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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.


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%.


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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 66,810 $59,140 25.0%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 40,220 $21,890 3.5%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 18,170 $35,870 3.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,390 $77,000 24.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 210 $57,830 -94.1%

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