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Fortunately for you, Joplin, MO offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Joplin College and University Demographics

The 6 colleges and universities in Joplin offer 72 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from medical office assistant/specialist to licensed practical/vocational nurse training to theology/theological studies.

Joplin's top-ranked school is Franklin Technology-MSSU. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 68th. Approximately 226 students are currently enrolled at Franklin Technology-MSSU. Healthcare is the most popular course of study at Franklin Technology-MSSU.

Tuition

Joplin schools charge an average tuition of $5,737 per year. In Joplin, tuition rates can vary from $12,103 per year to $4,530 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Vatterott College, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Missouri Southern State University.

Financial Aid

An estimated $23,158,012 in financial aid was received by students at Joplin colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $22,856,087 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $16,109,019, which was given by Missouri Southern State University.

Joplin Student Demographics

In 2010, 7,222 students were enrolled in Joplin schools, which was 2% of the total college students in Missouri. Missouri Southern State University had the most number of students of any college in Joplin, with 5,701 students. New Dimensions School of Hair Design, with 51 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Joplin colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 67%. For every 100 students who enroll in Joplin schools, 55 eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Franklin Technology-MSSU has a graduation rate of 84%, while Messenger College has a graduation rate of 30%.

Diversity

Joplin schools have a student population that is approximately 58% female. 34% of Joplin college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 17% of Joplin college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. The highest percentage of diverse students in Joplin in 2009 was at Messenger College, which had a minority student population that was 19% of the total student population of the school.

Joplin Faculty Demographics

Joplin schools had 2,684 faculty members in 2010. 46% of faculty members at Joplin schools were female. 16% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

Joplin schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 3 in 2009. Regency Beauty Institute-Mehlville had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Joplin.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 2,880 $21,310 $25,000 -7.4%
2
Registered Nurses 2,050 $44,470 $67,720
3
Office Clerks, General 1,710 $23,810 $28,240 -37.1%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 900 $22,910 $32,000 32.4%
5
General and Operations Managers 890 $75,450 $113,100 50.8%
6
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 890 $20,630 $25,140 -25.2%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 870 $28,360 $35,340 -5.4%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 840 $33,960 $39,890 58.5%
9
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 840 $39,860 $54,330 -13.4%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 700 $38,740 $50,770 75.0%
11
Medical Secretaries 640 $25,830 $31,820
12
Cooks, Restaurant 540 $18,620 $23,260 35.0%
13
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 520 $30,570 $41,360 -14.8%
14
Accountants and Auditors 510 $49,580 $68,960 24.4%
15
Home Health Aides 500 $18,640 $21,760 108.3%
16
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $28,150 $38,200 -7.4%
17
Construction Laborers 370 $28,420 $33,590 -14.0%
18
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 $32,280 $42,250 61.9%
19
Carpenters 320 $33,310 $43,890 -39.6%
20
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $32,010 $55,620 -21.6%
21
Pharmacy Technicians 270 $23,470 $29,330 8.0%
22
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 260 $33,190 $45,860 -46.9%
23
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 250 $24,260 $33,300 127.3%
24
Electricians 250 $41,610 $51,810 -26.5%
25
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $19,280 $24,180 -40.0%
26
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 210 n/a $180,870
27
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $33,300 $43,850 50.0%
28
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $40,770 $51,550 122.2%
29
Medical Assistants 180 $30,120 $29,760 38.5%
30
Billing and Posting Clerks 180 $25,930 $33,270 -5.3%
31
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 $41,610 $55,220 28.6%
32
Dental Assistants 160 $28,720 $34,140 60.0%
33
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $37,880 $50,360
34
Industrial Production Managers 160 $77,280 $95,660 60.0%
35
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $51,360 $57,510 77.8%
36
Loan Officers 160 $63,300 $65,900 -40.7%
37
Lawyers 160 $91,880 $129,440 60.0%
38
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 n/a $26,510 150.0%
39
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $53,170 $62,260 87.5%
40
Financial Managers 150 $136,000 $116,970 25.0%
41
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 150 $26,090 $29,200
42
Physical Therapists 150 $71,280 $77,990
43
Chief Executives 140 $133,630 $173,350 -12.5%
44
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $25,810 $36,170 180.0%
45
Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $70,610 $93,670
46
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $37,570 $60,160 -7.1%
47
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $31,070 $37,070 -7.1%
48
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 $44,150 $55,970 -31.6%
49
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $22,650 $31,790 -47.8%
50
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 120 $78,220 $89,990 20.0%