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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

    Cox College

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,293
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    998
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Crowder College

    Neosho, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,808
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    7,208
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Culver-Stockton College

    Canton, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,550
    Years Accredited
    90 (1924)
    Student Population
    867
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  5. School Name

    DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Missouri

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    703
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    DeVry University-Missouri

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,915
    Years Accredited
    44 (1969)
    Student Population
    1,869
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Drury University

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,075
    Years Accredited
    99 (1915)
    Student Population
    7,131
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    East Central College

    Union, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,664
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    5,821
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Eden Theological Seminary

    Webster Groves, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    207
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Evangel University

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,050
    Years Accredited
    49 (1965)
    Student Population
    2,339
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Fontbonne University

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,220
    Years Accredited
    88 (1926)
    Student Population
    2,830
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Grantham University

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,510
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    16,635
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Hannibal-LaGrange University

    Hannibal, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,920
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    1,528
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Harris-Stowe State University

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,110
    Years Accredited
    90 (1924)
    Student Population
    2,025
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Jefferson College

    Hillsboro, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,288
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    7,996
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    16 (1998)
    Student Population
    1,075
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Lincoln University

    Jefferson City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,725
    Years Accredited
    88 (1926)
    Student Population
    4,210
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Lindenwood University

    Saint Charles, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,600
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    15,903
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Linn State Technical College

    Linn, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,730
    Years Accredited
    19 (1995)
    Student Population
    1,343
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Logan University

    Chesterfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    27 (1987)
    Student Population
    1,148
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Maryville University of Saint Louis

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,746
    Years Accredited
    73 (1941)
    Student Population
    4,666
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    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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