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54 Colleges
7,704 Yearly Graduations
$60,395 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,828 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Missouri is ranked #16 in the country with 7,704 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,099 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,554 a year.

An estimated 54% of college students in Missouri take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,957 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
803 Yearly Degrees
$10,477 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 30,014, of which 22,589 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,676 are full-time. Mizzou has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

44% of Mizzou students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,779 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mizzou is $39,400.

Public Public vs. Private
651 Yearly Degrees
$7,588 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,801 undergraduates at Missouri State, of which 14,005 are full-time, and there are 23,453 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,840 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,000 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
604 Yearly Degrees
$8,043 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,904 undergraduates at UCM, of which 6,688 are full-time, and there are 11,229 students altogether. It takes the average UCM undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at UCM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,365 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $32,500.

#4

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
574 Yearly Degrees
$18,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,392 students at Lindenwood University in total, 5,654 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,000 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,626 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lindenwood University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

William Woods University

Fulton, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
515 Yearly Degrees
$24,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 873 undergraduates at William Woods, of which 701 are full-time, and there are 2,153 students altogether. It takes the average William Woods undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at William Woods take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,701 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from William Woods with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
505 Yearly Degrees
$11,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - St Louis is 15,988, of which 13,026 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,098 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 45% of students at UMSL take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,616 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMSL with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$8,238 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,104 students at Northwest in total, 5,710 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,954 are full-time. For undergraduates at Northwest, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Northwest take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. Northwest has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northwest is $32,400.

#8

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$7,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeast Missouri State University is 10,637, of which 9,524 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,152 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

55% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,222 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Missouri Baptist University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$28,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri Baptist University is 5,309, of which 4,436 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,526 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MBU is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

71% of MBU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,451 a year. MBU has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MBU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$28,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Webster University is 9,860, of which 2,832 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,170 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,646 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Webster with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$24,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,588 undergraduates at Southwest Baptist University, of which 1,701 are full-time, and there are 3,281 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

67% of Southwest Baptist University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,207 a year. Southwest Baptist University has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
190 Yearly Degrees
$6,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,821 students at CMU CGES in total, 3,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,018 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at CMU CGES take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,668 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,900 during the early-career years.

#13

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$10,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,388 students at UMKC in total, 11,301 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,487 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMKC, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UMKC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,713 a year. UMKC has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#14

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$45,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,332 undergraduates at SLU, of which 6,691 are full-time, and there are 12,799 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.2 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

53% of SLU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. SLU has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$28,470 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,013 students at Maryville U in total, 4,454 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,990 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maryville U is 4.3 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Maryville U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,119 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maryville U is $42,600.

Public Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$7,289 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,475 undergraduates at Missouri Southern, of which 3,844 are full-time, and there are 5,604 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri Southern is 4.8 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

54% of Missouri Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,872 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri Southern is $29,500.

#17

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$8,399 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Park University is 11,415, of which 9,546 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,151 are full-time. For undergraduates at Park University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 50% are women.

66% of Park University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,858 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#18

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$27,260 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 868 undergraduates at Fontbonne University, of which 770 are full-time, and there are 1,199 students altogether. It takes the average Fontbonne University undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

69% of Fontbonne University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,384 a year. Fontbonne University has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fontbonne University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$8,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Truman State University is 5,231, of which 4,939 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,269 are full-time. Truman State has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Truman State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,192 a year. Truman State has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$4,763 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,762 students at OTC in total, 5,430 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at OTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,548 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OTC is $24,600.

#21

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$6,814 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,608 students at Missouri Western in total, 5,367 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,382 are full-time. It takes the average Missouri Western undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#22

Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$24,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Evangel University is 2,300, of which 1,793 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,539 are full-time. It takes the average Evangel undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 97% of students at Evangel take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,929 a year. Evangel has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$5,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,770 students at MCC in total, 6,522 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,430 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,000 during the early-career years.

#24

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$10,912 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,387 undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri, of which 3,620 are full-time, and there are 9,913 students altogether. For undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

55% of Columbia College Missouri students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,362 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#25

Hannibal - LaGrange University

Hannibal, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$23,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hannibal - LaGrange University is 803, of which 746 students are undergraduates and of those, 585 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at HLGU is 4.3 years.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

66% of HLGU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,307 a year. HLGU has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,800 during the early-career years.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Crowder College 58
27 Lincoln University 50
28 Drury University 48
29 Drury University - College of Continuing Professional Studies 45
29 Harris - Stowe State University 45
31 Avila University 44
32 Moberly Area Community College 40
33 Jefferson College 38
33 Rockhurst University 38
33 Mineral Area College 38
36 College of the Ozarks 37
37 Three Rivers College 36
38 Washington University in St Louis 34
39 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 33
39 A T Still University of Health Sciences 33
41 Stephens College 31
41 State Fair Community College 31
43 St Charles Community College 30
44 Culver - Stockton College 25
45 East Central College 19
46 Missouri Valley College 15
47 William Jewell College 12
48 Baptist Bible College 11
48 Missouri State University - West Plains 11
50 Westminster College Missouri 9
51 North Central Missouri College 8
52 Calvary University 5
53 Central Christian College of the Bible 4
54 Cottey College 0

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