Elementary Education in Missouri

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Schools Offering Elementary Education Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 1.0% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in elementary education. In other words, every year an estimated 1,736 elementary educators graduate from Missouri's 39 elementary education schools.

Top Schools

Westminster College, which is located in Fulton, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a elementary education program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. 16 students graduated with a degree in elementary education from Westminster College in 2010. The tuition rate at Westminster College was $19,760 per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a elementary education program is Stephens College. Stephens College, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Columbia. In 2010, Stephens College graduated 10 students from its elementary education program. Students at Stephens College paid $25,400 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a elementary education program is Lindenwood University. Lindenwood University, which was ranked 43rd in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Charles. In 2010, Lindenwood University graduated 63 students from its elementary education programs. The tuition rate at Lindenwood University was $13,540 per year.


Tuition at Missouri's elementary education schools ranges from $40,369 per year to $1,920 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,395 per year. In 2010, the elementary education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

The following Missouri elementary education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Harris-Stowe State University - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $4,336 per year
  3. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year

An elementary education degree from a Missouri school... what next?

Most people who graduate from elementary education school in Missouri go on to work as an elementary educator. In 2010, there were 27,680 elementary educators working in Missouri. The Missouri counties with the largest populations of elementary educators are:

  1. Franklin County - 12,720 elementary educators
  2. Bond County - 12,220 elementary educators
  3. Audrain County - 2,320 elementary educators

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of elementary educators is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 31,470 elementary educators working in the Missouri then.


On average, elementary educators earn $44,070 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri elementary educators earned as little as less than $20,190 per year or as much as more than $67,380 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for elementary educators:

  1. Bond County - $50,800 per year
  2. Franklin County - $46,370 per year
  3. Christian County - $45,070 per year

On average, elementary educators earns the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Callaway County - $32,260 per year
  2. Butler County - $35,340 per year
  3. Adair County - $35,630 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in elementary education in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as ESL or early childhood education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,242 miles from location University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis MO 25.4763 41% 16,534
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,242 miles from location Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 47.1167 30% 13,575
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,426 miles from location University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO 30.4658 51% 11,191
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,482 miles from location Northwest Missouri State University Maryville MO 30.4083 41% 7,076
6,361 miles from location Truman State University Kirksville MO 35.1898 40% 5,781
6,479 miles from location Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph MO 17.4939 n/a 5,703
6,471 miles from location Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 24.3231 58% 5,701
6,406 miles from location Drury University Springfield MO 29.0015 49% 5,489
6,250 miles from location Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO 24.0369 46% 4,836
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,411 miles from location Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 23.5388 31% 3,716
6,252 miles from location Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 30.1378 48% 3,534
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette MO 0.893999 n/a 3,134
6,470 miles from location Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 30.406 26% 3,029
6,242 miles from location Fontbonne University Saint Louis MO 24.6262 41% 2,863
6,330 miles from location William Woods University Fulton MO 22.5596 24% 2,412
6,404 miles from location Evangel University Springfield MO 23.9791 50% 1,955
6,472 miles from location Avila University Kansas City MO 22.53 27% 1,893
6,237 miles from location Harris-Stowe State University Saint Louis MO 12.7466 n/a 1,886
6,396 miles from location Missouri Valley College Marshall MO 17.8358 36% 1,789
6,405 miles from location College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 35.6208 93% 1,347
6,350 miles from location Stephens College Columbia MO 58.0968 48% 1,231
6,330 miles from location Westminster College Fulton MO 61.3658 29% 1,087
6,461 miles from location William Jewell College Liberty MO 28.6091 21% 1,083
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 21.0328 34% 1,051
6,299 miles from location Hannibal-Lagrange College Hannibal MO 21.2492 33% 1,042
6,306 miles from location Culver-Stockton College Canton MO 22.2938 19% 754
6,471 miles from location University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus Kansas City MO 7.71755 n/a 635
6,406 miles from location Baptist Bible College and Graduate School Springfield MO 13.8688 n/a 557
6,250 miles from location University of Phoenix-St Louis Campus Maryland Heights MO 5.45973 n/a 462
6,470 miles from location Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 19.8657 86% 276

Curious what studying Elementary Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Missouri

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 27,680 $44,070 14.2%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 5,110 $45,020 -17.0%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 4,360 $81,520 8.2%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 3,250 $43,590 -15.6%

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