- 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.
- The teacher population of 250 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Crowder College||(MO) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||250 staff||32 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,710 students||1,126 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||23:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,638 students||514 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,072 students||612 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||384||200|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,600||$31,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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 www.crowder.edu. 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.
- The nearest community college to Crowder College is Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (28.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,274 students | 28.30 Mi200 I St NE
Miami,  OK  74354
- 7,715 students | 33.00 MiOne College Drive
Bentonville,  AR  72712
- 61 students | 34.70 Mi3704 W. Walnut St.
Rogers,  AR  72756
- 1,891 students | 61.30 Mi200 S 14th
Parsons,  KS  67357
- 232 students | 63.70 Mi1010 W Sunshine
Springfield,  MO  65807
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