Missouri is dedicated to higher education. In the state’s Blueprint for Higher Education, Missouri vows to become a top ten state for investment research, rank among the ten most affordable states for a degree or certificate, and increase the number of working-age adults who hold postsecondary credentials to 60 percent, all by 2025. This guide presents various lists and rankings of the most affordable schools, popular areas to attend college and resources to help students interested in earning a degree in Missouri. Read on to learn more about Missouri colleges and universities.

Missouri College Leaderboard: 2016-17 Rankings

Missouri Missouri

Let’s be honest: it is very easy to become overwhelmed by the vast number of Missouri colleges available to aspiring students. To help make things easier, we have ranked Missouri colleges based on a variety of important characteristics, such as cost of attendance, availability of financial aid, and graduation rates. Students can use these rankings list as the basis of their college search.

1
1 State Fair Community College
Score
99.84
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
14%
1State Fair Community College
Score
99.84
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    14%

  • Graduation Rate 21%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 17
  • # Total Programs 50
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
2
2 Crowder College
Score
99.76
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
18%
2Crowder College
Score
99.76
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    18%

  • Graduation Rate 22%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 10
  • # Total Programs 54
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
3
3 Jefferson College
Score
99.18
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
12%
3Jefferson College
Score
99.18
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    12%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
4
4 East Central College
Score
98.86
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
6%
4East Central College
Score
98.86
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    6%

  • Graduation Rate 17%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
5
5 State Technical College of Missouri
Score
98.79
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
5State Technical College of Missouri
Score
98.79
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 59%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 42
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
6
6 North Central Missouri College
Score
98.56
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
21%
6North Central Missouri College
Score
98.56
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    21%

  • Graduation Rate 30%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 20
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
7
7 Moberly Area Community College
Score
98.22
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
7%
7Moberly Area Community College
Score
98.22
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    7%

  • Graduation Rate 19%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 45
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
8
8 Ozarks Technical Community College
Score
98.16
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
4%
8Ozarks Technical Community College
Score
98.16
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    4%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 13
  • # Total Programs 71
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
9
9 Mineral Area College
Score
98.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
15%
9Mineral Area College
Score
98.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    15%

  • Graduation Rate 27%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 56
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
10
10 Three Rivers Community College
Score
97.88
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
17%
10Three Rivers Community College
Score
97.88
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    17%

  • Graduation Rate 17%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 18
  • # Total Programs 58
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
11
11 Missouri State University – West Plains
Score
97.39
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
22:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
29%
11Missouri State University – West Plains
Score
97.39
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    22:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    29%

  • Graduation Rate 27%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 18
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
12
12 St Charles Community College
Score
97.30
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
4%
12St Charles Community College
Score
97.30
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    4%

  • Graduation Rate 19%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 33
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
13
13 Lake Career and Technical Center
Score
96.43
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
7:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
13Lake Career and Technical Center
Score
96.43
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    7:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 93%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 9
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
14
14 Texas County Technical College
Score
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
14Texas County Technical College
Score
86.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 76%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 7
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
1
1 Washington University in St Louis
Score
99.77
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$62,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
8:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
51%
1Washington University in St Louis
Score
99.77
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $62,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    8:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    51%

  • Graduation Rate 94%
  • Acceptance Rate 17%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 170
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
2
2 Saint Louis University
Score
98.92
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$55,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
88%
2Saint Louis University
Score
98.92
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $55,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    88%

  • Graduation Rate 70%
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 119
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
3
3 Maryville University of Saint Louis
Score
98.78
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$44,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
3Maryville University of Saint Louis
Score
98.78
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $44,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 70%
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 79
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
4
4 William Jewell College
Score
98.11
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
4William Jewell College
Score
98.11
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 69%
  • Acceptance Rate 63%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
5
5 Rockhurst University
Score
98.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$47,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
5Rockhurst University
Score
98.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $47,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 69%
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 37
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
6
6 Truman State University
Score
97.59
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$42,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
6Truman State University
Score
97.59
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $42,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 74%
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 53
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
7
7 Westminster College
Score
97.25
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
7Westminster College
Score
97.25
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 70%
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 57
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
8
8 Webster University
Score
97.10
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
94%
8Webster University
Score
97.10
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    94%

