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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

    Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,710
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    33,031
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,660
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    1,407
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Mineral Area College

    Park Hills, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,790
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    5,164
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Missouri Baptist University

    Saint Louis, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,764
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    6,076
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Missouri College

    Brentwood, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,498
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,629
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,271
    Years Accredited
    65 (1949)
    Student Population
    6,681
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Missouri State University-Springfield

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,792
    Years Accredited
    99 (1915)
    Student Population
    23,667
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Missouri State University-West Plains

    West Plains, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,624
    Years Accredited
    20 (1994)
    Student Population
    2,705
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Rolla, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,350
    Years Accredited
    101 (1913)
    Student Population
    8,315
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Missouri Valley College

    Marshall, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,900
    Years Accredited
    98 (1916)
    Student Population
    1,952
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Missouri Western State University

    Saint Joseph, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,007
    Years Accredited
    91 (1923)
    Student Population
    7,263
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Moberly Area Community College

    Moberly, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,660
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    8,082
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    National American University-Independence

    Independence, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,919
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    1,373
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    National American University-Lee's Summit

    Lee Summit, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,919
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    565
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    National American University-Zona Rosa

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,919
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    821
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Nazarene Theological Seminary

    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    360
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    North Central Missouri College

    Trenton, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,780
    Years Accredited
    31 (1983)
    Student Population
    2,267
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Northwest Missouri State University

    Maryville, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,175
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    8,408
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Ozark Christian College

    Joplin, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,560
    Years Accredited
    29 (1985)
    Student Population
    713
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Ozarks Technical Community College

    Springfield, MO
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,324
    Years Accredited
    18 (1996)
    Student Population
    20,355
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    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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