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221 Colleges in Missouri

So you want to attend college in Missouri?

If you are a native or a Missouri implant, there are numerous reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from the comfort of having family nearby to appreciating the beauty of the state.

Top Schools

The Missouri schools with the best nationwide ranking in 2010 were:

  1. Webster University - located in Saint Louis, it was ranked 30th in the nation
  2. Central Bible College - located in Springfield, it was ranked 36th in the nation
  3. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - located in Kansas City, it was ranked 37th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Missouri has a total college student population of 1,710,498 students. Approximately 42.8% of these students are pursuing degrees in one of the 1,556 bachelors degree programs offered in Missouri. Another 22.5% of Missouri students are enrolled in one of Missouri's 817 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 34.7% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Missouri's 1,261 certificate or associate's degree programs.

In Missouri, the most popular fields to get degrees in are:

  1. Healthcare - 10% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 9% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Liberal Arts - 4% of students graduated from liberal arts programs

Tuition

In 2011, in-state tuition at Missouri schools cost an average of $7,182 per year. Tuition at individual schools varied from $1,704 per year to $43,647 per year. The highest tuition rates in Missouri were charged at the following schools in 2011:

  1. Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City - located in Kansas City, it charged students a tuition of $43,647 per year
  2. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, it charged students a tuition of $40,369 per year
  3. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, it charged students a tuition of $32,656 per year

The following schools charged the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, it charged students a tuition of $1,704 per year
  2. Crowder College - located in Neosho, it charged students a tuition of $1,920 per year
  3. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, it charged students a tuition of $1,920 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Missouri received $601,072,736 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 77% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. The Missouri schools that provided the highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships to students were:

Missouri Student Demographics

The average student population at Missouri schools is 2,119 students. 14 of Missouri's 221 schools have over 10,000 students each. The Missouri colleges and universities with the largest student population in 2010 were:

  1. University of Missouri-Columbia - located in Columbia, it had 31,237 students
  2. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, it had 20,371 students
  3. Webster University - located in Saint Louis, it had 19,372 students

The Missouri schools with the least number of students enrolled in 2010 were:

  1. Clinton Technical School - located in Clinton, it had 1 students
  2. Lake Career and Technical Center - located in Camdenton, it had 5 students
  3. Lester E Cox Medical Center-School of Medical Technology - located in Springfield, it had 6 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, 180,123 students graduated from colleges and universities in Missouri. The schools with the highest graduation rates in Missouri in 2010 were:

  1. Warrensburg Area Career Center - located in Warrensburg, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. Cox College - located in Springfield, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  3. Lake Career and Technical Center - located in Camdenton, it had a graduation rate of 100%

The following Missouri colleges and universities had the lowest graduation rates:

  1. University of Phoenix-St Louis Campus - located in Maryland Heights, it had a graduation rate of 8%
  2. Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley - located in Saint Louis, it had a graduation rate of 9%
  3. Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park - located in Saint Louis, it had a graduation rate of 10%

Diversity

There is a lot of diversity in the student population at Missouri schools. In 2009, 31% of Missouri's undergraduate students were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds. In the same year, the male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Missouri colleges and universities was 4 to 10. In 2009, approximately 70% of undergraduate students were 24 years of age or younger. The largest percentage of ethnically-diverse students were at the following Missouri schools:

  1. St Louis Hair Academy - located in Saint Louis, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Midwest University - located in Wentzville, 99% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Sanford-Brown College - located in Hazelwood, 96% of students were from minority backgrounds

Missouri Faculty Demographics

Just as the student population at Missouri colleges and universities is diverse, the faculty at Missouri schools is also diverse. In 2009, 34% of faculty at Missouri schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. The female to male ratio amongst Missouri faculty was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, on average for every 100 students, there were 23 faculty at Missouri schools. The following colleges and universities in Missouri schools had the largest faculty to student ratio:

  1. Clinton Technical School
  2. Hannibal Career and Technical Center
  3. Lester E Cox Medical Center-School of Medical Technology

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 77,740 $24,840 $25,000 -18.7%
2
Registered Nurses+ 66,810 $59,140 $67,720 25.0%
3
Office Clerks, General+ 65,520 $28,580 $28,240 -24.9%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 40,220 $21,890 $25,140 3.5%
5
General and Operations Managers+ 38,720 $92,270 $113,100 53.9%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 32,800 $32,580 $35,340 -8.9%
7
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 31,740 $28,350 $32,000 26.4%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 27,680 $44,070 $54,330 14.2%
9
Accountants and Auditors+ 26,300 $59,980 $68,960 12.6%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 24,170 $47,540 $50,770 20.6%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 23,080 $37,060 $39,890 49.8%
12
Medical Secretaries+ 21,560 $29,570 $31,820 202.0%
13
Cooks, Restaurant+ 20,870 $21,430 $23,260 13.8%
14
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 18,170 $35,870 $41,360 3.4%
15
Security Guards+ 17,630 $26,780 $26,870 -8.2%
16
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 15,830 $41,020 $45,860 -36.9%
17
Construction Laborers+ 15,260 $39,800 $33,590 -2.9%
18
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 14,440 $35,640 $38,200 -5.8%
19
Carpenters+ 14,360 $44,440 $43,890 -47.0%
20
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 13,950 $46,690 $54,880 21.0%
21
Home Health Aides+ 13,440 $19,750 $21,760 50.0%
22
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 12,670 $41,680 $55,620 -3.9%
23
Software Developers, Applications+ 11,970 $81,230 $90,410
24
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 10,800 $21,580 $24,180 -19.1%
25
Electricians+ 9,940 $56,860 $51,810 -19.3%
26
Lawyers+ 9,800 $111,350 $129,440 7.8%
27
Pharmacy Technicians+ 9,440 $26,140 $29,330 18.0%
28
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 9,060 $29,210 $42,780 10.5%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 9,040 $30,790 $33,270 -9.0%
30
Medical Assistants+ 8,300 $26,830 $29,760 24.6%
31
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 8,240 $24,650 $29,200 11.2%
32
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 7,620 $31,920 $33,300 13.7%
33
Cooks, Fast Food+ 7,480 $17,740 $18,540 -28.4%
34
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 7,390 $34,910 $43,850 38.4%
35
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 7,370 $52,860 $50,360 -26.2%
36
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 7,360 $61,700 $62,260 30.3%
37
Computer Programmers+ 6,870 $70,150 $74,900
38
Chief Executives+ 6,760 $151,580 $173,350 -12.5%
39
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 6,710 $47,380 $55,970 44.3%
40
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 6,610 $51,670 $60,160 32.2%
41
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 6,540 $22,990 $26,510 -9.8%
42
Management Analysts+ 6,130 $76,140 $87,260 -4.7%
43
Financial Managers+ 6,070 $112,560 $116,970 5.2%
44
Loan Officers+ 5,880 $64,630 $65,900 -21.2%
45
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 5,850 $161,840 $180,870 114.3%
46
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 5,210 $39,140 $42,250 -2.6%
47
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 5,110 $45,020 $55,220 -17.0%
48
Dental Assistants+ 5,110 $33,490 $34,140 4.1%
49
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 4,980 $108,910 $123,280 4.2%
50
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 4,820 $80,460 $95,130 -6.0%