You've reached that fork in the road where the direction you choose could change the
trajectory of your life. Which way is best? How do you make such an important decision?
Let us help! for 60 years, students have charted their path to a successful future
at Missouri State University-West Plains. Our campus is small enough to provide personalized
attention but large enough to offer a wide array of two-year degree and certificate
options to meet your educational goals.
Missouri State University-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success
and to enrich their local and global communities. As a two-year public institution,
we provide accessible, affordable and quality educational opportunities.
The number of degree programs at Missouri State-West Plains continue to grow. The
most current listing of all degrees and certificates is available online. WP.MissouriState.edu/Academics
†Some programs may be waiting for U.S. Department of Education approval for financial
While not designed as transfer degrees, some AAS degrees can be used as the first
two years of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree; however, students will need to
take additional general education courses, as well as courses in the major field.
Experience Campus Life
Picnics, ball games, student organizations, swimming, working out, video games, homecoming
activities - it all adds up to the exhilarating lifestyle of a Grizzly!
Facilities in the Carol Silvey Student Union at Hass-Darr Hall, the Student Recreation
Center and the nearby West Plains Civic Center give our students plenty of room to
have fun and enjoy their downtime.
Stay up with all the action of our Grizzly Athletics teams, who compete in the National
Junior College Athletic Association. They always keep students and fans on the edge
of their seats!
Men's: Basketball and Baseball (coming in fall 2024) Women's: Volleyball and Softball Co-Ed: Esports and Grizzly Cheer Team
Missouri State-West Plains provides students with several FREE support services to
help them on their educational journey.
Computer labs can be found in several convenient locations across campus, and technical
help is available at the help desk in the Lybyer Technology Center.
Student Professional Services
Mountain Grove campus
At first glance, the cost of attending college may seem out of reach, but studies
show that a degree, whether it’s an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or higher, more
than pays for itself in lifetime earning potential. When you attend college, you’re
investing in your future!
Missouri State-West Plains is a great place to start that investment. With fees lower
than most four-year colleges and a comprehensive scholarship and financial aid program,
Missouri State-West Plains is one of the most affordable options available.
+Amounts are estimates and reflect costs for the 2023-2024 academic year. *Amounts based on 28 credit hours, half seated & half online. **Cost is an average of the price of living with the university's 19 meal-per-week plan
and the estimated cost of an additional two meals per week, as required by the U.S.
Department of Education. A full overview of the cost of attendance can be found at
βThe number of scholarships available varies. Students who receive these scholarships
and transfer to Missouri State-Springfield for their junior and senior years can continue
the scholarships, provided they meet the Springfield campus’ renewal criteria for