Messenger College

Overview of Messenger College

The main campus of Messenger College is in Joplin, MO (a small city). The school is a Other Protestant institution. Messenger College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Messenger College offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to religion and philosophy.

Messenger College Selectivity

Messenger College does not accept everyone who applies.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 79 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at Messenger College.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. Messenger College makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"To educate and train leaders to effectively and efficiently change their world."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Messenger College

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

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Messenger College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy9bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Liberal Arts3general studies
Business and Management0business management

Number of programs and degrees for Messenger College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31
Bachelor's degree97
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Messenger College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Messenger College had a total enrollment of 79 students (181 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 75%
Part-Time 25%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 30%
22-24 19%
25-29 6%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%

Messenger College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 100 %

Messenger College Room and Board (2007)

Messenger College offers campus housing for 78 of its 181 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Joplin, 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 17 meals per week.

Messenger College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Messenger College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,545
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,545
Room and board $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 1,410
Other expenses $ 5,626

Financial Aid:
Messenger College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3092600)

Messenger College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

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

Messenger College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Youth Ministry

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Messenger College Highlights

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What Sets Messenger College Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%Messenger College % students 40 years or older

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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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