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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Missouri

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in photography. That means an estimated 71 photographers graduate from Missouri's 5 photography schools each year.

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Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. 19 students graduated with a degree in photography from Webster University in 2010. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a photography program is Washington University in St Louis. Washington University in St Louis, which was ranked 53rd in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, Washington University in St Louis graduated 10 students from its photography program. Students at Washington University in St Louis paid $40,369 per year in tuition fees.

University of Central Missouri, which was ranked 53rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a photography program. It is located in Warrensburg. In 2010, University of Central Missouri graduated 30 students from its photography programs. Students at University of Central Missouri paid $6,585 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Missouri photography school, average tuition will be $21,117 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,585 per year to $40,369 per year. The Missouri photography schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Kansas City Art Institute - located in Kansas City, students are charged $29,866 per year
  3. Webster University - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $21,748 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Missouri photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Central Missouri - located in Warrensburg, students are charged $6,585 per year
  2. Columbia College - located in Columbia, students are charged $7,016 per year
  3. Webster University - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $21,748 per year

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

A large number of Missouri photography graduates become photographers. Missouri had 1,500 photographers in 2010. In Missouri, the largest numbers of photographers work in the following counties:

  1. Franklin County - 730 photographers
  2. Bond County - 710 photographers
  3. Christian County - 130 photographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of photographers in the state of Missouri will grow to 3,320. This would require a 3% growth in the profession.


On average, photographers earn $26,310 per year. But, salaries for photographers can vary. In 2010, photographers made as little as less than $16,050 per year or as much as more than $44,970 per year in Missouri. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for a photographer are:

  1. Barry County - $30,800 per year
  2. Bond County - $25,590 per year
  3. Franklin County - $25,530 per year

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

  1. Callaway County - $24,140 per year
  2. Christian County - $25,390 per year
  3. Franklin County - $25,530 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in photography. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,500 $26,310 4.2%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 490 $36,380 11.4%

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