Mineral Area College

Tel: (573)431-4593
4,528 students
Public institution
As an outstanding, tax-supported community college, Mineral Area College is committed to offering students a high quality, affordable education which will enable them to attain their career and other personal development goals. The College provides a quality teaching and learning environment, and makes every effort to provide opportunities for life-changing educational, career, and cultural opportunities.
School Highlights:
Mineral Area College serves 4,528 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Mineral Area College is the only community colleges within St. Francois County, MO.
The nearest community college is Jefferson College (29.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 154 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
Mineral Area 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 154 staff
59 staff
Mineral Area College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,528 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,528 students
1,282 students
Mineral Area College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Mineral Area College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,798 students
810 students
Mineral Area College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,730 students
1,017 students
Mineral Area College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Mineral Area College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mineral Area College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Mineral Area College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Mineral Area College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Mineral Area College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Mineral Area College Unknown (2006-2013)
Mineral Area 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. 0.04 0.53
Mineral Area College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,710 $10,294
Mineral Area College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 212 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Mineral Area College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Mineral Area College was founded in April 1965 by popular vote of the residents of six public school districts in St. Francois and Madison counties and portions of Washington and Ste. Genevieve counties. The college became a successor to Flat River Junior College, the third-oldest public junior college in Missouri, established in 1922 as part of the Flat River Public School System. In the last eight decades, at least 10,000 graduates have gone out into the world with the college's degrees or certificates. Mineral Area College is a two year public comprehensive community college located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of eastern Missouri, in a rapidly growing region 40 miles south of St. Louis on US Highway 67. Mineral Area College is often the first choice among college bound high school seniors and older students, and often the place to which community members turn when re-evaluating career options. At Mineral Area College you will receive a strong education while enjoying the full college experience. Mineral Area College offers you, the student, the opportunity to succeed in life and in your college career. Our focus is the student. You'll find that Mineral Area College's class sizes are small, and that our faculty and staff are dedicated to giving you every opportunity and advantage for your continued education and working career. Students receive individual attention from instructors while utilizing advanced technology - all at a cost considerably less than larger four-year institutions. Moreover, Mineral Area College is fully accredited and maintains a close working relationship with all of the major state-supported universities in Missouri, making transfers to those larger institutions easy and convenient. In addition to the main campus in Park Hills, Mineral Area College has outreach centers in Arcadia Valley, Farmington, Fredericktown, Perryville, Potosi and Winona. Mineral Area College offeres a variety of degree and certificate programs. Students can earn complete two-year degrees or transfer degrees into a four year program. Additionally, Continuing Education courses are offered to help enrich the lives of residents in the community. Students can take these non-credit courses for personal satisfaction or job enhancement.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Sunset Hills Vatterott College-Sunset Hills
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    Sunset Hills, MO 63127
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  • Fenton Sanford-Brown College-Fenton
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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,853 per year for in-state students and $6,240 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,404 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career Colleges. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.