Colleges in Missouri

Schools in Missouri that offer higher education include the University of Missouri system, public universities, private colleges and universities, community colleges, theological seminaries and schools of special focus. Missouri colleges and universities operate under the direction of the Missouri Department of Higher Education. This agency administers student financial assistance to help students pay for colleges in Missouri through various grant, scholarship and loan programs.

Public Missouri colleges and universities in the University of Missouri system include 13 baccalaureate universities and 20 associate's colleges. The largest of all Missouri schools of higher education is the University of Missouri in Columbia. It is also the flagship of colleges in the state. Other public universities that are administered by the university system are the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Missouri-St Louis and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Missouri colleges that are not part of the University of Missouri system are: Missouri State University in Springfield, Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Truman State University in Kirksville, the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. The private universities in the state are Washington University in St. Louis, Rockhurst University in Kansas City and Saint Louis University. The rest of the schools in Missouri for higher learning include various junior colleges, universities of religious affiliations, private universities, seminaries and trade schools.

Five of the top-ranked Missouri colleges are the College of the Ozarks, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Saint Louis University, Rockhurst University and the University of Missouri at Columbia.

The College of the Ozarks is a private Christian liberal arts Missouri college that does not participate in any Federal loan programs. Located in the town of Point Lookout, the 1,000 acre campus requires full-time students to work to cover the cost of most of their tuition and school expenses.

The University of Science and Technology is located in Rolla. It has the distinction of being the first tech school west of the Mississippi. It is popular for the outdoor activities provided in the beautiful Ozarks.

Saint Louis University is a private Jesuit college. It is known for its small class size. The ratio of students to faculty is 13:1. Students are from all 50 states and 90 countries. Rockhurst University in Kansas City is another private

Jesuit college with a low student-to-teacher ratio at 12 students to one instructor.

The University of Missouri at Columbia is a public research university. The largest of all Missouri colleges, it is a member of the Association of American Universities because of its strong research programs.

Economy

In 2006, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated Missouri's gross state product(GSP)at $225.9 billion and personal per capita income at #32,705 ranking 26th in the nation. The state's major industries are transportation equipment, aerospace, food processing, chemicals, electrical equipment, printing and publishing, light manufacturing and beer.

Missouri's agricultural products are important to the nation. It ranks sixth in the production of hogs for pork and seventh in cattle for beef. Other products are soybeans, dairy products, corn, hay, poultry, cotton, sorghum, eggs and rice. The number of farms was second only to Texas in 2001 with 108,000 throughout the state. The state also has a wine industry that is growing rapidly.

Missouri is the leading US state for the mining of lead. The state also ranks near the top for the production of lime, Portland cement's key ingredient. The science and biotechnology field is growing and providing jobs for the state's residents. Monsanto in St' Louis is the nation's largest gene company and employs many workers.

Missouri is the only US state that has two federal reserve banks. Tourism and wholesale/retail trade also provides jobs. In 2012, the unemployment rate was 7.3 percent, lower than the national average of 8.2 percent.

Found 244 Post-Secondary Schools In Missouri


Title City State Type Enrollment
A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1028
Abbott Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Saint Peters MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 52
Adam & Eve College of Cosmetology Inc Independence MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Admiral Travel Academy Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Allied College - Maryland Heights Maryland Heights MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 406
American College of Hair Design Inc Sedalia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Aquinas Institute of Theology Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 250
Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 404
Avila University Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1412
Baptist Bible College and Graduate School Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 852
Barbizon Clayton Clayton MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Barnes - Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 413
Berean University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bevs School of Beauty Clinton MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Biblical Life College and Seminary Dixon MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Boonslick Technical Education Center Boonville MO Less than 2-year public 17
Broadcast Center Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bryan College Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 269
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 291
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau MO Less than 2-year public 169
Career and Technical Center at Fort Osage Independence MO Less than 2-year public 5
Career Education System Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Careerworks Inc Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Carrollton Area Vocational Technical School Carrollton MO Less than 2-year public No Data
Cass Career Center Harrisonville MO Less than 2-year public 23
Central Bible College Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 849
Central Christian College of the Bible Moberly MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 133
Central College of Cosmetology Saint Robert MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 50
Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1231
Central Missouri State University Warrensburg MO 4-year public 10936
Chillicothe Beauty Academy Inc Chillicothe MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Class Act I School of Cosmetology Joplin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 26
Classic College of Cosmetology Bolivar MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 579
Clinton Technical School Clinton MO Less than 2-year public 1
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1414
Colorado Technical University North Kansas City MO 2-year private, for-profit 88
Columbia Area Vocational Technical School Columbia MO Less than 2-year public 111
Columbia Beauty Academy Columbia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Columbia College Columbia MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 7948
Conception Seminary College Conception MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 93
Concorde Career Institute Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 320
Concordia Seminary Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 548
Cosmetology Concepts Institute Columbia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Cottey College Nevada MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 311
Covenant Theological Seminary Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 789
Coxhealth School of Radiologic Technology Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 36
Crowder College Neosho MO 2-year public 1719
Culver - Stockton College Canton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 821
Dallas County Area Vocational Technical School Louisburg MO Less than 2-year public 13
Davis H Hart Mexico Area Vocational Technical School Mexico MO Less than 2-year public 25
Deaconess College of Nursing Saint Louis MO 4-year private, for-profit 229
Devry University - Kansas City Kansas City MO 4-year private, for-profit 2708
Drury University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 4348
Eala Mar S Beauty College Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
East Central College Union MO 2-year public 3190
Eden Theological Seminary Webster Grove MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 179
Elaine Steven Beauty College Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Evangel University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1538
Everest College - Springfield Campus Springfield MO 4-year private, for-profit 861
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center Excelsior Springs MO Less than 2-year public 6
Fontbonne University Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 2060
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 261
Four Rivers Career Center Washington MO 2-year public 36
Franklin Technology - Mssu Joplin MO Less than 2-year public 110
Gibson Technical Center Reeds Spring MO Less than 2-year public 38
Glamour Tres Beauty School Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Grabber School of Hair Design Ballwin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 88
Graceland University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Grand River Technical School Chillicothe MO Less than 2-year public 77
Grantham University Kansas City MO No Data
Hairtage Beauty College Lebanon MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hannibal - Lagrange College Hannibal MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1150
Hannibal Career and Technical Center Hannibal MO Less than 2-year public 50
Harris - Stowe State University Saint Louis MO 4-year public 1835
Herndon Career Center Raytown MO Less than 2-year public 14
Hickey College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 380
Hil Cres College of Cosmetology Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph MO 2-year public 85
House of Heavilin Beauty College Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 45
House of Heavilin Beauty College 2 Grandview MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 83
House of Heavilin Beauty School Blue Springs MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Ihm Health Studies Center Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Independence College of Cosmetology Independence MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 61
ITT Technical Institute Arnold MO 2-year private, for-profit 367
ITT Technical Institute Earth City MO 4-year private, for-profit 533
Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 2-year public 3876
Jones Store Company Hairstyling School Raytown MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 527
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 871
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Saint Louis MO 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Kansas City MO 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University Saint Louis MO 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Kennett Career and Technology Center Kennett MO Less than 2-year public 14
Kenrick Glennon Seminary Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 69
Kirksville Area Technical Center Kirksville MO Less than 2-year public 56
La Plante School of Hairstyling Twin Oaks MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lael College and Graduate School Saint Ann MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Laiben School of Cosmetology Inc Festus MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 59

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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