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
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
Barbizon Clayton Clayton MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Broadcast Center Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Classic College of Cosmetology Bolivar MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Graceland University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Grantham University Kansas City MO No Data
Hairtage Beauty College Lebanon MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hil Cres College of Cosmetology Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Ihm Health Studies Center Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Jones Store Company Hairstyling School Raytown MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Lamar Area Vocational Technical School Lamar MO Less than 2-year public No Data
Leonards Barber College Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Martinez School of Cosmetology Excelsior Springs MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Metropolitan Community Colleges Admin System Off Kansas City MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Mineral Area Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Rad Techn Farmington MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Missouri Auction School Saint Joseph MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Missouri College of Cosmetology South Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Missouri Welding Institute Nevada MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Miton Asbestos Training Center Nixa MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nevada School of Cosmetology Nevada MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
New Dimensions Beauty School Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
North County Technical Special School Dist - South Sunset Hills MO Less than 2-year public No Data
North County Technical Special School Dist - West Chesterfield MO Less than 2-year public No Data
Northeast Missouri Bible College Kirksville MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Ozark Bible Institute and College Neosho MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Ozark School of Cosmetology Carl Junction MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pacific International University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Professional School of Real Estate Insur and Appr Mountain Grove MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Real Estate School of Springfield Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Robertson Aviation Butler MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Saint Johns Mercy Medical Center Sch of Rad Techn Saint Louis MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Saint Joseph Beauty University Saint Joseph MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Saint Louis Community College - Central Office Saint Louis MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
St Johns Mercy Medical Center School Clin Lab Sci Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Joseph Regional Association of Realtors Saint Joseph MO Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Stuppy Mid - America School of Floral Design North Kansas City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Sullivan School of Cosmetology Sullivan MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Terrys School of Hair Fashion Gladstone MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
The Bartending Institute Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Thrust International School of Real Estate Waynesville MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Trans World Travel Academy Bridgeton MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
United Artist Beauty College Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Missouri - Systems Office Columbia MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
University of Phoenix - St Louis Campus Saint Louis MO 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Weiss Aviation Midwest Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Baptist Bible College Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Western States University for Professional Studies Doniphan MO 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Clinton Technical School Clinton MO Less than 2-year public 1
North Central Career Center Bethany MO Less than 2-year public 4
Career and Technical Center at Fort Osage Independence MO Less than 2-year public 5
Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Perryville MO Less than 2-year public 5
Research Medical Center School of Nuclear Medical Technology Kansas City MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 5
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center Excelsior Springs MO Less than 2-year public 6
Moberly Area Technical Center Moberly MO Less than 2-year public 12
Ozark Mountain Technical Center Mountain Grove MO Less than 2-year public 12
Dallas County Area Vocational Technical School Louisburg MO Less than 2-year public 13
Herndon Career Center Raytown MO Less than 2-year public 14
Kennett Career and Technology Center Kennett MO Less than 2-year public 14
Lewis and Clark Career Center Saint Charles MO Less than 2-year public 15
Boonslick Technical Education Center Boonville MO Less than 2-year public 17
Missouri School of Barbering and Hairstyling - St Louis Florissant MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 20
Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program Poplar Bluff MO Less than 2-year public 20
Chillicothe Beauty Academy Inc Chillicothe MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Cass Career Center Harrisonville MO Less than 2-year public 23
Elaine Steven Beauty College Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Sikeston Beauty College Sikeston MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Davis H Hart Mexico Area Vocational Technical School Mexico MO Less than 2-year public 25
Class Act I School of Cosmetology Joplin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 26
Columbia Beauty Academy Columbia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Cosmetology Concepts Institute Columbia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Lebanon Technology and Career Center Lebanon MO Less than 2-year public 27
Saline County Career Center Marshall MO Less than 2-year public 27
Research Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Kansas City MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 28
Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton MO Less than 2-year public 30
St Johns Regional Health Center - School of Radiologic Technology Springfield MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 30
St Louis Hair Academy Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 31
American College of Hair Design Inc Sedalia MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Missouri Beauty Academy Farmington MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Pike - Lincoln Technical Center Eolia MO Less than 2-year public 32
Truman Medical Center School for Nurse Anesthesia Kansas City MO 4-year public 33
Coxhealth School of Radiologic Technology Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 36
Four Rivers Career Center Washington MO 2-year public 36
North County Technical Special School District Florissant MO Less than 2-year public 37
Gibson Technical Center Reeds Spring MO Less than 2-year public 38
Lex La - Ray Technical Center Lexington MO Less than 2-year public 40
Waynesville Technical Academy Waynesville MO 2-year public 40
Nevada Regional Technical Center Nevada MO Less than 2-year public 41
Salem College of Hairstyling Rolla MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 41

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

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