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Western to receive more state funding

Missouri Western will be receiving more state funding because of an increase in graduation and freshman to sophomore retention rates. Since performance-based funding began 3 years ago, Western has failed to maintain a six-year cohort graduation rate that was above the nationwide standard – meaning that Western has more students fail to complete a degree in six years as compared... Read More

Western sees significant increase in retention

Missouri Western’s Fall census numbers show that the student body is not only growing, but is also returning for each semester in high numbers. The census data collected on Monday, Sept. 22 revealed a 3.5 percent increase in returning first-time, full-time students. The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate rose to 64 percent. Tyson Schank, director of admissions, said that this is a... Read More