annual weeklong summer history festival on various themes and in 2006 the council launched its "Young Chautauqua" program. The festival is generally in a different community each year. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities contributed $1,947,100 for 15 state programs.

Theatrical performances are offered throughout the state, mostly during the summer. In Kansas City, productions of Broadway musicals and light opera are staged at the Starlight Theater, which seats 7,860 in an open-air setting. The Missouri Repertory Theater or Kansas City Repertory Theater, on the University of Missouri campus in Kansas City, also has a summer season. As of 2006, construction of a new downtown theater was still in process. The new theater was expected to house about 320 people, creating a smaller and more intimate performance space option. In 2006, the Kansas City Repertory Theater announced that their new downtown theater would be named Copaken Stage; the first performance was scheduled to take place in winter 2007. In St. Louis, the 12,000-seat Municipal Opera puts on outdoor musicals, while the Goldenrod, built in 1909 and said to be the largest showboat ever constructed (seating capacity 289), is used today for vaudeville, melodrama, and ragtime shows. Other notable playhouses are the 8,000-seat Riverfront Amphitheater in Hannibal, and the 344-seat Lyceum Theater in Arrow Rock (population 89).

Leading orchestras are the St. Louis Symphony and Kansas City Symphony; Independence, Liberty, Columbia, Kirksville, St. Joseph, and Springfield also have orchestras. The Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City are distinguished musical organizations. In 2000, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis was one of only two US opera companies to receive a grant from the Ford Foundation. The Ford Foundation grant totaled $1.5 million, to be matched 4 to 1 over the next five years. Springfield has a regional opera company.

Between World Wars I and II, Kansas City was the home of a thriving jazz community that included Charlie Parker and Lester Young; leading bandleaders of that time were Benny Moten, Walter Page, and, later, Count Basie. Country music predominates in rural Missouri in places like the Ozark Opry at Osage Beach. The city of Branson is center to numerous live music and performance shows. As of 2006 there were 40 performing venues in Branson, with over 100 shows.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

For the fiscal year ending in June 2001, Missouri had 150 public library systems, with a total of 363 libraries, of which 216 were branches. In that same year, the state's public libraries had 18,716,000 volumes of books and serial publications on their shelves, with a combined total circulation of 38,767,000. The system also had 674,000 audio and 413,000 video items, 17,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 30 bookmobiles. The Missouri State Library, in Jefferson City, is the center of the state's interlibrary loan network. It also serves as the only public library for the population who live in areas without public libraries; it has 79,761 books. The largest public library systems, those of Kansas City and St. Louis County, had 1,204,992 and 2,777,056 volumes, respectively; the public library system of the city of St. Louis had 2,505,182 in 15 branches. The University of Missouri-Columbia has the leading academic library, with 2,850,747 volumes in 1998. The State Historical Society of Missouri Library in Columbia contains 453,000 volumes. The federally-administered Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is at Independence. In fiscal year 2001, operating income for the state's public libraries came to $153,728,000 and included $1,888,000 in federal grants and $3,954,000 in state grants.

Missouri has well over 162 museums and historic sites. The William Rockhill Nelson Gallery/Atkins Museum of Fine Arts in Kansas City and the St. Louis Art Museum each house distinguished general collections, while the Springfield Art Museum specializes in American sculpture, paintings, and relics of the westward movement. The Mark Twain Home and Museum in Hannibal has a collection of manuscripts and other memorabilia. Also notable are the Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia; the Kansas City Museum of History and Science; the Pony Express Stables Museum, St. Joseph; and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Center Museum of Science and Natural History and McDonnell Planetarium, National Museum of Transport, and a zoo, all in St. Louis. Kansas City, Springfield, and Eldon also have zoos.

COMMUNICATIONS

In 1858, John Hockaday began weekly mail service by stagecoach between Independence and Salt Lake City, and John Butterfield, with a $600,000 annual appropriation from Congress, established semi-monthly mail transportation by coach and rail from St. Louis to San Francisco. On 3 April 1860, the Pony Express was launched, picking up mail arriving by train at St. Joseph and racing it westward on horseback; the system ceased in October 1861, when the Pacific Telegraph Co. began operations. The first experiment in airmail service took place at St. Louis in 1911; Charles Lindbergh was an airmail pilot on the St. Louis-Chicago route in 1926.

As of 2004, Missouri had approximately 93.7% of all state residences had telephone service. Additionally, by June of that same year there were 2,859,953 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 60.7% of Missouri households had a computer and 53.0% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 710,812 high-speed lines in Missouri, 653,590 residential and 57,222 for business.

Radio broadcasting in Missouri dates from 1921, when a station at St. Louis University began experimental programming. On Christmas Eve 1922, the first midnight Mass ever to be put on the air was broadcast from the Old Cathedral in St. Louis. The voice of a US president was heard over the air for the first time on 21 June 1923, when Warren G. Harding gave a speech in St. Louis. FM broadcasting began in Missouri during 1948. As of 2005 there were 36 major commercial AM stations and 97 major FM stations in service. Missouri's first television station, KSD-TV in St. Louis, began in 1947, with WDAF-TV in Kansas City following in 1949. As of 2005, Missouri had 25 major television stations. The St. Louis area had 1,114,370 television households, and only 56% of those received cable (one of the lowest penetration rates of all cities) in 1999. Kansas City had a 65% penetration rate in 802,580 television households in that same year.

A total of 84,512 Internet domain names had been registered in Missouri as of 2000.

PRESS

The Missouri Gazette, published in St. Louis in 1808 by the politically independent and controversial Joseph Charless, was the state's first newspaper; issued to 174 subscribers, the paper was partly in French. In 1815, a group of Charless's enemies raised funds to establish a rival paper, the Western Journal, and brought in Joshua Norvell from Nashville to edit it. By 1820 there were five newspapers in Missouri.

Since that time, many Missouri newspapermen have achieved national recognition. The best known is Samuel Clemens (later Mark Twain), who started out as a "printer's devil" in Hannibal at the age of 13. Hungarian-born Joseph Pulitzer began his journalistic career in 1868 as a reporter for a German-language daily in St. Louis. Pulitzer created the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from the merger of two defunct newspapers in 1878, endowed the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York City, and established by bequest the Pulitzer Prizes, which annually honor journalistic and artistic achievement.

The following table shows Missouri's leading dailies with their approximate 2005 circulations:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Kansas City Kansas City Star (m,S) 275,747 388,425
St. Louis St. Louis Post-Dispatch (m,S) 286,310 449,845

Periodicals include the St. Louis-based Sporting News, the bimonthly "bible" of baseball fans; VFW Magazine, put out monthly in Kansas City by the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and the Missouri Historical View, a quarterly with offices in Columbia. As of 2005 there were 13 morning newspapers, 29 evening dailies, and 23 Sunday papers.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 7,460 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 4,647 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations.

Among the national and international organizations with headquarters in Kansas City are the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA, the American Gulf War Veterans Association, Camp Fire USA., People-to-People International, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Business Women's Association, the American Nurses Association, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the American Humor Studies Association, and Professional Secretaries International.

Headquartered in St. Louis are the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Optometric Association, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the Danforth Foundation, the International Consumer Credit Association, National Garden Clubs, and the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association. Children International and DeMolay International are based in Kansas City. Two major religious organizations based in the state are the Baptist Bible Fellowship International and the Gospel Missionary Union. The General Society, Sons of the Revolution is based in Independence.

State culture is represented in part by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation, both of which have national memberships. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is located in Kansas City. The Missouri Arts Council is based in St. Louis.

Other organizations include the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (Columbia), the National Christmas Tree Association (St. Louis), and the American Cat Fanciers Association (Branson).

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

In 2004, the state hosted some 37.7 million domestic travelers, an all-time high, with 69% of all visitors coming from out-of-state. About 42% of all visitors came to visit family or friends. Of those traveling strictly for leisure activities, shopping was the major attraction. Total travel revenues were $8.3 billion and the industry supported over 284,916 jobs. The most popular vacation areas are the St. Louis region (40% of all visits) and the Kansas City area (23%).

The principal attraction in St. Louis is the Gateway Arch, at 630 feet (192 meters) the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948 but not constructed until three years after his death in 1964, the arch and the Museum of Westward Expansion form part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the western shore of the Mississippi River.

In the Kansas City area are the modern Crown Center hotels and shopping plaza, Country Club Plaza, the Truman Sports Complex, Ft. Osage near Sibley, Jesse James's birthplace near Excelsior Springs, and Harry Truman's hometown of Independence, where his presidential library and museum are housed. Memorabilia of Mark Twain are housed in and around Hannibal in the northeast, and the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, a national monument, is in Diamond.

The Lake of the Ozarks, with 1,375 mi (2,213 km) of shoreline, is one of the most popular vacation spots in mid-America. Other attractions are the Silver Dollar City handicrafts center near Branson; the Pony Express Stables and Museum at St. Joseph; Wilson's Creek National Battlefield at Republic, site of a Confederate victory in the Civil War; and the "Big Springs Country" of the Ozarks, in the southeast. The state fair is held in Sedalia each August. The city of Gallatin contains the history of the famous outlaw Jesse James and his gang. Walt Disney modeled his rendition of Main Street, Disneyland, after his hometown of Marcelline.

Missouri has 27 state parks. Operated by the Department of Natural Resources, they offer camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking facilities. Lake of the Ozarks State Park is the largest, covering 16,872 acres (6,828 hectares). Branson hosts a musical resort and theater which attracts many visitors. There are also 27 historic sites; state parks and historic sites cover 105,000 acres (43,050 hectares). Hunting and fishing are popular recreational activities in state parks.

SPORTS

There are six major professional sports teams in Missouri: the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball; the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams of the National Football League; the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League; and the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer.

The Cardinals won the World Series in 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, and 1982. The Royals have won the World Series once, in 1985, against their cross-state rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Chiefs appeared in Super Bowl I in 1967, losing to the Green Bay Packers. They won the Super Bowl in their next appearance, in 1970. The Rams moved to St. Louis from Los Angeles after the 1994 season and now play in the 66,000-seat Edward Jones Dome, which opened in 1995. They won the Super Bowl in 2000 with a dramatic 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Horse racing has a long history in Missouri. In 1812, St. Charles County sportsmen held two-day horse races; by the 1820s, racetracks were laid out in nearly every city and in crossroads villages.

In collegiate sports, the University of Missouri competes in the Big Twelve Conference.

FAMOUS MISSOURIANS

Harry S Truman (18841972) has been the only native-born Missourian to serve as US president or vice president. Elected US senator in 1932, Truman became Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice-presidential running mate in 1944 and succeeded to the presidency upon Roosevelt's death on 12 April 1945. The "man from Independence"whose tenure in office spanned the end of World War II, the inauguration of the Marshall Plan to aid European economic recovery, and the beginning of the Korean conflictwas elected to the presidency in his own right in 1948, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey in one of the most surprising upsets in US political history. Charles Evans Whittaker (b.Kansas, 190173) was a federal district and appeals court judge in Missouri before his appointment as Supreme Court associate justice in 1957. Among the state's outstanding US military leaders are Generals John J. Pershing (18601948) and Omar Bradley (18931981).

Other notable federal officeholders from Missouri include Edward Bates (b.Virginia, 17931869), Abraham Lincoln's attorney general and the first cabinet official to be chosen from a state west of the Mississippi River; Montgomery Blair (b.Kentucky, 181383), postmaster general in Lincoln's cabinet; and Norman Jay Colman (b.New York, 18271911), the first secretary of agriculture. Missouri's best-known senator was Thomas Hart Benton (b.North Carolina, 17821858), who championed the interests of Missouri and the West for 30 years. Other well-known federal legislators include Francis P. Blair Jr. (b.Kentucky, 182175), antislavery congressman, pro-Union leader during the Civil War, and Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1868; Benjamin Gratz Brown (b.Kentucky, 182685), senator from 1863 to 1867 and later governor of the state and Republican vice-presidential nominee (1872); Carl Schurz (b.Germany, 18291906), senator from 1869 to 1875 and subsequently US secretary of the interior, as well as a journalist and Union military leader; William H. Hatch (b.Kentucky, 183396), sponsor of much agricultural legislation as a US representative from 1879 to 1895; Richard P. Bland (b.Kentucky, 183599), leader of the free-silver bloc in the US House of Representatives; James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark (b.Kentucky, 18501921), speaker of the House from 1911 to 1919; W. Stuart Symington (b.Massachusetts, 190188), senator from 1953 to 1977 and earlier the nation's first secretary of the Air Force; and Thomas F. Eagleton (b.1929), senator since 1969 and, briefly, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1972, until publicity about his having received electroshock treatment for depression forced him off the ticket. (Eagleton announced in 1984 that he would not seek reelection to the Senate in 1986.)

Outstanding figures in Missouri history included two pioneering fur traders: William Henry Ashley (b.Virginia, 17781838), who later became a US representative, and Manuel Lisa (b.Louisiana, 17721820), who helped establish trade relations with the Indians. Meriwether Lewis (b.Virginia, 17741809) and William Clark (b.Virginia, 17701838) explored Missouri and the West during 18046; Lewis later served as governor of Louisiana Territory, with headquarters at St. Louis, and Clark was governor of Missouri Territory from 1813 to 1821. Dred Scott (b.Virginia, 17951858), a slave owned by a Missourian, figured in a Supreme Court decision that set the stage for the Civil War. Missourians with unsavory reputations include such desperadoes as Jesse James (184782), his brother Frank (18431915), and Cole Younger (18441916), also a member of the James gang. Another well-known native was Kansas City's political boss, Thomas Joseph Pendergast (18721945), a power among Missouri Democrats until convicted of income tax evasion in 1939 and sent to Leavenworth prison.

Among notable Missouri educators were William Torrey Harris (b.Connecticut, 18351909), superintendent of St. Louis public schools, US commissioner of education, and an authority on Hegelian philosophy; James Milton Turney (18401915), who helped establish Lincoln University for blacks at Jefferson City; and Susan Elizabeth Blow (18431916), cofounder with Harris of the first US public kindergarten at St. Louis in 1873. Distinguished scientists include agricultural chemist George Washington Carver (18641943), astronomers Harlow Shapley (18851972) and Edwin P. Hubble (18891953), Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist Arthur Holly Compton (b.Ohio, 18921962), and mathematician-cyberneticist Norbert Wiener (18941964). Engineer and inventor James Buchanan Eads (b.Indiana, 182087) supervised construction during 186774 of the St. Louis bridge that bears his name. Charles A. Lindbergh (b.Michigan 190274) was a pilot and aviation instructor in the St. Louis area during the 1920s before wining worldwide acclaim for his solo New York-Paris flight.

Prominent Missouri businessmen include brewer Adolphus Busch (b.Germany, 18391913); William Rockhill Nelson (b.Indiana, 18471915), who founded the Kansas City Star (1880); Joseph Pulitzer (b.Hungary, 18471911), who merged two failed newspapers to establish the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1878) and later endowed the journalism and literary prizes that bear his name; and James Cash Penney (18751971), founder of the J. C. Penney Co. Noteworthy journalists from Missouri include newspaper and magazine editor William M. Reedy (18621920), newspaper reporter Herbert Bayard Swope (18821958), and television newscaster Walter Cronkite (b.1916). Other distinguished Missourians include theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (18921971), civil rights leader Roy Wilkins (190181), and medical missionary Thomas Dooley (192761).

Missouri's most popular author is Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 18351910), whose Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) evoke his boyhood in Hannibal. Novelist Harold Bell Wright (b.New York, 18721944) wrote about the people of the Ozarks; Robert Heinlein (190788) is a noted writer of science fiction, and William S. Burroughs (191497) an experimental novelist. Poet-critic T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot (18881965), awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948, was born in St. Louis but became a British subject in 1927. Other Missouri-born poets include Sara Teasdale (18841933), Marianne Moore (18871972), and Langston Hughes (190267). Popular novelist and playwright Rupert Hughes (18721956) was a Missouri native, as was Zoe Akins (18861958), a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Distinguished painters who lived in Missouri include George Caleb Bingham (b.Virginia, 181179), who also served in several state offices; James Carroll Beckwith (18521917); and Thomas Hart Benton (18891975), the grandnephew and namesake of the state's famous political leader. Among the state's important musicians are ragtime pianist-composers Scott Joplin (b.Texas, 18681917) and John William "Blind" Boone (18641927); W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy (b.Alabama, 18731958), composer of "St. Louis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," and other classics; composer-critic Virgil Thomson (18961989), known for his operatic collaborations with Gertrude Stein; jazzman Coleman Hawkins (190769); and popular songwriter Burt Bacharach (b.1929). Photographer Walker Evans (190375) was a St. Louis native.

Missouri-born entertainers include actors Wallace Beery, (18891949), Vincent Price (191193), and Edward Asner (b.1929); actresses Jean Harlow (Harlean Carpenter, 191137), Jane Wyman (b.1914), Betty Grable (191673), and Shelley Winters (19222006); dancers Sally Rand (190479) and Josephine Baker (190675); actress-dancer Ginger Rogers (191195); film director John Huston (190684); and opera stars Helen Traubel (190372), Gladys Swarthout (190469), and Grace Bumbry (b.1937). In popular music, the state's most widely known singer-songwriter is Charles "Chuck" Berry (b.California, 1926), whose works had a powerful influence on the development of rock and roll.

St. Louis Cardinals stars who became Hall of Famers include Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean (b.Arkansas, 191174), Stanley Frank "Stan the Man" Musial (b.Pennsylvania, 1920), Robert "Bob" Gibson (b.Nebraska, 1935), and Louis "Lou" Brock (b.Arkansas, 1939). Among the native Missourians who achieved stardom in the sports world are baseball manager Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (18901975), catcher Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (b.1925), sportscaster Joe Garagiola (b.1926), and golfer Tom Watson (b.1949).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Burnett, Robyn. German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996.

Christensen, Lawrence O. et al. (ed.). Dictionary of Missouri Biography. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

Council of State Governments. The Book of the States, 2006 Edition. Lexington, Ky.: Council of State Governments, 2006.

Greene, Lorenzo J., et al. Missouri's Black Heritage. Rev. ed. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993.

Hall, Leonard. Stars Upstream: Life along an Ozark River. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1991.

Larsen, Lawrence Harold. Federal Justice in Western Missouri: The Judges, the Cases, the Times. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994.

Mobil Travel Guide. Great Plains 2006: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma. Lincolnwood, Ill.: ExxonMobil Travel Publications, 2006.

McAuliffe, Emily. Missouri Facts and Symbols. Mankato, Minn.: Hilltop Books, 2000.

Stone, Jeffrey C. Slavery, Southern Culture, and Education in Little Dixie, Missouri, 18201860. New York: Routledge, 2006.

US Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, US Census Bureau. Missouri, 2000. Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics: 2000 Census of Population and Housing. Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 2003.

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Missouri

MISSOURI

MISSOURI. Missouri's diversity marks it as a microcosm of the nation. Located in the center of the country and drained by the great Mississippi River on its eastern border and bisected by the Missouri River, Missouri's land area is 68,886 square miles. In 2000, the state's population stood at 5,595, 211, with 11.2 percent being African American, just short of the 12.3 percent in the nation.

With rich farmlands north of the Missouri River devoted to general agriculture, a 200-day growing season in the Mississippi Delta of the southeast portion of the state for cotton, melons, soybeans, and rice, the Osage Plains in the southwest for dairying and cattle raising, and the Ozark Highlands occupying 31,000 square miles of the rest, Missouri offers a wide range of landforms. The Boston Mountains that make up the Ozarks are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the nation. The free-flowing Jack's Fork, Current, and Eleven Points Rivers provide opportunities for floating that places one in the natural beauty of the Ozarks. The Gasconade, White, and Osage Rivers add further to the charm of the region. Meramec, Round, and Big are some of the springs found in Missouri. Numerous caves add further to the attraction of the state.

The leading producer of lead in the world, Missouri also produces many minerals, including an abundance of coal, zinc, limestone, silica, barite, clay for brick-making, and Carthage marble, from which the State Capitol is constructed. Timber resources are abundant as well, and only the absence of oil in any quantity keeps Missouri from having all of the important natural resources.

Missouri's two major cities represent the urban dimension to its status as a microcosm of the nation. St. Louis, with more than 2.5 million people in its metropolitan area, retains the look and feel of an eastern city. Kansas City, with its more than 1.7 million metropolitan area residents, broad avenues, and expansive boundaries, is clearly a western city. Branson, in the southwest corner of the state, is an entertainment capital that surpasses Nashville, Tennessee, in its live performances and attraction of more than 6 million visitors a year. Diversity marks Missouri.

People

The people of the state also represent the citizens of the nation. Native Americans, particularly the Osage, dominated the area called Missouri before European explorers entered the region. Preceded by Mound Builders of the Mississippian period (a.d. 900–1500), who left their imprint on the earth still to be seen at Cahokia Mounds in Illinois, the Osage dominated the area when Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, early French explorers, came to the area in the 1670s. The state takes its name from the Missouri Indians, who succumbed to attacks from their enemies, the Sauk Indians, and from smallpox epidemics. Remnants of the Missouri eventually blended with the Oto tribe of Kansas. Other French explorers, including René Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, Claude Du Tisne, and Etienne De Bourgmont, added to European knowledge and promoted settlement in the area. In 1720, Phillipe Renault introduced African American slaves into the area as the labor force for mining lead. In 1750, the French made the first permanent European settlement in the state at Ste. Genevieve. Just fourteen years later, Pierre Laclede Liguest and his adopted son, Auguste Chouteau, founded St. Louis, some one hundred miles north and also on the Mississippi River. Liguest and the other early French settlers sought to either profit from the fur trade with the Indians or to gain riches from mineral resources. Fur interested Chouteau and his descendants, and for the next sixty years, the Chouteau family explored, traded, and moved across Missouri. Even after Spain took over the area in 1762 through the Treaty of Fontainebleau, the French remained dominant. In 1800, Spain relinquished political control back to France through the Treaty of San Ildefonso. Three years later, Napoleon Bonaparte sold the entire Louisiana Territory, which included Missouri, to the United States. By then, other towns included St. Charles (1769), Cape Girardeau (1793), and New Madrid (1789).

Territorial Period

Disputed land claims accompanied the establishment of control by the United States. Spanish governors had been lavish in rewarding their friends with large grants. When Americans began entering the region in great numbers between 1803 and 1810, they began disputing these claims. To confuse the matter further, when the great earthquake hit the New Madrid area in 1811–1812, the territorial government offered those devastated by the quake the right to claim land in central Missouri called the Boonslick area (named for the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and his sons, who had come to Missouri in 1799). A land commission settled some of the claims and the first territorial secretary, Frederick Bates, settled others between 1812 and 1820, but it took until 1880 for the last claim to be resolved.

President Thomas Jefferson, who had purchased Louisiana, decided to explore and lay claim to as much area as possible. In 1804, he sent an expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on one of the greatest adventures in American history. The intrepid travelers went up the Missouri River to its origins and then along the Columbia River to the Pacific Coast. They returned in 1806 with broad knowledge of the Native Americans and the plants and animals that lived in this vast region. They also drew maps of the area. News of their findings spurred settlement and the establishment of extensive fur trading operations throughout the west. Fur trading became Missouri's first important industry.

Between 1804 and 1810, Missouri's population doubled from 10,000 to 20,000. It moved through the stages of territorial administration established by the Northwest Ordinance and became a third-class territory in 1816. By 1820, the population reached 67,000, and Missourians sought statehood.

Many settlers came from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. They brought slaves with them and quickly established a predominantly Southern culture in the Boonslick area, which became known as "Little Dixie." Still other settlers from those states and North Carolina began to enter the Ozarks, but they reflected their hill origins and brought few slaves with them.

The Missouri Compromise

The question of Missouri's entrance into the union of states evoked the first national debate over slavery. Through the efforts of Kentucky senator Henry Clay, a compromise that left the number of states even allowed Missouri to come into the Union as a slave state, for Maine to enter the Union as a free state, and for there to be no more slave states allowed north of the southern boundary of Missouri. Missouri became the twenty-fourth state to enter the Union in 1821.

The convention that drew up the constitution and the first general assembly met in St. Louis. The assembly designated St. Charles as temporary capital, and then on 31 December 1821 it decided to locate a new capitol on the banks of the Missouri River about 12 miles from the mouth of the Osage River. Named after Thomas Jefferson, the City of Jefferson became Missouri's seat of government.

The Age of Benton

Elected as one of the two United States senators in 1821, Thomas Hart Benton and his central Missouri supporters dominated Missouri politics for the next thirty years. A spokesman for the interests of hard money and cheap land, Benton became synonymous with Jacksonian Democracy, the party of President Andrew Jackson. During the 1840s, as the question of slavery and its expansion

reached its zenith with the annexation of Texas, Benton took the side of free soil. His former supporters in central Missouri found new leaders in Claiborne Fox Jackson and David Rice Atchison, who associated Missouri's interests with the Southern states. Through a series of resolutions that passed the legislature in 1849, the supporters of slavery tried to force Benton's hand. His refusal to accept the resolutions caused him to lose his reelection campaign, and Missouri became so politically divided that for a period in the 1850s, only David Rice Atchison represented the state in the Senate, because a majority of the General Assembly could not decide on anyone.

In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which opened the territories to slavery and negated the Missouri Compromise. Contention over slavery and its extension led to fighting in Kansas, with Missourians along the border supporting slavery and the forces of abolition supporting a free Kansas. This fighting represented a prelude to the Civil War (1861–1865).

The Dred Scott Decision and the Civil War

While "Bleeding Kansas" gripped the nation's attention, the Supreme Court in 1857 decided that Dred Scott and his wife Harriet must stay in slavery. During the 1840s, Dred and Harriet, Missouri slaves, sued for their freedom on the grounds that they had been taken to free territories by their master. Reversing precedent and quite divided, the court ruled against the Scotts. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney went even further in the majority opinion, when he wrote that African Americans had no right to citizenship rights, thus making any suit invalid. A minority of justices wrote dissenting opinions, revealing the deep divisions within the country.

The election of 1860 further indicated that division. Four major candidates ran for president, and, Abraham Lincoln, the candidate of a purely regional party, won. Even before Lincoln's inauguration, South Carolina and other Southern states began to secede. Claiborne Jackson and Thomas Reynolds, the newly elected governor and lieutenant governor of Missouri, had run as moderates, but they attempted to lead Missouri into the Confederacy. Jackson called a convention to decide on secession, and the elected delegates surprised him by voting unanimously to stay in the Union. Federal forces led by Nathaniel Lyon and Frank Blair took forceful action and drove Jackson and Reynolds from the state. The pro-Confederates eventually established a government in exile and sent representatives to the Confederate government. Meanwhile, a provisional governor, Hamilton R. Gamble, ran the state government.

During the war, some 50,000 Missourians fought for the Confederacy and more than 100,000 fought for the Union. Some 8,000 of Missouri's 115,000 African Americans fought for their freedom. Only Virginia and Tennessee surpassed Missouri in the number of battles fought during the war. "Civil War" found its true meaning in Missouri as fathers fought sons and brothers fought each other. The intensity of guerrilla fighting on the western border involving such infamous figures as Frank and Jesse James and William Quantrill on the South's side, and the notorious General James Lane on the North's side went unsurpassed in brutality.

The influx of German immigrants into Missouri, and especially St. Louis, during the 1840s and 1850s helped greatly in keeping Missouri in the Union. The German immigrants hated slavery. A number of the new immigrants had left Germany because they fought on the losing side during the Revolution of 1848. Between 1850 and 1860, St. Louis's population more than doubled, going from 77,000 to 160,773, and 50,000 of these people had been born in Germany. Ireland also sent many of its sons and daughters to Missouri, and they represented the second most important immigrant group in the state's population.

The end of the war brought Radical Republican domination in Missouri, and five years of Reconstruction. Again, Missouri experienced, as it had in the Civil War, the nation's experiences in microcosm. Missouri officially freed its slaves before the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, but the 1865 Constitution provided for segregated schools. But through the leadership of white Republicans and black James Milton Turner, a statewide school system was established in Missouri. Also, court cases in the late 1860s ruled against segregation of the state's public transportation facilities. And once African Americans achieved the right to vote through the Fifteenth Amendment, they never lost it in Missouri. The mixed pattern of race relations in Missouri reflected the complexity of race relations in the nation as a whole.

Industrial Missouri

Railroads transformed Missouri and led to the growth of cities. In 1870, Missouri had completed 1,200 miles of track. By 1920, more than 8,529 miles of track carried goods and people to all but four of the 114 counties in the state. New towns blossomed, manufacturing greatly increased, and employment opportunities spurred immigration from throughout Europe. St. Louis grew from 160,000 in 1860 to more than 575,000 by 1900. Kansas City changed from a village in 1860 to a city of 163,000 by the end of the century. With the growth of its two major cities came organized labor. In 1877, St. Louis experienced the first general strike in the nation's history. Missouri's greatest writer, Samuel Clemens, known as Mark Twain, commented on this era in his coauthored, The Gilded Age, and made some failed investments in this industrial age. Machine politics also accompanied industrialization.

Ed Butler, a former blacksmith, created a political machine in St. Louis. Future Democratic Governor Joseph W. Folk made his reputation by attacking Butler's political corruption. He went from circuit attorney to governor in only three years and became nationally famous for reform. Progressives across the nation recognized Folk's efforts.

In Kansas City, Boss Tom Pendergast controlled city politics from the 1920s until his conviction for income tax invasion in 1939. Besides lining his pockets, Pendergast allowed a wide-open city where musicians could find lucrative employment and play all night. The Kansas City sound with such bands as Count Basie's influenced jazz nationally. Building upon this heritage, Kansas Citian Charles "Bird" Parker helped invent a jazz form called bebop in the 1940s. Of course, jazz built on the ragtime music of Sedalia and St. Louis composer Scott Joplin.

World War IWorld War II

Missouri supported World War I(1914–1918) and sent General John J. Pershing to lead United States forces in Europe. Future President Harry S. Truman gained significant leadership experience as a Captain in the Great War, as it was called. During the 1920s, Missourians reflected the trends of the nation by electing Republicans as governors. With the spread of good roads, educational opportunities greatly increased during the decade. Woman's suffrage provided activists such as Emily Newell Blair with new opportunities for leadership. Missouri women such as Sara Teasdale and Fanny Hurst became nationally known writers, and not long afterward, Mary Margaret McBride began her remarkable radio career.

During the 1930s, Democratic governors attacked the depression. The January 1939 roadside demonstrations of former sharecroppers in southeast Missouri demonstrated how difficult conditions remained even after six years of the New Deal. In Missouri as in the nation, only World War II (1939–1945) relieved depression conditions. No business in Missouri benefited more from the war than the company founded by James S. McDonnell, who built airplanes in St. Louis. In addition, Truman gained a national reputation as the watchdog of defense contracts, which propelled him into the vice presidency and then in 1945, when Franklin Roosevelt died, into the presidency.

