Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Marshall, Missouri. The campus is spread across an area of 150 acres. The college was founded in 1889 and today offers a wide variety of degrees and more than 25 academic majors.

Missouri Valley College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams, which are known as the Vikings. The teams participate in sports like cross country, dance, football, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, tennis, track, rodeo, soccer, wrestling and volleyball. MVC is a member of the Heart of America Conference.

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Contacting Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College
500 E College St
Marshall , MO 65340
General Phone: (660) 831-4000

Missouri Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management55business administration, accounting, human resources management
Education and Teaching35elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling20psychology, substance abuse counseling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Liberal Arts18English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Media11mass communication, public relations and advertising
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Art Studies2art studies
Religion and Philosophy1theology and religious vocations

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21528
Associate's degree12

Missouri Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Missouri Valley College had a total enrollment of 1,682 students (1,384 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 65%
Women 35%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 14%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 37%
20-21 26%
22-24 16%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

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

(International Students)10%

Missouri Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %

Missouri Valley College Room and Board (2007)

Missouri Valley College offers campus housing for 990 of its 1,384 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Marshall, 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 19 meals per week.

Missouri Valley College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410490
SAT Math440550
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1720

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT16%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Missouri Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,950
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,950
Room and board $ 6,050
Room charge $ 3,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,950
Books and supplies $ 1,075
Other expenses $ 2,825

Financial Aid:
Missouri Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 248900)

Missouri Valley College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$65,3300*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year11$39,0312*
All faculty totalcalendar year16$46,5712*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$48,2583$40,368
Associate professoracademic year5$43,3888$45,121
Assistant professoracademic year12$38,81414$37,219
Instructoracademic year3$34,2783$25,791
Lectureracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year26$40,32530$37,493

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

Missouri Valley College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heart of America Athletic Conference
Basketball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Baseball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Track Heart of America Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports128133261

Missouri Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Missouri Valley College Apart:

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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Missouri Valley College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 7%Missouri Valley College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 11%Missouri Valley College % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 12%Missouri Valley College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Missouri Valley College Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Missouri Valley College Number of degree programs

checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
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 Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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