  • Graduation Rate 64%
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • # Online Programs 23
  • # Total Programs 115
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
9
9 University of Missouri-Columbia
Score
97.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$46,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
62%
9University of Missouri-Columbia
Score
97.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $46,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    62%

  • Graduation Rate 71%
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • # Online Programs 15
  • # Total Programs 153
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
10
10 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Score
96.48
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$65,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
81%
10Missouri University of Science and Technology
Score
96.48
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $65,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    81%

  • Graduation Rate 65%
  • Acceptance Rate 86%
  • # Online Programs 15
  • # Total Programs 57
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
11
11 Park University
Score
96.34
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$43,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
80%
11Park University
Score
96.34
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $43,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    80%

  • Graduation Rate 41%
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • # Online Programs 9
  • # Total Programs 71
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
12
12 University of Missouri-Kansas City
Score
95.71
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$43,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
75%
12University of Missouri-Kansas City
Score
95.71
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $43,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    75%

  • Graduation Rate 44%
  • Acceptance Rate 64%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 95
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
13
13 Northwest Missouri State University
Score
95.68
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
93%
13Northwest Missouri State University
Score
95.68
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    93%

  • Graduation Rate 52%
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 98
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
14
14 Lindenwood University
Score
95.53
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
94%
14Lindenwood University
Score
95.53
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    94%

  • Graduation Rate 41%
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • # Online Programs 10
  • # Total Programs 117
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
15
15 William Woods University
Score
95.21
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
15William Woods University
Score
95.21
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 49%
  • Acceptance Rate 76%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 37
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
16
16 Avila University
Score
95.11
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
16Avila University
Score
95.11
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 43%
  • Acceptance Rate 52%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
17
17 University of Missouri-St Louis
Score
94.98
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
88%
17University of Missouri-St Louis
Score
94.98
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    88%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 76%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 74
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
18
18 Fontbonne University
Score
94.66
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
94%
18Fontbonne University
Score
94.66
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    94%

  • Graduation Rate 34%
  • Acceptance Rate 91%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 54
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
19
19 Missouri State University-Springfield
Score
93.94
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
51%
19Missouri State University-Springfield
Score
93.94
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    51%

  • Graduation Rate 55%
  • Acceptance Rate 85%
  • # Online Programs 20
  • # Total Programs 154
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
20
20 University of Central Missouri
Score
93.61
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
60%
20University of Central Missouri
Score
93.61
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    60%

  • Graduation Rate 49%
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • # Online Programs 19
  • # Total Programs 142
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
21
21 Hannibal-LaGrange University
Score
93.46
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
84%
21Hannibal-LaGrange University
Score
93.46
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    84%

  • Graduation Rate 51%
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 35
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
22
22 Culver-Stockton College
Score
93.15
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
22Culver-Stockton College
Score
93.15
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 50%
  • Acceptance Rate 58%
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 33
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
23
23 Southwest Baptist University
Score
93.01
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
94%
23Southwest Baptist University
Score
93.01
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    94%

  • Graduation Rate 54%
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 66
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
24
24 Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Score
92.92
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
24Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Score
92.92
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 50%
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 43
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
25
25 College of the Ozarks
Score
92.83
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
79%
25College of the Ozarks
Score
92.83
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    79%

  • Graduation Rate 62%
  • Acceptance Rate 8%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 71
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
26
26 Evangel University
Score
92.75
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
88%
26Evangel University
Score
92.75
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    88%

  • Graduation Rate 46%
  • Acceptance Rate 65%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 58
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
27
27 Stephens College
Score
92.70
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
27Stephens College
Score
92.70
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 56%
  • Acceptance Rate 54%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 28
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
28
28 Southeast Missouri State University
Score
92.69
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
22:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
76%
28Southeast Missouri State University
Score
92.69
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    22:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    76%

