Mineral Area College

5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills
MO, 63601-1000
Tel: (573)431-4593
3,775 students
Public institution

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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 3,775 students (62% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Mineral Area College is the only community colleges within Saint Francois County, MO.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mineral Area 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

Student Body

The student population of 3,775 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,775 students
1,287 students
Mineral Area College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,323 students
832 students
Mineral Area College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,452 students
1,021 students
Mineral Area College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Mineral Area College sch enrollment Mineral Area College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
Mineral Area College Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
1%
12%
Mineral Area College Black (2006-2012)
% White
98%
66%
Mineral Area College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Mineral Area College sch ethnicity Mineral Area College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Mineral Area College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,790 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,510 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,790 $5,940
Mineral Area College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,510 $10,072
Mineral Area College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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