#11 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

Missouri Valley College

Marshall, Missouri

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Missouri Valley College overview
Location Marshall, Missouri
Online moval.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Missouri Valley College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Missouri Valley College, located in Marshall, Missouri, is a private liberal arts college that was established in 1889. The institution sits on a 150-acre campus with a blend of historic and modern facilities, reflecting its long-standing presence as well as its progression with changing educational demands. Notable for its picturesque landscapes and the Burns Athletic Complex, the college creates an environment that combines serene Midwestern scenery with collegiate activity. Approximately 90 miles from Kansas City, the college provides students with a blend of rural tranquility and access to urban amenities. Academically, Missouri Valley College offers a variety of undergraduate programs, with particular emphasis on its Education, Business, and Nursing majors, attracting a diverse student body interested in these disciplines. The college operates on a semester-based academic calendar and maintains a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus housing is available to students, offering a range of living options designed to enhance the academic experience. While Missouri Valley College does participate in intercollegiate athletics as the Vikings, it is specifically recognized for its competitive rodeo program.

In the most recent statistical year 1,824 prospective students applied, and 1,117 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 381 enrolled in the school.  1,210 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 317 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $20,850 plus fees of $1,600. Missouri Valley College is ranked 1005 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Missouri Valley College is rated within the lower 22% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 900/1130
ACT 16/20
GPA 3.04

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Missouri Valley College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,600
Room and Board $10,300
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$37,150

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

26% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Missouri Valley College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 18%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Education 14%
Psychology 6%

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