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5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601-1000
p. 573-431-4593
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Mineral Area College

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Mineral Area College (MAC) in Park Hills, Missouri is a two year comprehensive college that offers associate’s degrees and certificates in a variety of fields including degrees in science, applied science and the arts. Areas of study include medical technology, culinary arts and radio TV broadcasting.

Mineral Arts College offers a Career Technical Division that focuses on hands-on training and real life experience to get students the job skills necessary to succeed. The Career Technical Division offers Associates of Applied Science degrees in welding technology and child development. MAC also partners with many career centers in the area to provide convenient locations for vocational study.

Mineral Area College offers an Associate’s degree in Nursing. Students may choose from a one-year Practical Nursing program or a two-year Registered Nursing program. Entrance requirements to the program include:

  • a high school degree or equivalent,
  • basic computer knowledge with evidence of classes taken
  • prerequisite courses including Algebra and Chemistry with a grade of C or higher
  • ACT scores
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • a non-refundable application fee
  • a 3-5 page handwritten autobiography.
  • A personal interview may be required. All prerequisites must be met prior to selection in the nursing program.

The Occupational, Safety, Health and Environmental Technology degree at Mineral Area College is offered in partnership with Eastern Iowa College’s web-based program. General Education requirements may be obtained through Mineral Area College. Students may complete the computer work from home or the computer lab at Mineral Area College.

The Division of Arts and Sciences at Mineral Area College offers an Associate’s of Arts degree, and Associate’s of Arts in Teaching and an Associate’s degree in General Studies.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching at Mineral Area College is geared toward students looking to gain a step in teaching education. The Associate of Arts degree is transferable to all four=year public schools and most private schools in Missouri.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Mineral Area College offers enrollment for all high-school graduates and non-graduates 16 years of age and older. The Admissions Office at MAC is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students may apply online and should also have their previous college and high school transcripts made available for the school.

Campus tours and information packets may be scheduled through the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid

Mineral Area College offers an array of assistance to help students in need. Students must fill out the FAFSA form to see if they qualify. The school also offers special types of aid for veteran’s and study abroad students.

Types of assistance include work study programs, federal Stafford loans, and Missouri student aid programs.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5185th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Missouri.


Mineral Area College was founded in 1922 and is located in Park Hills, Missouri about 60 miles south of St. Louis.

Mineral Area offers an array of organizations and clubs including the Student Nurses Association, Art Club and a Habitat for Humanity chapter.

The Mineral Area Student Government Association is the official policy making board of the students.

College Park is the student residence at Mineral Area. The community includes a swimming pool, club house, volleyball court and other amenities.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Mineral Area offers six intercollegiate sports including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf and women’s volleyball.

All MAC programs compete in Region 16 of the NJCAA and the MCCAC Conference.

Information Summary

Ranks 70th in Missouri and 3037th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Missouri and 68th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  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 3 0.07
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.05

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 8 0.09
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 16 0.18
Larceny 161 1.83
Vehicle theft 15 0.17

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Park Hills, MO 63601-1000
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population15,604 (12,365 urban / 3,239 rural)
Households6,201 (2.49 people per house)
Median Household Income$28,737
Families4,242 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
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 District2908

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2637th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,820 $3,780 $4,950
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $4 $4 $4
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $94 $126 $165
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 $14,221 $15,121 $15,871
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,149 $17,049 $17,799
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,538 $11,438 $12,188

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,710 $2,860 $3,460 $3,790 $4,060 $4,510
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $4,642 $5,750
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,246(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,169(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,408(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,408(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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 Capacity212
Meals per Week15
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3451st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $50,057 ($50,718 male / $47,201 female)
Number of FT Faculty 73 (34 male / 39 female)
Number of PT Faculty 316
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,772,448

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