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University of Missouri - Columbia is a public institution located in Columbia, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

279 Undergraduate Degrees
524 Graduate Degrees
$35,244 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
78% Acceptance Rate

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University of Missouri - Columbia Rankings

Mizzou is ranked #1 out of 15 schools in Missouri.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mizzou.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Online Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mizzou has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#57 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#85 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#228 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Missouri - Columbia?

Location of University of Missouri - Columbia

Contact details for Mizzou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1050
Phone: 573-882-2121

How Do I Get Into Mizzou?

You can apply to Mizzou online at:

Admission Requirements for Mizzou

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mizzou?

78% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Missouri - Columbia is 78%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Mizzou submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 680. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 570 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 550 to 670 )
Mizzou received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 22 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of Missouri - Columbia?

$35,244 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mizzou is $35,244. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Mizzou, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $7,779 a year. That adds up to $31,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mizzou is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Missouri - Columbia Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,720 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,484 undergraduate students at Mizzou, with 20,720 being full-time and 1,764 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mizzou

There are also 7,359 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,720 full-time undergraduates at Mizzou, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mizzou

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Missouri - Columbia students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mizzou Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 528
Black or African American 1,599
Hispanic or Latino 931
White 16,107
International Students 612
Other Races/Ethnicities 943

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Missouri - Columbia. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 96 countries are represented at Mizzou. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Missouri - Columbia

2,915 Took All Classes Online
9,322 Took At Least One Class Online
5.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at Mizzou. In 2017-2018, 9,322 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mizzou has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mizzou

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Missouri - Columbia was 5.4%. This is the #1,191 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mizzou regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mizzou majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Special Education 14%
Multicultural Education 75%
Multilingual Education 75%
Special Education 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mizzou ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mizzou.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Multicultural Education #7
Agricultural Teacher Education #10
Mathematics Education #15
Multilingual Education #15
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #40
Student Counseling #44
General Education #86
General Education #86
General Special Education #93
Curriculum & Instruction #98
Curriculum & Instruction #98
Special Education #143
Teacher Education Subject Specific #145

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Missouri - Columbia Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 21 156 15 192
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 24 136 12 172
Elementary Education 116 0 0 0 116
Secondary Education 68 0 0 0 68
General Special Education 27 0 37 1 65
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 0 50 50
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 12 24 3 39
Agricultural Teacher Education 25 0 13 1 39
Early Childhood Education 20 0 0 0 20
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 14 0 0 0 14
General Education 9 4 0 0 13
Multicultural Education 0 12 0 0 12
Educational Evaluation & Research 0 2 0 0 2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 1 0 0 1
Mathematics Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 279 76 366 82 803


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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