The Postwar World

The years after World War II brought school consolidation to Missouri, beginning in 1947, integration of the public schools during the 1950s, and major tests of the efficacy of busing to improve racial diversity in St. Louis and Kansas City during the 1980s and 1990s. Higher education expanded through the creation of the University of Missouri system in 1963 and the addition of four-year campuses in Joplin and St. Joseph during the late 1960s. A full-fledged junior college system and the takeover of Harris-Stowe College by the state completed the expansion of higher education. During the 1990s, in an effort to equalize funding for schools, Democratic leaders created a new formula for allocating state money to school districts.

In politics, Missouri remained a bellwether state, reflecting almost exactly the nation's preferences for candidates. During the 1960s, Democrats governed, with Governor Warren Hearnes becoming the first Missourian to serve two terms in that office because of a change in the state constitution. In the 1968 election, Hearnes won his second term, but in the same election John Danforth, a Republican, became attorney general. Danforth recruited other likely candidates and led in a Republican takeover of the governor's office in 1972 with the election of Christopher "Kit" Bond. In 1976, Bond lost to Democrat Joe Teasdale, as Missouri reflected national politics again. But in 1980, the state went for Ronald Reagan and Kit Bond won reelection. Meanwhile, John Danforth had replaced Democrat Stuart Symington in the Senate. Future United States Attorney General John Ashcroft served as governor after Bond, and Bond joined Danforth in the Senate. With Danforth's retirement, Ashcroft won his seat and two Republicans represented Missouri in the Senate. In 1992, just as Bill Clinton broke Republican dominance in the presidency, so did Democrat Mel Carnahan win election as governor of Missouri. He won again in 1996, and ran against Ashcroft for the Senate in 2000. A plane crash took his life and the lives of his son and an aide less than a month before the election, which led to an unprecedented development. Missouri voters elected the deceased Carnahan to the Senate. Roger Wilson, who had succeeded Carnahan in the governor's chair, appointed Carnahan's wife, Jean, to the office. Jean Carnahan became the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate, although during the 1980s, Lieutenant Governor Harriet Woods came very close to defeating Kit Bond for the same office.

Finally, to complete the analogy of Missouri as a microcosm of the nation, it suffered urban sprawl during the 1980s and 1990s. While St. Louis's metropolitan population greatly expanded, the city's population declined from a high of 850,000 in 1950 to only 348,189 in 2000. Kansas City, with the boundaries of a western city, encompassed the sprawl within its borders, and surpassed St. Louis as the state's largest city. In 2000, its population stood at 441,545. The state's third largest city reflected growth in the Ozarks. Springfield counted 151,500 people in 2000. Indeed, except for population growth north of St. Louis, over the last twenty years, the Ozarks region has grown the fastest, replicating rapid growth of resort areas across the nation.

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Foley, William E. The Genesis of Missouri: From Wilderness Out-post to Statehood. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1989.

Greene, Lorenzo, Gary R. Kremer, and Antonio F. Holland. Missouri's Black Heritage. 2d ed. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993.

Hurt, R. Douglas. Agriculture and Slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1992.

March, David D. The History of Missouri. 4 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1967.

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Missouri (state, United States)

Missouri (mĬzŏŏr´ē, –ə), one of the midwestern states of the United States. It is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, across the Mississippi River (E), Arkansas (S), Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska (W), and Iowa (N).

Facts and Figures

Area, 69,686 sq mi (180,487 sq km). Pop. (2010) 5,988,927, a 7% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, Jefferson City. Largest city, Kansas City. Statehood, Aug. 10, 1821 (24th state). Highest pt., Taum Sauk Mt., 1,772 ft (540 m); lowest pt., St. Francis River, 230 ft (70 m). Nickname, Show Me State. Motto,Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto [The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law]. State bird, bluebird. State flower, hawthorn. State tree, dogwood. Abbr., Mo.; MO

Geography

Two great rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri, have had a great influence on the development of Missouri. The Mississippi tied the region to the South, particularly to New Orleans. The Missouri crosses the state from west to east and enters the Mississippi near St. Louis; the portion of its valley between St. Louis and what became Kansas City was the greatest avenue of early-19th-cent. advance westward across the continent.

The region N of the Missouri River is largely prairie land, where, as on the Iowa plains to the north, corn and livestock are raised. Most of the region S of the Missouri is covered by foothills and by the plateau of the Ozark Mts., a region of hill country populated by a relatively isolated, self-reliant people. The rough, heavily forested eastern section of the Ozarks extends into the less hilly farming plateau in the west and encompasses the irregular, twisting Lake of the Ozarks to the northwest.

In SW Missouri is a long, narrow area of flat land, part of the Great Plains, where livestock and forage crops are raised. In the southeast, in the "Bootheel" region below Cape Girardeau, are the cotton fields of the Mississippi floodplain, a once-swampy area improved after the establishment of a drainage system in 1805. The state's rivers have periodically flooded and eroded fertile farmlands. In 1993 flooding cost 31 lives and caused an estimated $3 billion in damage, much of it to agriculture. The Missouri River basin project represents a major flood control effort.

The capital is Jefferson City, and the largest cities are Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, and Independence. Places of interest include the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, in St. Louis; George Washington Carver National Monument, in Diamond; Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, near Springfield; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City; the Harry S. Truman Memorial Library, in Independence; and the Museum of the American Indian, in St. Joseph. A 185-mi (300 km) bicycle trail stretches from near St. Louis to Sedalia.

Economy

Missouri's economy rests chiefly on industry. Aerospace and transportation equipment are the main manufactures; food products, chemicals, printing and publishing, machinery, fabricated metals, and electrical equipment are also important. St. Louis is an important center for the manufacture of metals and chemicals. In Kansas City, long a leading market for livestock and wheat, the manufacture of vending machines and of cars and trucks are leading industries.

Coal in the west and north central sections, lead in the southeast, and zinc in the southwest are among the resources exploited by Missouri's mining concerns. Lead (Missouri has been the top U.S. producer), cement, and stone are the chief minerals produced.

Missouri remains important agriculturally; with over 100,000 farms, the state ranks second only to Texas. The most valuable farm products are soybeans, corn, cattle, hogs, wheat, and dairy items. The development of resorts in the Ozarks, including Branson and several lakes, has boosted tourism income.

Government, Politics, and Higher Education

In 1945, Missouri adopted a new state constitution that remains in effect. The governor is elected for a term of four years. The general assembly (legislature) has a senate with 34 members and a house of representatives with 163 members. The state sends eight representatives and two senators to the U.S. Congress and has 10 electoral votes in presidential elections. In 1992, Democrat Mel Carnahan was elected governor; he won reelection in 1996. After Gov. Carnahan died in a plane crash in Oct., 2000, Lt. Gov. Roger B. Wilson succeeded him. In November, Democrat Bob Holden was elected to the office. In 2004 Republican Matt Blunt won the governorship, but in 2008 and 2012 voters elected a Democrat, Jay Nixon.

Institutions of higher learning include the Univ. of Missouri, with campuses at Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and Saint Louis; Missouri State Univ., at Springfield; Saint Louis Univ., Washington Univ., and Webster Univ., at St. Louis; Rockhurst College, at Kansas City; and Westminster College, at Fulton.

History

French Exploration and Settlement

Missouri's recorded history begins in the latter half of the 17th cent. when the French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet descended the Mississippi River, followed by Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, who claimed the whole area drained by the Mississippi River for France, calling the territory Louisiana. When the French explorers arrived the area was inhabited by Native Americans of the Osage and the Missouri groups, and by the end of the 17th cent. French trade with the Native Americans flourished.

In the early 18th cent. the French worked the area's lead mines and made numerous trips through Missouri in search of furs. Trade down the Mississippi prompted the settlement of Ste. Geneviève about 1735 and the founding of St. Louis in 1764 by Pierre Laclede and René Auguste Chouteau, who were both in the fur-trading business. Although not involved in the last conflict (1754–63) of the French and Indian Wars, Missouri was affected by the French defeat when, in 1762, France secretly ceded the territory west of the Mississippi to Spain. In 1800 the Louisiana Territory (including the Missouri area) was retroceded to France, but in 1803 it passed to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.

French influence remained dominant, even though by this time Americans had filtered into the territory, particularly to the lead mines at Ste Geneviève and Potosi. By the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803–6), St. Louis was already known as the gateway to the Far West.

Territorial Status and Statehood

The U.S. Territory of Missouri was set up in 1812, but settlement was slow even after the War of 1812. The coming of the steamboat increased traffic and trade on the Mississippi, and settlement progressed. Planters from the South had introduced slavery into the territory, but their plantations were restricted to a small area. However, the question of admitting the Missouri Territory as a state became a burning national issue because it involved the question of extending slavery into the territories. The dispute was resolved by the Missouri Compromise, which admitted (1821) Missouri to the Union as a slave state but excluded slavery from lands of the Louisiana Purchase north of lat. 36°30′N. (All of Missouri lies north of 36°30′ except for the southeastern "bootheel." )

Slaveholding interests became politically powerful, but the state remained principally a fur-trading center. In 1822, W. H. Ashley (who later made a fortune in fur trading) led an expedition of the adventurous trappers who became known as mountain men up the Missouri River to explore the West for furs. From Missouri traders established a thriving commerce over the Santa Fe Trail with the inhabitants of New Mexico, and pioneers followed the Oregon Trail to settle the Northwest. Franklin, Westport, Independence, and St. Joseph became famous as the points of origin of these expeditions.

Settlement of Missouri itself quickened, spreading in the 1820s over the river valleys into central Missouri and by the 1830s into W Missouri. The boundaries of the state were formed after Native Americans gave up their claim to Platte co. in 1836; this strip of land in the northwest corner of Missouri was added to the state. Mormon immigrants came to settle Missouri in the 1830s, but their opposition to slavery and their growing numbers made them unwelcome and they were driven from the state in 1839. German immigrants, however, were cordially received during the 1840s and 50s, settling principally in the St. Louis area.

Slavery, Civil War, and a New Missouri

In 1854 the problem of slavery was made acute with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, leaving the question of slavery in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to the settlers themselves. The proslavery forces in Missouri became very active in trying to win Kansas for the slave cause and contributed to the violence and disorder that tore the territory apart in the years just prior to the Civil War. Nevertheless Missouri also had leaders opposed to slavery, including one of its Senators, Thomas Hart Benton.

During the Civil War most Missourians remained loyal to the federal government. A state convention that met in Mar., 1861, voted against secession, and in 1862 the convention set up a provisional government. Guerrilla activities persisted during this period, and the lawlessness bred by civil warfare persisted in Missouri after the war in the activities of outlaws such as Jesse James.

A new Missouri rose out of the war—the semi-Southern atmosphere, along with the river life and steamboating, began to decline, but the flavor of the period was preserved in the works of one of Missouri's most celebrated sons, Mark Twain. The coming of the railroads brought the eventual decay of many of Missouri's river towns and tied the state more closely to the East and North. Urbanization and industrialization progressed, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held at St. Louis in 1904, dramatically revealed Missouri's economic growth.

Political History

Since the brief period of radical Republican rule from 1864 to 1870, Missouri has been permanently wedded to neither major party. While tending toward the Republicans in the days of Theodore Roosevelt, it turned solidly Democratic for Franklin D. Roosevelt and helped to elect Missourian Harry S. Truman to the presidency in 1948. Political machines in the large cities have attracted national attention, notably the machine of Thomas J. Pendergast (1872–1945) in Kansas City. Missouri has contributed to the United States such outstanding statesmen as Champ Clark, James Reed, and W. Stuart Symington. Thomas Hart Benton, a descendant of the Missouri Senator of the same name, was one of the country's important artists.

World War I to the Present

Although during World War I general prosperity prevailed in the state, the depression years of the 1930s sent farm values crashing, and many banks, especially in rural areas, failed. Prosperity returned during World War II, when both St. Louis and Kansas City served as vital transportation centers, and industrialization increased enormously. In the postwar period, Missouri became the second largest producer (behind Michigan) of automobiles in the nation. Although most industry remains based in the two metropolitan centers, smaller Missouri communities, especially suburbs, have since attracted much light and heavy industry, as well as former city dwellers. St. Louis lost half its population between 1950 to 1990, and out-migration has continued; what was once the fourth largest U.S. city is now barely in the top 50 in size.

Bibliography

See State Historical Society, Historic Missouri (1959); E. C. McReynolds, Missouri: A History of the Crossroads State (1962); Federal Writers' Project, Missouri: A Guide to the Show Me State (1941, repr. 1981); M. D. Rafferty, Missouri: A Geography (1983); A. M. Gibson, The Encyclopedia of Missouri (1985).

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Missouri

MISSOURI


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The State in Brief

Nickname: Show Me State

Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)

Flower: Hawthorn

Bird: Bluebird

Area: 69,704 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 21st)

Elevation: Ranges from 230 feet to 1,772 feet above sea level

Climate: Continental, with seasonal extremes; affected by cold air from Canada, warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, and dry air from the Southwest

Admitted to Union: August 10, 1821

Capital: Jefferson City

Head Official: Governor Matt Blunt (R) (until 2009)

Population

1980: 4,917,000

1990: 5,117,073

2000: 5,595,211

2004 estimate: 5,754,618

Percent change, 19902000: 9.3%

U.S. rank in 2004: 17th

Percent of residents born in state: 67.8% (2000)

Density: 81.2 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 261,077

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 4,748,083

Black or African American: 629,391

American Indian and Alaska Native: 25,076

Asian: 61,595

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 3,178

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 118,592

Other: 45,827

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 369,898

Population 5 to 19 years old: 1,224,274

Percent of population 65 years and over: 13.5%

Median age: 36.1 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 76,097

Total number of deaths (2003): 55,318 (infant deaths, 587)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 5,060

Economy

Major industries: Manufacturing; trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; retail trade; services

Unemployment rate: 5.6% (April 2005)

Per capita income: $29,094 (2003; U.S. rank: 29)

Median household income: $43,492 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 8.8% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: Graduated from 1.5% to 6.0%

Sales tax rate: 4.225%

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Missouri

Missouri State in central USA, w of the Mississippi River; the capital is Jefferson City. The largest cities are St Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield. The French settled the area in the mid-18th century. The USA acquired the region in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Missouri Territory organized in 1812, and became a major corridor for westward migration. Missouri joined the Union in 1821 without restrictions on slavery, but when the Civil War began sympathies bitterly divided and there was much violence. The state remained in the Union. Geographically it divides into two parts: to the n of the Missouri River is prairie country, where farmers grow maize and raise livestock. South of the river are the foothills and plateaux of the Ozarks. In the sw, is a small wheat-growing area and in the se are the cotton fields of the Mississippi delta. The chief mineral resources are coal, lead, zinc, and iron ore. Its economy is largely manufacturing. Industries: transport equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing and publishing, fabricated metals, electrical machinery. Area: 178,446sq km (68,898sq mi). Pop. (2000) 5,595,211.

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Missouri

MISSOURI


Access to the Mississippi River and Missouri's central location helped that state's early economic development. The state's fertile land, abundance of lead, and assortment of wild game beckoned thousands of settlers eager to make Missouri the hub of activity in the west. The first inhabitants of what is now known as Missouri were Native American tribes. French fur trader Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette, a missionary, paddled down the Mississippi River, Missouri's eastern boundary.

The first settlers found the land was rich with deer, beaver, otter, and buffalo; their skins could be traded for other necessary goods. In the 1720s more French people immigrated to the area and established a community near St. Louis, eventually they built the first trading post in 1764. Lead was discovered in the area and a mine was opened near Fredericktown. The French settlers were self-sufficient and grew their own crops, built their own log cabins, and made their own cloth.

In 1762 France ceded its North American land, including Missouri, to Spain during the French and Indian War (17541763). When the English were expelled from the Ohio valley area south of Canada as a result of the Revolutionary War, Spain and the United States became neighbors on either side of the Mississippi River. In the 1790s Spain offered free land to Americans who settled in Missouri. People began migrating from eastern states; many brought their slaves with them.

After French leader Napoleon Bonaparte forced Spain to return the Louisiana Territory to France in 1800, the French threatened to exclude the Americans from traveling on the Mississippi River to trade their goods. The issue was pressing and President Thomas Jefferson (18011809), who had been one of France's strongest supporters in the United States, now prepared to go to war with France. The right to ship goods on the Mississippi was crucial, in Jefferson's eyes. The Napoleonic wars in Europe, plus a slave rebellion in Haiti, took Napoleon's attention away from the United States, however, and Jefferson offered to purchase the Louisiana territory from the French leader as a way to resolve the crisis. The deal was consummated and Missouri formed part of the newly purchased Louisiana Territory for $15 million. The expanse of land purchased was so large that it was eventually carved up to become Missouri and 14 other states.

Once in 1811, and twice in 1812, earthquakes rocked southeast Missouri. Growth slowed in that area; however, the rest of Missouri flourished. In 1812 a section of the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory. That same year William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was elected governor. More people continued to migrate to the fertile and rolling hills of Missouri to establish farms that produced a wide range of crops including corn, wheat, cotton, hay, tobacco, rice, and grapes. As these settlers took over more of the land, Native Americans were eventually pushed out.

Missouri was granted statehood in 1821. During the first half of the 1800s, the development of major transportation routes opened up the west. In 1819 the first steamboat traveled up the Mississippi River carrying flour, whiskey, and sugar. In 1821 the Santa Fe Trail, 800 miles in length, led from Independence, Missouri all the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Goods such as wool, tools and mirrors were traded for silver, mules, furs, and horses. In 1841, travelers could follow the Oregon Trail for 2,000 miles from Independence to Oregon. As the transportation system grew, small frontier towns developed along the river and trade routes.

In the mid-1840s, Irish immigrants came to Missouri after suffering failing potato crops in Ireland. These Irish settlers worked the railroads and labored in the towns. A few years later a large number of Germans immigrated to Missouri to make homes in the St. Louis area.

Between 1852 and 1870 the railroad system in Missouri was expanded to meet the demands of the towns. The railroads received grants of federal land along the tracks. It was a profitable acquisition: the railroads sold the land to farmers and the farmers paid to have their goods shipped to markets via the railways. Missouri's railroads opened up new markets in the east for the state's wheat, corn, and other products and also offered easy transportation for easterners who were moving west. By 1860 more than one million people lived in Missouri. The state's economy flourished.

After the American Civil War (18611865) more railroads were laid in Missouri. The railroads transported more settlers to Missouri and continued to open new markets for Missouri's commercial products: crops, iron, and beer.

In the 1870s the fur trade and steamboat traffic declined due to competition from the railroads. The state's economy shifted to industry. Factories drew people from rural areas to the cities. By 1900 St. Louis was the country's fourth-largest city and was called the "Belle of the New World." Urbanization continued between 1880 and 1970, Missouri's rural population declined from three-fourths to less than one-third of the state's population.

In 1904 about 20 million people attended the world's fair in St. Louis, a celebration to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Fair attendees could feast on the world's first ice-cream cones and the world's first hot dogs. They also had the chance to see the first motion picture, wireless telegraphs, and automatic dishwashers. The Olympic Games also took place in St. Louis that year.

In 1929, The Great Depression (19291939) hit the United States. Many farmers and workers lost their jobs. But the start of World War II (19391945) helped end the Depression as Missouri produced bombers, landing craft, and explosives. Missouri contributed more than $4 billion worth of supplies to the war effort by the time it was over.

Between 1950 and 1990 the population of St. Louis dropped by more than half. In the 1970s the population of Kansas City also dropped. People and businesses were moving to the suburbs. Those who stayed in the cities were poor. The cities undertook major renewal projects that tackled problems like air pollution, traffic congestion, and crime. In the 1980s millions of government funds were used to renovate apartments and houses.

In 1989 industry was booming as St. Louis was home to many major companies. McDonnell Douglas Corporation made military aircraft, commercial jets, and electronic equipment. Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewery, had its headquarters in St. Louis. Chrysler, Ford and General Motors all had assembly plants in or near St. Louis and Kansas City. Missouri was second only to Detroit in automobile production. Other major manufacturers were Monsanto, Hallmark, and Ralston Purina. Each year, more than 60 new companies opened in Missouri and created thousands of jobs.

Missouri produced more than 85 percent of the nation's supply of lead and was a leading producer of lime, barite, zinc, cement, and copper. Missouri's mines added about $1 billion to the state's economy each year. Forestry, another natural resource, was the source for nearly 2,000 industries which produced items such as charcoal, lumber, and barrels.

In 1993 devastating floods required that over half the state be declared a disaster area. Damage to the state was estimated at $3 billion.

In 1998 Missouri's sources of income included manufacturing, farming, trade, tourism, services, government, and mining. While automobiles and aerospace manufacturing were the state's leading industries, soybeans, meat and dairy products were the most important agricultural goods.

In 1995 an estimated 9.4 percent of the state's residents lived below the federal poverty level. Personal income per capita was $22,864 by 1996.

See also: Missouri Compromise, Missouri River


FURTHER READING

Nagel, Paul C. Missouri: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1977.

. Missouri, A History. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1988.

Thompson, Kathleen. "Missouri." In Portrait of America. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1996.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998, s.v. "Missouri."

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The Missouri (Niutachi) lived in north central Missouri along the Missouri River, including one probable village in Saline County. Their descendants now have been assimilated into and live with the Oto in a federal trust area in north Central Oklahoma. They spoke a Chiwere Siouan language.


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Missouribeery, bleary, cheery, dearie, dreary, Dun Laoghaire, eerie, eyrie (US aerie), Kashmiri, leery, peri, praemunire, query, smeary, teary, theory, weary •Deirdre • incendiary • intermediary •subsidiary •auxiliary, ciliary, domiciliary •apiary • topiary • farriery • furriery •justiciary •bestiary, vestiary •breviary • aviary • hosiery •diary, enquiry, expiry, fiery, friary, inquiry, miry, priory, spiry, wiry •podiatry, psychiatry •dowry, floury, flowery, loury, showery, towery •brewery • jewellery (US jewelry) •curie, de jure, fioriture, fury, houri, Jewry, jury, Manipuri, Missouri, moory, Newry, tandoori, Urey •statuary • actuary • sanctuary •obituary • sumptuary • voluptuary •January • electuary • ossuary •mortuary •Bradbury, Cadbury •blackberry, hackberry •cranberry • waxberry •Barbary, barberry •Shaftesbury • raspberry •bayberry, blaeberry •Avebury • Aylesbury • Sainsbury •bilberry, tilbury •bribery •corroboree, jobbery, robbery, slobbery, snobbery •dogberry • Roddenberry • Fosbury •strawberry • Salisbury •crowberry, snowberry •chokeberry •Rosebery, Shrewsbury •blueberry, dewberry •Dewsbury • Bloomsbury • gooseberry •blubbery, rubbery, shrubbery •Sudbury • mulberry • huckleberry •Bunbury • husbandry • loganberry •Canterbury • Glastonbury •Burberry, turbary •hatchery • archery •lechery, treachery •stitchery, witchery •debauchery • butchery • camaraderie •cindery, tindery •industry • dromedary • lapidary •spidery • bindery • doddery •quandary • powdery • boundary •bouldery • embroidery •prudery, rudery •do-goodery • shuddery • thundery •prebendary • legendary • secondary •amphorae • wafery •midwifery, periphery •infantry • housewifery • spoofery •puffery • sulphury (US sulfury) •Calgary •beggary, Gregory •vagary •piggery, priggery, whiggery •brigandry • bigotry • allegory •vinegary • category • subcategory •hoggery, toggery •pettifoggery • demagoguery •roguery • sugary •buggery, skulduggery, snuggery, thuggery •Hungary • humbuggery •ironmongery • lingerie • treasury •usury • menagerie • pageantry •Marjorie • kedgeree • gingery •imagery • orangery • savagery •forgery • soldiery • drudgery •perjury, surgery •microsurgery •hackery, quackery, Thackeray, Zachary •mountebankery • knick-knackery •gimcrackery • peccary • grotesquerie •bakery, fakery, jacquerie •chickaree, chicory, hickory, Terpsichore, trickery •whiskery • apothecary •crockery, mockery, rockery •falconry • jiggery-pokery •cookery, crookery, rookery •brusquerie •puckery, succory •cuckoldry •calorie, gallery, Malory, salary, Valerie •saddlery • balladry • gallantry •kilocalorie • diablerie • chandlery •harlotry • celery • pedlary •exemplary •helotry, zealotry •nailery, raillery •Tuileries •ancillary, artillery, capillary, codicillary, distillery, fibrillary, fritillary, Hilary, maxillary, pillory •mamillary • tutelary • corollary •bardolatry, hagiolatry, iconolatry, idolatry •cajolery, drollery •foolery, tomfoolery •constabulary, vocabulary •scapulary • capitulary • formulary •scullery • jugglery • cutlery •chancellery • epistolary • burglary •mammary • fragmentary •passementerie • flimflammery •armory, armoury, gendarmerie •almonry •emery, memory •creamery • shimmery • primary •rosemary • yeomanry •parfumerie, perfumery •flummery, Montgomery, mummery, summary, summery •gossamery • customary • infirmary •cannery, granary, tannery •canonry •antennary, bimillenary, millenary, venery •tenantry • chicanery •beanery, bicentenary, catenary, centenary, deanery, greenery, machinery, plenary, scenery, senary, septenary •disciplinary, interdisciplinary •hymnary • missionary •ordinary, subordinary •valetudinary • imaginary • millinery •culinary • seminary • preliminary •luminary • urinary • veterinary •mercenary • sanguinary •binary, finery, pinery, quinary, vinery, winery •Connery • Conakry • ornery • joinery •buffoonery, poltroonery, sublunary, superlunary •gunnery, nunnery •consuetudinary • visionary •exclusionary • legionary • pulmonary •coronary • reactionary • expansionary •concessionary, confessionary, discretionary •confectionery, insurrectionary, lectionary •deflationary, inflationary, probationary, stationary, stationery •expeditionary, petitionary, prohibitionary, traditionary, transitionary •dictionary • cautionary •ablutionary, counter-revolutionary, devolutionary, elocutionary, evolutionary, revolutionary, substitutionary •functionary •diversionary, reversionary •fernery, quaternary, ternary •peppery • extempore • weaponry •apery, drapery, japery, napery, papery, vapoury (US vapory) •frippery, slippery •coppery, foppery •popery • dupery • trumpery •February • heraldry • knight-errantry •arbitrary • registrary • library •contrary • horary • supernumerary •itinerary • honorary • funerary •contemporary, extemporary, temporary •literary • brasserie • chancery •accessory, intercessory, pessary, possessory, tesserae •dispensary, incensory, ostensory, sensory, suspensory •tracery •pâtisserie, rotisserie •emissary • dimissory •commissary, promissory •janissary • necessary • derisory •glossary • responsory • sorcery •grocery • greengrocery •delusory, illusory •compulsory • vavasory • adversary •anniversary, bursary, cursory, mercery, nursery •haberdashery •evidentiary, penitentiary, plenipotentiary, residentiary •beneficiary, fishery, judiciary •noshery • gaucherie • fiduciary •luxury • tertiary •battery, cattery, chattery, flattery, tattery •factory, manufactory, olfactory, phylactery, refractory, satisfactory •artery, martyry, Tartary •mastery, plastery •directory, ex-directory, interjectory, rectory, refectory, trajectory •peremptory •alimentary, complementary, complimentary, documentary, elementary, parliamentary, rudimentary, sedimentary, supplementary, testamentary •investigatory •adulatory, aleatory, approbatory, celebratory, clarificatory, classificatory, commendatory, congratulatory, consecratory, denigratory, elevatory, gyratory, incantatory, incubatory, intimidatory, modificatory, participatory, placatory, pulsatory, purificatory, reificatory, revelatory, rotatory •natatory • elucidatory • castigatory •mitigatory • justificatory •imprecatory • equivocatory •flagellatory • execratory • innovatory •eatery, excretory •glittery, jittery, skittery, twittery •benedictory, contradictory, maledictory, valedictory, victory •printery, splintery •consistory, history, mystery •presbytery •inhibitory, prohibitory •hereditary • auditory • budgetary •military, paramilitary •solitary • cemetery • limitary •vomitory • dormitory • fumitory •interplanetary, planetary, sanitary •primogenitary • dignitary •admonitory, monitory •unitary • monetary • territory •secretary • undersecretary •plebiscitary • repository • baptistery •transitory •depositary, depository, expository, suppository •niterie •Godwottery, lottery, pottery, tottery •bottomry • watery • psaltery •coterie, notary, protonotary, rotary, votary •upholstery •bijouterie, charcuterie, circumlocutory •persecutory • statutory • salutary •executory •contributory, retributory, tributary •interlocutory •buttery, fluttery •introductory • adultery • effrontery •perfunctory • blustery • mediatory •retaliatory • conciliatory • expiatory •denunciatory, renunciatory •appreciatory, depreciatory •initiatory, propitiatory •dietary, proprietary •extenuatory •mandatary, mandatory •predatory • sedentary • laudatory •prefatory • offertory • negatory •obligatory •derogatory, interrogatory, supererogatory •nugatory •expurgatory, objurgatory, purgatory •precatory •explicatory, indicatory, vindicatory •confiscatory, piscatory •dedicatory • judicatory •qualificatory • pacificatory •supplicatory •communicatory, excommunicatory •masticatory • prognosticatory •invocatory • obfuscatory •revocatory • charlatanry •depilatory, dilatory, oscillatory •assimilatory • consolatory •voluntary • emasculatory •ejaculatory •ambulatory, circumambulatory, perambulatory •regulatory •articulatory, gesticulatory •manipulatory • copulatory •expostulatory • circulatory •amatory, declamatory, defamatory, exclamatory, inflammatory, proclamatory •crematory • segmentary •lachrymatory •commentary, promontory •informatory, reformatory •momentary •affirmatory, confirmatory •explanatory • damnatory •condemnatory •cosignatory, signatory •combinatory •discriminatory, eliminatory, incriminatory, recriminatory •comminatory • exterminatory •hallucinatory • procrastinatory •monastery • repertory •emancipatory • anticipatory •exculpatory, inculpatory •declaratory, preparatory •respiratory • perspiratory •vibratory •migratory, transmigratory •exploratory, laboratory, oratory •inauguratory • adjuratory •corroboratory • reverberatory •refrigeratory • compensatory •desultory • dysentery •exhortatory, hortatory •salutatory • gustatory • lavatory •inventory •conservatory, observatory •improvisatory •accusatory, excusatory •lathery •feathery, heathery, leathery •dithery, slithery •carvery •reverie, severy •Avery, bravery, knavery, quavery, Savery, savory, savoury, slavery, wavery •thievery •livery, quivery, shivery •silvery •ivory, salivary •ovary •discovery, recovery •servery • equerry • reliquary •antiquary • cassowary • stipendiary •colliery • pecuniary • chinoiserie •misery • wizardry • citizenry •advisory, provisory, revisory, supervisory •causerie, rosary

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Missouri

MISSOURI

MISSOURI , state located in the central part of the United States. The Jewish population of Missouri in 2001 was 62,500, out of a general population of 5,603,000 with almost all Jews living in the *St. Louis (54,000) and *Kansas City (7,100 on the Missouri side) metropolitan areas. About 1,600 Jews live in at least 27 smaller towns, in eight of which there are congregations. There are communities in Columbia (400), Joplin (100), St. Joseph (265), and Springfield (300), and 12 synagogues in parts of the state other than the two major centers.

