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96 Schools in Missouri Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    A T Still University of Health Sciences

    Kirksville, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    20 (1994)
    Student Population
    4,395
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    American College of Technology

    Saint Joseph, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    8 (2006)
    Student Population
    421
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Aquinas Institute of Theology

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    206
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    511
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Avila University

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,950
    Years Accredited
    68 (1946)
    Student Population
    2,345
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Baptist Bible College

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,690
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    593
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    19 (1995)
    Student Population
    1,321
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Brown Mackie College-St Louis

    Fenton, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,088
    Years Accredited
    4 (2009)
    Student Population
    864
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Bryan University

    Columbia, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    168
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Bryan University

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,371
    Years Accredited
    23 (1991)
    Student Population
    641
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,756
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    425
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Central Bible College

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,412
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    725
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Central Christian College of the Bible

    Moberly, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,300
    Years Accredited
    32 (1982)
    Student Population
    367
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies

    Fayette, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    5,676
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Chamberlain College of Nursing-Missouri

    St. Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,940
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    11,388
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    City Vision College

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,000
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    70
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Colorado Technical University-Kansas City

    North Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    803
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Columbia College

    Columbia, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,739
    Years Accredited
    91 (1923)
    Student Population
    31,541
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Concorde Career Colleges

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    1,431
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Covenant Theological Seminary

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    780
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

While tuition is rising in Missouri, as it is across the U.S., the state had the lowest percentage increase in the nation from 2008 to 2013. Public four-year colleges and universities only raised their in-state tuition by 5% in Missouri, compared to dramatic increases of up to 70% in other states over the same time period. One important reason for that is Missouri's state legislation, which requires any public institution that increases tuition and fees above the rate of inflation to return a portion of its state funding.

College Enrollment

Enrollment in Missouri colleges and universities increased slightly faster than the national rate from 2005 to 2010. While the nation saw a 16.3% increase over that time period, Missouri enrollment increased by 17.6%. From 2009 to 2010, state enrollment was up by 4.3%, compared to the national increase of 2.2%. However, as with many states in the country, Missouri recorded dropping enrollment numbers in 2012 and 2013 as high school graduating classes shrunk. Officials also cited an increase in enrollment at community colleges in the last several years, meaning fewer enrollees at the state's four-year schools.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Missouri's College Education Savings Plan: The state 529 plan gives students and families the option of saving for college far before the student enrolls. Missouri's plan has the required federal tax benefits, as well as state-level tax benefits. The state also offers a matching 529 grant that students may apply for to get additional college funds.
    • Planning and Paying for College: The Department of Higher Education offers multiple resources for students looking for financial aid. Listings include scholarships, grants, loans and advice on positioning oneself to get monetary support.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • BWorks: This St. Louis nonprofit aims to empower disadvantaged and low income youth to take charge of their lives and engage in their communities. Through educational and service opportunities, BWorks helps students succeed in school and move on to higher education.
    • College Bound St. Louis: This national nonprofit has a Missouri-specific branch. They work with underprivileged students to help them build the social and academic skills needed for entrance to college. The organization provides a year-round curriculum.
    • Building Futures: This Missouri nonprofit aims to give "economically underprivileged youth" the skills and confidence needed to pursue both secondary and postsecondary education. They work directly with teachers and students to support hands-on and applicable education that will prepare students for a bright future after high school.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Missouri Department of Higher Education News: The state agency in charge of higher education maintains a regularly updated page of news and events related to state schools.
    • Education Week Missouri: This national education publication has the option of filtering by state, offering the reader key news items about Missouri's colleges and universities.
    • Southeast Missourian: This regional news publication devotes a large section to the discussion of trends and updates related to state institutions of higher education.

Higher Education in Missouri

Missouri Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 54% Missouri
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.6 ACT Missouri
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Missouri

  • MO US
    Public 2-Year
  • MO US
    Public 4-Year
  • MO US
    Private 4-year

Missouri Institutions

  • MO US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • MO US
    Public
    Institutions
  • MO US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • MO US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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