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Schools Offering Science Programs in Missouri

Around 3.9% of Missouri's graduates graduate from science degree programs every year. Thus, Missouri's 45 science schools put out approximately 6,990 science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a science program is Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, 636 students graduated from Webster University's science program. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.

Westminster College, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a science program. It is located in Fulton. In 2010, Westminster College graduated 45 students from its science program. Tuition at Westminster College was $19,760 per year.

Stephens College, which is located in Columbia, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a science program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Stephens College science program. Tuition at Stephens College was $25,400 per year.


Tuition at Missouri's science schools ranges from $40,369 per year to $1,920 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,375 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri science 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 science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Missouri State University-West Plains - located in West Plains, students are charged $3,394 per year
  3. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year

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

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Missouri. 6,240 science professionals were working in Missouri in 2010. Of these, were life scientists. In addition, 1,120 were environmental scientists, and 970 were biology professors. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri science professionals:

  1. Bond County - 3,130 science professionals
  2. Franklin County - 2,640 science professionals
  3. Boone County - 370 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of science professionals in the state of Missouri will grow to 5,680. This would require a 13% growth in the field.


science professionals in Missouri make an average of $74,941 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri science professional earned as little as less than $31,380 per year or as much as more than $117,340 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for science professionals:

  1. Bond County - $81,498 per year
  2. Franklin County - $78,129 per year
  3. Doniphan County - $64,350 per year

On average, science professionals earn the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Callaway County - $43,410 per year
  2. Butler County - $44,980 per year
  3. Jasper County - $45,030 per year

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

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $137,300 per year
  2. Clinical Research Scientist - $79,770 per year
  3. Animal Scientist - $79,570 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Biology Professor - $62,400 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $50,150 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Life Scientists, All Other n/a $63,750
Chemists 1,970 $63,460 -14.3%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,470 $63,130 11.4%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,120 $50,150 8.7%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 970 $62,400 9.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 460 $79,770 -76.3%
Animal Scientists 130 $79,570
Physicists 120 $137,300 140.0%

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