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Crowder College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About Crowder College

Crowder College, located in Neosho, Missouri, was founded in 1963 on the old grounds of Fort Crowder. The college is named after General Enoch Crowder, who was a well-known solider and statesman. The name also pays tribute to the veterans of World War II who trained at Fort Crowder. Along with its main campus in Neosho, Crowder College has campuses in Webb City, Nevada, and Cassville. For nine of the last ten years, Crowder has had the highest graduation rate among community colleges.


Students at Crowder College can choose from more than 80 associate's degree and certificate programs, including a range of Associate of Arts programs that are specifically designed for students who intend to transfer to 4-year colleges or universities. Other degree types include Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science. In 2011,the truck/bus driver and commercial vehicle operator certificate programs were popular, as were the liberal arts, health, and business associate's degree programs.

Along with offering traditional daytime classes, Crowder College offers online, evening, and weekend courses, as well as continuing education programs for professional development. The college has a study-abroad/exchange program that allows students to learn by immersion in international settings, such as Paris and Denmark. Other resources include Crowder's free online tutoring program open to students who need help on a range of topics, and its career services program, which helps graduates find employment and even connects graduates with employers through a job board.


Crowder College has an open admissions policy. The general admission requirements include being at least 16 years of age and submitting a high school transcript or certificate of home school completion or GED certificate; however, students who do not meet these requirements may still qualify for admission under special circumstances. All applicants must also take the COMPASS or ACT exam to determine which English, reading, and math classes students qualify for. Individuals can apply online, and the application fee is $25.

Tuition & Financial Aid

As of 2012, the tuition for in-district residents was $77 per credit hour. Out-of-district residents paid $105 per credit hour, while students from out-of-state paid $134 per credit hour. This does not include miscellaneous fees, such as fees for facility use, nor does it include books, supplies or living expenses. The estimated total costs (including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses) for students who lived on campus in 2011-2012 were between $9,086 and $10,406, depending on residence status.

Students who need help covering the costs of their education can apply for federal and state loans and grants through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Veterans can get help claiming their benefits, such as through the Montgomery GI Bill or the Veterans Educational Assistance Program, by contacting the school's Veterans Services Office. Crowder students can also pursue work-study programs to offset the costs of tuition.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Certificate, associate's**
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Rural*
Student Body 5,407 (all undergraduate)*
Student Housing 14 individual houses with 6 suites each**
Schools and Programs 1 school, about 80 majors**
Student-Faculty Ratio 14 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011: Associate's: General studies (238)
Certificate: Truck/bus/commercial vehicle operation (50)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates Students who started in 2007:
15% in normal program time
22% in 150% of normal program time
23% in twice the normal program time*
Admission Rate Open Admissions*
Entering Class Size 882 in Fall 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 54% of full time students and 33% of part-time students (2010-2011)*
Application Due Date Rolling Admissions**
Tuition $77 per credit for in-district residents, $105 per credit for out-of-district residents, $134 per credit for out-of-state residents**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Grant or scholarship aid (57%), federal student loans (26%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 90% of full-time freshmen in 2011*

Sources: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, **Crowder College, ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Division of Student Services, Arnold Farber Building, 1st Floor, 601 Laclede Avenue, Neosho, Missouri 64850
  • Phone: 417-455-5709

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