Jews were legally admitted into the area of Missouri with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The first known Jewish Missourian was Ezekiel Block, a slave owner who was part of a traditionally oriented family which gradually left Schwihau, Bohemia, between 1796 and 1850. At least 23 family members settled in Troy, Perryville, and mainly Cape Girardeau, Louisiana, and St. Louis. They engaged primarily in merchandising, but one also became a lawyer and another became a mill owner and an insurance company resident. Most eventually married Christians. However, one married into the Philipson family of St. Louis, the first Jewish family in that town.

By 1837 St. Louis had a minyan and, although the city had less than 100 Jews, a cemetery was founded in 1840 and a congregation in 1841. By mid-century the Jewish population in St. Louis increased to between 600 and 700 due to the German immigration of 1848–53, which also led to a Jewish influx into St. Joseph and Kansas City where congregations were established in 1860 and 1870 respectively. Congregations were established in the mid-1880s in the state capital, Jefferson City, and by 1905 in both Springfield (south-central) and Joplin (southwest). By 1950 regular services were being held at University of Missouri Hillel in Columbia, Fort Leonard

Wood, and in Cape Girardeau (southeast). In 1948 Eddie Jacobson, a once failed Missouri Jewish merchant, played a role – whose importance is a matter of dispute – when he approached his former partner Harry S Truman and pressed for the recognition of the State of Israel. By the early 1960s the Jews of Sedalia (west-central) had organized their own congregation. Two of the most popular organizations in outstate Missouri are B'nai B'rith and Anti-Defamation League. Washington University had a fine Judaic studies program. Steven Schwarczchild taught there for a generation and Hillel Kieval was the Gloria M. Goldstein Professor of Jewish Thought. The University of Missouri had an active Hillel program. The St. Louis Jewish Light was the Jewish publication for the St. Louis area. Kansas City, Missouri, was covered by the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, which was based in Kansas.

bibliography:

ajhsp (1914), index; D.I. Makovsky, The Philipsons; the First Jewish Settlers in St. Louis 1807–1858 (1958); S. Bowman, Tribute to Isidore Busch (1920).

[Donald J. Makovsky]

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Missouri

Missouri (‘Big Muddy’) Longest river of the USA; the major tributary of the Mississippi. It rises at the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin rivers in the Rocky Mountains, Montana. It then flows e through Great Falls cataracts and Fort Peck reservoir. In North Dakota it turns se across the Great Plains, passing through Omaha and Kansas City. It joins the Mississippi River, 27km (17mi) n of St Louis. Sioux City, Iowa, is the head of navigation. Seasonal fluctuation in flow is a major problem, and the Missouri has seven major dams. Its major tributaries are the Yellowstone and Platte rivers. Native Americans used the river as a trade route for centuries before its discovery (1683) by the explorers Marquette and Jolliet. Mapped by the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–06), traders, gold seekers, and pioneers used the river as a route to the nw. Length: c.4120km (2560mi).

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Missouri

■ ALLIED COLLEGE R-15

13723 Riverport Dr., Ste. 103
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Tel: (314)739-4450
Fax: (314)739-5133
Web Site: http://www.hightechinstitute.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ AVIATION INSTITUTE OF MAINTENANCE-KANSAS CITY E-3

3130 Terrace St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: (816)753-9920; 877-538-5627
Fax: (816)753-9941
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aviationmaintenance.edu/aviation-kansascity.asp

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: High School Diploma or GED.

■ AVILA UNIVERSITY E-3

11901 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
Tel: (816)942-8400
Free: 800-GO-AVILA
Admissions: (816)501-3773
Fax: (816)942-3362
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.avila.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Affiliation with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louise Province. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $6.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5373 per student. Total enrollment: 1,697. Faculty: 199 (64 full-time, 135 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 898 applied, 56% were admitted. Full-time: 910 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 304 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 30 other countries, 36% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 17% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 37% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Sisters of St. Joseph Consortium, Council of Independent Colleges Exchange Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $22,100 includes full-time tuition ($16,300), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $365 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $13 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Group Activities Programming, Avila Student Nurses Association, Residence Hall Association, Student Senate, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Spring Fling Week, Harmony Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 220 college housing spaces available; 186 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hooley Bundshu Library with 80,865 books, 460,080 microform titles, 7,179 serials, 3,265 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $283,483. 68 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri-Kansas City.

■ BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE J-5

628 East Kearney
Springfield, MO 65803-3498
Tel: (417)268-6000
Fax: (417)831-8029
Web Site: http://www.baptist.edu/index.htm

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 38-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 653. 264 applied, 76% were admitted. Students come from 46 states and territories, 5 other countries, 80% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 61% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to members of supporting churches.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $18,300 includes full-time tuition ($13,000) and college room and board ($5300).

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 36,844 books and 226 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Southwest Missouri State University.

■ BARNES-JEWISH COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH F-12

306 South Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1091
Tel: (314)454-7055
Admissions: (314)454-7538
Fax: (314)454-5239
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barnesjewishcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1902. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $4.2 million. Total enrollment: 781. 310 applied, 91% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 90% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 200 students, 88% women, 12% men. Part-time: 486 students, 90% women, 10% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 68% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington University in St. Louis.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Student Nurses Association. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. George and Juanita Way Library plus 4 others with 3,765 books, 232 serials, 400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $147,000. 21 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-3

20301 East 78 Hwy.
Independence, MO 64057
Tel: (816)655-6000
Admissions: (816)655-6118
Fax: (816)655-6014
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Metropolitan Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3488 per student. Total enrollment: 2,662. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 487 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,053 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,609 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0.2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Johnson County Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Blue River Community College Library with 10,312 books, 28,297 microform titles, 66 serials, 567 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $231,156. 375 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY E-3

15800 Calvary Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64147-1341
Tel: (816)322-0110
Free: 800-326-3960
Web Site: http://www.calvary.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 55-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $183,313. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $14,642 per student. Total enrollment: 348. Faculty: 35 (12 full-time, 23 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 50 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 230 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 58 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 4 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, statement of faith, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $10,996 includes full-time tuition ($6720), mandatory fees ($576), and college room and board ($3700). College room only: $1750. Part-time tuition: $240 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $19 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Missions Encounter, Masterworks (Fine Arts). Major annual events: Day of Prayer, Missions Emphasis Week, All-Calvary Workday. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, night patrols by trained security personnel. 200 college housing spaces available; 180 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hilda Kroeker Library with 56,087 books, 2,725 microform titles, 249 serials, 1,583 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $105,328. 23 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri Kansas City.

■ CENTRAL BIBLE COLLEGE J-5

3000 North Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803-1096
Tel: (417)833-2551
Free: 800-831-4222
Fax: (417)833-5141
Web Site: http://www.cbcag.edu/

Description:

Independent Assemblies of God, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 817. 265 applied, 71% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 43% from top half. Full-time: 742 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 75 students, 32% women, 68% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 74% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to Christians.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Annual School Picnic, Missions Convention, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 665 college housing spaces available; 493 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Meyer Pearlman Library with 107,023 books, 38,341 microform titles, 1,074 serials, 6,894 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $186,610. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Southwest Missouri State University.

■ CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE D-7

911 Urbandale Dr. East
Moberly, MO 65270-1997
Tel: (660)263-3900
Fax: (660)263-3936
Web Site: http://www.cccb.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 531. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 31:1. Full-time: 523 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 8 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 40% from out-of-state, 20% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Fort Hays State University, Tabor College, Johnson Bible College, Moberly Area Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Most popular organization: Harvesters. Major annual events: Missions Emphasis, Agape Banquet, Revival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 35,000 books, 6 microform titles, and 196 serials. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY E-7

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248-1198
Tel: (660)248-3391
Admissions: (660)248-6247
Fax: (660)248-2287
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.centralmethodist.edu/

Description:

Independent Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Endowment: $20.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4124 per student. Total enrollment: 781. 1,183 applied, 62% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 751 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 30 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 71% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Mineral Area College, East Central College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,560 includes full-time tuition ($14,490), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($5360). College room only: $2640. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $140 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Wesley Foundation, Alpha Phi Omega, Christian Students United in Christ, Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. Major annual events: Family Day, Homecoming, Hall of Sponsors Competition. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Smiley Library plus 1 other with 97,793 books, 140,742 microform titles, 316 serials, 379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Fayette (population 3,520) is the county seat of Howard County and is in an area that is noted for the production of purebred cattle. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are about a two-hour drive away. The cultural facilities of both large cities are available and add charm to the community.

■ CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY F-5

PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660)543-4111
Admissions: (660)543-4290
Fax: (660)543-8517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cmsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1871. Setting: 1,561-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $23.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6061 per student. Total enrollment: 10,604. Faculty: 705 (439 full-time, 266 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,619 applied, 85% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 7,168 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,649 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 51 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 28% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, rank in upper two-thirds of high school class, minimum ACT score of 20, ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5835 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,250 full-time. College room and board: $5109. College room only: $3406.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 150 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Association of Black Collegiates, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week activities, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, canine patrol. 3,495 college housing spaces available; 2,640 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James C. Kirkpatrick Library with 1.3 million books, 829,084 microform titles, 2,552 serials, 25,240 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.3 million. 1,220 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Surrounded by rolling prairie and scenic woodlands, Warrensburg is located just south of Interstate 70 at the junction of highways 50 and 13. An hour's drive southeast of Kansas City, it is directly en route to a number of popular Missouri attractions, including the Lake of the Ozarks and Branson. Warrensburg's 18,500 residents are in the enviable position of being close to a metropolitan area while able to enjoy the safety and advantages of small-town life. Bus and train lines serve the town. Employment and housing are available both on and off campus.

■ CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE OF NURSING F-12

6150 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139-3215
Tel: (314)768-3044
Free: 800-942-4310
Admissions: (314)768-3179
Fax: (314)768-5673
Web Site: http://www.deaconess.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3156 per student. Total enrollment: 324. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 1 student government officer. Full-time: 137 students, 99% women, 1% men. Part-time: 187 students, 97% women, 3% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 30% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at Fontbonne College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Deaconess Ambassadors, National Student Nurses Association, Student Government Association, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: Convocation, Christmas Tea, Annual Student Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 88 college housing spaces available; 50 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Drusch Professional Library with 8,700 books, 233 serials, and an OPAC. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CLEVELAND CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE-KANSAS CITY CAMPUS E-3

6401 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131-1181
Tel: (816)501-0100
Free: 800-467-2252
Fax: (816)361-0272
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cleveland.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 459. Full-time: 61 students, 34% women, 66% men. Part-time: 10 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 1 other country, 43% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library with 14,000 books, 36,500 microform titles, 268 serials, 12,320 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

■ COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS L-5

PO Box 17
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Tel: (417)334-6411
Free: 800-222-0525
Fax: (417)335-2618
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cofo.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1906. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus. Endowment: $295.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9091 per student. Total enrollment: 1,333. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,424 applied, 10% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 1,311 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 22 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 16 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; agriculture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, medical history, financial statement, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/15. Notification: continuous. Preference given to needy students.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $4380 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($280), and college room and board ($4100). College room only: $2000. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $140 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 49 open to all. Most popular organizations: Aviation Club, Student Senate, Baptist Student Union, Aggie Club, Business Undergraduate Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Mud Fest, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, front gate closed 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., gate security 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 1,031 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Lyons Memorial Library plus 1 other with 119,765 books, 30,730 microform titles, 452 serials, 5,370 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $556,734. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Point Lookout is a rural area near Branson, 38 miles south of Springfield. Bus service is available and air travel is a little more than 60 minutes away. Shopping areas, a library, and churches of major denominations are part of the community. A great deal of part-time employment is available especially during the April-December tourist season. All recreational facilities are available in the summer resort area.

■ COLUMBIA COLLEGE E-7

1001 Rogers St.
Columbia, MO 65216-0002
Tel: (573)875-8700
Free: 800-231-2391
Admissions: (573)875-7352
Fax: (573)875-7506
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ccis.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (offers continuing education program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1851. Setting: 29-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6980 per student. Total enrollment: 1,149. Faculty: 82 (56 full-time, 26 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 819 applied, 62% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 58% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 757 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 252 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 27 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 23% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at local institutions. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: rank in upper 50% of high school class. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,006 includes full-time tuition ($11,995) and college room and board ($5011). College room only: $3152. Full-time tuition varies according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $257 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Students in Free Enterprise, Campus Community Government, Student Leaders Advocating Teaching Excellence, Spanish Club, Criminal Justice Association. Major annual events: Family Day, Paper in Particular (national juried art show), Career Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 305 students; 320 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Stafford Library with 62,265 books, 13,729 microform titles, 382 serials, 3,613 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $508,593. 137 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CONCEPTION SEMINARY COLLEGE B-3

PO Box 502
Conception, MO 64433-0502
Tel: (660)944-3105
Admissions: (660)944-2886
Fax: (660)944-2829
Web Site: http://www.conceptionabbey.org/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, men only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 30-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 100. 10 applied, 100% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 90 students. Part-time: 10 students. Students come from 18 states and territories, 5 other countries, 67% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 1% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 55% 25 or older, 100% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, double major. Off campus study at Northwest Missouri State University.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, church certificate, medical history, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/31. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to Catholic seminarians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,498 includes full-time tuition ($12,118), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($7200). College room only: $3046. Part-time tuition: $150 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Vocation Committee, Drama Club, Apostolics, Fine Arts Committee, Social Concerns Committee. Major annual events: May Day, Encounter with God's Call, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. 125 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: men-only housing available. Conception Seminary College Library with 115,000 books, 180 microform titles, 300 serials, 5,000 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Conception is located in northwest Missouri, 85 miles north of Kansas City. The Abbey contains a collection of rare manuscripts dating back to the 10th century. See also Missouri Western State College for information about St. Joseph, the nearest large city.

■ CONCORDE CAREER INSTITUTE E-3

3239 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2407
Tel: (816)531-5223
Fax: (816)756-3231
Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1983.

■ COTTEY COLLEGE H-3

1000 West Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
Tel: (417)667-8181; 888-526-8839
Fax: (417)667-8103
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cottey.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, women only. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 51-acre small town campus. Endowment: $78.4 million. Total enrollment: 308. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 507 applied, 36% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 2 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 20 student government officers. Students come from 42 states and territories, 15 other countries, 78% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 1% 25 or older, 98% live on campus. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.6 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,510 includes full-time tuition ($11,600), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($5200).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Friendship Circle, Cottey Intramural Association, Ozarks Explorers Club, Inter-Varsity Club, Golden Keys. Major annual events: Hanging of the Greens, Quad C Week, Humanities Film Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 350 college housing spaces available; 311 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Blanche Skiff Ross Memorial Library with 54,200 books, 246 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $194,423. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 100 miles south of Kansas City, 60 miles north of Joplin, and 90 miles north of Springfield, Nevada has a population of 10,000 and is the county seat of Vernon County. Although historically an agricultural community, Nevada has a diverse economic base. The Jefferson Bus Lines connect Nevada to the International Airport in Kansas City and the municipal airport in Joplin. The community facilities include 27 churches, a number of civic, fraternal, and veterans' organizations, a municipal hospital, and a community center. Part-time employment for students is available. Recreational activities are hunting, fishing, golf, and bowling. The Chamber of Commerce holds a number of special events during the year.

■ COX COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES J-5

1423 North Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: (417)269-3401
Admissions: (417)269-3038
Web Site: http://www.coxcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Cox Health Systems. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1994. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 592. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 279 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 313 students, 91% women, 9% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early decision. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $9240 full-time, $308 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1050 full-time, $35 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room only: $2000.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, National Student Nurses Association, Student Council, Residence Hall Council, Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Diversity Day, Day of Caring. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 60 college housing spaces available; 30 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CROWDER COLLEGE K-3

601 Laclede Ave.
Neosho, MO 64850-9160
Tel: (417)451-3223; (866)238-7788
Fax: (417)451-4280
Web Site: http://www.crowder.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 608-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,615. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,253 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,319 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,296 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 15 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1860 full-time. State resident tuition: $2640 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $360 full-time. College room and board: $3870.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Students in Free Enterprise, Baptist Student Union, Student Senate, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Spirit Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 200 college housing spaces available; 150 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Crowder College Learning Resources Center with 37,452 books, 167,829 microform titles, 163 serials, 3,632 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $175,280. 515 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Neosho (population 10,000) is the birthplace of Thomas Hart Benton, 18 miles from Joplin. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Churches of most of the major denominations, two libraries, a museum, two hospitals and numerous civic and fraternal organizations are represented. Part time jobs are available in Neosho and the two county districts. Neosho provides the area with a full time recreation director and planned activities for the community. The Government Fish Hatchery is nearby.

■ CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE B-9

1 College Hill
Canton, MO 63435-1299
Tel: (573)288-6000
Free: 800-537-1883
Fax: (573)288-6617
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.culver.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 143-acre rural campus. Endowment: $20.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3827 per student. Total enrollment: 840. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 959 applied, 76% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 766 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 74 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 6 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 9% 25 or older, 71% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Central College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,796 includes full-time tuition ($15,250) and college room and board ($6546). College room only: $3030. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: C-S Teachers Organization, Student Ambassadors, Christian Fellowship Group, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Rush. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 706 college housing spaces available; 593 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Johann Memorial Library with 155,487 books, 5,117 microform titles, 777 serials, 4,327 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $258,779. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Canton, population 2,623, is 20 miles north of Quincy, IL, 30 miles south of Keokuk, IA, and approximately two hours north of St. Louis, MO. On the Mississippi River, it is the site of the U.S. Lock and Dam No. 20, which is one of the series of navigation dams built between Minneapolis and St. Louis. Libraries, museums, many churches, and good shopping facilities all provide service to the community. A state park is nearby for recreational and outdoor play. The college homecoming is a community affair. Part-time employment is available.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (KANSAS CITY) E-3

City Center Square
1100 Main St., Ste. 118
Kansas City, MO 64105-2112
Tel: (816)221-1300
Fax: (816)474-0318
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (KANSAS CITY) E-3

11224 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131-3698
Tel: (816)941-0430
Free: 800-821-3766
Fax: (816)941-0896
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,233. Faculty: 88 (49 full-time, 39 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 809 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 292 students, 54% women, 46% men. 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 19% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Tau Alpha Pi, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Cutting Edge Bible Club. Major annual events: Tryathlon, Student Picnic, Casino Night. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. James E. Lovan Library with 15,000 books, 49 microform titles, 68 serials, 457 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 334 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ST. LOUIS) F-12

1801 Park 270 Dr., Ste. 260
St. Louis, MO 63146-4020
Tel: (314)542-4222
Fax: (314)542-4004
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DRURY UNIVERSITY J-5

900 North Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802-3791
Tel: (417)873-7879
Free: 800-922-2274
Admissions: (417)873-7205
Fax: (417)873-7529
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drury.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (also offers evening program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1873. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Endowment: $74.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $412,641. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,716 per student. Total enrollment: 1,961. Faculty: 185 (123 full-time, 62 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,106 applied, 78% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 73 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,541 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 39 students, 31% women, 69% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 21 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 5% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 21, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,302 includes full-time tuition ($15,173), mandatory fees ($339), and college room and board ($5790). Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 42% of eligible men and 38% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Union Board, Community Outreach/Taking a Stand for Kids, choral groups and bands, International Student Organization, academic department clubs. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Homecoming, Spring Wellness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security cameras in parking areas. 952 college housing spaces available; 811 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. F. W. Olin Library plus 1 other with 177,794 books, 119,683 microform titles, 868 serials, 60,098 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 323 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Southwest Missouri State University.

■ EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE G-10

1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
Union, MO 63084
Tel: (636)583-5193
Admissions: (636)583-5195
Fax: (636)583-1897
Web Site: http://www.eastcentral.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 207-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2681 per student. Total enrollment: 3,486. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top half. Full-time: 1,447 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,039 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 25% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1464 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2088 full-time, $87 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3144 full-time, $131 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Amnesty International, Multicultural Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, All Campus Day, Blood Drive. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. East Central College Library with 38,863 books, 5,148 microform titles, 278 serials, 1,420 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $222,715. 372 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Union (population 6,000) is the county seat of Franklin County, and is located 40 miles west of St. Louis; see Washington University for information about St. Louis.

■ EVANGEL UNIVERSITY J-5

1111 North Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65802-2191
Tel: (417)865-2811
Fax: (417)865-9599
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evangel.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4728 per student. Total enrollment: 1,801. Faculty: 158 (96 full-time, 62 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 883 applied, 96% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 21 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,646 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 75 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 59% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 3% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,370 includes full-time tuition ($12,040), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($4620). College room only: $2270. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $469 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $235 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 36 open to all. Most popular organizations: Evangel Student Government Association, Student Missouri State Teachers Association, Crosswalk, Students in Free Enterprise. Major annual events: homecoming, Harvest Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,292 college housing spaces available; 1,254 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Claude Kendrick Library with 100,691 books, 10,773 microform titles, 1,060 serials, 6,962 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $741,723. 136 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Southwest Missouri State University.

■ FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY F-12

6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105-3098
Tel: (314)862-3456
Admissions: (314)889-1400
Fax: (314)719-8021
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fontbonne.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: 13-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 2,836. Faculty: 372 (72 full-time, 300 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 618 applied, 66% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 17 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 51 student government officers. Full-time: 1,547 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 531 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 1 other country, 10% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older, 19% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Webster University, Maryville College, Lindenwood College, Missouri Baptist College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,428 includes full-time tuition ($17,120), mandatory fees ($320), and college room and board ($6988). Part-time tuition: $465 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $16 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Future Teachers Association, Students for the Enhancement of Black Awareness, Fontbonne Athletic Association, Fontbonne in Service and Humility, Student Government Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas Ball, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 288 college housing spaces available; 244 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Fontbonne Library with 52,980 books, 500 serials, 18,319 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $454,881. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GLOBAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD J-5

1211 South Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
Tel: (417)862-9533
Free: 800-443-1083
Fax: (417)862-5318
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.globaluniversity.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees (offers only external degree programs). Founded 1948. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1280 per student. Total enrollment: 6,665. Faculty: 618 (57 full-time, 561 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. Students come from 50 states and territories, 127 other countries, 98% from out-of-state, 91% 25 or older. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $2160 full-time, $90 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Global University Library with 180 serials and a Web page.

■ GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY E-3

7200 NW 86th St., Ste. M
Kansas City, MO 64153
Free: 800-955-2527
Fax: (816)595-5757
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.grantham.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (offers only external degree programs). Founded 1951. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 8,500. Students come from 52 states and territories, 25 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 96% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $6978 full-time, $335 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE COLLEGE C-9

2800 Palmyra Rd.
Hannibal, MO 63401-1999
Tel: (573)221-3675
Free: 800-HLG-1119
Admissions: (573)221-3113
Fax: (573)221-6594
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hlg.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1858. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5263 per student. Total enrollment: 1,057. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 363 applied, 96% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 873 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 184 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 8 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; law/legal studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,390 includes full-time tuition ($11,420), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($4610). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $380 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $90 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government, Student Teachers Organization, Phi Beta Delta, Association of Women Students. Major annual events: homecoming, Booster Banquet, Parents' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 481 college housing spaces available; 447 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. L. A. Foster Library with 71,680 books, 20,692 microform titles, 516 serials, 6,605 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $354,247. 76 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The boyhood home of Mark Twain, Hannibal (population 18,698), is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, 120 miles north of St. Louis. Buses and trains are the principal forms of transportation as well as a municipal airport that serves the area. A public library, YMCA, churches, a music association, and numerous civic and service organizations are a part of the community. Some recreational activities include swimming, bowling, and fishing.

■ HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY F-12

3026 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2136
Tel: (314)340-3366
Admissions: (314)340-3301
Fax: (314)340-3322
Web Site: http://www.hssu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 22-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4100 per student. Total enrollment: 1,662. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 21 valedictorians. Full-time: 970 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 692 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 19 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 87% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4650 full-time, $145 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8570 full-time, $285.65 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $150 per term part-time. College room only: $5400.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 43 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, concert chorale, Student Government Association, Multicultural Council, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Commencement, Organization Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 16-hour patrols by trained security personnel Monday through Friday, 24-hour weekend and holiday patrols. College housing not available. Southwestern Bell Library and Technology Center with 60,000 books, 8,700 microform titles, 340 serials, 15 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $354,589. 251 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HERITAGE COLLEGE E-3

534 East 99th St.
Kansas City, MO 64131-4203
Tel: (816)942-5474
Fax: (816)942-5405
Web Site: http://www.heritage-education.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ HICKEY COLLEGE F-12

940 West Port Plaza, Ste. 101
St. Louis, MO 63146
Tel: (314)434-2212
Free: 800-777-1544
Fax: (314)434-1974
Web Site: http://www.hickeycollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 610. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 38:1. 33% from out-of-state. Calendar: semesters. Accelerated degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

109 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE E-3

9001 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: (602)279-9700
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2003. Calendar: semesters.

■ IHM HEALTH STUDIES CENTER F-12

2500 Abbott Place
St. Louis, MO 63143-2636
Tel: (314)768-1234
Fax: (314)768-1595
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihmhealthstudies.com/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 136. 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: trimesters.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (ARNOLD) R-15

1930 Meyer Drury Dr.
Arnold, MO 63010
Tel: (636)464-6600; 888-488-1082
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (EARTH CITY) F-11

13505 Lakefront Dr.
Earth City, MO 63045-1412
Tel: (314)298-7800
Free: 800-235-5488
Fax: (314)298-0559
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (KANSAS CITY) E-3

1740 West 92nd St., Ste. 10
Kansas City, MO 64114
877-488-1442
Admissions: (816)276-1400
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

■ JEFFERSON COLLEGE G-11

1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050-2441
Tel: (636)797-3000
Fax: (636)789-4012
Web Site: http://www.jeffco.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 480-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $769,631. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2651 per student. Total enrollment: 4,065. 2,927 applied, 100% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 57% from top half. Full-time: 2,176 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,889 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 17% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at St. Louis Community College, Heremac and Forest Park campuses. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for veterinary technology, nursing, emergency medical technician programs and police training academy. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, nursing associations, Baptist Student Unit, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Special Olympics, Shocktober Night, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 216 college housing spaces available; 150 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Jefferson College Library plus 1 other with 70,402 books, 45,014 microform titles, 242 serials, 5,085 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $357,546. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hillsboro (population 1,508) is a rural community with a temperate climate. It is located within a 30-minute drive of metropolitan St. Louis. The town is situated near several small lakes, which are excellent for fishing and boating. Hillsboro is the headquarters for the county health unit. The community facilities include civic clubs, a shopping center, churches of major denominations, and a college library. The recreational, social and cultural facilities of St. Louis are accessible. Opportunities for part-time employment are good. See also Washington University for information on St. Louis.

■ KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE E-3

4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111-1874
Tel: (816)472-4852
Free: 800-522-5224
Admissions: (816)474-5224
Fax: (816)531-6296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kcai.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 18-acre urban campus. Endowment: $19.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4523 per student. Total enrollment: 588. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 436 applied, 74% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 576 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 12 students, 92% women, 8% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 14 other countries, 62% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 9% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at New York Studio Program, AICAD School Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio, statement of purpose, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $29,542 includes full-time tuition ($21,446), mandatory fees ($946), and college room and board ($7150). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $850 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $46 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Student Union, Student Gallery Committee, Ethnic Student Association. Major annual events: Department Openings, Visiting Artist Series, Student Film Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 160 college housing spaces available; 155 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Jannes Library and Learning Center plus 1 other with 32,235 books, 133 serials, 101,688 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $245,000. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri-Kansas City.

■ KANSAS CITY COLLEGE E-3

402 East Bannister Rd., Ste. A
Kansas City, MO 64131
Tel: (816)444-2232; 877-582-3963
Fax: (816)444-3142
Web Site: http://www.metropolitancollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 123. 42 applied, 90% were admitted. Calendar: trimesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: ACT. Application deadline: 9/24.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ LINCOLN UNIVERSITY F-8

820 Chestnut St.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: (573)681-5000
Free: 800-521-5052
Admissions: (573)681-5599
Fax: (573)681-6074
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lincolnu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1866. Setting: 152-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4536 per student. Total enrollment: 3,180. Faculty: 174 (127 full-time, 47 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,487 applied, 94% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 43% from top half. Full-time: 2,017 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 936 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 27 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 46% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 25% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $17. State resident tuition: $4412 full-time, $147.08 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8059 full-time, $268.62 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $190 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $20 per term part-time. College room and board: $3790. College room only: $1850.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Major annual events: homecoming, Campus Visitation Day, Founders' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 814 college housing spaces available; 744 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Inman Page Library with 187,956 books, 91,582 microform titles, 397 serials, 14,521 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $828,132. 141 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY F-11

209 South Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301-1695
Tel: (636)949-2000
Admissions: (636)949-4993
Fax: (636)949-4910
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lindenwood.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates (education specialist). Founded 1827. Setting: 420-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $32.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4316 per student. Total enrollment: 9,076. Faculty: 608 (208 full-time, 400 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,906 applied, 43% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 18 class presidents, 15 valedictorians, 211 student government officers. Full-time: 5,092 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 646 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 61 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 33% 25 or older, 76% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/journalism; social sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4 for daytime programs; quarters and trimesters for evening programs. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at St. Louis Private College Consortium, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri-Columbia. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum ACT score of 20 or minimum SAT score of 900, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.25 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $18,240 includes full-time tuition ($12,000), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($6000). College room only: $3000. Part-time tuition: $330 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Lindenwood Student Government, American Humanics, Delta Zeta, Honors College, Inter-cultural Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Homecoming, Welcome Week. Student services: career placement services. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,856 college housing spaces available; 2,775 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Butler Library with 122,461 books, 19,250 microform titles, 28,830 serials, 1,531 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $762,885. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

St. Charles was one of the first settlements on the Missouri River. It is located 20 miles from St. Louis. An airport is located ten miles away. Community facilities include restaurants, shopping, churches, hospital, hotels, motels, and recreation centers. Swimming, boating, and skating are some of the recreational activities found in St. Charles County.

■ LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE G-8

One Technology Dr.
Linn, MO 65051-9606
Tel: (573)897-5000
Free: 800-743-TECH
Admissions: (573)897-5196
Web Site: http://www.linnstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 249-acre rural campus. Endowment: $48,357. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6540 per student. Total enrollment: 878. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 976 applied, 61% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 28% from top half. Full-time: 785 students, 9% women, 91% men. Part-time: 93 students, 19% women, 81% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at PTA-Jefferson City, MO, LPH, MIM, MNT-Mexico, MO. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, driving record, physical examination, ACT. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4080 full-time, $136 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8160 full-time, $272 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $630 full-time, $21 per credit part-time. College room and board: $1870. College room only: $1445.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Skills USA-VICA, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Aviation Club, Electricity Club. Major annual events: Welcome Back Bash, Casino Night, Valentine Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras. 144 college housing spaces available; 131 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Linn State Technical College Library plus 2 others with 13,774 books, 132 serials, 729 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $236,863. 51 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOGAN UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC P-14

1851 Schoettler Rd., Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065
Tel: (636)227-2100
Free: 800-533-9210
Fax: (636)227-9338
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.logan.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 111-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $11 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $475,268. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6590 per student. Total enrollment: 1,076. Faculty: 87 (41 full-time, 46 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 207 applied, 96% were admitted. Full-time: 76 students, 22% women, 78% men. Part-time: 35 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 1 other country, 61% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older, 86% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $3420 full-time, $95 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $330 full-time, $110 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Pi Kappa Chi, Lambda Kappa Chi, Omega Sigma Pi, Student American Chiropractic Association, Student International Chiropractic Association. Major annual events: Field Day, Homecoming, Graduation celebrations. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 10,777 books, 225 serials, 1,972 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $525,743. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LONGVIEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-4

500 Southwest Longview Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2105
Tel: (816)672-2000
Admissions: (816)672-2249
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Metropolitan Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 147-acre suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. System endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2970 per student. Total enrollment: 5,667. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 963 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,419 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,248 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 29% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Johnson County Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Most popular organizations: student newspaper, student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Longview Mighty Voices Choir, Longview Broadcasting Network. Major annual events: family Easter celebration, Fall Dance, College Transfer Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Longview Community College Library with 56,266 books, 1,583 microform titles, 288 serials, 806 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $452,150. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri Kansas City.

■ MAPLE WOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-3

2601 Northeast Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299
Tel: (816)437-3000
Admissions: (816)437-3108
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Metropolitan Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 205-acre suburban campus. System endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2705 per student. Total enrollment: 4,442. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 856 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,817 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,625 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Johnson County Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for veterinary technology. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Art Club, Friends of All Cultures, Phi Theta Kappa, Engineering Club. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Family Christmas, Blood Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Maple Woods Community College Library with 32,906 books, 21,488 microform titles, 250 serials, 783 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $405,755. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri-Kansas City.

■ MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS F-12

13550 Conway Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63141-7299
Tel: (314)529-9300
Free: 800-627-9855
Admissions: (314)529-9350
Fax: (314)529-9927
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.maryville.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 130-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $29.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $63,580. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6848 per student. Total enrollment: 3,223. Faculty: 343 (99 full-time, 244 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,357 applied, 73% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 12 valedictorians, 3 student government officers. Full-time: 1,610 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 1,049 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 21 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Fontbonne University, Lindenwood University, Webster University, Missouri Baptist University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, audition, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,670 includes full-time tuition ($17,000), mandatory fees ($320), and college room and board ($7350). College room only: $6425. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $510 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $80 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Physical Therapy Club, Maryville University Student Government, Community Service Club, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: NEXFALAWANACYA ('Next Fall I Want to See You' spring semester send-off programs), Cram Jam, Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video security system in residence halls, self-defense and education programs. 576 college housing spaces available; 538 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Maryville University Library with 209,418 books, 521,965 microform titles, 4,920 serials, 11,257 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 401 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is located at Highway 40/I-64 and Woods Mill Road, 2 miles west of I-270 in West St. Louis County. The campus is nestled on 130 acres of rolling hills, with wooded areas, creeks, and two lakes. It is within 20 minutes of downtown St. Louis which provides many social, cultural, athletic, and entertainment facilities including, the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, Municipal Opera, ballet, rock performances, theaters, restaurants, a world renown zoo, a large park system, as well as professional baseball, hockey, soccer, and football, and an International airport.

■ MESSENGER COLLEGE J-3

PO Box 4050
Joplin, MO 64803
Tel: (417)624-7070
Fax: (417)624-5070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.messengercollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Pentecostal, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: 16-acre suburban campus with easy access to Springfield. Endowment: $289,532. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1286 per student. Total enrollment: 100. 45 applied, 87% were admitted. 5 valedictorians, 5 student government officers. Full-time: 84 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 16 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 49% from out-of-state, 6% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 4% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 23% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, health form, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $8910 includes full-time tuition ($4950), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($3500). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $165 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Special Projects Team-Community Service, H.I.M Club-Heart in Missions Club. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, sports events, College Days. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 98 college housing spaces available; 64 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McDole-McDonald Library with 28,874 books, 114 serials, 326 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20,000. 5 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (CAPE GIRARDEAU) J-13

1732 North Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: (573)334-9181
Fax: (573)334-0617
Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 118. 50% 25 or older.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (JEFFERSON CITY) F-8

1407 Southwest Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Tel: (573)635-6600
Free: 800-467-0786
Fax: (573)635-6999
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1979. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,905 per student. Total enrollment: 155. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 61 applied, 75% were admitted. Full-time: 140 students, 89% women, 11% men. Part-time: 15 students, 100% women. 1% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $8385 full-time. Mandatory fees: $125 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling.

■ METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (ROLLA) H-8

1202 East State Route 72
Rolla, MO 65401
Tel: (573)364-8464
Free: 800-467-0785
Admissions: (314)364-8464
Fax: (573)364-8077
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1979.

■ METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE E-3

1775 Universal Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
Tel: (816)482-5210
Free: 800-841-7158
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Metropolitan Community Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: 23-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7742 per student. Total enrollment: 602. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 68 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 118 students, 9% women, 91% men. Part-time: 484 students, 10% women, 90% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 64% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 26% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $730 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center/Library with an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $887. 355 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ MIDWEST INSTITUTE (EARTH CITY) F-11

4260 Shoreline Dr.
Earth City, MO 63045
Tel: (314)344-3334
Fax: (314)344-0495
Web Site: http://www.midwestinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ MIDWEST INSTITUTE (KIRKWOOD) F-11

10910 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Tel: (314)965-8363
Fax: (314)965-1558
Web Site: http://www.midwestinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1963.

■ MINERAL AREA COLLEGE H-11

PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601-1000
Tel: (573)431-4593
Admissions: (573)518-2206
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mineralarea.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 240-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3969 per student. Total enrollment: 2,820. 697 applied, 100% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 1,605 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,215 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 36% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at East Central College, Jefferson College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs, law enforcement programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2880 full-time, $96 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3540 full-time, $118 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $2475.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta, MAC Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Spring Picnic, Club Awareness Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 208 college housing spaces available; 119 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. C. H. Cozen Learning Resource Center with 32,228 books, 3,068 microform titles, 214 serials, 4,859 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $227,861. 226 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Park Hills (population 10,000) is located in east-central Missouri, 60 miles south of St. Louis. Kentucky, Illinois and Arkansas are not too distant. District facilities include most denominations of churches, four newspapers, four radio station and parks. Outdoor activities are hunting and fishing, tennis, golf.

■ MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY F-12

One College Park Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141-8660
Tel: (314)434-1115; 877-434-1115
Admissions: (314)392-2291
Fax: (314)434-7596
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mobap.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 65-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2919 per student. Total enrollment: 4,460. Faculty: 191 (58 full-time, 133 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 551 applied, 52% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 1,202 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,283 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 29 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 27% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Maryville University of Saint Louis, Lindenwood University, Fontbonne College, Webster University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,640 includes full-time tuition ($13,230), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($5800). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Missouri State Teacher's Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ministerial Alliance. Major annual events: homecoming, Hanging of the Green, The MoBap Perk. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense classes. 239 college housing spaces available; 231 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Jung-Kellogg Library with 91,115 books, 45,595 microform titles, 450 serials, 4,596 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $288,125. 122 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

See Washington University.

■ MISSOURI COLLEGE F-12

10121 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122-1583
Tel: (314)821-7700
Web Site: http://www.mocollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Total enrollment: 560. Students come from 4 states and territories, 42% 25 or older.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, interview. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY J-3

3950 East Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Tel: (417)625-9300; (866)818-MSSU
Admissions: (417)625-9537
Fax: (417)659-4429
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mssu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 350-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2115 per student. Total enrollment: 5,473. Faculty: 308 (206 full-time, 102 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,576 applied, 99% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 3,849 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,624 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 34 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Nevada Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, standardized test scores; class rank, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations, Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3750 full-time, $125 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7500 full-time, $250 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time, $83 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4480. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 81 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Koinonia, Campus Activities Board, Residence Hall Association, Baptist Student Union, Student Senate. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Homecoming, Career Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security at campus events, emergency vehicle assistance, safety awareness information to students. 750 college housing spaces available; 530 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Spiva Library with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 448 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in southwest Missouri at the northern gateway of the Ozark Resort area, Joplin (population 46,000) is surrounded by numerous spring fed fishing streams in scenic hill country. The city has many manufacturing and wholesale firms as well as industry involving the mining and processing of zinc ore. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Part-time employment is available. There are over 100 churches, 14 elementary schools, 1 junior high school, 1 high school, 2 four-year colleges, and 2 hospitals.

■ MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY J-5

901 South National
Springfield, MO 65804-0094
Tel: (417)836-5000
Free: 800-492-7900
Admissions: (417)836-5521
Fax: (417)836-6334
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missouristate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1905. Setting: 225-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $38.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2076 per student. Total enrollment: 18,928. Faculty: 1,027 (728 full-time, 299 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 6,866 applied, 77% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 86 valedictorians. Full-time: 12,630 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,527 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 82 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4920 full-time, $164 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9840 full-time, $328 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $534 full-time. College room and board: $5294. College room only: $3462.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 260 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Residence Hall Association, Campus Crusade, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Student Government Association. Major annual events: New Student Festival, Homecoming, May Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, on-campus police substation. 4,034 college housing spaces available; 3,970 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Meyer Library plus 3 others with 1.7 million books, 1 million microform titles, 4,238 serials, 33,547 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.6 million. 1,800 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Springfield (population 140,000) is Missouri's third largest city and is within one hour's drive from many of the popular resort and vacation areas of the southwest Missouri Ozark region. Springfield has become a major health care center for the region and is home to several major businesses and industries including Bass Pro Shops, General Electric, Kraft, and Associated Wholesale Grocers.

■ MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST PLAINS K-8

128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775
Tel: (417)255-7255
Admissions: (417)255-7955
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wp.missouristate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri State University. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 11-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,675. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 469 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 886 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 789 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for the nursing program which requires a separate application with a March 1 deadline. Admission eligibility requirements include a ranking score computation based on GPA and ACT. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $102 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $204 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $77 per term part-time. College room and board: $4586.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Chi Alpha, Adult Students in Higher Education, Lambda Lambda Lambda, Programming Board. Major annual events: Homecoming, University Life Talent Show, Welcome Week Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 60 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Garnett Library with 21,210 books, 10,836 microform titles, 189 serials, 714 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $214,473. 58 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MISSOURI TECH F-12

1167 Corporate Lake Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63132-1716
Tel: (314)569-3600
Fax: (314)569-1167
Web Site: http://www.motech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 201. 27 applied, 56% were admitted. Full-time: 44 students, 5% women, 95% men. Part-time: 157 students, 13% women, 87% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 20% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 17% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 56% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: interview, minimum ACT score of 20. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: student council, President's Club. Major annual events: Graduation Ceremony, Picnic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 15 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE E-6

500 East College
Marshall, MO 65340-3197
Tel: (660)831-4000
Admissions: (660)831-4157
Fax: (660)831-4039
Web Site: http://www.moval.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $3.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2415 per student. Total enrollment: 1,623. 1,345 applied, 67% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 41% from top half. 12 class presidents, 14 valedictorians, 47 student government officers. Full-time: 1,377 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 246 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 29 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 13% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 12% 25 or older, 73% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 45% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 summer sessions. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,250 includes full-time tuition ($14,500) and college room and board ($5750).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 30% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Valley players, American Humanics. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 1,117 college housing spaces available; 1,043 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Murrell Memorial Library plus 1 other with 61,907 books, 25,463 microform titles, 391 serials, 1,399 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $240,653. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Marshall, population 15,000, is located 80 miles east of Kansas City and bus transportation is available. Community recreational facilities include a bowling alley, skating rink, and a philharmonic orchestra. The Indian Foothills Park, at the eastern city limits, provides tennis courts, ball fields, a golf course, swimming, fishing, and picnic grounds.

■ MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY C-2

4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507-2294
Tel: (816)271-4200
Free: 800-662-7041
Admissions: (816)271-4267
Fax: (816)271-5833
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missouriwestern.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 744-acre suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $6.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $69,501. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5600 per student. Total enrollment: 5,248. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,606 applied, 100% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 3,800 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,448 students, 63% women, 38% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 7 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 22% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous until 8/10.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4380 full-time, $146 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8010 full-time, $267 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $398 full-time, $12 per credit part-time, $35. College room and board: $4756. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Day, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,045 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Warren E. Hearnes Library with 147,509 books, 110,808 microform titles, 1,068 serials, 13,705 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in America's heartland, St. Joseph was one of only 10 cities nationwide to receive the prestigious 1997 All-America City Award. A thriving business community has seen St. Joseph grow from a booming frontier town to the market place for the four-state area of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. With a population of 72,000, St. Joseph boasts metropolitan advantages blended with small town flavor. The city offers 26-miles of parkway system, Olympic-size ice rink, YMCA and YWCA, St. Joseph Symphony, Performing Arts Association Arts Association, Robidoux Resident Theatre, and 13 museums, including the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art; Jesse James House; Pony Express Stables and the St. Joseph Museum.

■ MOBERLY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-7

101 College Ave.
Moberly, MO 65270-1304
Tel: (660)263-4110
Free: 800-622-2070
Fax: (660)263-6252
Web Site: http://www.macc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 32-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,835. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 25% from top quarter of their high school class, 58% from top half. Full-time: 1,818 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,017 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 12 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 24% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, law enforcement programs. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: ACT, ACT ASSET. Required for some: ACT, ACT ASSET. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1740 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $85 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3960 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $1800.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Child Care Club, Delta Epsilon Chi, Brother Ox. Major annual events: theatrical production, Fall Picnic, Spring Picnic. Campus security: student patrols, extensive surveillance. 42 college housing spaces available; 25 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Kate Stamper Wilhite Library with 23,027 books, 80 microform titles, 88 serials, 1,393 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $189,446. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Moberly (population 13,000) is the county seat of Randolph County, in central Missouri. The town is served by one major railroad and the Omar Bradley Airport. Community facilities include churches of all denominations, a regional hospital, and Little Dixie Regional Library. A moderately large shopping district is available. Student employment is available in retail, restaurants, filling stations, and warehouses. Housing may be found in hotels, motels, and apartments. Outdoor activities are golf, boating, fishing, hunting, baseball, and tennis.

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY E-3

4200 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64133-1612
Tel: (816)353-4554
Fax: (816)353-1176
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of National College. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 380. Students come from 2 states and territories, 5 other countries, 97% 25 or older. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/12.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Student Senate. Major annual events: Martin Luther King Day, Annual Student Picnic, Christmas Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 1,500 books and 60 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE B-5

1301 Main St.
Trenton, MO 64683-1824
Tel: (660)359-3948
Free: 800-880-6180
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 2-acre small town campus. Endowment: $423,653. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2881 per student. Total enrollment: 1,342. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 519 applied, 58% were admitted. Full-time: 702 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 640 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 25% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health occupations programs. Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1680 full-time, $56 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $85 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3570 full-time, $119 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time, $15 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $4149. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 140 college housing spaces available; 123 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. North Central Missouri College Library with 20,627 books and 104 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $86,603. 159 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A rural location in central north Missouri, Trenton (population 6,700) has 11 churches, libraries, a hospital, and numerous civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Several lakes are nearby offering excellent fishing, swimming, and boating. City parks also provide facilities for recreation. Part-time employment is available.

■ NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY B-2

800 University Dr.
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Tel: (660)562-1212
Free: 800-633-1175
Admissions: (660)562-1587
Fax: (660)562-1121
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 240-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $332,801. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6092 per student. Total enrollment: 6,249. Faculty: 259 (243 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 3,655 applied, 45% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 4,719 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 642 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 12 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Missouri Western State College, Truman State University, North Central Missouri College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5535 full-time, $172.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9540 full-time, $306 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $465 full-time, $12 per credit hour part-time, $105 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5492. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 16% of eligible men and 16% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: student government. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Day, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,500 college housing spaces available; 2,150 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. B. D. Owens Library plus 1 other with 326,919 books, 962,095 microform titles, 8,873 serials, 5,624 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 2,450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Maryville (population 10,000) is a rural area in northwest Missouri. Dormitories, fraternity houses, and private homes provide housing. Community facilities include a library, 13 churches, a hospital, and several civic, national, and international branches of clubs and organizations are represented. Train and bus transportation is available. 90 miles from Kansas City, 45 from St. Joseph, 110 from Omaha and 125 from Des Moines.

■ OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE J-3

1111 North Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801-4804
Tel: (417)624-2518
Free: 800-299-4622
Fax: (417)624-0090
Web Site: http://www.occ.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 799. 332 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 33 states and territories, 13 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 25% 25 or older, 63% live on campus. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, 4 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/5.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Family Outreach Group, God's Spokesman, Imagine. Major annual events: Parents' Day, Living Christmas Tree, preaching/teaching convention. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 577 college housing spaces available; 511 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Seth Wilson Library with 59,808 books, 182 microform titles, 362 serials, 21,289 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 28 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-5

PO Box 5958
Springfield, MO 65801
Tel: (417)895-7000
Admissions: (417)895-7136
Fax: (417)895-7161
Web Site: http://www.otc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3867. Total enrollment: 8,488. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 32% from top half. Full-time: 4,232 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,256 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 25% 25 or older, 38% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Southwest Missouri State University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual event: Annual Student Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 6,000 books, 190 serials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PARK UNIVERSITY Q-2

8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Tel: (816)741-2000
Free: 800-745-7275
Admissions: (816)584-6728
Fax: (816)741-4462
Web Site: http://www.park.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1875. Setting: 800-acre suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $39 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4226 per student. Total university enrollment: 5,448. Total unit enrollment: 13,253. Faculty: 889 (97 full-time, 792 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 352 applied, 74% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 2 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 20 student government officers. Full-time: 1,002 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 11,686 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 91 other countries, 80% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 21% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 73% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Kansas City Professional Development Council. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $11,956 includes full-time tuition ($6776) and college room and board ($5180). Part-time tuition: $242 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: World Student Union, Student Senate, Radio Club, Latin American Student Organization, Marketing Club. Major annual events: Harvest Fest, Spring Fling, Christmas on the River. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 227 college housing spaces available; 162 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. McAfee Memorial Library with 150,503 books, 90,000 microform titles, 591 serials, 1,233 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $874,128. 143 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri-Kansas City.

■ PATRICIA STEVENS COLLEGE F-12

330 North Fourth St., Ste. 306
St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: (314)421-0949
Free: 800-871-0949
Fax: (314)421-0304
Web Site: http://www.patriciastevenscollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3700 per student. Total enrollment: 212. Students come from 4 states and territories, 42% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 47% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 37% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-3

3201 Southwest Traffic way
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: (816)759-4000
Admissions: (816)759-4101
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Metropolitan Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. System endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4599 per student. Total enrollment: 4,627. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 785 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,457 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 3,170 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 29% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 54% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 52% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Johnson County Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, Los Americanos, Phi Theta Kappa, Fashion Club. Major annual events: Black History Month, Spring Fling, homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Penn Valley Community College Library with 91,428 books, 89 microform titles, 89,242 serials, 355 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $449,705. 1,058 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri Kansas City.

■ PINNACLE CAREER INSTITUTE E-3

15329 Kensington Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64147-1212
Tel: (816)331-5700
Web Site: http://www.pcitraining.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Total enrollment: 170. 354 applied, 57% were admitted.

Entrance Requirements:

Application deadline: 6/1.

■ RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE F-12

4431 Finney Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113
Tel: (314)371-0233; (866)4RA-NKEN
Fax: (314)371-0241
Web Site: http://www.ranken.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2598 per student. Total enrollment: 1,423. 920 applied, 92% were admitted. Full-time: 743 students, 4% women, 96% men. Part-time: 680 students, 4% women, 96% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 40% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $95. Tuition: $10,000 full-time, $725 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $95 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, student government, Women's Support Group, Instrumentation Society of America, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual events: Spirit Days, Wacky Olympics, Canned Food and Toy Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 12 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ashley Gray Jr. Learning Center with 11,000 books, 182 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RESEARCH COLLEGE OF NURSING E-3

2252 East Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
Tel: (816)995-2800
Free: 800-842-6776
Admissions: (816)276-4733
Fax: (816)276-3526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.researchcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Rockhurst University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (bachelor's degree offered jointly with Rockhurst College). Founded 1980. Setting: 66-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 213. 94 applied, 77% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 95% from top half. Full-time: 184 students, 93% women, 7% men. Part-time: 3 students, 100% women. Students come from 7 states and territories, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 30% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.8 high school GPA, interview, minimum ACT score of 20. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,640 includes full-time tuition ($18,900), mandatory fees ($640), and college room and board ($6100). College room only: $3100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 75% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Mass of the Holy Spirit, Polar Walk, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,800 college housing spaces available; 1,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Greenlease Library with 150,000 books, 675 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY E-3

1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
Tel: (816)501-4000
Free: 800-842-6776
Admissions: (816)501-4100
Fax: (816)501-4241
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rockhurst.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7667 per student. Total enrollment: 2,944. Faculty: 217 (127 full-time, 90 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 1,775 applied, 74% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 6 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,261 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 830 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 16 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Kansas City Area Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $25,110 includes full-time tuition ($18,500), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($5900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $630 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Organization of Collegiate Women, Black Student Union, Student Organization of Latinos, College Players. Major annual events: homecoming, Greek Week, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, closed-circuit TV monitors. 700 college housing spaces available; 627 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Greenlease Library with 597,800 books, 223,100 microform titles, 750 serials, 3,494 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $699,000. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri-Kansas City.

■ SAINT CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-11

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376-0975
Tel: (636)922-8000
Admissions: (636)922-8229
Fax: (636)922-8236
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stchas.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1986. Setting: 234-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $5.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3715 per student. Total enrollment: 6,870. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,677 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,378 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,492 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 52% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2280 full-time. State resident tuition: $3360 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4980 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, SCCCC Roller Hockey Club, Student Senate, Criminal Justice Student Organization, Human Services Student Organization. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Fun Blitz, lunchtime seminars. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 54,110 books, 37,219 microform titles, 8,282 serials, 7,624 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $684,379. 117 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LOUIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE F-11

1360 Grandview Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033-6499
Tel: (314)837-6777
Free: 800-887-SLCC
Fax: (314)837-8291
Web Site: http://www.slcconline.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $577,910. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4758 per student. Total enrollment: 213. 55 applied, 76% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 143 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 70 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 3 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 27% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $13,450 includes full-time tuition ($8000), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($5000). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $250 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $450 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: World Christians Unlimited, Drama Club, pep band. Major annual events: Jam Fest, Jesus Encounter, Junior High Winterfest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, night security. 150 college housing spaces available; 92 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. St. Louis Christian College Library with 39,728 books, 144 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $70,631. 11 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF HEALTH CAREERS F-12

909 South Taylor Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1511
Web Site: http://www.slchc.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY F-12

4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088
Tel: (314)367-8700
Admissions: (314)446-8313
Fax: (314)367-2784
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stlcop.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards master's and first professional degrees. Founded 1864. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $62.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9826 per student. Total enrollment: 1,093. Faculty: 105 (60 full-time, 45 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 686 applied, 35% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 23 valedictorians. 53% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 40% live on campus. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 11/30 for early decision plan 1, 1/30 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $26,690 includes full-time tuition ($18,900), mandatory fees ($280), and college room and board ($7510). Part-time tuition: $810 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 70% of eligible men and 65% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Gateway Academy of Student Pharmacists, Student Council, International Student Council, student ambassadors, Student Alumni Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Organization Fair (Welcome Week). Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 380 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. O. J. Cloughly Alumni Library with 68,187 books, 5,259 microform titles, 234 serials, 802 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $480,817. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FLORISSANT VALLEY F-12

3400 Pershall Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63135-1499
Tel: (314)513-4200
Admissions: (314)595-4258
Fax: (314)513-2224
Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of St. Louis Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus. Students come from 31 other countries, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/19. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $78 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $103 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $138 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Women in New Goals, Florissant Valley Association of the Deaf, Student Government Association. Major annual events: awareness days, school spirit days, Children's Christmas Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 90,021 books and 655 serials. 470 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FOREST PARK F-12

5600 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Tel: (314)644-9100
Admissions: (314)644-9131
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of St. Louis Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 34-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 7,610. 1,282 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 11 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 43% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 60% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied medical programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. St. Louis Community College Library with 72,713 books, 511 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 369 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT MERAMEC F-11

11333 Big Bend Blvd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122-5720
Tel: (314)984-7500
Admissions: (314)984-7609
Fax: (314)984-7117
Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of St. Louis Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1304 per student. Total enrollment: 12,607. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at The New England Banking Institute. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, paramedic, occupational therapy, physical therapy programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Scuba Club, International Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Horticulture Club. Major annual events: Las Vegas Night, Friday Night Movies, barbecues. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Meramec Library with 58,911 books and 500 serials. 420 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY F-12

221 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2097
Tel: (314)977-2222
Free: 800-758-3678
Admissions: (314)977-3415
Fax: (314)977-7136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.slu.edu

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1818. Setting: 373-acre urban campus. Endowment: $750.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,653 per student. Total enrollment: 11,823. Faculty: 1,094 (616 full-time, 478 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 8,105 applied, 78% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 6,817 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 604 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 51 other countries, 54% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington University in St. Louis. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, secondary school report form, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $34,678 includes full-time tuition ($26,250), mandatory fees ($198), and college room and board ($8230). College room only: $4700.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 19% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Black Student Alliance, International Student Federation. Major annual events: Student Activities Fair, Spring Fever, Billiken World Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention program, bicycle patrols, pamphlets, posters, films. 3,442 college housing spaces available; 3,137 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Pius XII Memorial Library plus 2 others with 1.9 million books, 2.6 million microform titles, 13,999 serials, 195,126 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9 million. 1,350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Washington University.

■ SAINT LUKE'S COLLEGE E-3

4426 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: (816)932-2233
Admissions: (816)932-2073
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saintlukescollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Episcopal, upper-level, coed. Administratively affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Total enrollment: 109. Full-time: 96 students, 91% women, 9% men. Part-time: 13 students, 100% women. Students come from 5 states and territories, 6 other countries, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older, 48% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, co-op programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $8850 full-time, $295 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $620 full-time, $180 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Saint Luke's Student Nurse Association. Major annual events: College Picnic, College Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (FENTON) Q-15

1203 Smizer Mill Rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
Tel: (636)349-4900
Free: 800-456-7222
Fax: (636)349-9170
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 6-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Total enrollment: 440. 92 applied, 86% were admitted. Full-time: 394 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 46 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 75% 25 or older. Core. Services for LD students, independent study, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Paralegal Club, peer advisors, student council, Accounting Club, student ambassadors. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Summer Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, trained security personnel from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. College housing not available. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (HAZELWOOD) O-15

75 Village Square
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Tel: (314)731-1101
Admissions: (314)731-5200
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 1-acre campus with easy access to St. Louis. Total enrollment: 600. Students come from 3 other countries. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Paralegal Club, peer advisors, student council, Accounting Club. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Nursing Graduation Party, Summer Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 32 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (NORTH KANSAS CITY) Q-2

520 East 19th Ave.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Tel: (816)472-7400
Free: 800-456-7222
Admissions: (816)472-0275
Fax: (816)472-0688
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 300. Students come from 2 states and territories. Services for LD students, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 18 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (ST. CHARLES) F-11

3555 Franks Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Tel: (314)949-2620
Admissions: (636)949-2620
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2500 per student. 500 applied, 80% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 60% 25 or older, 5% live on campus. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: Thurston Mental Alertness Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: student council, PBL, Paralegal Club. Major annual events: Campus Bar-B-Que, Summer Picnic, Christmas Luncheon. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 1,350 books and 60 serials. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES J-13

1819 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: (573)334-6825
Fax: (573)339-7805
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southeastmissourihospital.com/college/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Founded 1928. Calendar: six 7-week terms per year.

■ SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY J-13

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799
Tel: (573)651-2000
Admissions: (573)651-2590
Web Site: http://www.semo.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1873. Setting: 693-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $35.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $411,394. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5684 per student. Total enrollment: 10,292. Faculty: 608 (400 full-time, 208 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,060 applied, 89% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 65% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 37 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,796 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,172 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 35 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 18% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4764 full-time, $158.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8619 full-time, $287.30 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $381 full-time, $12.70 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $5351. College room only: $3270. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 14% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Residence Hall Association, Marketing Club, Student Activities Council. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Homecoming Week, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,748 college housing spaces available; 2,400 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Kent Library with 411,992 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 2,781 serials, 9,400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 1,022 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cape Girardeau (population 35,800) was founded in 1793 as an Indian trading post. It is now a progressive industrial city. Commercial transportation is convenient; other community facilities include many churches, hospitals, shopping areas and a library. Part time employment is available.

■ SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY I-5

1600 University Ave.
Bolivar, MO 65613-2597
Tel: (417)326-5281
Free: 800-526-5859
Admissions: (417)328-1817
Fax: (417)328-1514
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sbuniv.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1878. Setting: 152-acre small town campus. Endowment: $15.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5400 per student. Total enrollment: 3,440. Faculty: 246 (105 full-time, 141 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 720 applied, 85% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,778 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 923 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 13 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Mountain View Center, Salem Center, Springfield Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $18,300 includes full-time tuition ($13,300), mandatory fees ($800), and college room and board ($4200). College room only: $2200. Part-time tuition: $530 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: small group ministries, Christian Service Organization, Student Government Association, Student Missouri State Teachers Association, revival teams. Major annual events: homecoming, Mass Advisement Day, Commencement. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,126 college housing spaces available; 940 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Harriett K. Hutchens Library plus 3 others with 193,821 books, 481,593 microform titles, 10,939 serials, 11,202 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 261 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The county seat of Polk County, Bolivar (population 8,000) is in the midst of a recreational area and is the center of a developing lake region. There is bus transportation to Springfield and Kansas City from Bolivar. A community concert association, allied with Columbia Artists Management of New York, brings quality musical attractions to Bolivar each season. The Southwest Regional Library which serves three counties is located here.

■ SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE J-5

1010 West Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807-2488
Tel: (417)864-7220
Free: 800-475-2669
Fax: (417)865-5697
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.Springfield-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 520. 60% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 6 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: student government, Medical Assistant Club, Legal Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Collegiate Secretaries International. College housing not available. Springfield College Library with 3,000 books and 32 serials. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Established as a trading post in 1636, Springfield is located on the Connecticut River in Southwestern part of the state. City is noted today for its diversified industries including the manufacture of firearms, plastics, chemicals, radio equipment, tires, paper, and electrical equipment. Ample part-time job opportunities available. Several movie theatres, municipal auditorium, drive-ins, summer theatre, two municipal golf courses, 150 parks, civic center, and playgrounds, swimming, skating, quadrangle of museums, public libraries, provide excellent recreational and cultural opportunities. Easy access to commercial, bus and rail service.

■ STATE FAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-6

3201 West 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301-2199
Tel: (660)530-5800; 877-311-SFCC
Fax: (660)530-5820
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.cc.mo.us/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 128-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1176 per student. Total enrollment: 3,391. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 1,690 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,701 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 54% 25 or older. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Campus security: security during evening class hours. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Learning Resources Center with 36,000 books and 100 serials. 218 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sedalia (population 20,000) is a rural community, and is the home of the Missouri State Fair. It is also an industrial area that produces truck bodies, brooms, mops, wheels, toolboxes, restaurant equipment, and fans. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Good shopping facilities, many churches, and various service clubs are a part of the community's facilities. Many part-time employment opportunities are available. Parks provide opportunities for recreation.

■ STEPHENS COLLEGE E-7

1200 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215-0002
Tel: (573)442-2211
Free: 800-876-7207
Admissions: (573)876-7207
Fax: (573)876-7237
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stephens.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1833. Setting: 86-acre urban campus. Endowment: $19.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $98,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6464 per student. Total enrollment: 824. Faculty: 91 (41 full-time, 50 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 546 applied, 77% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 574 students, 98% women, 2% men. Part-time: 180 students, 94% women, 6% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 3 other countries, 55% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; communications/journalism; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Missouri, Columbia College (MO). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,475 includes full-time tuition ($20,500) and college room and board ($7975). College room only: $4760. Part-time tuition: $220 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national sororities; 10% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Ambassadors Association, Stephens Christian Fellowship, Young Women's Political Caucus. Major annual events: Opening Convocation, Winter Formal, Honors Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 817 college housing spaces available; 320 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: women-only housing available. Hugh Stephens Library with 121,084 books, 11,067 microform titles, 534 serials, 4,764 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $306,765. 64 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Stephens College is located in Columbia, Missouri. Situated between Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is the cultural, medical, and business center of mid-Missouri. Often called "College Town, USA", Columbia is also the home of Columbia College and the University of Missouri. Stephens students have easy access to Columbia's shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings.

■ THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-11

2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-2393
Tel: (573)840-9600; 877-TRY-TRCC
Admissions: (573)840-9675
Web Site: http://www.trcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 70-acre rural campus. Endowment: $655,356. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2260 per student. Total enrollment: 2,935. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 619 applied, 100% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 58% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,622 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,313 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 38% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $1830 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3660 full-time, $122 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $375 full-time, $8.50 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $3114.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, PTK, PBL, Alpha Beta Gamma, Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Major annual events: Fall Celebration, Spring Celebration, Annual Monter Mass. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 188 college housing spaces available; 167 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Rutland Library with 36,960 books, 7,527 microform titles, 238 serials, 1,027 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $177,500. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Poplar Bluff, population 25,000, is a metropolitan area in southeast Missouri where the climate is temperate and living is pleasant. The community has two private general hospitals, one veteran's hospital, many churches, a library, and numerous civic organizations. Many natural streams and lakes within driving distance of the city provide excellent facilities for all outdoor sports. Part-time jobs are available.

■ TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY B-7

100 East Normal St.
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Tel: (660)785-4000
Admissions: (660)785-4114
Fax: (660)785-7456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.truman.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 140-acre small town campus. Endowment: $21.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $573,413. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6707 per student. Total enrollment: 5,803. Faculty: 378 (353 full-time, 25 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4,883 applied, 83% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 16 National Merit Scholars, 137 valedictorians. Full-time: 5,460 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 111 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 51 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 1% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Reis Biological Station. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $150. State resident tuition: $5740 full-time, $239 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9920 full-time, $413 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $72 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5380. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 210 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Christian Fellowship, Alpha Phi Omega, Student Ambassadors, Alpha Sigma Gamma, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming, Dog Days (spring carnival), Lyceum Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, patrols by commissioned officers. 2,926 college housing spaces available; 2,794 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Pickler Memorial Library with 492,916 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 3,468 serials, 39,284 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.5 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Kirksville, Missouri, is located in the northeastern part of the state, a3to 4-hour drive from Kansas City, St. Louis, and Des Moines, Iowa, and 80 miles west of historic Hannibal, Missouri, and Quincy, Illinois. The town is served by a direct Amtrak connection from Chicago and Quincy, IL. A municipal airport provides daily flights to and from Kansas City. Kirksville offers an environment for serious study in a community where higher education is the focal point. Besides University students, the community is home to 17,000 townspeople and nearly 250 medical students at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA E-7

Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: (573)882-2121
Admissions: (573)882-7786
Fax: (573)882-7887
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missouri.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Missouri System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1839. Setting: 1,358-acre small town campus. Endowment: $442.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $162.9 million. Total enrollment: 27,985. Faculty: 1,149 (1,066 full-time, 83 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 12,404 applied, 83% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 31 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 19,979 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,396 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 85 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges and Universities, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, specific high school curriculum, SAT or ACT, specific high school curriculum. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6495 full-time, $216.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,272 full-time, $542.40 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1250 full-time, $32.07 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6245. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 442 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 21% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students Association, Residence Hall Association, Honors International Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Student Activities Mart, Journalism Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 9,207 college housing spaces available; 8,210 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ellis Library plus 11 others with 3.2 million books, 6.9 million microform titles, 15,808 serials, 22,705 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.2 million. 1,615 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The University rests in the heart of Columbia, a growing city of more than 76,000. Cited for its excellent educational opportunities and quality of life, Columbia has ranked among the top most livable cities in the United States for more than a decade, according to Money Magazine. Columbia combines the benefits of a large city - a wide selection of lodging, dining, shopping, cultural and sporting opportunities - with the friendly atmosphere and convenience of a small town. All forms of public transportation are available. Situated midway between St. Louis and Kansas City (each about two hours away), Columbia also is within a two-hour drive for the Lake of the Ozarks recreation area, which provides opportunities for many outdoor sports.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY E-3

5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Tel: (816)235-1000
Free: 800-775-8652
Admissions: (816)235-1111
Fax: (816)235-1717
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umkc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Missouri System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1929. Setting: 191-acre urban campus. Endowment: $189.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $35.6 million. Total enrollment: 14,310. Faculty: 1,055 (641 full-time, 414 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,018 applied, 75% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 5,676 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,815 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 46 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 15% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 30% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other campuses of the University of Missouri System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6819 full-time, $227.30 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,085 full-time, $569.50 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 13% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: African-American Student Association, International Student Council, Alpha Phi Omega, Activities and Programs Council. Major annual events: International Food and Culture Night, Welcome Fest/Roo Fair, Greek Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,700 college housing spaces available; 867 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Miller-Nichols Library plus 3 others with 1.3 million books, 2.4 million microform titles, 7,222 serials, 451,563 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.3 million. 671 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

One of the country's largest railroad centers, Kansas City is also a great manufacturing city and an important distributing point located at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. All forms of commercial transportation are convenient. Extensive cultural activities are available. Recreational facilities are numerous. Swope Park is one the largest municipal playgrounds in the country that contains 1,705 acres, two golf courses, tennis courts, picnic grounds, a zoo, swimming pool and a lagoon for boating. Kansas City is the home of the Chiefs of the National Football League and Royals baseball team of the American League. The Country Club district in the southern part of the city has gained international attention as a model for city planning. Each home in this district is planned to harmonize with its surroundings, and careful selection of European art objects beautify street corners.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA H-8

1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409-0910
Tel: (573)341-4111
Free: 800-522-0938
Admissions: (573)341-4164
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umr.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Missouri System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: 284-acre small town campus. Endowment: $63.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $28.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,061 per student. Total enrollment: 5,407. 1,942 applied, 90% were admitted. 40% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 44 National Merit Scholars, 37 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,747 students, 22% women, 78% men. Part-time: 374 students, 31% women, 69% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 33 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 8% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Missouri-Columbia. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6451 full-time, $216.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,576 full-time, $542.40 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1041 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room and board: $5840. College room only: $3570. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 197 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 27% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, service organizations, academic organizations. Major annual events: homecoming, St. Patrick's celebration, Parents' Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs. 1,400 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Curtis Laws Wilson Library with 255,768 books, 45,827 microform titles, 1,495 serials, 6,353 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Rolla, population 15,000, is one of the most scenic sections of the Ozarks, where excellent fishing and hunting are available. Situated in the center of Missouri, on Interstate 44. A number of churches of most denominations, a hospital, clinics, a library and civic organizations are all a part of the community services. Lake and river recreation available, caves to explore, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, golf courses, and bowling alleys provide recreation. Part time employment for students is available. Rolla originally was an Ozarks farm trade center. After the establishment of the university campus, several large and important federal and state government agencies located here. Today the community is unusual in its concentration of about 1,000 professional engineers, geologists, cartographers, mathematicians, and technicians who are employed by these offices.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS F-12

One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Tel: (314)516-5000
Admissions: (314)516-5451
Fax: (314)516-5310
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umsl.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Missouri System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 350-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $43.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3358 per student. Total enrollment: 15,561. Faculty: 693 (371 full-time, 322 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,207 applied, 52% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 83% from top half. Full-time: 5,887 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 6,732 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 88 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 17% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older, 8% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southern Illinois University, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Charles Community College, Mineral Area Community College, East Central Community College, Jefferson Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, CBHE Core Requirements, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6495 full-time, $216.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,272 full-time, $542.40 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1123 full-time, $43.20 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6428. College room only: $4561. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Associated Black Collegians, Pierre laclede Honors College Student Association, Residence Hall Council, International Student Association. Major annual events: Fall Expo/Campus Picnic, Mirthday, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,000 college housing spaces available; 960 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Thomas Jefferson Library plus 2 others with 1.1 million books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,305 serials, 3,878 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.4 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-KANSAS CITY CAMPUS E-3

901 East 104th St., Ste. 301
Kansas City, MO 64131-4517
Tel: (816)943-9600
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (816)943-6675
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Total enrollment: 1,297. Faculty: 127 (8 full-time, 119 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 52 applied. Full-time: 1,020 students, 61% women, 39% men. 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 88% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,145 full-time, $371.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ST. LOUIS CAMPUS F-12

Riverport Lakes West
13801 Riverport Dr., Ste. 102
St. Louis, MO 63043-4828
Tel: (314)298-9755
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (314)291-2901
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2000. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,026. Faculty: 167 (12 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 50 applied. Full-time: 869 students, 57% women, 43% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 88% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,550 full-time, $385 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS J-5

1260 E. Kingsley St.
Springfield, MO 65804-7211
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 259. Faculty: 35 (3 full-time, 32 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 33 applied. Full-time: 220 students, 54% women, 46% men. 0% from out-of-state, 3% international. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9450 full-time, $315 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE (KANSAS CITY) E-3

8955 East 38th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64129
Tel: (816)861-1000
Free: 800-466-3997
Fax: (816)861-1400
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE (O'FALLON)

927 East Terra Ln.
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Tel: (636)978-7488
Fax: (636)978-5121
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. ANN) F-11

3925 Industrial Dr.
St. Ann, MO 63074-1807
Tel: (314)428-5900
Free: 800-345-6018
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Total enrollment: 580. Full-time: 580 students, 19% women, 81% men. 0.3% Hispanic, 56% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Main library plus 7 others with a Web page. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. JOSEPH) C-2

3131 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Tel: (816)364-5399
Free: 800-282-5327
Fax: (816)364-1593
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 260. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. LOUIS) F-12

12970 Maurer Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63127
Tel: (314)843-4200
Fax: (314)843-1709
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 600. Calendar: semesters.

■ VATTEROTT COLLEGE (SPRINGFIELD) J-5

1258 East Trafficway St.
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: (417)831-8116
Free: 800-766-5829
Fax: (417)831-5099
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Vatterott College. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Core. Internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $8800 full-time. Mandatory fees: $900 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Computer Club. Major annual events: Fall Student Appreciation, Summer Appreciation. Campus security: alarm devices and personnel during open hours; security alarms during closed hours. College housing not available. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS F-12

1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Tel: (314)935-5000
Free: 800-638-0700
Admissions: (314)935-6000
Fax: (314)935-4290
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wustl.edu

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 169-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.4 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $369.6 million. Total enrollment: 13,383. Faculty: 1,081 (850 full-time, 231 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 21,515 applied, 19% were admitted. Full-time: 6,169 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 1,297 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 66 other countries, 88% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 1% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Consortium on Financing Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, portfolio for art and architecture programs. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $44,240 includes full-time tuition ($32,800), mandatory fees ($988), and college room and board ($10,452). College room only: $6402.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: community service organizations, student government/programming groups, performing arts groups, multicultural interest groups. Major annual events: Thurtene Carnival, W.I.L.D. (concert festival), Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 4,590 college housing spaces available; 4,519 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. John M. Olin Library plus 13 others with 1.6 million books, 3.3 million microform titles, 47,266 serials, 72,672 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $29.4 million. 2,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WEBSTER UNIVERSITY F-12

470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194
Tel: (314)968-6900
Free: 800-75-ENROL
Admissions: (314)968-6991
Fax: (314)968-7115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.webster.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1915. Setting: 47-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $40.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4178 per student. Total enrollment: 7,327. Faculty: 807 (172 full-time, 635 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,468 applied, 55% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 20 class presidents, 11 valedictorians, 69 student government officers. Full-time: 2,558 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 965 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 40 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 32% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Fontbonne College, Lindenwood College, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Eden Theological Seminary, Missouri Baptist College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,947 includes full-time tuition ($17,210) and college room and board ($6737). College room only: $3586. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $445 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 47 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Marketing Communications Club, Residential Housing Association. Major annual events: Webster Works Worldwide Community Service Day, Springfest, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Emerson Library with 271,047 books, 137,000 microform titles, 1,598 serials, 16,303 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. 330 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburban area 10 miles from St. Louis, Webster Groves (population 27,455) has the convenience of all major forms of transportation. The shopping facilities here are excellent, numerous civic and service organizations are active. Webster Groves also enjoys the recreational and cultural advantages of St. Louis. Other facilities include a library, and churches of major denominations. Some part-time employment is available.

■ WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY AND JUNIOR COLLEGE E-4

1880 Washington Ave.
Lexington, MO 64067
Tel: (660)259-2221
Fax: (660)259-2677
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wma1880.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1880. Setting: 130-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7960 per student. Total enrollment: 561. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 456 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 234 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 327 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 4 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 10% 25 or older, 0.2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/11. Notification: 9/11.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. One-time mandatory fee: $25. Tuition: $3480 full-time, $145 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Kansas City Symphony concert, Artist Series, Field Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 100 college housing spaces available; 80 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Sellers-Coombs Library with 18,890 books, 6,655 microform titles, 49 serials, 919 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $15,704. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WESTMINSTER COLLEGE F-8

501 Westminster Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1299
Tel: (573)642-3361
Free: 800-475-3361
Admissions: (573)592-5251
Fax: (573)592-5227
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westminster-mo.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 65-acre small town campus. Endowment: $39.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $140,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6167 per student. Total enrollment: 918. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,155 applied, 79% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 64% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 896 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 22 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 16 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 1% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Chicago Urban Studies Semester, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 21 or minimum SAT score of 970, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $21,170 includes full-time tuition ($14,600), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($6140). College room only: $3170. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 68% of eligible men and 64% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Environmentally Concerned Students, International Student Club, Habitat for Humanity, Little Brother/Little Sister. Major annual events: Leadership Challenge, Take Back the Night, Wellness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, well-lit campus. 460 college housing spaces available; 427 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Reeves Memorial Library plus 1 other with 114,402 books, 19,012 microform titles, 3,074 serials, 9,095 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $339,913. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE E-3

500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068-1843
Tel: (816)781-7700; 888-2JEWELL
Fax: (816)415-5027
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jewell.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees (also offers evening program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1849. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $66.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8196 per student. Total enrollment: 1,331. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,681 applied, 64% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 18 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,285 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 46 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 12 other countries, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 6% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,660 includes full-time tuition ($20,150) and college room and board ($5510). College room only: $2320.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 47 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 33% of eligible men and 31% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Christian student ministries, College Union activities, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, UNITY, Amnesty International. Major annual events: homecoming, Hanging of the Green/Lighting of the Quad, Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 906 college housing spaces available; 725 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Charles F. Curry Library with 260,119 books, 207,784 microform titles, 868 serials, 27,617 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburban community, Liberty is 13 miles northeast of Kansas City and enjoys all of the cultural and recreational advantages afforded by its proximity to a major metropolitan area of 1.5 million people. Several points of interest are the State Ballet of Missouri, the Kansas city Symphony, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City also offers professional football and baseball. The Harriman Fine Arts Program provides great performances from such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Yo Yo Ma.

■ WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY F-8

One University Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1098
Tel: (573)642-2251
Free: 800-995-3159
Admissions: (573)592-4221
Fax: (573)592-1146
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.williamwoods.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1870. Setting: 170-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $10.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1108 per student. Total enrollment: 3,047. Faculty: 114 (50 full-time, 64 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 792 applied, 68% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 808 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 365 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 13 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 31% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; agriculture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Missouri-Columbia, Westminster College (MO), Stephens College, Lincoln University (MO). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 16 hours college prep; SAT or ACT, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,020 includes full-time tuition ($14,700), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($5900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $490 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 22% of eligible men and 29% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Crusade for Christ, Leader Scholars, Hunter Jumper Show Team. Major annual events: student organization activities fair, Snowball (campus-wide formal), Casino Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 670 college housing spaces available; 565 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Dulany Library with 139,986 books, 11,129 microform titles, 11,713 serials, 19,556 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $165,469. 105 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The wooded Missouri landscape provides a scenic setting for residents of the area. Colleges, state educational and health facilities and professional industries are primary employers. Part-time employment is available. The regional area provides major medical centers, churches, libraries, restaurants, and recreational and entertainment facilities.

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Missouri

Missouri

ALLIED COLLEGE

13723 Riverport Dr., Ste. 103
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Tel: (314)739-4450
Fax: (314)739-5133
Web Site: http://www.hightechinstitute.edu/
President/CEO: Larkin Hicks
Admissions: Larkin Hicks
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ABHES

AVIATION INSTITUTE OF MAINTENANCE-KANSAS CITY

3130 Terrace St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: (816)753-9920; 877-538-5627
Fax: (816)753-9941
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aviationmaintenance.edu/aviation-kansascity.asp
Admissions: Vickie Winfrey
Type: Two-Year College Calendar System: Quarter

AVILA UNIVERSITY

11901 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
Tel: (816)942-8400
Free: 800-GO-AVILA
Admissions: (816)501-3773
Fax: (816)942-3362
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.avila.edu/
President/CEO: Thomas F. Gordon, JD, LLM
Admissions: Paige Illum
Financial Aid: Angie Comstock
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 95% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400+; 59% ACT 18-23; 21% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 56 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $22,100 includes full-time tuition ($16,300), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $365 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $13 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 910, PT 304, Grad 483 Faculty: FT 64, PT 135 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 33 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 17 Library Holdings: 80,865 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Football M; Golf W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE

628 East Kearney
Springfield, MO 65803-3498
Tel: (417)268-6000
Fax: (417)831-8029
Web Site: http://www.baptist.edu/index.htm
President/CEO: Dr. Michael A. Randall
Registrar: Dr. Joe Gleason
Admissions: Dr. Joseph Gleason
Financial Aid: Larry Stonebraker
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $18,300 includes full-time tuition ($13,000) and college room and board ($5300). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: , Grad 70 Faculty: FT 27, PT 10 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 61 Library Holdings: 36,844 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 71 hours, Associates; 131 hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

BARNES-JEWISH COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH

306 South Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1091
Tel: (314)454-7055
Admissions: (314)454-7538
Fax: (314)454-5239
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barnesjewishcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Roger Lanier
Registrar: Beth Wade
Admissions: Christie Schneider
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 74% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 200, PT 486, Grad 95 Faculty: FT 33, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 1 Library Holdings: 3,765 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credit hours, Associates; 121 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, ADtA, ASC, JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN

BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

20301 East 78 Hwy.
Independence, MO 64057
Tel: (816)655-6000
Admissions: (816)655-6118
Fax: (816)655-6014
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu
President/CEO: Malcolm Wilson
Admissions: Jon Burke
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Metropolitan Community Colleges System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,053, PT 1,609 Faculty: FT 31, PT 273 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Library Holdings: 10,312 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates

CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

15800 Calvary Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64147-1341
Tel: (816)322-0110
Free: 800-326-3960
Web Site: http://www.calvary.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Elwood Chipchase
Admissions: Rev. Robert Reinsch
Financial Aid: Rachel Russiaky
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 54.8% ACT 18-23; 25.8% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 98 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $10,996 includes full-time tuition ($6720), mandatory fees ($576), and college room and board ($3700). College room only: $1750. Part-time tuition: $240 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $19 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 230, PT 58, Grad 44 Faculty: FT 12, PT 23 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 Library Holdings: 56,087 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 131 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

CENTRAL BIBLE COLLEGE

3000 North Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803-1096
Tel: (417)833-2551
Free: 800-831-4222
Fax: (417)833-5141
Web Site: http://www.cbcag.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. M. Wayne Benson
Registrar: William P. Davis
Admissions: Eunice A. Bruegman
Financial Aid: Rev. Rick Woolverton
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Assemblies of God Scores: 83% SAT V 400+; 83% SAT M 400+; 47% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 742, PT 75 Faculty: FT 40, PT 26 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 107,023 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 126 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE

911 Urbandale Dr. East
Moberly, MO 65270-1997
Tel: (660)263-3900
Fax: (660)263-3936
Web Site: http://www.cccb.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Russell N. James, III
Registrar: Eric Stevens
Admissions: Jason Rodenbeck
Financial Aid: Rhonda Dunham
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 523, PT 8 Faculty: FT 16, PT 14 Student-Faculty Ratio: 31:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 74 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 35,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 134 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248-1198
Tel: (660)248-3391
Admissions: (660)248-6247
Fax: (660)248-2287
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.centralmethodist.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Marianne Inman
Registrar: Kathryn Winegard
Admissions: Edward J. Lamm
Financial Aid: Linda Mackey
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Methodist Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 63.98% ACT 18-23; 29.57% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,560 includes full-time tuition ($14,490), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($5360). College room only: $2640. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $140 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 751, PT 30 Faculty: FT 54, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 71 Library Holdings: 97,793 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: JRCEPAT, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660)543-4111
Admissions: (660)543-4290
Fax: (660)543-8517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cmsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bobby Patton
Registrar: Robert G. Rhodes
Admissions: Dr. Matt Melvin
Financial Aid: J. Phillip Shreves
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 63% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 85 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5835 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,250 full-time. College room and board: $5109. College room only: $3406. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,168, PT 1,649, Grad 1,787 Faculty: FT 439, PT 266 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 1,257,260 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AAFCS, ACCE, ASLHA, CAA, CSWE, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE OF NURSING

6150 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139-3215
Tel: (314)768-3044
Free: 800-942-4310
Admissions: (314)768-3179
Fax: (314)768-5673
Web Site: http://www.deaconess.edu/
President/CEO: Carmel White
Registrar: Carrie Nelson
Admissions: Lisa Mancini
Financial Aid: Michelle Mohn
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Tenet Healthcare Corporation Scores: 67% ACT 18-23; 33% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 137, PT 187 Faculty: FT 11, PT 3 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 8,700 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 68 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NLN

CLEVELAND CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE-KANSAS CITY CAMPUS

6401 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131-1181
Tel: (816)501-0100
Free: 800-467-2252
Fax: (816)361-0272
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cleveland.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, III
Registrar: Nancy Eastman
Admissions: Melissa Denton
Financial Aid: Mindy Beckley
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 61, PT 10 Faculty: FT 45 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 14,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 123 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CCE

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS

PO Box 17
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Tel: (417)334-6411
Free: 800-222-0525
Fax: (417)335-2618
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cofo.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jerry C. Davis
Registrar: Fran Forman
Admissions: Marci Linson
Financial Aid: Kyla McCarty
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 63% ACT 18-23; 24% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 10 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $4380 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($280), and college room and board ($4100). College room only: $2000. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $140 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,311, PT 22 Faculty: FT 74, PT 32 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 90 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 84 Library Holdings: 119,765 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 125 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Volleyball W

COLUMBIA COLLEGE

1001 Rogers St.
Columbia, MO 65216-0002
Tel: (573)875-8700
Free: 800-231-2391
Admissions: (573)875-7352
Fax: (573)875-7506
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ccis.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gerald T. Brouder
Registrar: Sue Koopmans
Admissions: Regina Morin
Financial Aid: Sharon Abernathy
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 86% SAT M 400+; 59% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,006 includes full-time tuition ($11,995) and college room and board ($5011). College room only: $3152. Full-time tuition varies according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $257 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 757, PT 252, Grad 140 Faculty: FT 56, PT 26 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 59 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 36 Library Holdings: 62,265 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

CONCEPTION SEMINARY COLLEGE

PO Box 502
Conception, MO 64433-0502
Tel: (660)944-3105
Admissions: (660)944-2886
Fax: (660)944-2829
Web Site: http://www.conceptionabbey.org/
President/CEO: Rev. Benedict Neenan, OSB
Registrar: Velda Mattson
Admissions: Vincent Casper
Financial Aid: Br. Justin Hernandez, OSB
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Men Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 59% ACT 18-23; 18% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,498 includes full-time tuition ($12,118), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($7200). College room only: $3046. Part-time tuition: $150 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 90, PT 10 Faculty: FT 24, PT 2 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 100 Library Holdings: 115,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 credits, Bachelors

CONCORDE CAREER INSTITUTE

3239 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2407
Tel: (816)531-5223
Fax: (816)756-3231
Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, ADA, CARC

COTTEY COLLEGE

1000 West Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
Tel: (417)667-8181; 888-526-8839
Fax: (417)667-8103
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cottey.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Helen R. Washburn
Registrar: Janie Bossert
Admissions: Marjorie J. Cooke
Financial Aid: Sherry Pennington
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Women Scores: 94% SAT V 400+; 76% SAT M 400+; 49% ACT 18-23; 41% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 36 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,510 includes full-time tuition ($11,600), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($5200). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 35, PT 2 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 98 Library Holdings: 54,200 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Volleyball W

COX COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

1423 North Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: (417)269-3401
Admissions: (417)269-3038
Web Site: http://www.coxcollege.edu/
President/CEO: DeLois P. Weekes
Registrar: Jean Summers
Admissions: Stacy Danaher
Financial Aid: Robin Asher
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Cox Health Systems Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Tuition: $9240 full-time, $308 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1050 full-time, $35 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room only: $2000. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 279, PT 313 Faculty: FT 21, PT 26 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NLN

CROWDER COLLEGE

601 Laclede Ave.
Neosho, MO 64850-9160
Tel: (417)451-3223; (866)238-7788
Fax: (417)451-4280
Web Site: http://www.crowder.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Steven M. Gates
Registrar: Sonya Pearson
Admissions: Dr. Sonya Pearson
Financial Aid: Michelle Paul
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1860 full-time. State resident tuition: $2640 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $360 full-time. College room and board: $3870. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,319, PT 1,296 Faculty: FT 64, PT 155 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 37,452 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAIT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball W

CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE

1 College Hill
Canton, MO 63435-1299
Tel: (573)288-6000
Free: 800-537-1883
Fax: (573)288-6617
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.culver.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William L. Fox
Registrar: Marjorie Ellison
Admissions: Betty Smith
Financial Aid: Tina Wiseman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scores: 67% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,796 includes full-time tuition ($15,250) and college room and board ($6546). College room only: $3030. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 766, PT 74 Faculty: FT 44, PT 45 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 89 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 71 Library Holdings: 155,487 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (KANSAS CITY)

City Center Square
1100 Main St., Ste. 118
Kansas City, MO 64105-2112
Tel: (816)221-1300
Fax: (816)474-0318
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (KANSAS CITY)

11224 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131-3698
Tel: (816)941-0430
Free: 800-821-3766
Fax: (816)941-0896
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: C. Robert Levalley
Registrar: Melissa Knudsen
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 809, PT 292, Grad 132 Faculty: FT 49, PT 39 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 Library Holdings: 15,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ST. LOUIS)

1801 Park 270 Dr., Ste. 260
St. Louis, MO 63146-4020
Tel: (314)542-4222
Fax: (314)542-4004
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DRURY UNIVERSITY

900 North Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802-3791
Tel: (417)873-7879
Free: 800-922-2274
Admissions: (417)873-7205
Fax: (417)873-7529
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drury.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John E. Moore, Jr.
Registrar: Gale Boutwell
Admissions: Chip Parker
Financial Aid: Annette Avery
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 98.3% SAT V 400+; 98.3% SAT M 400+; 30.4% ACT 18-23; 51.4% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,302 includes full-time tuition ($15,173), mandatory fees ($339), and college room and board ($5790). Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,541, PT 39, Grad 381 Faculty: FT 123, PT 62 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 90 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 177,794 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE

1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
Union, MO 63084
Tel: (636)583-5193
Admissions: (636)583-5195
Fax: (636)583-1897
Web Site: http://www.eastcentral.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Karen Herzog
Admissions: Karen Wieda
Financial Aid: Todd Martin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1464 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2088 full-time, $87 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3144 full-time, $131 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,447, PT 2,039 Faculty: FT 55, PT 134 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 38,863 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Soccer M; Softball W

EVANGEL UNIVERSITY

1111 North Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65802-2191
Tel: (417)865-2811
Fax: (417)865-9599
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evangel.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert H. Spence
Registrar: David I. Schoolfield
Admissions: Charity Waltner
Financial Aid: Kathy White
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Assemblies of God Scores: 50% ACT 18-23; 37% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 96 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,370 includes full-time tuition ($12,040), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($4620). College room only: $2270. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $469 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $235 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,646, PT 75, Grad 80 Faculty: FT 96, PT 62 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 100,691 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY

