Mineral Area College

Tel: (573)431-4593
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 28:1.
  • 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 St. Francois County, MO.
  • The nearest community college is Jefferson College (29.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 154 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Mineral Area College (MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 154 staff 24 staff
Mineral Area College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,528 has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 112% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,528 students 897 students
Mineral Area College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 28:1
Mineral Area College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,798 students 396 students
Mineral Area College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,730 students 501 students
Mineral Area College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mineral Area College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
212 184
Mineral Area College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mineral Area College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2011)
% Hispanic
Mineral Area College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mineral Area College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mineral Area College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Mineral Area 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. 0.17 0.51
Mineral Area College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mineral Area College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,500 $31,200
Mineral Area College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $5,734. 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 $7,115. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $5,734
Mineral Area College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,710 $7,115
Mineral Area College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 94%
Mineral Area College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,444 $12,874
Mineral Area College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,000 $6,000
Mineral Area College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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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 $13,818 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 83%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.