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
ITT Technical Institute Arnold MO 2-year private, for-profit 367
Grabber School of Hair Design Ballwin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 88
North Central Career Center Bethany MO Less than 2-year public 4
House of Heavilin Beauty School Blue Springs MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Classic College of Cosmetology Bolivar MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 3593
Boonslick Technical Education Center Boonville MO Less than 2-year public 17
Trans World Travel Academy Bridgeton MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Robertson Aviation Butler MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton MO Less than 2-year public 30
Culver - Stockton College Canton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 821
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau MO Less than 2-year public 169
Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau MO 2-year private, for-profit 50
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing Cape Girardeau MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 47
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 4-year public 8948
Stage One Cape Girardeau MO 4-year private, for-profit 71
Ozark School of Cosmetology Carl Junction MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Carrollton Area Vocational Technical School Carrollton MO Less than 2-year public No Data
Logan College of Chiropractic Chesterfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 854
North County Technical Special School Dist - West Chesterfield MO Less than 2-year public No Data
Chillicothe Beauty Academy Inc Chillicothe MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Grand River Technical School Chillicothe MO Less than 2-year public 77
Barbizon Clayton Clayton 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
Clinton Technical School Clinton MO Less than 2-year public 1
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
Cosmetology Concepts Institute Columbia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Stephens College Columbia MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 771
University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia MO 4-year public 23309
University of Missouri - Systems Office Columbia MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Conception Seminary College Conception MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 93
St Charles Community College Cottleville MO 2-year public 5565
Biblical Life College and Seminary Dixon MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Western States University for Professional Studies Doniphan MO 4-year private, for-profit No Data
ITT Technical Institute Earth City MO 4-year private, for-profit 533
Tri County Technical School Eldon MO 2-year public 42
Pike - Lincoln Technical Center Eolia MO Less than 2-year public 32
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center Excelsior Springs MO Less than 2-year public 6
Martinez School of Cosmetology Excelsior Springs MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Mineral Area Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Rad Techn Farmington MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Missouri Beauty Academy Farmington MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1231
Sanford - Brown College Fenton MO 2-year private, for-profit 316
Laiben School of Cosmetology Inc Festus MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 59
Missouri School of Barbering and Hairstyling - St Louis Florissant MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 20
North County Technical Special School District Florissant MO Less than 2-year public 37
Saint Louis Christian College Florissant MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 195
Westminster College Fulton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 686
William Woods University Fulton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1479
Paris Ii Educational Center Gladstone MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 93
Terrys School of Hair Fashion Gladstone MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
House of Heavilin Beauty College 2 Grandview MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 83
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
Cass Career Center Harrisonville MO Less than 2-year public 23
Sanford - Brown College Hazelwood MO 2-year private, for-profit 323
Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 2-year public 3876
Adam & Eve College of Cosmetology Inc Independence MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Career and Technical Center at Fort Osage Independence MO Less than 2-year public 5
Graceland University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Independence College of Cosmetology Independence MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 61
National American University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, for-profit 286
Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 4-year public 3347
Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science Jefferson City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 52
Metro Business College Jefferson City MO 2-year private, for-profit 71
Nichols Career Center Jefferson City MO 2-year public 88
Class Act I School of Cosmetology Joplin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 26
Franklin Technology - Mssu Joplin MO Less than 2-year public 110
Messenger College Joplin MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 92
Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 4-year public 5785
New Dimensions School of Hair Design Joplin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
Ozark Christian College Joplin MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 739
Avila University Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1412
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 291
Career Education System Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 579
Concorde Career Institute Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 320
Devry University - Kansas City Kansas City MO 4-year private, for-profit 2708
Eala Mar S Beauty College Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Glamour Tres Beauty School Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Grantham University Kansas City MO No Data
House of Heavilin Beauty College Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 45
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 Kansas City MO 4-year private, for-profit 2591
Maple Woods Community College Kansas City MO 2-year public 5294
Metropolitan Community Colleges Admin System Off Kansas City MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 515
Nazarene Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 383
New Dimensions Beauty School Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Penn Valley Community College Kansas City MO 2-year public 4366
Pinnacle Career Institute Kansas City MO 2-year private, for-profit 146
Research College of Nursing Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 156
Research Medical Center School of Nuclear Medical Technology Kansas City MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 5
Research Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Kansas City MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 28
Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 2727
Saint Lukes College Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 106
Saint Paul School of Theology Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 310

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

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