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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Missouri


Approximately 3.2% of graduates in of Missouri receive nursing degrees every year. Thus, Missouri's 86 nursing schools put out approximately 5,737 nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri that has a nursing program is Webster University. Webster University, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Louis. 84 students graduated with a degree in nursing from Webster University in 2010. The tuition rate at Webster University was $21,748 per year.

Hannibal Career and Technical Center, which was ranked 47th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a nursing program. It is located in Hannibal. 20 students graduated with degree in nursing from Hannibal Career and Technical Center in 2010.

Nichols Career Center, which is located in Jefferson City, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 53rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Nichols Career Center graduated 24 students from its nursing programs. The tuition rate at Nichols Career Center was $0 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Missouri nursing school, average tuition will be $7,171 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,704 per year to $32,656 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year
  3. Research College of Nursing - located in Kansas City, students are charged $27,350 per year

The following Missouri nursing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

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

A nursing degree from a Missouri school... what next?

Licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant are the professions of choice for a majority of nursing graduates in Missouri. Missouri had 129,800 nurses in 2010. 66,810 of these nurses were registered nurses, 18,170 were licensed practical nurses, and 210 were family nurse practitioners. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri nurses:

  1. Bond County - 60,740 nurses
  2. Franklin County - 39,980 nurses
  3. Christian County - 11,160 nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 140,000 nurses will be working in Missouri. This would require the number of nurse to grow by 11%.

Salary

On average, nurses earn $50,346 per year. But, salaries for nurse can vary. In 2010, nurse made as little as less than $15,590 per year or as much as more than $136,970 per year in Missouri. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for nurses:

  1. Franklin County - $56,630 per year
  2. Bond County - $52,768 per year
  3. Boone County - $49,590 per year

The following counties in Missouri have the lowest average salaries for nurse:

