Mineral Area College

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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 state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 33%.
  • Mineral Area College is the only community colleges within Saint Francois County, MO.
  • The nearest community college to Mineral Area College is Jefferson College (29.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 154 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mineral Area College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty154 staff32 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Mineral Area College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mineral Area College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,528 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,798 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students1,730 students612 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
212200
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
91%
67%
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% Unknown races
5%
19%
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Diversity Score0.170.51
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College Completion Rate
27%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$31,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $5,754. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $7,141. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,960$5,754
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,710$7,141
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,443$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or 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. Since then, thousands of 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 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 using 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 Farmington, Fredericktown, Perryville and Potosi.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Mineral Area College is Jefferson College (29.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,882 students | 29.60 Mi1000 Viking Drive
    Hillsboro MO  63050
    (636)797-3000
    29.604,882
  • 406 students | 48.90 Mi1297 North Highway Drive
    Fenton MO  63026
    (636)529-0000
    48.90406
  • 3,222 students | 49.20 Mi1964 Prairie Dell Rd
    Union MO  63084
    (636)584-6500
    49.203,222
  • 11,439 students | 50.70 Mi11333 Big Bend Blvd
    Saint Louis MO  63122
    (314)984-7500
    50.7011,439
  • 1,530 students | 51.80 Mi2645 Generations Dr
    Wildwood MO  63040
    (636)422-2000
    51.801,530
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