Crowder College

601 Laclede Ave
Neosho, MO 64850-0000
Tel: (417)451-3223
  • 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 28:1.
  • 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 26% over five years.
Crowder College(MO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty250 staff25 staff
Crowder College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,710 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,710 students1,147 students
Crowder College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:128:1
Crowder College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,638 students514 students
Crowder College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,072 students633 students
Crowder College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Crowder College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Crowder College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Crowder College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2011)
% Asian
Crowder College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Crowder College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Crowder College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Crowder College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Crowder College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Crowder College Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups 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.0.300.51
Crowder College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Crowder College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$31,200
Crowder College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $5,734. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $7,115. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,048$5,734
Crowder College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,048$7,115
Crowder College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
Crowder College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,400$12,874
Crowder College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,059$6,000
Crowder College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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    Joplin MO  64801
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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,734 per year for in-state students and $7,115 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,154 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.