Crowder College

Crowder College

Crowder College, established in 1963 on the grounds of the former Fort Crowder, is a two-year community college serving the Junior College District of Newton and McDonald counties in southwestern Missouri and other outlying areas, granting certificates, diplomas, and associate's degrees. The name honors General Enoch Crowder, a prominent Missourian, soldier, and statesman, as well as the veterans of World War II, who received their training at Fort Crowder. The Longwell Museum, located in the Crowder College Elsie Plaster Community Center, has many displays and artifacts from the Fort Crowder days, when over 50,000 soldiers were stationed there.

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Recognition

Crowder has achieved worldwide recognition for its innovative alternative energy program, under the direction of department chair Art Boyt.[citation needed] Crowder's solar team designed and built the first solar powered vehicle to successfully complete a coast to coast journey across the United States in 1984. http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/02/us/solar-car-completes-cross-country-trip.html Since then Crowder has continued to distinguish itself in world and national solar energy competitions, most recently the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., where the solar house entry from Crowder was selected as the “People’s Choice” and placed 6th overall in the competition. Crowder was the only community college in the competition, and competed against some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, & Technische Universität Darmstadt. This award winning house is now located on the Crowder campus. Soon the Crowder campus will include a new wind powered generator and a new entry in the next Solar Decathlon.

  • 1984—designed and built the first solar-powered vehicle to successfully cross the United States.
  • 1987—competed in the first World Solar Challenge, Australia; finished second, behind General Motors.
  • 1990—competed in the first GM Sunrayce in America; finished fifth.
  • 1990—placed eighth out of 32 international teams in the second World Solar Challenge.
  • 1992—traveled to Japan for the Grand Solar Challenge.
  • 1994—finished second in an electric vehicle race in Phoenix, AZ.
  • 1996—working with Upward Bound students, placed third at the Grand Solar Cycle Challenge in Japan.
  • 1998—competed in the first Ethanol Vehicle Challenge.
  • 1999—competed in the World Solar Cycle Challenge in Australia.
  • 2000—placed first in the fuel-efficiency category of the second Ethanol Vehicle Challenge.
  • 2001—placed first in class and second overall; Solar Bike Race USA.
  • 2002—only community college entry to compete with 13 universities in the 2002 Solar Decathlon project.

Enrollment

Over 3,200 students enrolled at Crowder College in the fall of 2008. Crowder enrollment has increased by 65% since 2000, making it one of the fastest growing state-assisted colleges in Missouri. With all of this growth, Crowder has maintained an average class size of 17 students.[citation needed]

Accreditation and Affiliation

Crowder College is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The College is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association, and utilizes the Academic Quality Improvement Project as its accreditation approach. Program accreditations are in the Missouri State Board of Nursing, Teacher Education Certification, through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE).

Graduates of the Associate of Arts programs are admitted without examination to junior standing in all public universities and colleges in Missouri and many outside the state of Missouri. Crowder is an active member of the Missouri Community College Association and the American Association of Community Colleges.

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Coordinates: 36°48′49″N 94°21′49″W / 36.813734°N 94.363525°W / 36.813734; -94.363525


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