6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105-3098
Tel: (314)862-3456
Admissions: (314)889-1400
Fax: (314)719-8021
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fontbonne.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dennis C. Golden
Registrar: Mazie Moore
Admissions: Peggy Musen
Financial Aid: Nicole K. Moore
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 31% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,428 includes full-time tuition ($17,120), mandatory fees ($320), and college room and board ($6988). Part-time tuition: $465 per credit hour. part-time mandatory fees: $16 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,547, PT 531, Grad 758 Faculty: FT 72, PT 300 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 19 Library Holdings: 52,980 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAFCS, ASLHA, ACBSP, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

1211 South Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
Tel: (417)862-9533
Free: 800-443-1083
Fax: (417)862-5318
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.globaluniversity.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald Iwasko
Registrar: Lynne Kroh
Admissions: Jessica Dorn
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Assemblies of God Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $2160 full-time, $90 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to class time. Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,770, PT 3,272, Grad 255 Faculty: FT 57, PT 561 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: DETC

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY

7200 NW 86th St., Ste. M
Kansas City, MO 64153
Free: 800-955-2527
Fax: (816)595-5757
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.grantham.edu/
President/CEO: Roy Winter
Registrar: Gina Tyrney
Admissions: DeAnn Wandler
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $6978 full-time, $335 per credit hour part-time. Calendar System: Continuous Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 125 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: DETC

HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE COLLEGE

2800 Palmyra Rd.
Hannibal, MO 63401-1999
Tel: (573)221-3675
Free: 800-HLG-1119
Admissions: (573)221-3113
Fax: (573)221-6594
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hlg.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Woodrow Burt
Registrar: Darla Thomason
Admissions: Raymond Carty
Financial Aid: Amy Blackwell
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Southern Baptist Scores: 57% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 96 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,390 includes full-time tuition ($11,420), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($4610). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $380 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $90 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 873, PT 184 Faculty: FT 65, PT 29 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 74 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 71,680 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CARC, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY

3026 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2136
Tel: (314)340-3366
Admissions: (314)340-3301
Fax: (314)340-3322
Web Site: http://www.hssu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Henry Givens, Jr.
Registrar: Carnell Jones
Admissions: LaShanda Boone
Financial Aid: Sandra Call
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4650 full-time, $145 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8570 full-time, $285.65 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $150 per term part-time. College room only: $5400. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 970, PT 692 Faculty: FT 47, PT 86 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 88 Library Holdings: 60,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

HERITAGE COLLEGE

534 East 99th St.
Kansas City, MO 64131-4203
Tel: (816)942-5474
Fax: (816)942-5405
Web Site: http://www.heritage-education.com/
President/CEO: Larry Cartmill
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

HICKEY COLLEGE

940 West Port Plaza, Ste. 101
St. Louis, MO 63146
Tel: (314)434-2212
Free: 800-777-1544
Fax: (314)434-1974
Web Site: http://www.hickeycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Christopher A. Gearin
Admissions: Michelle Hayes
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 500, PT 110

Faculty: FT 12, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 38:1 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE

9001 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: (602)279-9700
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/
President/CEO: Rich Craven
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

IHM HEALTH STUDIES CENTER

2500 Abbott Place
St. Louis, MO 63143-2636
Tel: (314)768-1234
Fax: (314)768-1595
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihmhealthstudies.com/
President/CEO: Taz A. Meyer
Admissions: Taz A. Meyer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Trimester Enrollment: FT 72, PT 64 Faculty: FT 4, PT 3

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (ARNOLD)

1930 Meyer Drury Dr.
Arnold, MO 63010
Tel: (636)464-6600; 888-488-1082
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Paula Jerden
Admissions: David Heckeler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (EARTH CITY)

13505 Lakefront Dr.
Earth City, MO 63045-1412
Tel: (314)298-7800
Free: 800-235-5488
Fax: (314)298-0559
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Karen Finkenkeller
Registrar: Carolyn Carter
Admissions: Karen Finkenkeller
Financial Aid: Cheryl Pace
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (KANSAS CITY)

1740 West 92nd St., Ste. 10
Kansas City, MO 64114
; 877-488-1442
Admissions: (816)276-1400
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
Admissions: Eddie Colon
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Calendar System: Quarter Exams: Other

JEFFERSON COLLEGE

1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050-2441
Tel: (636)797-3000
Fax: (636)789-4012
Web Site: http://www.jeffco.edu/
President/CEO: Bill McKenna
Registrar: Connie Kuchar
Admissions: Amy Martin-Small
Financial Aid: Amy Martin-Small
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Scores: 53% ACT 18-23; 19% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,176, PT 1,889 Faculty: FT 86, PT 132 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 70,402 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball W; Volleyball W

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111-1874
Tel: (816)472-4852
Free: 800-522-5224
Admissions: (816)474-5224
Fax: (816)531-6296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kcai.edu/
President/CEO: Kathleen Collins
Registrar: Ida Sohm
Admissions: Larry Stone
Financial Aid: Christal Williams
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 93% SAT V 400+; 88% SAT M 400+; 30% ACT 18-23; 52% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $29,542 includes full-time tuition ($21,446), mandatory fees ($946), and college room and board ($7150). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $850 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $46 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 576, PT 12 Faculty: FT 46, PT 48 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 25 Library Holdings: 32,235 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 129 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD

KANSAS CITY COLLEGE

402 East Bannister Rd., Ste. A
Kansas City, MO 64131
Tel: (816)444-2232; 877-582-3963
Fax: (816)444-3142
Web Site: http://www.metropolitancollege.edu/
Admissions: Rosemary Velez
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $50.00 Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester Faculty: FT 2, PT 13 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

820 Chestnut St.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: (573)681-5000
Free: 800-521-5052
Admissions: (573)681-5599
Fax: (573)681-6074
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lincolnu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David B. Henson
Registrar: Debra Cooper
Admissions: Craig Galbreath
Financial Aid: Alfred Robinson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Scores: 34.14% ACT 18-23; 4.29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 94 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 15 Application Fee: $17.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $17. State resident tuition: $4412 full-time, $147.08 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8059 full-time, $268.62 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $190 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $20 per term part-time. College room and board: $3790. College room only: $1850. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,017, PT 936, Grad 227 Faculty: FT 127, PT 47 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 187,956 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates; 121 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

209 South Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301-1695
Tel: (636)949-2000
Admissions: (636)949-4993
Fax: (636)949-4910
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lindenwood.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dennis Spellmann
Registrar: Mary Ann Townsend
Admissions: Sheryl Guffey
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 68% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 43 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $18,240 includes full-time tuition ($12,000), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($6000). College room only: $3000. Part-time tuition: $330 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,092, PT 646, Grad 3,338 Faculty: FT 208, PT 400 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 76 Library Holdings: 122,461 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Riflery M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

One Technology Dr.
Linn, MO 65051-9606
Tel: (573)897-5000
Free: 800-743-TECH
Admissions: (573)897-5196
Web Site: http://www.linnstate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald Claycomb
Admissions: Becky Dunn
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 50.26% ACT 18-23; 12.82% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 61 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4080 full-time, $136 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8160 full-time, $272 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $630 full-time, $21 per credit part-time. College room and board: $1870. College room only: $1445. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 785, PT 93 Faculty: FT 75, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 13,774 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NAIT Intercollegiate Athletics: Archery M & W; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Softball M & W; Table Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

LOGAN UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC

1851 Schoettler Rd., Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065
Tel: (636)227-2100
Free: 800-533-9210
Fax: (636)227-9338
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.logan.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. George A. Goodman
Registrar: Alva Rozar
Admissions: Dr. Patrick Browne
Financial Aid: Linda Haman
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed % Accepted: 96 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $3420 full-time, $95 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $330 full-time, $110 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 76, PT 35 Faculty: FT 41, PT 46 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 95 Library Holdings: 10,777 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 133 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CCE

LONGVIEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE

500 Southwest Longview Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2105
Tel: (816)672-2000
Admissions: (816)672-2249
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Fred L. Grogan
Registrar: Kathy Hale
Admissions: Janet Cline
Financial Aid: Lisa Fannan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Metropolitan Community Colleges System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,419, PT 3,248 Faculty: FT 83, PT 297 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 56,266 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Cross-Country Running W; Volleyball W

MAPLE WOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2601 Northeast Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299
Tel: (816)437-3000
Admissions: (816)437-3108
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Merna S. Saliman
Registrar: Dawn K. Hatterman
Admissions: Marilyn Donatello
Financial Aid: Hula Howard
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Metropolitan Community Colleges System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,817, PT 2,625 Faculty: FT 53, PT 293 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 32,906 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Softball W

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS

13550 Conway Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63141-7299
Tel: (314)529-9300
Free: 800-627-9855
Admissions: (314)529-9350
Fax: (314)529-9927
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.maryville.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Keith Lovin
Registrar: Michelle Ziolkowski
Admissions: Dr. Beth Triplett
Financial Aid: Martha Harbaugh
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 50% ACT 18-23; 44% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,670 includes full-time tuition ($17,000), mandatory fees ($320), and college room and board ($7350). College room only: $6425. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $510 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $80 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,610, PT 1,049, Grad 564 Faculty: FT 99, PT 244 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 72 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 32 Library Holdings: 209,418 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, AOTA, APTA, ACBSP, CORE, FIDER, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MESSENGER COLLEGE

PO Box 4050
Joplin, MO 64803
Tel: (417)624-7070
Fax: (417)624-5070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.messengercollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry Hunt
Admissions: Ron Cannon
Financial Aid: Sheri Shackelford
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Pentecostal Scores: 36% ACT 18-23; 21% ACT 24-29 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $8910 includes full-time tuition ($4950), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($3500). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $165 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 84, PT 16 Faculty: FT 4, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 91 Library Holdings: 28,874 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: TACCS Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (CAPE GIRARDEAU)

1732 North Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: (573)334-9181
Fax: (573)334-0617
Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/
President/CEO: George Holske
Admissions: Kyla Evans
Financial Aid: Janie McIntyre
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 110, PT 8 Faculty: FT 9, PT 2 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (JEFFERSON CITY)

1407 Southwest Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Tel: (573)635-6600
Free: 800-467-0786
Fax: (573)635-6999
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/
President/CEO: Cherie Chockley
Admissions: Cheri Chockley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 75 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $8385 full-time. Mandatory fees: $125 full-time. Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 140, PT 15 Faculty: FT 8, PT 3 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other Professional Accreditation: ACICS

METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (ROLLA)

1202 East State Route 72
Rolla, MO 65401
Tel: (573)364-8464
Free: 800-467-0785
Admissions: (314)364-8464
Fax: (573)364-8077
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/
President/CEO: Christie Barker
Admissions: Cristie Barker
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: ACICS

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE

1775 Universal Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
Tel: (816)482-5210
Free: 800-841-7158
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu
President/CEO: Al Toonis
Admissions: Debbie Goodall
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Metropolitan Community Colleges % Accepted: 100 Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $730 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 118, PT 484 Faculty: FT 10, PT 37 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

MIDWEST INSTITUTE (EARTH CITY)

4260 Shoreline Dr.
Earth City, MO 63045
Tel: (314)344-3334
Fax: (314)344-0495
Web Site: http://www.midwestinstitute.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ABHES

MIDWEST INSTITUTE (KIRKWOOD)

10910 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Tel: (314)965-8363
Fax: (314)965-1558
Web Site: http://www.midwestinstitute.com/
President/CEO: Christine Sheffler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

MINERAL AREA COLLEGE

PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601-1000
Tel: (573)431-4593
Admissions: (573)518-2206
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mineralarea.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Terry L. Barnes
Registrar: Linda Huffman
Admissions: Julie Sheets
Financial Aid: Denise Sebastian
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Scores: 57% ACT 18-23; 12% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For allied health programs, law enforcement programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2880 full-time, $96 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3540 full-time, $118 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $2475. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,605, PT 1,215 Faculty: FT 52, PT 186 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 32,228 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

One College Park Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141-8660
Tel: (314)434-1115; 877-434-1115
Admissions: (314)392-2291
Fax: (314)434-7596
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mobap.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. R. Alton Lacey
Registrar: Heather Matlock
Admissions: Terry Dale Cruse
Financial Aid: Robert Miller
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Southern Baptist Scores: 47% ACT 18-23; 19% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 52 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,640 includes full-time tuition ($13,230), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($5800). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,202, PT 2,283, Grad 975 Faculty: FT 58, PT 133 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 93 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 17 Library Holdings: 91,115 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

MISSOURI COLLEGE

10121 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122-1583
Tel: (314)821-7700
Web Site: http://www.mocollege.com/
President/CEO: Michael VanderVelde
Registrar: Dawn Krenning
Admissions: Doug Brinker
Financial Aid: Leslie Harmon
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 560 Faculty: FT 35, PT 19 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, ADA

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

3950 East Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Tel: (417)625-9300; (866)818-MSSU
Admissions: (417)625-9537
Fax: (417)659-4429
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mssu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Julio Leon
Registrar: Sandra Gieson
Admissions: Derek Skaggs
Financial Aid: James Gilbert
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 53% ACT 18-23; 30% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 99 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3750 full-time, $125 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7500 full-time, $250 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time, $83 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4480. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,849, PT 1,624 Faculty: FT 206, PT 102 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 124 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET, ADA, ACBSP, CARC, JRCERT, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

901 South National
Springfield, MO 65804-0094
Tel: (417)836-5000
Free: 800-492-7900
Admissions: (417)836-5521
Fax: (417)836-6334
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missouristate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John H. Keiser
Registrar: Kim Bell
Admissions: Don Simpson
Financial Aid: Billie Jo Hamilton
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 51.1% ACT 18-23; 39.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Application Deadline: July 20 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4920 full-time, $164 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9840 full-time, $328 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $534 full-time. College room and board: $5294. College room only: $3462. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 12,630, PT 3,527, Grad 2,771 Faculty: FT 728, PT 299 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 24 Library Holdings: 1,699,860 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 125 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AAFCS, AANA, APTA, ASLHA, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NAIT, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M; Racquetball M & W; Riflery M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST PLAINS

128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775
Tel: (417)255-7255
Admissions: (417)255-7955
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wp.missouristate.edu/
President/CEO: Kent Thomas
Admissions: Melissa Jett
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri State University % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $102 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $204 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $77 per term part-time. College room and board: $4586. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 886, PT 789 Faculty: FT 29, PT 88 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 6 Library Holdings: 21,210 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M; Volleyball W

MISSOURI TECH

1167 Corporate Lake Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63132-1716
Tel: (314)569-3600
Fax: (314)569-1167
Web Site: http://www.motech.edu/
President/CEO: Paul Dodge
Registrar: Cindy Sinnott
Admissions: Bob Honaker
Financial Aid: Terry Todd
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 61.5% ACT 18-23; 23.1% ACT 24-29 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 44, PT 157 Faculty: FT 7, PT 4 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 6 Credit Hours For Degree: 94 credit hours, Associates; 172 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE

500 East College
Marshall, MO 65340-3197
Tel: (660)831-4000
Admissions: (660)831-4157
Fax: (660)831-4039
Web Site: http://www.moval.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Chadwick B. Freeman
Registrar: Marsha Lashley
Admissions: Jamie L. Gold-Naylor
Financial Aid: Chad B. Freeman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church Scores: 82% SAT V 400+; 89% SAT M 400+; 63% ACT 18-23; 13% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,250 includes full-time tuition ($14,500) and college room and board ($5750). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,377, PT 246 Faculty: FT 66, PT 47 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 73 Library Holdings: 61,907 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M & W

MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507-2294
Tel: (816)271-4200
Free: 800-662-7041
Admissions: (816)271-4267
Fax: (816)271-5833
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missouriwestern.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Scanlon
Registrar: Dr. Gene Eulinger
Admissions: Howard McCauley
Financial Aid: Angie Beam
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 46% ACT 18-23; 16% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4380 full-time, $146 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8010 full-time, $267 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $398 full-time, $12 per credit part-time, $35. College room and board: $4756. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,800, PT 1,448 Faculty: FT 180, PT 133 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 147,509 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABET, AACN, AHIMA, APTA, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

MOBERLY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

101 College Ave.
Moberly, MO 65270-1304
Tel: (660)263-4110
Free: 800-622-2070
Fax: (660)263-6252
Web Site: http://www.macc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson
Registrar: Lynn Walker
Admissions: Dr. James Grant
Financial Aid: Amy Hager
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 56% ACT 18-23; 12% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1740 full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $85 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3960 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $1800. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,818, PT 2,017 Faculty: FT 66, PT 191 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 1 Library Holdings: 23,027 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAIT Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

4200 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64133-1612
Tel: (816)353-4554
Fax: (816)353-1176
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/
President/CEO: Cassandra Alexander
Admissions: Cassandra Alexander
Financial Aid: Mary Anderson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: National College Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 3, PT 29 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Library Holdings: 1,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 98 credits, Associates; 194 credits, Bachelors

NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE

1301 Main St.
Trenton, MO 64683-1824
Tel: (660)359-3948
Free: 800-880-6180
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Gardner
Registrar: Linda Brown
Admissions: Blaire Birdsong
Financial Aid: John Brandt
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 58 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1680 full-time, $56 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $85 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3570 full-time, $119 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time, $15 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $4149. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 702, PT 640 Faculty: FT 29, PT 79 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 9 Library Holdings: 20,627 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

800 University Dr.
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Tel: (660)562-1212
Free: 800-633-1175
Admissions: (660)562-1587
Fax: (660)562-1121
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dean L. Hubbard
Registrar: Linda Girard
Admissions: Beverly Schenkel
Financial Aid: Del Morley
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Scores: 91.43% SAT V 400+; 85.7% SAT M 400+; 59.04% ACT 18-23; 29.48% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 45 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5535 full-time, $172.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9540 full-time, $306 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $465 full-time, $12 per credit hour part-time, $105 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5492. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,719, PT 642, Grad 888 Faculty: FT 243, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 49 Library Holdings: 326,919 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAFCS, ACBSP, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

1111 North Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801-4804
Tel: (417)624-2518
Free: 800-299-4622
Fax: (417)624-0090
Web Site: http://www.occ.edu/
President/CEO: Kenneth Idleman
Registrar: Jennifer McMillin
Admissions: Troy B. Nelson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 680, PT 119 Faculty: FT 30, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 63 Library Holdings: 59,808 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 5958
Springfield, MO 65801
Tel: (417)895-7000
Admissions: (417)895-7136
Fax: (417)895-7161
Web Site: http://www.otc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Norman K. Myers
Registrar: Delvan Mitchell
Admissions: Jeff Jochems
Financial Aid: Jeff Ford
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,232, PT 4,256 Faculty: FT 127, PT 266 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 6,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, NAIT

PARK UNIVERSITY

8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Tel: (816)741-2000
Free: 800-745-7275
Admissions: (816)584-6728
Fax: (816)741-4462
Web Site: http://www.park.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts
Registrar: Eileen West
Admissions: Cathy Colapietro
Financial Aid: Cathy Colopietro
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 50% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $11,956 includes full-time tuition ($6776) and college room and board ($5180). Part-time tuition: $242 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,002, PT 11,686, Grad 565 Faculty: FT 97, PT 792 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 46 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 1 Library Holdings: 150,503 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: JRCEPAT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

PATRICIA STEVENS COLLEGE

330 North Fourth St., Ste. 306
St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: (314)421-0949
Free: 800-871-0949
Fax: (314)421-0304
Web Site: http://www.patriciastevenscollege.edu/
President/CEO: Cynthia A. Musterman, JD
Registrar: Ruth Ann Holtmann
Admissions: John Willmon
Financial Aid: Gregory M. Elsenrath
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 114, PT 98 Faculty: FT 5, PT 27 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Credit Hours For Degree: 122 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: (816)759-4000
Admissions: (816)759-4101
Web Site: http://www.mcckc.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Jackie Snyder
Registrar: Carroll O'Neal
Admissions: Lisa Minis
Financial Aid: Rossann Downing
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Metropolitan Community Colleges System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2190 full-time, $73 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3990 full-time, $133 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $180 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,457, PT 3,170 Faculty: FT 101, PT 336 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Library Holdings: 91,428 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W

PINNACLE CAREER INSTITUTE

15329 Kensington Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64147-1212
Tel: (816)331-5700
Web Site: http://www.pcitraining.edu/
President/CEO: Dennis Townsend
Registrar: Debbie Fajen
Admissions: Ruth Matous
Financial Aid: Sharon Baldwin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $0.00 Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 170 Faculty: FT 12, PT 11 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4431 Finney Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113
Tel: (314)371-0233; (866)4RA-NKEN
Fax: (314)371-0241
Web Site: http://www.ranken.edu/
President/CEO: Ben H. Ernst
Registrar: Carol Winkler
Admissions: Elizabeth Keserauskis
Financial Aid: Michelle Williams
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $95.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $95. Tuition: $10,000 full-time, $725 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $95 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 743, PT 680 Faculty: FT 59, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 0 Library Holdings: 11,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 semester hours, Associates; 136 semester hours, Bachelors

RESEARCH COLLEGE OF NURSING

2252 East Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
Tel: (816)995-2800
Free: 800-842-6776
Admissions: (816)276-4733
Fax: (816)276-3526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.researchcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Nancy O. DeBasio
Admissions: Leslie A. Mendenhall
Financial Aid: Stacie Withers
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rockhurst University Scores: 15% ACT 18-23; 50% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,640 includes full-time tuition ($18,900), mandatory fees ($640), and college room and board ($6100). College room only: $3100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 184, PT 3, Grad 26 Faculty: FT 25, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 55 Library Holdings: 150,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY

1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
Tel: (816)501-4000
Free: 800-842-6776
Admissions: (816)501-4100
Fax: (816)501-4241
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rockhurst.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Edward Kinerk, SJ
Registrar: Minda Thrower
Admissions: Phillip Gebauer
Financial Aid: Clara Boren
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 38% ACT 18-23; 45% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 30 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $25,110 includes full-time tuition ($18,500), mandatory fees ($710), and college room and board ($5900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $630 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,261, PT 830, Grad 853 Faculty: FT 127, PT 90 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 49 Library Holdings: 597,800 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, ASLHA, NLN, TEAC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

SAINT CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376-0975
Tel: (636)922-8000
Admissions: (636)922-8229
Fax: (636)922-8236
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stchas.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John M. McGuire
Registrar: Kathy A. Brockgreitens
Admissions: Kathy Brockgreitens-Gober
Financial Aid: Karen Vossenkemper
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2280 full-time. State resident tuition: $3360 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4980 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,378, PT 3,492 Faculty: FT 81, PT 348 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 54,110 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, AOTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Softball W

ST. LOUIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

1360 Grandview Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033-6499
Tel: (314)837-6777
Free: 800-887-SLCC
Fax: (314)837-8291
Web Site: http://www.slcconline.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth L. Beck
Registrar: Richard Fordyce
Admissions: Richard Fordyce
Financial Aid: Cathi Wilhoit
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Scores: 45% ACT 18-23; 45% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $13,450 includes full-time tuition ($8000), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($5000). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $250 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $450 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 143, PT 70 Faculty: FT 9, PT 24 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 39,728 Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credit hours, Associates; 131 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Volleyball W

ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF HEALTH CAREERS

909 South Taylor Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1511
Web Site: http://www.slchc.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088
Tel: (314)367-8700
Admissions: (314)446-8313
Fax: (314)367-2784
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stlcop.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas F. Patton
Admissions: Penny Myers Bryant
Financial Aid: Dave Rice
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed % Accepted: 35 Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $26,690 includes full-time tuition ($18,900), mandatory fees ($280), and college room and board ($7510). Part-time tuition: $810 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 60, PT 45 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 68,187 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACPhE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Volleyball W

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FLORISSANT VALLEY

3400 Pershall Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63135-1499
Tel: (314)513-4200
Admissions: (314)595-4258
Fax: (314)513-2224
Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu/
President/CEO: Marcia Pfeiffer
Registrar: Brenda Davenport
Admissions: Laura Sternman
Financial Aid: Khaneetah Cunningham
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: St. Louis Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: August 19 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $78 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $103 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $138 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Library Holdings: 90,021 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NASAD, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FOREST PARK

5600 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Tel: (314)644-9100
Admissions: (314)644-9131
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Patricia W. Nichols
Registrar: Herv Gross
Admissions: Bart S. Devoti
Financial Aid: Paulette Johnson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: St. Louis Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 114, PT 200 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 72,713 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, ADA, CARC, JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball W; Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT MERAMEC

11333 Big Bend Blvd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122-5720
Tel: (314)984-7500
Admissions: (314)984-7609
Fax: (314)984-7117
Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. E. Lynn Suydam
Registrar: Jill Guyton
Admissions: Jean Campbell
Financial Aid: Helen Nauman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: St. Louis Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 185, PT 385 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 58,911 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, NASAD, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

221 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2097
Tel: (314)977-2222
Free: 800-758-3678
Admissions: (314)977-3415
Fax: (314)977-7136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.slu.edu
President/CEO: Rev. Lawrence Biondi, SJ
Registrar: John-Herbert Jaffry
Admissions: Kalith Smith
Financial Aid: Sandra J. Pritt
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Scores: 99.34% SAT V 400+; 98.7% SAT M 400+; 23.76% ACT 18-23; 52.92% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $34,678 includes full-time tuition ($26,250), mandatory fees ($198), and college room and board ($8230). College room only: $4700. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,817, PT 604, Grad 2,895 Faculty: FT 616, PT 478 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 52 Library Holdings: 1,878,213 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, AACN, ABA, ADtA, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AClPE, AALS, CAA, CEPH, CSWE, JRCNMT, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NASPAA NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W

SAINT LUKE'S COLLEGE

4426 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel: (816)932-2233
Admissions: (816)932-2073
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saintlukescollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Helen A. Jepson
Registrar: M. J. Thomas
Admissions: Christina Wood
Financial Aid: Jeff Gannon
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Affiliation: Episcopal; Saint Luke's Hospital Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $8850 full-time, $295 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $620 full-time, $180 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 96, PT 13 Faculty: FT 16, PT 0 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 81 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (FENTON)

1203 Smizer Mill Rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
Tel: (636)349-4900
Free: 800-456-7222
Fax: (636)349-9170
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/
President/CEO: James Howard
Admissions: Judy Wilga
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 394, PT 46 Faculty: FT 13, PT 15 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 91 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS, CARC, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (HAZELWOOD)

75 Village Square
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Tel: (314)731-1101
Admissions: (314)731-5200
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/
President/CEO: Melissa Uding
Registrar: Brenda Lincoln
Admissions: Sherri Bremer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Credit Hours For Degree: 91 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABHES, ACICS Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (NORTH KANSAS CITY)

520 East 19th Ave.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Tel: (816)472-7400
Free: 800-456-7222
Admissions: (816)472-0275
Fax: (816)472-0688
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/
President/CEO: Dennis L. Townsend
Registrar: Tommy Box
Admissions: Edward A. Beauchamp
Financial Aid: Karva Waller
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Quarter Credit Hours For Degree: 92 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABHES, ACICS, JRCERT

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (ST. CHARLES)

3555 Franks Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Tel: (314)949-2620
Admissions: (636)949-2620
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sanford-brown.edu/
President/CEO: James Caldwell
Admissions: Karl J. Petersen
Financial Aid: Tony Merritt
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 18, PT 7 Exams: Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 5 Library Holdings: 1,350 Credit Hours For Degree: 91 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

1819 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: (573)334-6825
Fax: (573)339-7805
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southeastmissourihospital.com/college/
President/CEO: Tonya Buttry
Admissions: Tonya L. Buttry
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Miscellaneous Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799
Tel: (573)651-2000
Admissions: (573)651-2590
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.semo.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins
Registrar: Sandra Hinkle
Admissions: Dr. Deborah Below
Financial Aid: Karen Walker
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Scores: 61% ACT 18-23; 29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 89 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4764 full-time, $158.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8619 full-time, $287.30 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $381 full-time, $12.70 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $5351. College room only: $3270. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,796, PT 2,172, Grad 1,324 Faculty: FT 400, PT 208 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 411,992 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACA, ADtA, ASLHA, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NAIT, NASM, NCATE, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Gymnastics W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

1600 University Ave.
Bolivar, MO 65613-2597
Tel: (417)326-5281
Free: 800-526-5859
Admissions: (417)328-1817
Fax: (417)328-1514
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sbuniv.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. C. Pat Taylor
Registrar: John Credille
Admissions: Darren Crowder
Financial Aid: Brad Gamble
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Southern Baptist Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400+; 45% ACT 18-23; 37% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 85 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $18,300 includes full-time tuition ($13,300), mandatory fees ($800), and college room and board ($4200). College room only: $2200. Part-time tuition: $530 per hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,778, PT 923, Grad 739 Faculty: FT 105, PT 141 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 64 Library Holdings: 193,821 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: APTA, ACBSP, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

1010 West Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807-2488
Tel: (417)864-7220
Free: 800-475-2669
Fax: (417)865-5697
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.Springfield-college.com/
President/CEO: Gerald F. Terrebrood
Registrar: Steve Marshall
Admissions: Gerald F. Terrebrood
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 9, PT 3 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 3,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

STATE FAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3201 West 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301-2199
Tel: (660)530-5800; 877-311-SFCC
Fax: (660)530-5820
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.cc.mo.us/
President/CEO: Toni Walter
Registrar: Ron Gerstbauer
Admissions: Sharon Peacock
Financial Aid: Sylvia Deitrick
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,690, PT 1,701 Faculty: FT 76, PT 137 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: ACT, Other Library Holdings: 36,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NAIT Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

STEPHENS COLLEGE

1200 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215-0002
Tel: (573)442-2211
Free: 800-876-7207
Admissions: (573)876-7207
Fax: (573)876-7237
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stephens.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Wendy B. Libby
Registrar: Marlene Geddes
Admissions: David Adams
Financial Aid: Rachel Touchatt
Type: Comprehensive Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 42% ACT 18-23; 51% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,475 includes full-time tuition ($20,500) and college room and board ($7975). College room only: $4760. Part-time tuition: $220 per hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 574, PT 180, Grad 70 Faculty: FT 41, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 121,084 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 20 courses, Associates; 40 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AHIMA Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Soccer W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-2393
Tel: (573)840-9600; 877-TRY-TRCC
Admissions: (573)840-9675
Web Site: http://www.trcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John F. Cooper
Registrar: Cindy Clark
Admissions: Marcia Fields
Financial Aid: Pauletta Burns
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Scores: 53% ACT 18-23; 15% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $1830 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3660 full-time, $122 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $375 full-time, $8.50 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $3114. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,622, PT 1,313 Faculty: FT 58, PT 102 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 36,960 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY

