Mineral Area College


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.

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Information Summary

Ranks 69th in Missouri and 3108th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 49.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $16,728
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 28 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 63% / 44%
Enrollment Total (all students) 2,885


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.


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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

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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.

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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.

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