About Missouri Valley College

Founded by Presbyterians in 1889, Missouri Valley College is a private, coeducational, career-oriented, liberal arts college with growing national and international outreach, a destination for students from all fifty states and forty foreign countries. Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, the College prepares students to succeed in a knowledge-based global society.

Missouri Valley College offers a Master of Arts in Community Counseling as well as baccalaureate degrees in over 40 majors. Business, criminal justice, and education are the most popular majors; the newest are in nursing, public relations, graphic design, hospitality and tourism management, music, and dance.

Students also participate in 7 pre-professional programs and 23 varsity teams in 15 sports. Missouri Valley College has the best winning record in football among small colleges in America. It fields championship teams in rodeo, wrestling, and other sports.

With a student body of some 1,400, on a beautiful campus in west central Missouri, Missouri Valley College has been continuously accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since its inception in 1916. The Higher Learning Commission has recently accredited an additional location at Wentworth Military Academy and College at Lexington, Missouri. Education programs are accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Nursing program has been granted initial approval by the the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Missouri Valley College considers all complaints and third-party comments in a fair and timely manner without taking retaliatory action against any who submit such information. Currently no Public Disclosure Notice has been received from accrediting agencies. Current students and the public may speak with a representative of the institution by telephone at 660-831-4172.


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