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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 2019, 7,704 students received a teaching degree from a college in Missouri, making it rank #16 in terms of graduations. 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.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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

There are 29,843 students at Mizzou in total, 22,484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,720 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%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,779 a year. Mizzou has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 20,138 undergraduates at Missouri State, of which 14,924 are full-time, and there are 23,697 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri State is 4.5 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Missouri State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,840 a year. Missouri State has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Central Missouri

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

There are 11,487 students at UCM in total, 9,300 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,293 are full-time. For undergraduates at UCM, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

64% of UCM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#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 6,529 undergraduates at Lindenwood University, of which 5,969 are full-time, and there are 9,468 students altogether. It takes the average Lindenwood University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

63% of Lindenwood University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,626 a year. Lindenwood University has a 1.6% 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 Lindenwood University is $34,400.

#5

William Woods University

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

The total student population at William Woods University is 2,302, of which 935 students are undergraduates and of those, 770 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,701 a year. William Woods has a 4.3% 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 $31,300 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Missouri - St Louis

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

There are 16,441 students at UMSL in total, 13,460 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,383 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. 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 typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

#7

Northwest Missouri State University

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

There are 6,857 students at Northwest in total, 5,654 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,928 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

65% of Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 11,071 students at Southeast Missouri State University in total, 10,041 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,296 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

There are 4,392 undergraduates at MBU, of which 1,471 are full-time, and there are 5,292 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at MBU take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 11,406 students at Webster in total, 3,058 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,303 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

68% of Webster students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,646 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,700 during the early-career years.

#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 2,664 undergraduates at Southwest Baptist University, of which 1,780 are full-time, and there are 3,357 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.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,207 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

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

The total student population at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies is 3,863, of which 3,558 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,059 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%. Around 40% of accepted students 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%!

Students who graduate from CMU CGES with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 11,319 undergraduates at UMKC, of which 6,606 are full-time, and there are 16,375 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

49% of UMKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,713 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Saint Louis University

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

The total student population at Saint Louis University is 14,438, of which 9,782 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,440 are full-time. It takes the average SLU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 3,678 undergraduates at Maryville U, of which 2,594 are full-time, and there are 9,139 students altogether. For undergraduates at Maryville U, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,119 a year. Maryville U has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maryville U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 5,851 undergraduates at Missouri Southern, of which 4,172 are full-time, and there are 6,006 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. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

54% of Missouri Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,872 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close 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 9,569 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,011 are full-time. For undergraduates at Park University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Park University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,858 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Park University is $38,800.

#18

Fontbonne University

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

The total student population at Fontbonne University is 1,290, of which 891 students are undergraduates and of those, 781 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,384 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 5,853 students at Truman State in total, 5,504 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,771 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Truman State is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Truman State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,300 during the early-career years.

#19

Ozarks Technical Community College

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

The total student population at Ozarks Technical Community College is 12,221, which includes 5,509 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

56% of OTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

#21

Missouri Western State University

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

The total student population at Missouri Western State University is 5,669, of which 5,434 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,592 are full-time. For undergraduates at Missouri Western, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Roughly 54% of students at Missouri Western take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri Western is $28,600.

#22

Evangel University

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

There are 1,644 undergraduates at Evangel, of which 1,442 are full-time, and there are 2,098 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

97% of Evangel students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,929 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Evangel is $30,300.

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

There are 6,550 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 16,351 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

6% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $27,000.

#24

Columbia College

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

There are 12,080 students at Columbia College Missouri in total, 11,416 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,469 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Columbia College Missouri is 4.0 years.

Roughly 55% of students at Columbia College Missouri take out loans to pay for college. 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 890, of which 822 students are undergraduates and of those, 622 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. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at HLGU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from HLGU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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