  • Graduation Rate 46%
  • Acceptance Rate 85%
  • # Online Programs 10
  • # Total Programs 102
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
29
29 Kansas City Art Institute
Score
92.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
29Kansas City Art Institute
Score
92.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 59%
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 14
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
30
30 Columbia College
Score
91.31
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
34:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
24%
30Columbia College
Score
91.31
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    34:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    24%

  • Graduation Rate 42%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 26
  • # Total Programs 44
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
31
31 Missouri Western State University
Score
90.88
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
60%
31Missouri Western State University
Score
90.88
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    60%

  • Graduation Rate 30%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 59
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
32
32 Missouri Valley College
Score
90.86
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
32Missouri Valley College
Score
90.86
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate 44%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 36
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
33
33 Missouri Baptist University
Score
90.21
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
33Missouri Baptist University
Score
90.21
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 38%
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • # Online Programs 7
  • # Total Programs 58
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
34
34 Calvary University
Score
90.15
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
7:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
78%
34Calvary University
Score
90.15
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    7:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    78%

  • Graduation Rate 44%
  • Acceptance Rate 100%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 17
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
35
35 Drury University
Score
89.90
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
76%
35Drury University
Score
89.90
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    76%

  • Graduation Rate 48%
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 77
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
36
36 Missouri Southern State University
Score
89.52
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
51%
36Missouri Southern State University
Score
89.52
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    51%

  • Graduation Rate 33%
  • Acceptance Rate 96%
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 45
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
37
37 Harris-Stowe State University
Score
88.68
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
20%
37Harris-Stowe State University
Score
88.68
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    20%

  • Graduation Rate 8%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 15
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
38
38 Lincoln University
Score
87.58
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
41%
38Lincoln University
Score
87.58
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    41%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 50
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
39
39 Baptist Bible College
Score
86.64
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
70%
39Baptist Bible College
Score
86.64
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    70%

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 13
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
40
40 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Score
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
12%
40Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Score
86.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    12%

  • Graduation Rate 44%
  • Acceptance Rate 76%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 10
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes

Search & Compare Colleges in Missouri

Missouri is home to many great colleges and universities, but that can make it tough to find the perfect fit. From financial considerations to learning styles and everything in between, sometimes students just need to look at very individual factors. The following tool allows students to compare schools side by side by reviewing the criteria that matters to them, like tuition, school type and acceptance rate.

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College Outreach Programs in Missouri

For many individuals, going to college is the most significant event they will have faced up to that point in their young lives. From studying hard in high school to figuring how to pay for college, just getting there takes a lot of effort. Once there, other considerations take center stage, including which major to explore. To assist Missouri students, the state has created several resources; here are some of the best.

Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit

The MCMC is an alliance of 13 states that developed a plan to make the transition from military life to college life as easy and seamless as possible. There is special emphasis placed on allowing veterans to transfer what they have learned in their military service to their college curriculum. Continuing efforts are underway to make it easier for veterans to obtain a degree, certificate, diploma or other credentials and training so that they may more easily enter the civilian workforce. The MCMC is a very new program, so keep in mind that the rules are not yet set in stone.

Missouri Connections

This free online resource provides students and parents with information to make plans for life after high school. Whether attending college or entering the workforce, students can take part in exercises to help them figure out what they want to do or study, and depending on the student’s plans, find ways to pay for college or professional training. Parents will also find Missouri Connections useful in figuring out ways to support their child’s education or professional plans, both financially and academically.

Show Me to College

This is a statewide program holds events across the state of Missouri at “FAFSA Frenzy” sites. The purpose is to promote financial aid resources to prospective college students and their families. At these FAFSA Frenzy sites, parents and students can learn more about the financial aid process and other ways to pay for college in Missouri. Also attending these events will be teachers, counselors and other financial professionals to help promote access to Missouri’s higher education options.