100 East Normal St.
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Tel: (660)785-4000
Admissions: (660)785-4114
Fax: (660)785-7456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.truman.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Barbara Dixon
Registrar: Kay Anderson
Admissions: John Fraire
Financial Aid: Melinda Wood
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 13% ACT 18-23; 58% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $150. State resident tuition: $5740 full-time, $239 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9920 full-time, $413 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $72 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5380. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,460, PT 111, Grad 232 Faculty: FT 353, PT 25 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 48 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 48 Library Holdings: 492,916 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, ACA, ASLHA, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: (573)882-2121
Admissions: (573)882-7786
Fax: (573)882-7887
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missouri.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Brady Deaton
Registrar: Brenda Selman
Admissions: Barbara Rupp
Financial Aid: Joseph Camille
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Missouri System Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 50% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6495 full-time, $216.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,272 full-time, $542.40 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1250 full-time, $32.07 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6245. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 19,979, PT 1,396, Grad 5,527 Faculty: FT 1,066, PT 83 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 42 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 39 Library Holdings: 3,205,927 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AACN, AAFCS, ABA, ADtA, ALA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AVMA, AALS, CARC, CORE, CSWE, FIDER, JRCERT JRCNMT, LCMEAMA, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE, NRPA, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Tel: (816)235-1000
Free: 800-775-8652
Admissions: (816)235-1111
Fax: (816)235-1717
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umkc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Martha W. Gilliland
Registrar: Wilson Berry
Admissions: Jennifer DeHaemers
Financial Aid: Jan Brandow
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Missouri System Scores: 96.5% SAT V 400+; 94.8% SAT M 400+; 38.9% ACT 18-23; 40.3% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6819 full-time, $227.30 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,085 full-time, $569.50 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,676, PT 3,815, Grad 3,296 Faculty: FT 641, PT 414 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 13 Library Holdings: 1,265,118 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, AANA, ABA, ACPhE, ADA, APA, AALS, CSWE, LCMEAMA, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Riflery M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA

1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409-0910
Tel: (573)341-4111
Free: 800-522-0938
Admissions: (573)341-4164
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umr.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gary Thomas
Registrar: Laura K. Stoll
Admissions: Lynn Stichnote
Financial Aid: Robert Whites
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Missouri System Scores: 15% ACT 18-23; 53% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6451 full-time, $216.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,576 full-time, $542.40 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1041 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room and board: $5840. College room only: $3570. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,747, PT 374, Grad 1,286 Faculty: FT 304, PT 88 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 53 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 56 Library Holdings: 255,768 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M; Track and Field M & W

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS

One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Tel: (314)516-5000
Admissions: (314)516-5451
Fax: (314)516-5310
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umsl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas F. George
Registrar: Linda C. Silman
Admissions: John A. Kundel
Financial Aid: Dr. Anthony C. Georges
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Missouri System Scores: 92% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400+; 50.2% ACT 18-23; 39.3% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 52 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6495 full-time, $216.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,272 full-time, $542.40 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1123 full-time, $43.20 per credit hour part-time. full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6428. College room only: $4561. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,887, PT 6,732, Grad 2,778 Faculty: FT 371, PT 322 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 53 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 8 Library Holdings: 1,100,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACA, AOA, APA, CSWE, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-KANSAS CITY CAMPUS

901 East 104th St., Ste. 301
Kansas City, MO 64131-4517
Tel: (816)943-9600
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (816)943-6675
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Jerrad Tausz
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,145 full-time, $371.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,020, Grad 277 Faculty: FT 8, PT 119 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ST. LOUIS CAMPUS

Riverport Lakes West
13801 Riverport Dr., Ste. 102
St. Louis, MO 63043-4828
Tel: (314)298-9755
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (314)291-2901
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Anne Gillespie
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,550 full-time, $385 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 869, Grad 157 Faculty: FT 12, PT 155 Student-Faculty Ratio: 6:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

1260 E. Kingsley St.
Springfield, MO 65804-7211
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9450 full-time, $315 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 220, Grad 39 Faculty: FT 3, PT 32 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1 Library Holdings: 444 Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (KANSAS CITY)

8955 East 38th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64129
Tel: (816)861-1000
Free: 800-466-3997
Fax: (816)861-1400
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/
President/CEO: Mark DeFusco
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (O'FALLON)

927 East Terra Ln.
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Tel: (636)978-7488
Fax: (636)978-5121
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. ANN)

3925 Industrial Dr.
St. Ann, MO 63074-1807
Tel: (314)428-5900
Free: 800-345-6018
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/
President/CEO: John Vatterott
Registrar: Jessica Marie Brown
Admissions: Shari H. Cobb
Financial Aid: Felicia Franklin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 580 Faculty: FT 24 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. JOSEPH)

3131 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Tel: (816)364-5399
Free: 800-282-5327
Fax: (816)364-1593
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/
President/CEO: Wayne Major
Admissions: Sandra Wisdom
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Calendar System: Semester Faculty: FT 18, PT 1 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. LOUIS)

12970 Maurer Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63127
Tel: (314)843-4200
Fax: (314)843-1709
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/
Admissions: Michelle Tinsley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (SPRINGFIELD)

1258 East Trafficway St.
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: (417)831-8116
Free: 800-766-5829
Fax: (417)831-5099
Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.edu/
President/CEO: Tilley Cheryl
Admissions: Jennifer Danzer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Vatterott College H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Tuition: $8800 full-time. Mandatory fees: $900 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 15, PT 4 Credit Hours For Degree: 108 quarter credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Tel: (314)935-5000
Free: 800-638-0700
Admissions: (314)935-6000
Fax: (314)935-4290
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wustl.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Mark S. Wrighton
Registrar: Sue Hosack
Admissions: Nanette Tarbouni
Financial Aid: William H. Witbrodt
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 19% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 19 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $44,240 includes full-time tuition ($32,800), mandatory fees ($988), and college room and board ($10,452). College room only: $6402. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,169, PT 1,297, Grad 4,701 Faculty: FT 850, PT 231 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 43 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 1,612,711 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ABA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AClPE, AALS, CSWE, LCMEAMA, NASAD, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Table Tennis M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194
Tel: (314)968-6900
Free: 800-75-ENROL
Admissions: (314)968-6991
Fax: (314)968-7115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.webster.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard S. Meyers
Registrar: Donald Morris
Admissions: Niel DeVasto
Financial Aid: Sharen Lowney
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 47% ACT 18-23; 41% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 55 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,947 includes full-time tuition ($17,210) and college room and board ($6737). College room only: $3586. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $445 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,558, PT 965, Grad 3,804 Faculty: FT 172, PT 635 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 271,047 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AANA, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY AND JUNIOR COLLEGE

1880 Washington Ave.
Lexington, MO 64067
Tel: (660)259-2221
Fax: (660)259-2677
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wma1880.org/
President/CEO: Maj. Gen. John H. Little
Registrar: Jeanette Long
Admissions: Dr. Roger Hamilton
Financial Aid: Pam Fuenfhausen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 80% SAT V 400+; 93% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 100 Application Deadline: September 11 Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. One-time mandatory fee: $25. Tuition: $3480 full-time, $145 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 234, PT 327 Faculty: FT 19, PT 44 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 18,890 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Cross-Country Running M; Track and Field M & W; Wrestling M

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

501 Westminster Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1299
Tel: (573)642-3361
Free: 800-475-3361
Admissions: (573)592-5251
Fax: (573)592-5227
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westminster-mo.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Fletcher Lamkin Registrar: Phyllis Masek
Admissions: Dr. Patrick Kirby
Financial Aid: Aimee Bristow
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church Scores: 90% SAT V 400+; 96% SAT M 400+; 38% ACT 18-23; 54% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $21,170 includes full-time tuition ($14,600), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($6140). College room only: $3170. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 896, PT 22 Faculty: FT 55, PT 24 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 58 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 114,402 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068-1843
Tel: (816)781-7700; 888-2JEWELL
Fax: (816)415-5027
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jewell.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David L. Sallee
Admissions: Chad Jolly
Financial Aid: Sue Armstrong
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400+; 31% ACT 18-23; 55% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 64 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,660 includes full-time tuition ($20,150) and college room and board ($5510). College room only: $2320. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,285, PT 46 Faculty: FT 76, PT 79 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 62 Library Holdings: 260,119 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY

One University Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1098
Tel: (573)642-2251
Free: 800-995-3159
Admissions: (573)592-4221
Fax: (573)592-1146
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.williamwoods.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jahnae Barnett
Registrar: Brenda Williamson
Admissions: Jimmy Clay
Financial Aid: Liz Bennett
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scores: 88.4% SAT V 400+; 90.5% SAT M 400+; 54% ACT 18-23; 30.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 68 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,020 includes full-time tuition ($14,700), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($5900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $490 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 808, PT 365, Grad 1,874 Faculty: FT 50, PT 64 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 139,986 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

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Missouri

Missouri

AVIATION INSTITUTE OF MAINTENANCE-KANSAS CITY

Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

AVILA UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

General Studies, AB

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, B

History, B

Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, B

Music Performance, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, B

BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Cultural Studies, M

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, BM

Religious Education, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MP

BARNES-JEWISH COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MO

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Gerontological Nursing, M

Health Promotion, M

Health Services Administration, M

Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing, M

Nursing, M

Nursing - Adult, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

Nursing Education, M

Nutritional Sciences, MO

Oncology Nursing, M

BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Broadcast Journalism, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Organizational Behavior Studies, B

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, BMP

Piano and Organ, B

Religious Education, AB

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MP

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Voice and Opera, B

Youth Ministry, B

CENTRAL BIBLE COLLEGE

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, AB

Religious/Sacred Music, AB

Theology/Theological Studies, B

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Social Work, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Applied Mathematics, A

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, AB

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, AB

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, AB

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, AB

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Management Science, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, AB

Public Administration, AB

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, M

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Agribusiness, B

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Economics, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Mathematics, M

Art Teacher Education, B

Aviation, M

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Statistics, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, BM

Communication Disorders, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, AB

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, BM

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MO

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, MO

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Fire Protection Engineering, M

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Gerontology, M

History, BM

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Human Services, O

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, M

Industrial Education, MO

Industrial Hygiene, M

Industrial Technology/Technician, AB

Industrial/Management Engineering, M

Information Science/Studies, MO

Interior Architecture, B

Interior Design, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Library Science, MO

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, M

Mathematics, BM

Music, BM

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, B

Office Management and Supervision, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Photography, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printing Management, B

Psychology, BM

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, BM

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Securities Services Administration/Management, M

Social Work, B

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, BM

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Theater, M

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, B

Transportation/Transportation Management, M

CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE OF NURSING

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

CLEVELAND CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE-KANSAS CITY CAMPUS

Biology/Biological Sciences, AB

Chiropractic, P

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS

Accounting, B

Acting, B

Agribusiness, B

Agricultural Mechanization, B

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Animal Sciences, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child Care and Support Services Management, B

Child Development, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Consumer Services and Advocacy, B

Corrections, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Criminology, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Family and Community Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Forensic Science and Technology, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

German Language and Literature, B

Gerontology, B

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Horticultural Science, B

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Information Technology, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Philosophy, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Science, Technology and Society, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

COLUMBIA COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Computer and Information Sciences, AB

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Criminology, M

Drawing, B

Education, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

Forensic Science and Technology, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

Illustration, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Management Science, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Painting, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Photography, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Engineering, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

CONCEPTION SEMINARY COLLEGE

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

COTTEY COLLEGE

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

COX COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

CROWDER COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agribusiness, A

Agriculture, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Environmental Health, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

General Studies, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Mathematics and Computer Science, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Poultry Science, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Public Relations/Image Management, A

CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (KANSAS CITY)

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (KANSAS CITY)

Biomedical Technology/Technician, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Information Science/Studies, B

Operations Management and Supervision, B

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ST. LOUIS)

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

DRURY UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

American Government and Politics (United States), B

Architecture, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Chemistry, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminology, BM

Design and Visual Communications, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Graphic Communications, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

Human Services, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BMO

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Middle School Education, M

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, M

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Botany/Plant Biology, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, A

Chemistry, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Construction Trades, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Design and Visual Communications, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Ecology, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Forestry, A

General Studies, A

Geography, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Library Science, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Philosophy, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Religion/Religious Studies, A

Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant, A

Sociology, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

Zoology/Animal Biology, A

EVANGEL UNIVERSITY

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, AB

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, AB

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child Development, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, ABM

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

Health and Physical Education, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, B

Journalism, AB

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, AB

Mathematics, B

Mental Health/Rehabilitation, AB

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Organizational Management, M

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religious/Sacred Music, B

School Psychology, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Sciences, AB

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Disorders, BM

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Education, M

Computer Science, B

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, BM

Fashion Merchandising, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Taxation, M

Theater, M

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religion/Religious Studies, A

Religious Education, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MP

Theology/Theological Studies, B

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Computer Science, AB

Computer Software Engineering, AB

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Criminal Justice/Police Science, AB

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, AB

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Engineering/Industrial Management, AB

General Studies, AB

Information Technology, AB

Interdisciplinary Studies, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Management of Technology, M

HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE COLLEGE

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

English Language and Literature, AB

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Human Services, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Piano and Organ, B

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Commerce, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Juvenile Corrections, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Public Administration, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Urban Education and Leadership, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

HICKEY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Graphic Design, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

IHM HEALTH STUDIES CENTER

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (ARNOLD)

Accounting and Business/Management, B

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Business Administration and Management, B

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Software Technology/Technician, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (EARTH CITY)

Accounting and Business/Management, B

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Business Administration and Management, B

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (KANSAS CITY)

Accounting and Business/Management, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

JEFFERSON COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Business/Commerce, A

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

Forestry, A

Geography, A

Health Aide, A

Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, A

Institutional Food Workers, A

Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Political Science and Government, A

Precision Metal Working, A

Precision Production, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Public Administration, A

Robotics Technology/Technician, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Creative Writing, B

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Illustration, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

Painting, B

Photography, B

Printmaking, B

Sculpture, B

KANSAS CITY COLLEGE

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agriculture, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Civil Engineering, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Science, A

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Criminology, M

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, AB

Economics, B

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, O

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, BM

Information Science/Studies, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Sciences, M

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Agribusiness, B

Applied Art, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Christian Studies, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Science, B

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, B

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, M

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, BM

Dance, B

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, B

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational/Instructional Media Design, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, B

Gerontology, BM

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Human Services, BM

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

International Relations and Affairs, B

Investment Management, M

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, BM

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Organizational Behavior Studies, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Nursing Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, BM

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Special Products Marketing Operations, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, BM

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Theater, M

Voice and Opera, B

Writing, M

Youth Ministry, B

LINN STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician, A

Lineworker, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

LOGAN UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chiropractic, P

LONGVIEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Human Services, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Pre-Engineering, A

MAPLE WOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS

Accounting, BMO

Accounting and Related Services, B

Actuarial Science, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, M

Applied Mathematics, B

Art Education, M

Art Teacher Education, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business Education, O

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Science, B

Criminology, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Education, M

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, M

Electronic Commerce, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Education, M

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Interior Design, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, MO

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, MO

Management Information Systems and Services, BMO

Marketing, MO

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Middle School Education, M

Music Therapy/Therapist, BM

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Physical Therapy/Therapist, M

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Rehabilitation Counseling, M

School Psychology, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Psychology, B

Sociology, B

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor, B

MESSENGER COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Education, B

General Studies, A

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Theological and Ministerial Studies, B

Youth Ministry, B

METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (CAPE GIRARDEAU)

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE (JEFFERSON CITY)

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Building/Construction Site Management/Manager, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Engineering-Related Technologies, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Glazier, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mason/Masonry, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Word Processing, A

MINERAL AREA COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agribusiness, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Child Development, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing Science, B

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, AB

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, B

MISSOURI COLLEGE

Business/Commerce, A

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, AB

Animal Genetics, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, AB

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Ecology, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Health, B

Finance, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

History, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Information Science/Studies, AB

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Music, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Professional Studies, B

Psychology, B

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Agribusiness, B

Agricultural Sciences, M

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agriculture, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Ancient Studies/Civilization, B

Animal Sciences, B

Anthropology, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Science and Technology, M

Art Education, M

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Commerce, B

Cartography, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, M

Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, B

Chemistry, BM

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, D

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Dance, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, BM

Economics, B

Education, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMO

Engineering Physics, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, M

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, M

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, BM

Geosciences, M

German Language and Literature, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Gerontology, B

Health Promotion, M

Health Services Administration, M

History, BM

History Teacher Education, B

Horticultural Science, B

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Housing and Human Environments, B

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Insurance, B

International Affairs, M

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Materials Sciences, M

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, B

Middle School Education, M

Military and Defense Studies, M

Molecular Biology, BM

Music, BM

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nurse Anesthetist, M

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, M

Physician Assistant, M

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Plant Sciences, M

Political Science and Government, BM

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, BM

Public Health, M

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Resource Management, M

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Secondary Education and Teaching, MO

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, B

Technical and Business Writing, B

Theater, M

Urban and Regional Planning, M

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, B

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST PLAINS

Accounting, A

Agriculture, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Engineering, A

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

General Studies, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant, A

MISSOURI TECH

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, AB

Engineering Technology, AB

Engineering/Industrial Management, B

Systems Engineering, AB

MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Nursing Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, AB

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, AB

Economics, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Graphic Design, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Social Work, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

MOBERLY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Child Development, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Education, B

Finance, B

Information Science/Studies, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Management Science, AB

NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Human Services, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, B

Advertising, B

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Economics, BM

Agricultural Education, M

Agricultural Mechanization, B

Agricultural Sciences, M

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agriculture, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Animal Sciences, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Army JROTC/ROTC, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Technology/Technician, B

Botany/Plant Biology, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Child Development, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, BM

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, BM

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Ecology, B

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Educational Leadership and Administration, BMO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMO

English, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Food Science, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Forestry, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geographic Information Systems, M

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, B

Health Education, M

Health Services Administration, M

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BM

Horticultural Science, B

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interior Design, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Landscape Architecture, B

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, B

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Metal and Jewelry Arts, B

Middle School Education, M

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, BM

Recreation and Park Management, M

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BMO

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, B

Wildlife Biology, B

Wind and Percussion Instruments, B

Zoology/Animal Biology, B

OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, B

Theology/Theological Studies, AB

OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Machine Repairer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Physical Sciences, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

PARK UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Accounting and Related Services, AB

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, AB

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Building/Property Maintenance and Management, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Science, AB

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, M

Finance and Financial Management Services, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geography, B

Graphic Design, B

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Human Resources Management and Services, B

Human Services, B

Interior Design, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

Law and Legal Studies, BM

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Logistics and Materials Management, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Middle School Education, M

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Music, B

Natural Sciences, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, BM

Public Affairs, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Psychology, AB

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

PATRICIA STEVENS COLLEGE

Business/Commerce, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Interior Design, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Medical Office Management/Administration, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Science, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

PINNACLE CAREER INSTITUTE

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter, A

RESEARCH COLLEGE OF NURSING

Nursing, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Education, M

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY

Biochemistry, B

Bioinformatics, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Organization and Advocacy, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, B

History, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Management, M

Mathematics, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

SAINT CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Human Services, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ST. LOUIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), AB

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Pharmaceutical Administration, M

Pharmacy, BP

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FLORISSANT VALLEY

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

Child Development, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technology, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Science, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Human Services, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Journalism, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Photography, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Radio and Television, A

Real Estate, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FOREST PARK

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

African-American/Black Studies, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technology, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Photography, A

Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Word Processing, A

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT MERAMEC

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Advertising, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Comparative Literature, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Corrections, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Creative Writing, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering Science, A

Finance, A

Horticultural Science, A

Human Services, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Interior Design, A

Journalism, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Materials Sciences, A

Mathematics, A

Modern Languages, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Photography, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Public Relations/Image Management, A

Real Estate, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Accounting, M

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BM

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MDO

Allopathic Medicine, MDP

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BMD

Anatomy, MD

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, B

Aviation, M

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Biochemistry, BD

Bioethics/Medical Ethics, D

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, BM

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, MD

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Corrections, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MDO

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Criminology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, BM

Education, BMD

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, MDO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering/Industrial Management, B

English, MD

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Experimental Psychology, MD

Finance and Banking, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, MD

French Language and Literature, BM

Geology/Earth Science, BM

Geophysics and Seismology, BD

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, B

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, B

Health Services Administration, MD

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MDO

History, BMD

Human Development, M

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Immunology, D

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BMD

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MP

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, MDO

Mathematics, BMD

Mechanical Engineering, BM

Meteorology, BMD

Microbiology, D

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Molecular Biology, D

Music, B

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nursing, MDO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Oral and Dental Sciences, M

Organizational Behavior Studies, B

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, D

Pharmacology, D

Philosophy, BMD

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BMD

Physician Assistant, BM

Physics, B

Physiology, D

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BMD

Public Administration, M

Public Health, MD

Public Policy Analysis, MD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, BM

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Special Education and Teaching, M

Student Personnel Services, M

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MD

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, BM

Women's Studies, B

SAINT LUKE'S COLLEGE

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (FENTON)

Accounting, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Computer Science, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (HAZELWOOD)

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Health Teacher Education, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (NORTH KANSAS CITY)

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

SANFORD-BROWN COLLEGE (ST. CHARLES)

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, B

Agribusiness, B

Agriculture, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, B

Art Education, M

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Education, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, BM

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Disorders, BM

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Psychology, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Corrections, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Criminology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Physics, B

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Environmental Studies, M

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, M

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

Geography, B

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

History, BM

Home Economics, M

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, M

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Leisure Studies, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Middle School Education, M

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, M

Office Management and Supervision, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, M

School Psychology, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Studies Teacher Education, BM

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Accounting, AB

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Commerce, A

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, AB

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

General Studies, A

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Human Services, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, AB

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, MD

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

STATE FAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Agriculture, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Finance, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Horticultural Science, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

STEPHENS COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Child Development, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Creative Writing, B

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Equestrian/Equine Studies, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Health Services Administration, O

Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Modern Languages, B

Natural Sciences, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Philosophy, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Education, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering Technology, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Word Processing, A

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Economics, B

Agriculture, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Animal Sciences, B

Applied Art, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Disorders, BM

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, M

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Equestrian/Equine Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Horticultural Science, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, BM

Music Performance, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

Accounting, BMD

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MDO

Advertising, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, MD

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Communication/Journalism, B

Agricultural Economics, BMD

Agricultural Education, MDO

Agricultural Engineering, MD

Agricultural Mechanization, B

Agricultural Sciences, MDO

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agriculture, B

Agronomy and Soil Sciences, MD

Allopathic Medicine, PO

Analytical Chemistry, MD

Animal Sciences, BMD

Anthropology, BMD

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Mathematics, M

Archeology, BMD

Architecture, M

Art Education, MDO

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astronomy, MD

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, BMD

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biochemistry, BMD

Bioengineering, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MDO

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biopsychology, MD

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MD

Business Education, MDO

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies, B

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child and Family Studies, MD

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Clothing and Textiles, M

Communication and Media Studies, MD

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, MO

Comparative Literature, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Art and Design, M

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, BMD

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies, M

Consumer Economics, M

Counseling Psychology, MDO

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, BMDO

East Asian Studies, B

Ecology, MD

Economics, BMDO

Education, BMDO

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, MD

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MDO

Educational Psychology, MDO

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMDO

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English, MD

English Education, MDO

English Language and Literature, B

Entomology, MD

Environmental Design/Architecture, M

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Studies, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Evolutionary Biology, MD

Exercise and Sports Science, MD

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fish, Game and Wildlife Management, MD

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, B

Food Science, B

Food Science and Technology, MD

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, MDO

Forestry, BMD

French Language and Literature, BMD

General Studies, B

Genetics, D

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

Geotechnical Engineering, MD

German Language and Literature, BM

Health Education, MD

Health Informatics, M

Health Physics/Radiological Health, M

Health Services Administration, M

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MDO

History, BMD

Home Economics, MD

Horticultural Science, MD

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Housing and Human Environments, B

Human Development, MD

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Human Nutrition, B

Immunology, MD

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, MDO

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Interior Architecture, B

International Agriculture, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Economics, B

Journalism, BMD

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MPO

Library Science, MDO

Linguistics, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Manufacturing Engineering, MD

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, BMDO

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, B

Microbiology, BMD

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Molecular Biology, MD

Music, BM

Music Teacher Education, BMDO

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, MD

Nuclear Engineering, MD

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nursing, MD

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, BMD

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Organic Chemistry, MD

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pathobiology, MD

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Pharmacology, MD

Philosophy, BMD

Photojournalism, B

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physical Therapy/Therapist, M

Physics, BMD

Physics Teacher Education, B

Physiology, MD

Plant Biology, MD

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, MD

Plant Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, BMD

Psychology, BMD

Public Affairs, M

Publishing, B

Radio and Television, B

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, B

Reading Teacher Education, MDO

Real Estate, B

Recreation and Park Management, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, B

Restaurant/Food Services Management, B

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, MD

Rural Sociology, MD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

School Psychology, MDO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BMDO

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, BMDO

Social Work, BM

Sociology, BMD

South Asian Studies, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BMD

Special Education and Teaching, BMD

Statistics, BMD

Structural Engineering, MD

Technical Teacher Education, B

Theater, MD

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, B

Transportation and Highway Engineering, M

Veterinary Medicine, P

Veterinary Sciences, MD

Vocational and Technical Education, MDO

Water Resources Engineering, MD

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

Accounting, BM

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Analytical Chemistry, MD

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, D

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, D

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Chemistry, BMD

Civil Engineering, BM

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Composition, MD

Computer Engineering, D

Computer Science, BMD

Counseling Psychology, MDO

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, BMD

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Dance, B

Dental and Oral Surgery, O

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, BM

Dentistry, MDPO

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, BMD

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, D

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English, MD

English Language and Literature, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, MD

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, BM

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, B

History, BMD

Information Technology, B

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

Interdisciplinary Studies, BD

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Law and Legal Studies, MPO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing, M

Mathematics, BMD

Mechanical Engineering, BM

Molecular Biology, MD

Music, BMD

Music History, Literature, and Theory, M

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BMD

Music Theory and Composition, BM

Nursing, MD

Nursing - Adult, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Nursing Education, M

Oral and Dental Sciences, O

Oral Biology, MD

Organic Chemistry, MD

Orthodontics, O

Pediatric Nurse/Nursing, M

Pedodontics, O

Performance, MD

Periodontics, O

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MD

Pharmacy, BMD

P Philosophy, B

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physics, BMD

Political Science and Government, BMD

Polymer/Plastics Engineering, MD

Psychology, B

Public Administration, MDO

Public Affairs, MD

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, M

Sociology, BMD

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Statistics, BMD

Telecommunications, D

Theater, M

Urban Education and Leadership, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BMD

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering, B

Applied Mathematics, BM

Architectural Engineering, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Commerce, B

Ceramic Sciences and Engineering, BMD

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Civil Engineering, BMD

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, BMD

Construction Engineering and Management, MD

Economics, B

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

Engineering Management, MD

Engineering/Industrial Management, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, M

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, B

Geochemistry, MD

Geological Engineering, MD

Geological/Geophysical Engineering, B

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

Geophysics and Seismology, BMD

Geotechnical Engineering, MD

History, B

Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, MD

Hydrology and Water Resources Science, MD

Industrial Engineering, B

Information Science/Studies, BM

Manufacturing Engineering, BM

Materials Engineering, B

Mathematics, MD

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Mechanics, MD

Metallurgical Engineering, BMD

Mineral/Mining Engineering, MD

Mining and Mineral Engineering, B

Nuclear Engineering, BMD

Petroleum Engineering, BMD

Philosophy, B

Physics, BMD

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Structural Engineering, MD

Systems Engineering, BM

Water Resources, MD

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS

Accounting, BMO

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MD

Anthropology, B

Applied Mathematics, BMD

Applied Physics, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Astrophysics, M

Biochemistry, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MDO

Biological Anthropology, D

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, O

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, BMD

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Civil Engineering, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, DO

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, BMDO

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies, M

Conservation Biology, O

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MD

Criminology, BMD

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drawing, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, BMO

Education, BMDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, DO

Educational Psychology, DO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Commerce, O

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Experimental Psychology, D

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

General Studies, B

German Language and Literature, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Gerontology, MO

Graphic Design, B

Health Services Administration, M

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, DO

History, BM

Human Resources Management and Services, MO

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, D

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Linguistics, M

Logistics and Materials Management, O

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, BMDO

Management Science, B

Marketing, MO

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, BMDO

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Museology/Museum Studies, MO

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, MO

Nursing, MD

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Optometry, P

Painting, B

Philosophy, BM

Photography, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, BMD

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, BMD

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BMDO

Psychology Teacher Education, B

Public Administration, BMO

Public Policy Analysis, MO

Quantitative Analysis, M

Reading Teacher Education, M

School Psychology, O

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, BMO

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Taxation, MO

Telecommunications Management, O

Vision Science/Physiological Optics, MD

Writing, M

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-KANSAS CITY CAMPUS

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Electronic Commerce, M

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Management of Technology, M

Organizational Management, M

Public Administration and Social Service Professions, B

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ST. LOUIS CAMPUS

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Corrections and Criminal Justice, B

Electronic Commerce, M

Health Services Administration, M

Information Technology, B

Organizational Management, M

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

Business Administration and Management, B

Information Technology, B

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. ANN)

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer Engineering, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Medical Office Assistant/Specialist, A

Plumbing Technology/Plumber, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (ST. JOSEPH)

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

VATTEROTT COLLEGE (SPRINGFIELD)

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, B

African Studies, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MDO

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American Literature (United States), B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, BMD

Applied Art, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Arabic Language and Literature, B

Archeology, BMD

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Architectural Technology/Technician, B

Architecture, BMO

Architecture and Related Services, B

Area Studies, B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Languages, MDO

Asian Studies/Civilization, BMDO

Biochemistry, BD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BDO

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MDO

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biophysics, B

Biopsychology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BMDO

Business/Commerce, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, D

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, BM

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Chinese Studies, MD

Civil Engineering, BMDO

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BM

Clinical Psychology, D

Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Disorders, MD

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Comparative Literature, BMD

Computational Biology, D

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, BMD

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, B

Construction Engineering and Management, MO

Creative Writing, B

Dance, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Developmental Biology and Embryology, D

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

East Asian Studies, B

Ecology, D

Economics, BMDO

Education, BMD

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, D

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

Engineering Physics, B

Engineering Science, B

English, MD

English Language and Literature, B

English Literature (British and Commonwealth), B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

Environmental Biology, D

Environmental Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Evolutionary Biology, D

Experimental Psychology, MD

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, BMD

French Language Teacher Education, B

General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, B

Genetics, MDO

Geochemistry, D

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

Geophysics and Seismology, D

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, BMD

German Language Teacher Education, B

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Graphic Design, B

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, B

Health Services Administration, MO

Hebrew Language and Literature, B

History, BMD

History Teacher Education, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Illustration, B

Immunology, D

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Economics, B

International Finance, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Islamic Studies, B

Italian Language and Literature, B

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Japanese Studies, MD

Jewish/Judaic Studies, BM

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Movement Studies, D

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MDPO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, BM

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, B

Microbiology, D

Modern Languages, B

Molecular Biology, D

Molecular Biophysics, D

Molecular Genetics, D

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, BMD

Music History, Literature, and Theory, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Natural Sciences, B

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, BM

Neuroscience, BD

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, MD

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Painting, BM

Philosophy, BMD

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Photography, BM

Physical Therapy/Therapist, DO

Physics, BMD

Physics Teacher Education, B

Planetary Astronomy and Science, MD

Plant Biology, D

Political Science and Government, BMDO

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, BM

Psychology, BMD

Public Policy Analysis, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Science, Technology and Society, B

Sculpture, BM

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, B

Social Psychology, MD

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, MDO

Spanish Language and Literature, BMD

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Interpersonal Communication, D

Statistics, BMD

Structural Engineering, MD

Systems Engineering, BD

Systems Science and Theory, BMD

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theater, M

Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, B

Transportation and Highway Engineering, D

Urban Design, MO

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Voice and Opera, B

Women's Studies, B

Writing, M

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, M

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Therapy/Therapist, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Commerce, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Comparative Literature, B

Composition, M

Computer Science, BMO

Counseling Psychology, M

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Educational Leadership and Administration, O

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Environmental Studies, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Gerontology, M

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Human Resources Development, M

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Affairs, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Legal and Justice Studies, MO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, MD

Management Information Systems and Services, BMO

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Media Studies, M

Music, BM

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nurse Anesthetist, BM

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Performance, M

Philosophy, B

Photography, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, M

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Real Estate, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Sacred Music, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Securities Services Administration/Management, M

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Technical and Business Writing, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

Telecommunications Management, M

WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY AND JUNIOR COLLEGE

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Anthropology, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Computer Science, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mathematics, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Mathematics, B

Molecular Biology, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Advertising, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Design and Visual Communications, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Composition, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Equestrian/Equine Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Human Resources Development, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Interior Design, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, B

Social Work, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

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Missouri

MISSOURI

STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

Dr. Nancy Headrick, Asst. Commissioner of Career Education
Division of Career Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson St., Fifth Fl.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573)751-2660

STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION

For specific information, contact the Assistant Commissioner at the above address.

