Chancellor's Office

Welcome to Missouri State University-West Plains

In our changing world of global connectivity, the time, money and energy spent on education provides the best investment one can make. The return on this investment is not just a bigger paycheck. It is a better country, state, community, family and individual – in short, a better world. Because of the demands of our fast-paced and complex society, however, such investment in education is not easy.

At Missouri State University-West Plains, we are committed to facilitating the learning experience in order to overcome barriers to education. The West Plains program is the open admission campus of the Missouri State University system, offering associate's degrees, transfer and career programs, as well as some bachelor's and master's degree programs through the campus in Springfield. We also offer classes at a satellite campus in Mountain Grove, Missouri and an overseas campus in Dalian, People's Republic of China.

Our faculty and staff are qualified professionals who have devoted themselves to helping students succeed. Courses are available morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate the varied needs of our students. Students who encounter an obstacle or problem know West Plains' faculty and staff are part of a community that wants them to thrive and who will work tirelessly to help them achieve their educational goals.

I encourage you to explore our web site and learn more about the great opportunities available at Missouri State University-West Plains. You will find we are a growing, exciting and academically challenging educational institution. If you desire additional information or would like to schedule a visit to see firsthand why Missouri State University-West Plains is a splendid place to learn, please call the admissions office at (417) 255-7955.

Some say that we can't change the world. I believe if enough people improve themselves, we can change the world. We at Missouri State University-West Plains want those who invest in education with us to take what they have learned and change their world for the better.

Welcome to Missouri State University-West Plains.

Drew A. Bennett,

Dr. Drew A. Bennett

Dr. Drew A. Bennett