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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 03/29/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

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**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Missouri State University-West Plains

128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 255-7900 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Drew Bennett, Chancellor
Name change notes: Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains to Missouri State University-West Plains (2005)
HLC Institution ID: 2095
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 02/25/1994

Summary of Commission Review

Historical notes: NOTE: Institution had candidacy status during 1972-1976. Prior to 1972 and between 1976 and 1994 was included in the accreditation of Southwest Missouri State University.;

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2013 - 2014
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2023 - 2024

Last Date of Information Change: 10/27/2014

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 11/10/2014)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,256   867
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   286  

Degree Programs (last updated: 11/10/2014)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 15   309
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 11/10/2014)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 7   3

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 08/17/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   MSU-West Plains Extended Campus at Mountain Grove - Mountain Grove, MO;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   MSU Branch Campus at Dalian, China - Dalian, CHINA;
    Additional Locations:   None.