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Schools Offering Education Programs in Missouri

Each year, roughly 3.0% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in education. Thus, Missouri's 56 education schools put out approximately 5,443 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

Webster University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a education program. It is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, Webster University graduated 239 students from its education program. Students at Webster University paid $21,748 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Missouri with a education program is Westminster College, which is located in Fulton. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Westminster College education program. Students at Westminster College paid $19,760 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a education program is Stephens College, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 42nd nationwide. In 2010, Stephens College graduated 10 students from its education programs. The tuition rate at Stephens College was $25,400 per year.


Education schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $10,984 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,369 per year, or as little as $1,704 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Missouri were:

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

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

Some of the most popular jobs education graduates in Missouri pursue include postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. Missouri had 59,460 education professionals in 2010. 1,400 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 1,880 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 50 were social science teachers. In Missouri, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 29,370 education professionals
  2. Franklin County - 21,750 education professionals
  3. Audrain County - 4,920 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 53,900 education professionals will be working in Missouri. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 13%.


education professionals in Missouri earn $54,764 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Missouri education professional earned as little as less than $16,750 per year or as much as more than $119,600 per year. Education professionals in the following Missouri counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Franklin County - $58,845 per year
  2. Bond County - $57,613 per year
  3. Audrain County - $51,705 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Missouri make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Butler County - $37,120 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $37,164 per year
  3. Alexander County - $38,780 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Missouri were:

  1. Education Administrator - $72,330 per year
  2. Social Science Teacher - $71,530 per year
  3. Health Specialties Teacher - $70,180 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Missouri were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $43,590 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $41,310 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 27,680 $44,070 14.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 13,950 $46,690 21.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,250 $43,590 -15.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,820 $70,180 -26.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,880 $43,630 75.7%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,780 $64,250 0.0%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,520 $52,250 10.9%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,470 $63,130 11.4%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,420 $41,310 47.9%
Instructional Coordinators 1,400 $57,510 30.8%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,030 $52,680 -1.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 690 $54,100 -33.7%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 310 $44,210 -11.4%
Education Administrators, All Other 210 $72,330 -38.2%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 50 $71,530

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