McDonald County

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Contact Information

Crowder College McDonald County Instruction Center
194 College Road
Pineville, MO 64856

Phone: (417) 226-6000
FAX: (417) 226-6009

For admissions questions, please email John Allred, Student Services Coordinator.

For employment opportunities and other inquiries, please email Aaron Divine, Director.

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Getting Your Degree Close to Home is Easier Than Ever Before! The McDonald County Instruction Center is the place for you to take classes closer to home or work. Flexible class schedules include early morning, day, afternoon, evening and weekend classes for your convenience.

Degrees and Courses Available

The McDonald County Instruction Center offers full Associate degrees in

  • Nursing
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching

Full certifications in

  • CNA
  • CNA Specialist
  • CNA Restorative Care
  • EMT
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG

As well as numerous other courses. See our catalog of courses here.

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Pursue a 4-year degree through MSSU at our campus in the following programs:

Business programs

Education programs

Criminal Justice programs

Student Resources

The Crowder Academic Reading and Writing Center is here to assist students through the difficult task of reading college texts and / or writing an essay.

What we do: We teach you how to approach reading academic textbooks, how to annotate your text, and provide skills on how to take exams.

We also help you with writer’s block, help you structure your essay, focus on coming up with a strong thesis, and teach you how to write a strong introduction and conclusion.

Hours: Call 417-226-6000 for hours of operation

Room #112

Email Option:

(Allow for a 48 hour turn-around on your essay)

A+ Benefits in Use at the Crowder College

Many area high school graduates who are A+ students are attending the Crowder College McDonald County Instruction Center full-time. Their tuition and fees, common to all students, are paid at Crowder due to their participation in the A+ Program at their high schools.

Adult Education & Family Literacy

AEL classes include COLLEGE PREP, as well as HiSET or HSE (formerly known as the GED PREP. HSE/GED exam schedule

What to do to Get Started

  1. Fill out and submit an Application for Admission ($25 app fee required)
  2. Provide an official copy of your High school transcript or GED/HSE and any previous college credits
  3. Schedule a time to take the Assessment Testing (COMPASS Test)
  4. Schedule an appointment to enroll with our Advisor
  5. Schedule an appointment to apply for Financial Aid with our counselor
  6. Pick up your books and other supplies in our bookstore (books and supplies can be charged to your student account)
  7. Attend our open house for tours
  8. Start Classes

Map and Directions


Crowder College’s McDonald County Campus is conveniently located one mile north of the MO/AR state line and 200 yards east of the stop light at the junction of Larry Neff Dr and HWY US-71 / I-49. We serve all of McDonald County Missouri and Benton and Washington Counties in Arkansas.