Harris Stowe State University

Harris Stowe State University

Harris-Stowe State University, or HSSU, was originally founded as a normal school in 1857. It later became the Harris Teachers College and merged with Stowe Teachers College in 1954. It then became Harris-Stowe State College, and was finally christened Harris-Stowe State University in 2005. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, HSSU offers more than 10 Bachelor of Science degree programs. Specializations are available in education, urban education, business administration, health care administration, hospitality and tourism management, and information systems and computer technology. Some of these programs are offered through HSSU's Busch School of Business Administration.

Harris-Stowe State University has a number of Greek fraternities and sororities like Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Delta Sigma Theta. The athletics department of HSSU fields men's and women's teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Hornets, the teams compete in the American Midwest Conference, and NAIA Region V.

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Contacting Harris - Stowe

Harris-Stowe State University
3026 Laclede Ave
Saint Louis , MO 63103-2136
General Phone: (314) 340-3366

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Harris - Stowe Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management48business management, accounting
Education and Teaching26elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, education courses
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration8health care administration
Liberal Arts6interdisciplinary studies
Computer Science and Engineering4information science

Number of programs and degrees for Harris - Stowe in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10611

Harris - Stowe Student Body

Harris - Stowe is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Harris - Stowe had a total enrollment of 1,882 students (1,348 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 90%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 16%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Harris - Stowe Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 42 %
Part-Time 15 %

Harris - Stowe Room and Board (2007)

Harris - Stowe offers campus housing for 228 of its 1,348 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Louis, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Harris - Stowe Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,336
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,154
Room and board $ 7,260
Room charge $ 5,260
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 5,000

Financial Aid:
Harris - Stowe participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 246600)

Harris - Stowe Faculty

Harris - Stowe has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track711
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1012

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$64,0791*
Associate professoracademic year2*3$54,248
Assistant professoracademic year8$45,18412$47,348
Instructoracademic year10$40,73911$44,968
All faculty totalacademic year27$49,07427$47,846

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Harris - Stowe Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Midwest Conference
Baseball American Midwest Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports163147

Harris - Stowe Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Harris - Stowe Highlights

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What Sets Harris - Stowe Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Harris - Stowe % of degrees in education and teaching
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Harris - Stowe Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Harris - Stowe % of degrees in business and management
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Harris - Stowe Minority % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%Harris - Stowe Salaries of full-time faculty
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Harris - Stowe Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Harris - Stowe Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Harris - Stowe % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Harris - Stowe Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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