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Classification: Private, coeducational undergraduate and graduate-degree granting college with a liberal arts and sciences foundation. Carnegie Foundation classification: Baccalaureate Colleges II.
Location: Home campus in Columbia, Missouri (population 76,000 plus over 25,000 students at three separate colleges), on Interstate 70, halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Air service via major airline commuter to Columbia Regional Airport. Twenty-seven Extended Studies campuses throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico. The Extended Studies Division locations are Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Coast Guard Island/Sacramento, Lemoore and Los Alamitos, California; Orlando, Patrick Air Force Base, and Jacksonville, Florida; Freeport, Lake County, Crystal Lake, and Elgin, Illinois; Aurora, Colorado; Hancock Field, New York; Ft. Worth, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; Everett/Marysville and Whidbey Island, Washington; and, within Missouri, Kansas City, Fort Leonard Wood, Jefferson City, Moberly, Rolla, St. Louis, Christian County/Marshfield and Lake Ozark.
Degrees Conferred: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Criminal Justice.
Home Campus: 18 buildings on a 30-acre campus four blocks from Columbia's downtown area.
Library: 70,000 volumes, 500 periodicals, nearly 2,500 audio-visual items, access to on-line resources.
Enrollment: More than 800 full and part-time day students, representing 15 states and 29 foreign countries; more than 1400 evening and graduate students, and more than 6,000 Extended Studies students.
Athletics: Member, American Midwest Conference (men's soccer and basketball; women's basketball, volleyball and softball) and a variety of intramural sports.
Accreditation: Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Approved for teacher preparation by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Associate in Science degree in Nursing accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing. Bachelor of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Telephone: 312/263-0456 or 1-800/621-7440
E-mail: info@ncacihe.org

Council on Social Work Education
1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Telephone: 703/683-8080
E-mail: info@cswe.org (social work education) or
accred@cswe.org
(social work accreditation)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: 573/751-6504
E-mail: mlucas@mail.dese.state.mo.us

Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Telephone: 573/751-0681
E-mail: http://www.ecodev.state.mo.us/pr/nursing

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
61 Broadway--33rd floor
New York, NY 10006
Telephone: 212/363-5555 ext. 153 or 1-800/669-1656 ext. 153
E-mail: www.accrediting-comm-nlnac.org


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