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Enrollment trending up

The enrollment for the summer semester grew for the fourth consecutive year as total enrollment ballooned to 1,938 undergraduate and 129 graduate students. With all figures taken into consideration, the grand total for students enrolled for the summer semester was 3,335 which results in an 8.7 percent increase. On the surface this sounds great, but diving into the numbers gives... Read More

Missouri Senate Passes 4.8 Percent University Budget Cut

Missouri State Senators voted Wednesday, April 20 to pass their budget proposal including a higher education budget cut of only 4.8 percent. This is 3.2 percent lower than what Gov. Jay Nixon had proposed earlier this year. Western’s administration is hoping that the budget cuts do not exceed Nixon’s proposed 7 percent. If the House of Representatives agrees with the... Read More

Western administration mulling possible tuition increase

Senate Bill 389 may be keeping tuition costs down but it may also be limiting the quality of Missouri Western’s education and tying the hands of administration. Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed cutting the budget for higher education for the second year in a row. This time, the proposal will reduce the state allocation by seven percent. Western Board of... Read More