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Joplin Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Joplin Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Joplin, Missouri

There are at least 6 colleges in Joplin, listed and described below. These schools represent 6,613 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 4,756 full-time students, and a reported 1,398 dorm rooms.

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Featured Colleges in the Joplin Area (QuickSchools™)

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Wichita Technical Institute


Joplin, MO

We've been producing top graduates for more than 50 years!

WTI's success and longevity is due to its commitment in providing its students with the latest information and technology. It does so by continually upgrading its curriculum, lab instruction and instrumentation, and by collaborating with professionals to keep apprised of industry developments.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Joplin Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Franklin Technology-MSSU
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, medical records tech, respiratory care tech, general office occupations, HVAC, dental assistant, surgical tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 240 students, 241 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

New Dimensions School of Hair Design
621 Kentucky Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801-5017

  • Programs: personal grooming, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 32 students, 92 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Ozark Christian College
1111 N Main St
Joplin, MO 64801

  • Programs: bible studies, missionary studies, religious music, theology, ESL instruction, counseling psychology, linguistics of sign language, religious education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 669 students, 583 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 600 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Colleges in Joplin with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Messenger College
300 E 50th St
Joplin, MO 64804-4909

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: pastoral counseling, general studies, missionary studies, youth ministry, bible studies, business management, religious education, religious music
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 79 students, 181 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 78 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Missouri Southern State University
3950 E Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801-1595

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, general studies, registered nursing, biology, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,593 students, 3,659 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 720 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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