Saint Joseph, Missouri (MO) Colleges and Universities

There are nine colleges within 50 miles of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Only looking at public or private not-for-profit schools, we'll look at four important areas of statistics to help you get to know the institutions in your area.

Look over the student populations, distances from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the schools surrounding Saint Joseph, Missouri, through statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Saint Joseph, Missouri

There are two schools located right in the town of Saint Joseph, a several more outside the city. The closest school to downtown is Missouri Western State University, which is 2.2 miles from downtown. The next closest schools to town are:

  • Hillyard Technical Center (2.5 miles from downtown)
  • Park University (39 miles from downtown)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (40.2 miles from downtown)
  • William Jewell College (43.6 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Saint Joseph, Missouri

The 4-year private college Park University is the largest school around Saint Joseph by a good margin. 11,720 students go to this school, 10,639 of which are undergraduates. The next most populated colleges are:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (6,593 students)
  • Missouri Western State University (5,513 students)
  • William Jewell College (1,063 students)
  • Hillyard Technical College (128 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is a helpful tool for determining what college will cost after you've received financial aid. This statistic is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. The numbers within this section apply exclusively to full-time undergraduate students going to school during the 2014-2015 year. The lowest reported net costs near Saint Joseph are:

  • Missouri Western State University ($9,933)
  • Northwest Missouri State University ($10,548)
  • Park University ($15,510)
  • William Jewell College ($21,753)

Highest Graduation Rate

According to the NCES, graduation rates are surmised based on 150% of the normal time needed by full-time undergraduate students to complete their degree program. In 2015, the best graduation rates around Saint Joseph were:

  • Hillyard Technical Center (78%)
  • William Jewell College (62%)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (49%)
  • Park University (43%)
  • Missouri Western State University (30%)

Students in the Saint Joseph area have somewhat limited options to consider, though there are several 4-year university options as well as technical schools for those whose interests apply.


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