Crowder College

Tel: (4.1)745-1322
5,845 students
Public institution
Founded in 1963, Crowder was established as a Community College serving the Community College District of Newton and McDonald Counties. The name Crowder College is intended to honor General Enoch Crowder, a prominent Missourian, soldier, and statesman, as well as the veterans of World War II, who received their training at Fort Crowder. The Longwell Museum, located in the Crowder College Elsie Plaster Community Center, has many displays and artifacts from the Fort Crowder days, when over 50,000 soldiers were stationed here. Crowder College began with a student body of about 250 students, less than 1/10 of the present enrollment.
School Highlights:
Crowder College serves 5,845 students (43.82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Crowder College is the only community colleges within Newton County, MO.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Joplin (19.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 241 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
College Crowder College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 241 staff
61 staff
Crowder College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,845 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,845 students 1,296 students
Crowder College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
Crowder College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,561 students
810 students
Crowder College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,284 students
1,036 students
Crowder College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Crowder College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Crowder College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Crowder College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Crowder College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Crowder College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Crowder College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Crowder College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Crowder College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Crowder College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Crowder College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.19 0.53
Crowder College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,856 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,856 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,856 $5,694
Crowder College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,856 $10,252
Crowder College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 190 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Crowder College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Over 4,400 students enrolled at Crowder College in the fall of 2009. Crowder enrollment has increased by 50% since 2000, making us one of the fastest growing state-assisted colleges in Missouri. With all of this growth, Crowder has maintained an average class size of 26 students. An excellent faculty/student ratio helps make instructors more accessible, and Crowder has a tradition of providing students with the type of friendly atmosphere. At Crowder you will have access to a wide variety of academic opportunities and experiences, including 28 majors in the Associate of Arts degree, 25 Associate of Applied Science degrees with 29 options, 3 Associate of Science degrees and 28 vocational certificates. Our courses and programs are delivered in a number of ways and at four different locations in southwest Missouri. You can enroll at Cassville, Nevada, or Webb City or at the main campus in Neosho. If you prefer a more flexible schedule, you might check out our large number of Internet delivered courses on our Web site At Crowder, you will be part of a great academic tradition. Students in our alternative energy program have competed in the National Solar Decathlon and won competitions against the likes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other nationally known universities. Our Phi Theta Kappa chapter boasts over one-hundred members, one of the highest per capita of any college or university in Missouri. Crowder College is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The College is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association, and utilizes the Academic Quality Improvement Project as its accreditation approach.

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For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,890 per year for in-state students and $8,903 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,894 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Missouri is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.