Cost of College in Missouri

College can be expensive, so finding which school provides the most learning for your education buck is very important. It is important to remember that tuition doesn’t tell the whole story. Another major factor is financial aid, such as how much is available and how easily students can obtain it. The following charts display this information for Missouri schools so that the actual cost of college can be more easily calculated and compared against other states in the nation.

Average Missouri Tuition & Fees at 4-Year Public Colleges

Source: CollegeBoard

% of Missouri Students Receiving Financial Aid

Source: IPEDS

Average Financial Aid Award for Missouri Students

Source: IPEDS

* Institutional aid represents grant and scholarship funds directly awarded by a postsecondary institution.

* Financial aid data represents 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Missouri’s Most Affordable Colleges

The following section represents the six most affordable colleges in Missouri. To create this list, we looked at tuition rates, then factored in the average financial aid award for enrolled students. The resulting values provide a more accurate idea of what a college in Missouri will cost. Then we went a step further and included national average numbers to put Missouri college costs in a larger context.

Average
Annual Net
Price

Cost for students awarded federal financial aid, after school and government aid is deducted. At public colleges, only applies to in-state students.

Missouri College Net Price vs. National Average
MISSOURI $17,155 Average
Annual Net Price
$18,073

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Best Missouri Colleges for Maximizing Earnings Potential

For colleges in Missouri, one selling point that often goes overlooked is what its alumni are making several years after graduating. One way to figure out if going to a particular school is worth it or not is to evaluate the earning potential of its graduates. These numbers represent how much alumni were making ten years after enrollment.

Annual
Median Earnings
10 Years
After Entering
College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Missouri Alumni Salaries vs. National Average
MISSOURI $43,035 Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After Entering College
$42,759

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Colleges in Missouri With Least Student Loan Debt

College debt can be a huge burden to students, especially when that debt means putting big life milestones on hold. Therefore, almost as important as how much graduates can expect to earn is how much graduates have in student debt when they finish school. The following ranking presents the colleges in Missouri where students graduate with the least amount of debt.

Median
Federal Student
Loan Debt After
Graduation

Only for undergraduates who completed college; does not include Parent-PLUS loans.

Missouri College Grad Debt Vs. National Average
MISSOURI $22,074 Median Federal Student
Loan Debt After Graduation
$23,145

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Missouri Cost of Living: College Expenses Beyond Tuition

Understanding the tuition rate and probable financial aid award is just part of the equation when calculating the actual cost of a particular school. Tuition may be low and financial awards generous, but if the cost of living is high, a “cheap” school may end up being one of the more expensive options. To help students make a more informed decision, we have examined the cost of living in various areas of the state.

area composite index housing groceries utilities transportation health care misc.
Statewide Average 91% 79% 97% 97% 93% 95% 95%
Columbia 96% 88% 96% 107% 90% 102% 101%
Jefferson City 91% 77% 95% 100% 91% 100% 98%
Joplin 87% 70% 90% 118% 92% 91% 88%
Springfield 89% 76% 100% 76% 96% 102% 96%
St. Joseph 94% 89% 95% 97% 97% 88% 97%

Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research

Accreditation for Missouri Colleges

Accreditation has often been a prime consideration for students attending online schools, in order to avoid diploma mills and make sure their degree will mean something. But remember that confirming a school’s accreditation is always important, whether they offer classes online or not. Accreditation ensures that a school meets certain minimum education requirements and that students will graduate with a competitive level of knowledge.

