Crowder College

Tel: (417)451-3223
5,710 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 5,710 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
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 250 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
College Crowder College Community College Avg.
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 250 staff
62 staff
Crowder College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,710 has grown by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,710 students 1,371 students
Crowder College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Crowder College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,638 students
779 students
Crowder College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,072 students
1,083 students
Crowder College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Crowder College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Crowder College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Crowder College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Crowder College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Crowder College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Crowder College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Crowder College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
Crowder College Unknown (2006-2014)
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. 0.31 0.70
Crowder College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,048 $5,664
Crowder College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,048 $10,360
Crowder College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 384 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Crowder College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,484 per year for in-state students and $5,948 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,351 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 82%. 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 0.51, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Sanford-Brown College-Fenton. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.