About Crowder College

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Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

About Crowder College

Crowder College: Building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens.

Crowder College is a comprehensive community college situated in the beautiful Ozark region of Southwest Missouri. The College was founded in 1963 by a vote of district citizens in five contiguous school districts in McDonald and Newton Counties, which composes the formal college district. The College is also assigned a nine-county service region which extends north up the Oklahoma and Kansas state lines to Vernon County and east along the Arkansas state line to Barry County. Crowder is well respected in the community, state, and nation. Crowder has been named as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education the last 5 of 7 years.

Crowder College is also affiliated with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and seeks approvals through the Coordinating Board of Higher Education. Information may be accessed on the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Guiding Principals

Building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens.

Changing lives and strengthening communities – one person at a time.

The Crowder College family lives by the principles of servant leadership.  The faculty and staff believe modeling leadership through service creates an environment of academic excellence and encourages our students to lead by serving in their communities.


We are passionate about making a difference.
We care about one another.
We cultivate curiosity and innovation.
We respect diverse perspectives.
We learn from our mistakes.