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601 Laclede Ave
Neosho, MO 64850
p. 417-451-3223
w. www.crowder.edu

Crowder College

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Introduction

Crowder College is a two-year community college in the Missouri state system, based in Neosho, with 3 other campuses in Cassville, Nevada and Webb City, Missouri. Named after Enoch Crowder, a prominent resident of Missouri and a World War I general, the school is known for its high graduation rate and the fact that a number of students live on campus. About 4,000 students are enrolled every year.

Academics

Academic tracks of study include Associate of Arts degrees as well as Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees and a number of certificates. Popular programs include the Business Administration Program, the Journalism/Public Relations Program and the Physics Program. Classes focusing on alternative energy are also becoming one of the most popular offerings.

Once students have completed their associate’s degree training, entry to public universities throughout the state of Missouri is guaranteed.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Applications are accepted on a year-round basis, with students having the option to begin their course of studies in the spring, summer or fall semesters. Applications can be completed online. Checks with the application fee must be mailed to the university. Applications will be held until this information and transcripts are received.

At the time of applying, applicants are asked to complete the (optional) Student Self Identification Report, which helps the college answer statistical questions requested by the government. While this information is voluntary and the decision has no effect on student admissions, it does help the college with its reporting obligations.

Financial Aid

The rate of tuition for each student will depend on whether the student lives. Tuition fees are based on a per-credit hour basis and prices rise for Out-of-State and Out-of-District students. Financial Aid is available to all applicants. Students are asked to first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The documents required for the FAFSA will also be reviewed by the Financial Aid office, so students are asked to hold onto these documents. There is a separate Crowder College Financial Aid Application, which can be accessed on the school website. Students are recommended to follow the application deadlines carefully, as admission could be delayed if forms arrive late. Work-study programs may also be available.

A number of different scholarships, as well as grants like the Pell Grant, are available even to students who are not taking classes full-time. In addition, students in need may qualify for low-interest loans to make the process of attending college possible.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5171st for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Missouri.

Students

In the late 2000s, new dorms were constructed, making it possible for more students to live on campus. Some students will come from out-of-state and even from international destinations. Student life is enhanced by this diverse student body and mix of age groups and cultures.

Student groups include the Baptist Student Union, the theatre group, the Latino Union, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Solar Vehicle Club, the Student Government and Roughrider Dancers, among others.

The Brown Complex is the main residence center for students living on campus. Applications for housing should be included soon after the main application is sent. Students can enjoy the nearby YMCA no matter where they are living during their enrollment.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The college has an impressive array of opportunities for student athletes. The Roughriders baseball team, part of the NJCAA, is constantly sending players off to scholarship programs at universities. Many players have made it to the major leagues.

In addition, there is a Roughriders Soccer team, as well as women’s basketball and softball, known as the Lady Riders. For the softball team, scholarships are offered to exceptional players who also demonstrate financial need. For cheerleaders, there is a Coed Spirit Squad which shows up for all Lady Riders basketball games at home besides competing in the National Collegiate Competitions.

Accreditation

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education have accredited Crowder to award associate’s degrees. The Higher Learning Committee of the North Central Association also grants accreditation. The Missouri State Board of Nursing has accredited the Nursing Program.

Information Summary

Ranks 80th in Missouri and 3347th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.07
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 9 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 3 0.03
Robbery 2 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 73 0.61
Larceny 335 2.82
Vehicle theft 16 0.13

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Neosho, MO 64850
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population20,932 (10,478 urban / 10,454 rural)
Households7,984 (2.57 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,788
Families5,753 (3.02 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2907

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3708th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,872 $2,568 $2,568
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $288 $288 $288
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $78 $107 $107
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $9,727 $10,423 $10,423
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,843 $13,539 $13,539
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,144 $6,840 $6,840

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,040 $2,136 $2,688 $2,808 $3,360 $3,504
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $4,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,246 $2,099
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,169 $6,699
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,408 $3,184
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,408 $3,184

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity220
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 13 7 36 6 11 653 15 749
Accounting 4 1 5
Agricultural Business and Management, General 2 19 21
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 1 4 7
Behavioral Sciences 1 3 4
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 1 1
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 3 7 1 51 1 64
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 1 9 1 11
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 1 14 15
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1
Construction Trades, General 2 2
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 5 6
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 5
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 8 10
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 2 2
Engineering, Other 5 5
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 1
General Studies 4 3 13 2 4 276 5 310
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 1 4 6
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 5 5
Industrial Technology/Technician 2 2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 5 5
Mathematics and Computer Science 1 1
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist 1 7 1 9
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 1 1 11 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 4 1 1 90 2 99
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 1 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 1 1 29 2 33
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 2 3 5 1 76 2 90
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 8 9
Welding Technology/Welder 5 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3691st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,783 ($47,731 male / $45,407 female)
Number of FT Faculty 107 (47 male / 60 female)
Number of PT Faculty 510
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,532,935
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