Mineral Area College

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  • Community College in rural Missouri.  Small class sizes and personal attention in all facets of interaction with students.

School Highlights

Mineral Area College serves 5,287 students (65% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.

Top Rankings

Mineral Area College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mineral Area College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty148 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mineral Area College has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The Mineral Area College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,287 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:124:1
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# Full-Time Students3,462 students638 students
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# Part-Time Students1,585 students1,063 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
212200
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
2%
4%
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% Black
2%
10%
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% White
89%
58%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
20%
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Diversity Score0.210.61
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College Completion Rate
33%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$31,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,670 is less than the state average of $3,825. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,430 is more than the state average of $5,579. The out-state tuition has grown by 58% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,670$3,825
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,430$5,579
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Tuition NotesTuition Rates In-District . . . . . . . . . . . . . $116.00 per credit hour Out-of-District . . . . . . . . . . $161.00 per credit hour Out-of-State . . . . . . . . . . . $213.00 per credit hour International........................... $225.00 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$11,083
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,675
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Acceptance Rate100%95%

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Track and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Art Club, Chi Alpha, Community Connections Club, Cultural Awareness Club, Delta Psi Omega, Little Theater Guild, MAC Flix, Missouri SALPN, National Association for Music Education, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Post Secondary Agriculture Club, Robotics Club, Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, Student Missouri State Teacher Association, Student Nurses Association, Student Radiology Club, Veterans Club
Source: 2019 (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 (28.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,432 students | 28.90 Mi1000 Viking Drive
    Hillsboro, MO 63050
    (636) 797-3000
    28.904,432
  • 2,629 students | 48.10 Mi1964 Prairie Dell Rd
    Union, MO 63084
    (636) 584-6500
    48.102,629
  • Midwest Institute
    Private for-profit
    275 students | 48.20 Mi2 Soccer Park Drive
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (314) 344-4440
    48.20275
  • 467 students | 48.30 Mi1297 North Highway Drive
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (636) 529-0000
    48.30467
  • 11,439 students | 50.10 Mi11333 Big Bend Blvd
    Saint Louis, MO 63122
    (314) 984-7500
    50.1011,439
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