Wentworth Military Academy & College

1880 Washington Avenue
Lexington, MO 64067-0000
Tel: 8009627682
School Highlights
  • Wentworth Military Academy & College serves 851 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
  • Wentworth Military Academy & College is the only community colleges within Lafayette County, MO.
  • The nearest community college is National American University-Independence (27.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Wentworth Military Academy & College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty34 staff25 staff
Wentworth Military Academy & College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 851 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment851 students1,147 students
Wentworth Military Academy & College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:128:1
Wentworth Military Academy & College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students348 students514 students
Wentworth Military Academy & College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students501 students633 students
Wentworth Military Academy & College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wentworth Military Academy & College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Wentworth Military Academy & College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Wentworth Military Academy & College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Wentworth Military Academy & College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Wentworth Military Academy & College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Wentworth Military Academy & College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Wentworth Military Academy & College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Wentworth Military Academy & 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.0.320.51
Wentworth Military Academy & College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Wentworth Military Academy & College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$31,200
Wentworth Military Academy & College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,000 is more than the state average of $13,154. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,000$13,154
Wentworth Military Academy & College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Wentworth Military Academy & College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,874
Wentworth Military Academy & College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,608$6,000
Wentworth Military Academy & College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Soccer,
Volleyball, Wrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Army ROTC, Band, Choir, Color Guard, Drill Team, International Club, Paintball, Phi Theta Kappa Army ROTC, Band, Choir, Color Guard, Drill Team, Paintball, International Club,
Phi Theta Kappa,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Wentworth College, one of the oldest two year colleges west of the Mississippi, was organized in 1923 as an outgrowth of Wentworth Military Academy, which was established in 1880. ?On our main campus in Lexington, Missouri, Wentworth College is a private, co-educational boarding and non-boarding two- year college. A small group of students are additionally enrolled in a highly regarded United States Army ROTC Cadet Command program at Wentworth.
  • Wentworth is accredited by and associated with The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission of the NCA, Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Council of North Central Two Year Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.

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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.