Schools can be accredited at either the school or program level, or both. Most schools in Missouri are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent corporation that accredits schools in Missouri and 18 other states in the North Central Region. Other organizations offer accreditation at the program level. These accreditations ensure the program is on a par with other programs in the field. Here are a few examples:

Popular College Cities in Missouri

Columbia

Columbia is a quintessential college town, with the University of Missouri being the single biggest claim to fame. In fact, Columbia ranks 11th in USA Today's list of 25 best small college towns. Even for those not pursuing higher education, Columbia stills ranks as an amazing place to live - thestreet.com ranked Columbia as the 3rd best college town to live in. But there's more to Columbia than just the school. Things to do include visiting a museum or art gallery, enjoying the county fair or going on a microbrewery taste adventure.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri Public $16,940 $46,000
The University of Missouri was the first university west of the Mississippi River when it was established in 1839. Over 300 degrees and certificates are available, with over 80 degrees offered online. Programs include academic areas such as law, engineering (the school boasts the most powerful university nuclear research reactor), medicine, journalism and music. Providing so many learning options comes as no surprise given Mizzou's enrollment size of over 35,000 students.
ColumbiaColumbia College Private for-profit $3,459 N/A
Established in 1851, Columbia College focuses on providing a high quality liberal arts and science curriculum. As a private school, emphasis is placed on small class sizes and high-quality, intensive learning experiences. The main campus is in Columbia and supports about 3,000 students, but there are dozens of campuses located all over the United States. Columbia College offers a total of 10 associate degrees, 59 bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees, of which 29 degrees are offered online.
ColumbiaStephens College Private not-for-profit $23,175 $30,700
An all women's school consisting of about 650 students, Stephens College was founded in 1883. It is also the second oldest women's college in the United States. Despite this, some of the online and graduate programs are coeducational. The curriculum emphasizes arts and science, with extra emphasis on providing hands-on learning. The level of attention provided to students is impressive, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Stephens College is especially renowned for its theatre and fashion programs.
Springfield

Springfield was incorporated in 1838 and serves as an ideal college town, given the many schools that call the city home. Each year approximately 50,000 students choose to attend a college or university in Springfield. Besides being a great college town, Springfield hosts a variety of activities, such as museums, wineries, great shopping, theatres and salons. The area is widely known for its availability of outdoor activities, especially in the Ozarks.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

SpringfieldDrury University Private not-for-profit $23,726 $32,200
Drury University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1873. The Springfield Campus sits on about 90 acres and educates 3,600 students. As a private school, the student-to-faculty ratio is an ideal 10:1, with an average class size of 18 students. Academic offerings include 46 majors and 39 minors.
SpringfieldOzarks Technical Community College Public $8,091 $27,500
Founded in 1990, OTCC provides a wide range of course offerings in both degree and non-degree tracks. Academic offerings include criminal justice, chemistry, business, teaching, computer science and fire science technology. In addition to associate degrees, the curriculum at Ozarks Technical Community College is particularly suited for providing practical job skills and preparing students to transfer to a four-year college or university.
SpringfieldMissouri State University Public $14,817 $37,200
MSU is comprised of four campuses, with its flagship campus located in Springfield. With over 24,000 students, Missouri State University is the second largest university in the state. There are six academic colleges, one graduate college and the school of agriculture. MSU's graduate programs are especially notable. For example, the online cybersecurity program ranks #2 in the country.

Source: College Scorecard

Missouri College Student Resources

The state of Missouri has several online resources available to help college students. The following list is specific to Missouri and covers numerous key topics, from paying for college to learning about higher education options and workforce initiatives.

Jobs.mo.gov

This government resources website aids those searching for a job, as well as Missouri employers looking to hire.

Missouri Department of Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education oversees state efforts to maintain and improve the college and university system in Missouri.

Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation

This is a nonprofit organization that helps make higher education more accessible to students by providing scholarships and low-cost loans.

MOHELA

MOHELA is Missouri’s higher education loan authority. In addition to servicing many of the student loans for Missouri students, MOHELA also provides information to help manage student debt by lowering and streamlining payments.

MOST

This is Missouri’s 529 college savings plan. With the plan, students, parents and other individuals can save for college through certain investment vehicles that have special tax benefits.

St. Louis Graduates

Organizations in this program work together to make college more accessible to students, especially in the St. Louis region.