ARNOLD

ITT Technical Institute (Arnold)

1930 Meyer Drury Dr., Arnold, MO 63010. Trade and Technical.(636)464-6600, 888-488-1082, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 659. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (96 Credits); Web Development (96 Credits)

MVC Computer and Business Institute

38 Fox Valley Ctr., Arnold, MO 63010. Business. Founded 1980. Contact: Jerry J. Finley, Pres., (636)282-6060, Fax: (636)282-6060, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mvcschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 10, women 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (32 Wk); Computer Literacy (4-32 Wk); Medical Administrative Assistant (16-32 Wk); Medical Billing (16-32 Wk)

BALLWIN

Grabber Schools of Hair Design

14557 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011. Cosmetology. Founded 1981. Contact: Dennis Matteuzzi, (314)428-0004, (314)227-4440. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,720 cosmetology plus $780 books and supplies; $1,500 nail technician plus $500 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 0, women 90. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

BLUE SPRINGS

House of Heavilin Beauty College (Blue Springs)

2000 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO 64015. Cosmetology. Founded 1977. Contact: Cheri Barnett, Owner, (816)229-9000, Fax: (816)228-4288, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.kchair.com; Jerry Heavilin, Owner. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,400 cosmetology; $7950 nail technology; $1,500 nail technician; $1,745 instructor training (includes books, kit and fees). Enrollment: men 0, women 42. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (750 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

BOLIVAR

Classic College of Cosmetology

1820 S. Springfield St., Bolivar, MO 65613. Cosmetology. Founded 1984. Contact: Marcia Getting, Dir., (417)326-3002. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (1200 Hr); Manicurist (350 Hr)

BONNE TERRE

UNITEC Career Center

7163 Raider Rd., Bonne Terre, MO 63628. Trade and Technical. Founded 1943. Contact: Steve Noble, Dir. of Occupational Education, (573)358-2271, Fax: (573)358-3577, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ncsd.k12.mo.us/ucc; Curt Jones, Dir. of Adult Ed., E-mail: [email protected] mo.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $1,650 per program per year. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auto Mechanics; Automotive Collision Repair; Computer Aided Design; Construction Technology; Culinary Arts; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Graphic Arts; Health Occupations; Machine Tool Programming Technology; Marketing; Visual Communications; Welding Technology

BOONVILLE

Boonslick Technical Education Center

1694 W. Ashley Rd., Boonville, MO 65233. Trade and Technical, Nursing. Founded 1974. Contact: Joyce Schuster, Dir., (660)882-5306, Fax: (660)882-3269, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.btec.boonville.k12.mo.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 225. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Agriculture, General (36 Wk); Agri-Management; Automotive Collision Repair (36 Wk); Automotive Technology (36 Wk); Clerical, General (36 Wk); Computer Programming (36 Wk); Data Processing (36 Wk); Electronics Technology (36 Wk); Health Aide; Health Occupations (36 Wk); Industrial Technology; Medication Aide; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical (48 Wk); Personal Computing; Secretarial, General (36 Wk)

Tig Air Aviation

20044 Pearre Rd., Boonville, MO 65233. Flight and Ground. Founded 1975. Contact: David D. Bradley, Dir., (660)882-7441, Fax: (660)882-7442, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.tigair.com; Web Site: http://www.tigair.com/contact.htm. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program; approx. cost $5,200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying

BROOKFIELD

Brookfield Area Career Center

122 N. Pershing Dr., Brookfield, MO 64628-9300. Trade and Technical. Founded 1964. Contact: Robert C. Brinkley, Dir., (660)258-2682, (660)258-3351, Fax: (660)258-3875, E-mail: bbrinkley[email protected], Web Site: http://www.brookfield.k12.mo.us/acc/b-acc.html. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,250 half-time; $2,500 full-time. Enrollment: Total 300. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Agriculture, General; Auto Mechanics; Carpentry; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Networking; Computer Technology; Distributive Education; Graphic Arts; Health Occupations; Marketing; Office Technology; Welding Technology

CAMDENTON

Lake Career & Technical Center

PO Box 1409, Camdenton, MO 65020. Trade and Technical. Founded 1980. Contact: Bob Graves, Counselor, (573)346-9271, (573)346-9277, Fax: (573)346-9284, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://camdenton.k12.mo.us/. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,600 full-time; $1,800 half-time. Enrollment: Total 330. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Technology; Building Trades; Business, General Office; Computer Networking; Graphic Arts; Horticulture; Marine Technology; Metal Trades Technology

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

1080 S. Silver Springs Rd., Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical, Business. Founded 1967. Contact: Dean Whitlow, Assistant Dir., (573)334-0826, Fax: (573)334-5930, E-mail: [email protected] k12.mo.us, Web Site: http://www.cape.k12.mo.us/cc. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 965. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (36 Wk); Automotive Collision Repair (36 Wk); Automotive Technology (36 Wk); Broadcasting Technology; Computer Technology (36 Wk); Construction Technology (36 Wk); Culinary Arts (36 Wk); Customer Service; Drafting & Design Technology (36 Wk); Electronics Technology (36 Wk); Emergency Medical Technology (21 Wk); Horticulture (36 Wk); Industrial Maintenance; Landscaping (36 Wk); Nurse, Assistant (36 Wk); Nursing, Practical (48 Wk); Paramedic (40 Wk); Printing, Offset (36 Wk); Respiratory Therapy (48 Wk); Secretarial, Science (20 Wk)

Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau

1732 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Business. Founded 1935. Contact: Jan Reimann, (573)334-9181, 800-467-0785, Fax: (573)344-0617, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 114. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ABHES; ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (9 Mo); Business Management (18 Mo); Computer Operator (12 Mo); Medical Assistant (10 Mo); Medical Technology (18 Mo); Secretarial, Medical (12 Mo)

CARL JUNCTION

Ozark Beauty College

503 Gault St., Carl Junction, MO 64834-8428. Cosmetology. Contact: Z. Carmichael, (573)785-7766. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Month. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology

CARROLLTON

Carrollton Area Career Center

305 E. 10th St., Carrollton, MO 64633-1997. Trade and Technical. Founded 1981. Contact: Melissa Eiserer, (660)542-0000, Fax: (660)542-0600, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $1,750. Enrollment: men 137, women 99. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Building Trades (9 Mo); Business Education (9 Mo); Computer Technology (9 Mo); Graphic Arts (9 Mo); Health Occupations (9 Mo); Welding Technology (9 Mo)

CARTHAGE

Carthage Technical Center

609 River St., Carthage, MO 64836. Trade and Technical. Founded 1965. Contact: Edward Stephens, Dir., (417)359-7026, Fax: (417)359-7098, Web Site: http://www.carthage.k12.mo.us/tc. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $960 per year. Enrollment: Total 500. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agricultural Science (3 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Business (1 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Health Care & Management (1 Yr); Machine Shop (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr)

CHESTERFIELD

Petropolis Academy of Pet Grooming

16830 Chesterfield Airport Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005. Trade and Technical. Founded 1993. Contact: Harriet J. Cuddy, (314)537-2322, (314)537-3633, 800-249-2856, Fax: (314)537-0895, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.petropolis.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: Varies per course. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Pet Grooming (14-40 Sess)

CHILLICOTHE

Chillicothe Area Vocational-Technical School

1200 Fair St., Chillicothe, MO 64601. Trade and Technical. Founded 1967. Contact: Debby Peery, Vocational Counselor, (660)646-3414, Fax: (660)646-3568, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.grts.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies with program, $1,950 to $3,500/semester. Enrollment: men 70, women 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Collision Repair (9 Mo); Automotive Technology (9 Mo); Business Technology (9 Mo); Carpentry (9 Mo); Child Care & Guidance (9 Mo); Computer Networking (9 Mo); Electronics Technology (9 Mo); Emergency Medical Technology (9 Mo); Industrial Maintenance (9 Mo); Mechanics, Diesel (9 Mo); Mechanics, Tractor (9 Mo); Paramedic (9 Mo); Welding Technology (9 Mo)

Chillicothe Beauty Academy

505 Elm St., Chillicothe, MO 64601. Cosmetology. Founded 1962. Contact: Mrs. Loolah Cox, Owner/Instructor, (660)646-4198, Fax: (660)646-9983, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.chillicothecosmetology.com; Lisa Oesch, Secretary/Financial Aid Advisor. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,500 cosmetology; $2,000 manicuring; $2,500 instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 0, women 13. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Grand River Technical School

1200 Fair St., Chillicothe, MO 64601. Trade and Technical. Contact: Ron Wolf, Dir., (660)646-3414, Fax: (660)646-3568, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.grts.org; Debbie Peery, Vocational Counselor, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,500 in-state; $3,500 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

Hyde Beauty School

1500 W. 3rd St., Chillicothe, MO 64601. Cosmetology. Founded 1984. Contact: C. Sharp, Dir., (660)646-4032, Fax: (660)646-1217. Private. Women. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (9 Mo); Manicurist (6 Wk)

COLUMBIA

Columbia Area Vocational Technical School

4203 S.Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203. Trade and Technical. Contact: Arden Boyer-Stephens, Dir., (573)886-2610, (573)214-3800, Web Site: http://www.career-center.org; Marcia Reed, Assistant Dir., E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $6,521. Enrollment: Total 41. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

Columbia Beauty Academy

1729 W. Broadway, Ste. 5, Columbia, MO 65203. Cosmetology. Contact: Lee Buxton, President, (573)445-6611. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $6,500 cosmetology; $2,500 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 0, women 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr)

Columbia College

1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216. Other. Founded 1851. Contact: Dr. Gerald T. Brouder, Pres., (573)875-8700, 800-231-2391, Fax: (573)875-7209, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ccis.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $4,795/semester full-time; $2,456 room and board; $248/credit part-time. Enrollment: Total 742. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Administration (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (4 Yr); Computer Science (4 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (4 Yr); Fine Arts (4 Yr); General Studies (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Mathematics (4 Yr); Social Work Technology (4 Yr)

Cosmetology Concepts Institute

1611 Burlington St., Ste. A, Columbia, MO 65202-1912. Cosmetology. Founded 1974. Contact: Terry Robb, Pres., (573)449-7527, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cosmetologyconcepts.com; Rhonda Robb, VP. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,035-$5,570 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 2, women 30. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (1200 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

COTTLEVILLE

St. Charles Community College

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville, MO 63376-2865. Two-Year College. Founded 1986. Contact: Dr. James B. Benedict, VP Student Services, (636)922-8273, (636)922-8000, Fax: (636)922-8352, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.stchas.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $71/credit hr. in-district; $104/credit hr. out-of-district; $153/credit hr. out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 6,766. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: AAMAE; CAAHEP; NLNAC; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Administration (1-2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (1-2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Networking (1-2 Yr); Computer Repair (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Customer Service (1 Yr); Environmental Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Medical Record Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1-2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (2 Yr); Occupational Therapy Assistant (2 Yr); Office Management (1-2 Yr); Technological Studies (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

EARTH CITY

Bryman College (St. Louis)

3420 Rider Trail S, Earth City, MO 63045. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 2005.(314)739-7333, 888-741-4271, Fax: (314)739-6888, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=St%20Louis. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Billing (720 Hr)

ITT Technical Institute (Earth City)

13505 Lakefront Dr., Earth City, MO 63045. Two-Year College. Founded 1936. Contact: Keith Nordmann, Dir./Dean, (314)298-7800, 800-235-5488, Fax: (314)298-0559, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 784. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Administration (96 Credits); Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Computer Programming, Games (96 Credits); Criminal Justice (96 Credits); Data Processing Programming Operations (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Information Systems (96 Credits); Management (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Network Security (96 Credits); Telecommunications Technology (96 Credits)

Midwest Institute (Earth City)

4260 Shoreline Dr., Earth City, MO 63045. Allied Medical. Founded 1965. Contact: Holly Gamble, (314)344-4440, 800-695-5550, Fax: (314)965-1558, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.midwestinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: Varies with program. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ABHES. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (7-24 Mo); Massage Therapy (7-24 Mo); Medical Administrative Assistant (7-24 Mo); Medical Assistant (7-24 Mo); Pharmacy Technician (7-24 Mo); Veterinary Assistant (7-24 Mo)

ELDON

Eldon Career Center

112 S. Pine, Eldon, MO 65026. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Matt Davis, Dir., (573)392-8060, Fax: (573)392-9154, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.tricountytech.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,000. Enrollment: men 368, women 310. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Building Construction Technology (2 Yr); Building Trades (2 Yr); Business Automation; Business, General Office (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Cooperative Education (2 Yr); Data Processing - Business (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Health Occupations (9 Mo); Marine Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr)

EOLIA

Pike/Lincoln Technical Center

PO Box 38, Eolia, MO 63344. Trade and Technical. Founded 1973. Contact: Krista Flowers, Dir., (573)485-2900, Fax: (573)485-2388, Web Site: http://www.pltc.k12.mo.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,800 per year. Enrollment: Total 250. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Collision Repair (9 Mo); Business Occupations (9 Mo); Computer Networking (9 Mo); Computer Technology (9 Mo); Construction Technology (9 Mo); Digital Program Design (9 Mo); Mechanical Technology (9 Mo); Nursing, Practical (12 Mo); Welding Technology (9 Mo)

FARMINGTON

Mineral Area School of Radiologic Technology

1212 Weber Rd., Farmington, MO 63640-3325. Contact: Stephen L. Crain, Chief executive officer, (573)756-4581, (573)701-7387, Web Site: http://marmc.org. Private. Term: Semester. Tuition: in-state; out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Associate.

Missouri Beauty Academy

222 E. Columbia St., Farmington, MO 63640. Cosmetology. Founded 1935. Contact: Brian J. Abbott, (573)756-2730, Fax: (573)756-8985, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.missouribeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $6,000 cosmetology; $1,725 manicuring; $1,100 cosmetology instructor. Enrollment: men 1, women 41. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Cosmetology - Refresher; Manicurist (400 Hr)

FENTON

Allied College - South

645 Gravois Bluffs Blvd, Fenton, MO 63026. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(636)326-7300, (866)501-1292, Fax: (636)326-9446, Web Site: http://www.alliedcollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,821 - $20,971. Enrollment: Total 317. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ABHES. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing; Pharmacy Technician

American Woodworking Academy, Inc.

1305 West Lark Industrial, Fenton, MO 63026. Trade and Technical. Founded 1993. Contact: Christopher J. Fuchs, Chief Trainer, (636)343-3750, Fax: (636)326-0871, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.awacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $15,945 Master Woodworking Program; individual courses vary. Enrollment: men 150, women 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Wood Crafts (16hr-24wk)

St. Louis College of Health Careers, South County Campus

1297 North Highway Dr., Fenton, MO 63026. Allied Medical. Founded 1981. Contact: Barb Simon, (314)529-0000, Fax: (636)529-0430, Web Site: http://www.slchc.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $240 per credit hour except $285 per credit hour for practical nursing. Enrollment: Total 175. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ABHES; AMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Health Care & Management (2 Sm); Massage Therapy (2/4 Sm); Medical Assistant (2 Sm); Medical Insurance Specialist (2 Sm); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (1 Sm); Nursing, Practical (3 Sm)

FERGUSON

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

3400 Pershall Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135-1408. Two-Year College. Founded 1963. Contact: Kathy Ferder, Admissions, (314)513-4244, (314)513-4200, Fax: (314)595-2224, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.stlcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,300 in-state; $2,500 out-of-state. Enrollment: men 2,665, women 4,380. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; NLNAC; ABHES; AMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Art, Advertising - Commercial (2 Yr); Banking & Finance (2 Yr); Chemical Technology (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Electrical Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Electronic Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Electronics, Industrial (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Mechanical (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Fire Protection Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Industrial Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Library Technical Assistant (2 Yr); Management Development (2 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (2 Yr); Quality Control (2 Yr); Safety Technology (2 Yr); Salesmanship (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Technical Illustration (2 Yr)

FLORISSANT

North County Technical School

1700 Derhake Rd., Florissant, MO 63033. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Dr. Charles Harris, (314)989-7600. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Building Inspection Technology; Child Care & Guidance; Commercial Art; Cosmetology; Court Reporting; Data Processing; Drafting Technology; Electronics Technology; Forestry Technology; Health Technology; Horticulture, Ornamental; Machine Shop; Mechanics, Diesel; Printing Technology; Safety Technology; Small Engine Repair; Welding Technology

GLADSTONE

Paris II Educational Center

6840 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO 64118. Cosmetology. Founded 1983. Contact: Garold Tingler, (816)468-6666, 800-488-6198. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,000-$7,975 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 9, women 84. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (750 Hr); Manicurist (400-600 Hr)

GRANDVIEW

House of Heavilin Beauty College (Grandview)

12020 Blue Ridge Blvd., Grandview, MO 64030. Cosmetology. Founded 1992. Contact: Jerry Heavilin, Owner, (816)767-8000, (816)523-2471, Fax: (816)767-8604, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.kc-hair.com; Cheri Barnett, Owner. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,400 cosmetology; $7950 nail technology; $1,500 nail technician; $1,745 instructor training (includes books, kit and fees). Enrollment: men 13, women 54. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (750 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

HANNIBAL

Hannibal Area Vocational-Technical School

4550 McMasters Ave., Hannibal, MO 63401. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Sandra Thies, (314)221-4430, Fax: (314)221-7971. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,000-$6,875. Enrollment: men 200, women 200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCRTE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agricultural Science; Automotive Technology; Building Trades; Computer Technology; Drafting & Design Technology; Graphic Arts; Machinist, General; Marketing; Metal Trades Technology; Nursing, Practical; Office Technology; Respiratory Therapy

Hannibal Public School of Practical Nursing

4550 McMasters Ave., Hannibal, MO 63401-2285. Nursing. Founded 1962. Contact: Gwenda Pollard, (573)221-4430, Fax: (573)221-7971, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hannibal.k12.mo.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $7,200 full-time (1 year). Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (52 Wk)

HARRISONVILLE

Cass County Area Vocational Technical School

1600 E. Elm St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. Trade and Technical. Founded 1976. Contact: Jim Spencer, Dir., (816)380-3253, Fax: (816)380-4534, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.casscareercenter.com; Gina Smith, Assistant Dir.. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Year. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agriculture Construction & Machine Design Technology; Agriculture - Production; Agriculture - Production, Fruit; Animal Science, General; Animal Science - Livestock Production; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Auto Mechanics - Automatic Transmission; Automotive Collision Repair; Building Trades; Electronics Technology; Health Occupations; Marketing; Merchandising, Retail; Plant Science; Power Plant Mechanics; Sales; Welding, Combination

HIGH RIDGE

Tom Rose School

6701 Antire Rd., High Ridge, MO 63049. Trade and Technical. Founded 1980. Contact: Tom Rose, Pres., (636)677-3131, 888-TOM-ROSE, Fax: (636)677-8104, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.tomrose.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,990-$9,590. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Pet Grooming; Dog Training (12-20 Wk)

HILLSBORO

Jefferson College

1000 Viking Dr., Hillsboro, MO 63050. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Bill McKenna, Pres., (636)797-3000, (636)789-3000, Fax: (636)789-4012, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.jeffco.edu; Julie Pierce, Dir. Admissions and Financial Aid, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $61/credit in-district; $86/credit out-of-district; $112/credit out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 2,277. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCAHLC; NASM; AVMA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (2 Yr); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Automotive Technology; Business Management (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming, Advanced (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (1 Yr); Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology (2 Yr); Fire Science (3 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Industrial Maintenance (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Machine Tool Programming Technology (2 Yr); Mechanical Drafting (2 Yr); Nurses Aide (6 Wk); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office, General (1 Yr); Police Science (1 Yr); Retail Management (1 Yr); Secretarial, Executive (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Veterinary Technology (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

HOUSTON

Texas County Technical Institute

6915 S. Hwy. 63, Houston, MO 65483. Trade and Technical. Founded 1996. Contact: Charlotte Gray, (417)967-5466, 800-835-1130, Fax: (417)967-4604, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.texascountytech.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (744 Hr); Data Processing (732 Hr); Emergency Medical Technology (210 Hr); Health Technology (960 Hr); Medical Office Management (760 Hr); Nurses Aide (200 Hr); Nursing, Practical (1580 Hr); Office Technology (736 Hr)

INDEPENDENCE

Adam & Eve College of Cosmetology, Inc.

214 N. Osage, Independence, MO 64055. Cosmetology. Founded 1984. Contact: Gail Tobin, Administrator, (816)252-0202, Fax: (816)252-2646, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://adamandevecosmetology.com; Cindy Gentry, Dir. of Education, Web Site: http://adamandevecosmetology.com/Email.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,800-$5,495 including books, supplies and fees. Enrollment: Total 53. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage

2101 N. Twyman Rd., Independence, MO 64058. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Mary Cowan, Counselor, (816)650-7180, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.fortosage.k12.mo.us/ctc/ctc_index.shtml. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Electronics, Industrial (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (1 Yr); Fire Science (1 Yr); Health Occupations (1 Yr); Information Sciences Technology; Marketing (1 Yr); Mechanics, Heavy Equipment (2 Yr)

Independence College of Cosmetology

815 W. 23rd St., Independence, MO 64055. Cosmetology. Founded 1960. Contact: Linda Clifford, Dir., (816)252-4247, Fax: (816)252-3191, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hair-skin-nails.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,545 cosmetology; $10,263 esthetician; $3,603 cosmetology instructor. Discount, if tuition paid in full at enrollment. Enrollment: men 6, women 125. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Skin Care (1500 Hr)

Independence Regional Health Center Carondelet Radiography Program of Avila College

1509 W. Truman Rd., Independence, MO 64050. Allied Medical. Founded 1946. Contact: Kristi Littleton BSRT, (816)836-6671. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $7,300/year. Enrollment: Total 21. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (4 Yr)

JEFFERSON CITY

Lincoln University

820 Chestnut St., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Trade and Technical. Founded 1866. Contact: Dr. Mohamed Khaleel, Dir. of Admissions, (573)681-5599, 800-521-5052, Fax: (573)681-5013, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lincolnu.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Semester. Tuition: $4,065/year in-state; $6897/year out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 2,056. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; NASM; NCATE; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Construction Technology; Drafting Technology; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Mechanical Technology; Printing; Printing Technology

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Sciences, Inc.

1101-R Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Cosmetology. Founded 1985. Contact: Scott E. Sharp, Dir. of Admissions, (573)635-4433, Fax: (573)636-6116, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.merrelluniversity.edu; Marilyn Sharp, Dir. of Education. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,365 cosmetology; $7,100 Esthetician; $1,350 cosmetology instructor. Enrollment: men 1, women 91. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (1200 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Nichols Career Center, Program of Practical Nursing

605 Union St., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Nursing, Other. Founded 1960. Contact: Melissa Hobbs, RN, BSN, (573)659-3111, Fax: (573)659-3154. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $7,850. Enrollment: Total 35. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (12 Mo)

JOPLIN

Franklin Technology Center

2020 Iowa, Joplin, MO 64804. Trade and Technical. Founded 1930. Contact: David Chubb, Registrar, (417)625-5269, Fax: (417)625-5266, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://ftcjoplin.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 500, women 300. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (1 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (1 Yr); Auto Mechanics (1 Yr); Computer Aided Design (1 Yr); Drafting Technology (1 Yr); Graphic Arts (1 Yr); Machine Tool & Die (1 Yr); Medical Assistant (1 Yr); Medical Record Technology (1 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Office Technology (1 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (1 Yr); Surgical Technology (1 Yr); Welding Technology (1 Yr)

Missouri Southern State University

3950 E. Newman Rd., Joplin, MO 64801-1595. Two-Year College. Founded 1938. Contact: Derek Skaggs, Dir. of Enrollment Services, (417)625-9379, (866)818-6778, Fax: (417)659-4429, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mssu.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $125/credit in-state; $250/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 3,621. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2/4 Yr); Art (4 Yr); Business, General Office (2/4 Yr); Business, International (4 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting & Design (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (2/4 Yr); Criminal Justice (4 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Drama - Theatre (2/4 Yr); Education (4 Yr); Environmental Health (4 Yr); Finance (4 Yr); General Studies (2/4 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Management (4 Yr); Marketing (4 Yr); Mathematics (4 Yr); Medical Technology (4 Yr); Music (4 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (4 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr)

Mizzou Aviation

Joplin Regional Airport, 5497 Dennis Weaver Dr., Joplin, MO 64802. Flight and Ground. Founded 1961. Contact: John P. Brown, Dir., (417)623-1331, Fax: (417)782-6283, Web Site: http://www.mizzouaviation.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,800 typical cost; $18,764 professional pilot; $5,362 instrument rating. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

New Dimensions School of Hair Design

621 Kentucky Ave., Joplin, MO 64801-5017. Cosmetology. Founded 1990. Contact: Sharon Clements, Dir., (417)782-2875, Fax: (417)782-7967, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $6,346 cosmetology plus $453 books and supplies; $1,791 manicuring plus $329 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 1, women 37. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1500Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Vatterott College (Joplin)

809 Illinois Ave., Joplin, MO 64801. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Linda Lynch, (417)781-5633, 800-934-6975, Fax: (417)781-6437, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.vatterott-college.com/home/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 256. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (60 Wk); Computer Aided Drafting (60-90 Wk); Computer Applications (60 Wk); Computer Networking (90 Wk); Computer Programming (60 Wk); Computer Programming, Advanced (90 Wk); Computer Technology (60 Wk); Cosmetology (1500 Hr); Esthetician (750 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (60 Wk)

KANSAS CITY

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

3130 Terrace St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Trade and Technical. Contact: (816)753-9920, (757)233-6542, 888-FIX-JETS, Fax: (816)753-9941, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.aviationmaintenance.edu; Web Site: http://aviationmaintenance.edu/aviation-kansascity.asp. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $31,050 per year. Enrollment: Total 128. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: FAA; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aviation Maintenance Technology (1920-2080H)

Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64145. Other. Founded 1916. Contact: Paige Illum, VP Enrollment, (816)942-8400, 800-462-8452, Fax: (816)501-2453, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.avila.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $7,750/semester (12-18 credits); $365/credit. Enrollment: Total 842. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NLNAC; JRCERT; NAACLS; ABA; NCA-HLC; CSWE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Education; Computer Science - Terminal Operation; Medical Technology; Music

Concorde Career College

3239 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Allied Medical. Founded 1983. Contact: Steve Koberlein, Dir. of Admissions, (816)531-5223, 800-464-1212, Fax: (816)756-3231, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/kansas; Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/contact.asp. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 35, women 426. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (12 Mo); Medical Assistant (10 Mo); Medical Insurance Specialist (10 Mo); Nursing, Practical (50-80 Wk); Respiratory Therapy (18 Mo)

Foley-Belsaw Institute

1760 Universal Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120-1395. Trade and Technical. Founded 1926. Contact: Joe Webber, Instructor, (816)483-2700, 800-821-3452, Fax: (816)483-5010, Web Site: http://www.foley-belsaw.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Week. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning; Computer Programming; Computer Repair; Electrician; Gunsmithing; Locksmithing; Maintenance, Machine Tool (1 Wk); Small Engine Repair; Tool Engineering Technology (1 Wk); Upholstering; Wood Crafts

High-Tech Institute

9001 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(816)444-4300, (866)296-2110, Fax: (816)444-4494, Web Site: http://www.hightechinstitute.edu; Web Site: http://www.hightechinstitute.edu/request.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,821 - $24,011. Enrollment: men 91, women 517. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing; Surgical Technology

House of Heavilin Beauty College (Kansas City)

5720 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110-2826. Cosmetology. Founded 1957. Contact: Cheri Barnett, Owner, (816)523-2471, Fax: (816)523-6445, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.kc-hair.com; Jerry Heavilin, Owner. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,400 cosmetology; $7950 nail technology; $1,500 nail technician; $1,745 instructor training (includes books, kit and fees). Enrollment: men 5, women 34. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (12 Mo); Cosmetology Instructor (7 Mo); Hair Styling (12 Mo); Manicurist (2 Mo)

International School of Professional Bartending

521 Cherry, Kansas City, MO 64106. Trade and Technical. Founded 1996. Contact: Beth Merrill, (816)753-3900, Fax: (816)753-9500, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.kcbartending.com; Richard Parker, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $695. Enrollment: Total 8. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bartend