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Saint Joseph, Missouri Education and City Information

Saint Joseph, Missouri, is situated on the borders of Missouri and Kansas, on the banks of the Missouri River. This city is home to Missouri Western State University and Hillyard Technical Center.

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Information about Saint Joseph Missouri

Today, St. Joseph is one of the largest cities in Missouri - with a population of around 77,000 in 2014, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates - and it serves as a major urban center for the northwest area of the state.

Attractions in St. Joseph include the Pony Express Museum and the Jesse James Home Museum. The city's park system gives residents and visitors access to various outdoor facilities, including baseball diamonds, swimming pools and tennis courts. Additionally, a parkway links the inner city with a greenbelt that runs outside the city, where you can enjoy walking, bike riding and hiking.

Saint Joseph Educational Opportunities

Missouri Western State University, a public 4-year school, resides in St. Joseph. Missouri Western awards associate's through master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and postbaccalaureate certificates, through its schools of liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, fine arts, business and graduate studies. As of Fall 2014, this university enrolled nearly 6,000 students.

St. Joseph also features a small, 2-year public school, Hillyard Technical Center. This school confers certificates in various fields, including computer-aided drafting, fire science, practical nursing and welding. Hillyard Tech enrolled 146 students as of Fall 2014.

Saint Joseph Economy and Industry

Major industries in St. Joseph include animal pharmaceutical research and production, healthcare and education, as well as automotive battery production and aerial work platform manufacturing. Food processing company Triumph Foods is among the city's top employers, as are Mosaic Life Care, animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., American Family Insurance and Missouri Western State University.

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