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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 2,410 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,410 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,670
  • Out-state tuition: $6,430
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mineral Area College
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
148 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mineral Area College has declined by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Mineral Area College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,410 students
1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,359 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,051 students
1,203 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Mineral Area College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
195 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,359 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,051 students
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
229 students
204 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
4%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
89%
62%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
1%
21%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score
0.21
0.56
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.24%
4.24%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,500
$30,100
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Tuition 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 declined by 22% 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 stayed relatively flat 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 Notes
Tuition RatesIn-District . . . . . . . . . . . . . $116.00 per credit hourOut-of-District . . . . . . . . . . $161.00 per credit hourOut-of-State . . . . . . . . . . . $213.00 per credit hourInternational........................... $225.00 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Mineral Area College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,025
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Mineral Area College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
90%
This chart display the percent admitted of Mineral Area College and the community college average percent admitted of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
525
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
20

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports
Sports
Baseball, 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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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 Fredericktown, Perryville and Potosi.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mineral Area College cost?

Mineral Area College's tuition is approximately $3,670 for In-State students and $6,430 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Mineral Area College?

The acceptance rate of Mineral Area College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 90%.

What sports does Mineral Area College offer?

Mineral Area College offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,410 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,670
  • Out-state tuition: $6,430
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Verified school update

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