  1. Adair County - $41,020 per year
  2. Jasper County - $41,570 per year
  3. Butler County - $42,255 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Missouri were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $77,000 per year
  2. Registered Nurse - $59,140 per year
  3. Family Nurse Practitioner - $57,830 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Missouri were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $35,870 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $21,890 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Missouri
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Missouri
  • Certificate in Nursing in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,459 miles from location Cass Career Center Harrisonville MO n/a n/a n/a
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
6,244 miles from location Webster University Saint Louis MO 70.0021 38% 19,372
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
6,350 miles from location Columbia College Columbia MO 22.5455 32% 15,556
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,407 miles from location Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 11.4627 n/a 12,884
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
6,248 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Meramec Saint Louis MO 10.531 n/a 11,186
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis MO 9.06966 n/a 8,207
6,259 miles from location St Charles Community College Saint Peters MO 10.8568 n/a 7,814
6,475 miles from location Grantham University Kansas City MO 4.71658 n/a 7,573
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Saint Louis MO 8.67516 n/a 7,210
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
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
6,356 miles from location Moberly Area Community College Moberly MO 17.7037 n/a 4,952
6,472 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Kansas City MO 9.3452 n/a 4,656
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,401 miles from location State Fair Community College Sedalia MO 16.3254 n/a 4,263
6,277 miles from location East Central College Union MO 12.8274 n/a 4,203
6,411 miles from location Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 23.5388 31% 3,716
6,251 miles from location Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 18.8434 n/a 3,671
0 miles from location Chamberlain College of Nursing Saint Louis MO 21.2129 85% 3,545
6,252 miles from location Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 30.1378 48% 3,534
6,249 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff MO 15.6351 n/a 3,527
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
6,328 miles from location Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains MO 16.1516 n/a 2,162
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
6,416 miles from location North Central Missouri College Trenton MO 22.466 n/a 1,802
6,405 miles from location College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 35.6208 93% 1,347
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
6,250 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Earth City Earth City MO 20.5386 100% 1,001
6,470 miles from location Colorado Technical University Kansas City MO 17.668 n/a 947
6,471 miles from location Concorde Career Colleges Kansas City MO 31.0093 100% 821
6,260 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Saint Peters MO 24.7073 n/a 779
6,306 miles from location Culver-Stockton College Canton MO 22.2938 19% 754
6,459 miles from location National American University-Independence Independence MO 10.1099 n/a 747
6,239 miles from location Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing Saint Louis MO 1.25624 n/a 634
6,407 miles from location Everest College-Springfield Campus Springfield MO 18.4511 81% 520
6,406 miles from location Cox College Springfield MO 41.9327 60% 497
6,476 miles from location National American University-Zona Rosa Kansas City MO 1.2034 n/a 458
6,470 miles from location Research College of Nursing Kansas City MO 23.9042 27% 440
6,239 miles from location St. Louis College of Health Careers Saint Louis MO 29.1772 n/a 340
6,471 miles from location Franklin Technology-MSSU Joplin MO 31.8145 n/a 226
6,250 miles from location St. Louis College of Health Careers Fenton MO 33.2897 n/a 200
6,333 miles from location Texas County Technical Institute Houston MO 36.906 100% 186
6,320 miles from location Rolla Technical Institute Rolla MO 32.7748 n/a 177
6,480 miles from location Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph MO 33.8139 n/a 164
6,237 miles from location Lutheran School of Nursing Saint Louis MO 8.505 100% 160
6,241 miles from location Applied Technology Services Saint Louis MO 38.2649 100% 138
6,201 miles from location Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau MO 29.2624 n/a 138
6,200 miles from location Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau MO 38.1156 32% 126
6,472 miles from location Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences Kansas City MO 1.86971 n/a 123
6,327 miles from location South Central Career Center West Plains MO 31.7599 n/a 121
6,343 miles from location Nichols Career Center Jefferson City MO 47.0264 100% 78
6,249 miles from location Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program Poplar Bluff MO 41.7766 100% 70
6,361 miles from location Kirksville Area Technical Center Kirksville MO 43.307 100% 67
6,279 miles from location Pike-Lincoln Technical Center Eolia MO 38.9774 100% 56
6,201 miles from location Sikeston Career and Technology Center Sikeston MO 35.9231 100% 51
6,371 miles from location Lebanon Technology and Career Center Lebanon MO 34.48 n/a 50
6,351 miles from location Waynesville Career Center Waynesville MO 38.5667 n/a 49
6,432 miles from location Lex La-Ray Technical Center Lexington MO 30.0167 n/a 43
6,351 miles from location Columbia Area Vocational Technical School Columbia MO 36.3446 100% 43
6,470 miles from location Truman Medical Center School for Nurse Anesthesia Kansas City MO 0.00513963 n/a 43
6,463 miles from location Nevada Regional Technical Center Nevada MO 37.5206 n/a 38
6,481 miles from location Northland Career Center Platte City MO 33.6107 n/a 37
6,280 miles from location Four Rivers Career Center Washington MO 43.6443 100% 37
6,299 miles from location Hannibal Career and Technical Center Hannibal MO 53.1509 83% 37
6,397 miles from location Saline County Career Center Marshall MO 35.037 100% 35
6,212 miles from location Pemiscot County Special School District Hayti MO 30.9665 n/a 26
6,374 miles from location Boonslick Technical Education Center Boonville MO 36.3251 100% 25
6,365 miles from location Eldon Career Center Eldon MO 32.4036 66% 22
6,229 miles from location Kennett Career and Technology Center Kennett MO 34.0661 n/a 21
6,429 miles from location Clinton Technical School Clinton MO 16.6984 100% 1
 

Curious what studying Nursing 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)
1
Registered Nurses + 66,810 $59,140 25.0%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 40,220 $21,890 3.5%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 18,170 $35,870 3.4%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers + 4,390 $77,000 24.0%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 210 $57,830 -94.1%
 

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