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
Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton MO Less than 2-year public 30
Lamar Area Vocational Technical School Lamar MO Less than 2-year public No Data
Lebanon Technology and Career Center Lebanon MO Less than 2-year public 27
Leonards Barber College Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lester E Cox Medical Center - School of Medical Technology Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 81
Lester L Cox College of Nursing and Health Science Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 294
Lewis and Clark Career Center Saint Charles MO Less than 2-year public 15
Lex La - Ray Technical Center Lexington MO Less than 2-year public 40
Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 4-year public 3347
Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 6056
Linn State Technical College Linn MO 2-year public 377
Logan College of Chiropractic Chesterfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 854
Longview Community College Lees Summit MO 2-year public 8117
Lutheran School of Nursing Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 59
Maple Woods Community College Kansas City MO 2-year public 5294
Martinez School of Cosmetology Excelsior Springs MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 3055
Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science Jefferson City MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 52
Messenger College Joplin MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 92
Metro Business College Jefferson City MO 2-year private, for-profit 71
Metro Business College Rolla MO 2-year private, for-profit 119
Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau MO 2-year private, for-profit 50
Metropolitan Community Colleges Admin System Off Kansas City MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Midwest Institute Kirkwood MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 78
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 515
Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 2-year public 2702
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 Baptist University Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 2806
Missouri Beauty Academy Farmington MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Missouri College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 544
Missouri College of Cosmetology South Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Missouri School of Barbering and Hairstyling - St Louis Florissant MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 20
Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 4-year public 5785
Missouri State University Springfield MO 4-year public 17703
Missouri State University - West Plains West Plains MO 2-year public 1525
Missouri Valley College Marshall MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1549
Missouri Welding Institute Nevada MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph MO 4-year public 5089
Miton Asbestos Training Center Nixa MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Moberly Area Community College Moberly MO 2-year public 2938
Moberly Area Technical Center Moberly MO Less than 2-year public 12
National Academy of Beauty Arts Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 151
National American University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, for-profit 286
Nazarene Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 383
Neosho Beauty College Neosho MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Nevada Regional Technical Center Nevada MO Less than 2-year public 41
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
New Dimensions School of Hair Design Joplin MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
New Madrid County R1 Area Vocational Technical Sch New Madrid MO Less than 2-year public 104
Nichols Career Center Jefferson City MO 2-year public 88
North Central Career Center Bethany MO Less than 2-year public 4
North Central Missouri College Trenton MO 2-year public 1402
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
North County Technical Special School District Florissant MO Less than 2-year public 37
Northeast Missouri Bible College Kirksville MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Northland Career Center Platte City MO Less than 2-year public 50
Northwest Missouri State University Maryville MO 4-year public 6442
Northwest Technical School Maryville MO Less than 2-year public 45
Ozark Bible Institute and College Neosho MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Ozark Christian College Joplin MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 739
Ozark Mountain Technical Center Mountain Grove MO Less than 2-year public 12
Ozark School of Cosmetology Carl Junction MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 2-year public 6343
Pacific International University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Paris Ii Educational Center Gladstone MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 93
Park University Parkville MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 9223
Patricia Stevens College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 122
Patsy and Robs Academy of Beauty Saint Ann MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 92
Penn Valley Community College Kansas City MO 2-year public 4366
Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Perryville MO Less than 2-year public 5
Pike - Lincoln Technical Center Eolia MO Less than 2-year public 32
Pinnacle Career Institute Kansas City MO 2-year private, for-profit 146
Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program Poplar Bluff MO Less than 2-year public 20
Professional School of Real Estate Insur and Appr Mountain Grove MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Ranken Technical College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 1329
Real Estate School of Springfield Springfield MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Robertson Aviation Butler MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 2727
Rolla Technical Institute Rolla MO 2-year public 280
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 Christian College Florissant MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 195
Saint Louis Community College - Central Office Saint Louis MO Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley Saint Louis MO 2-year public 6690
Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park Saint Louis MO 2-year public 6749
Saint Louis Community College - Meramec Kirkwood MO 2-year public 12518
Saint Louis University - Main Campus Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 13847
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
Salem College of Hairstyling Rolla MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 41
Saline County Career Center Marshall MO Less than 2-year public 27
Sanford - Brown College Fenton MO 2-year private, for-profit 316
Sanford - Brown College Saint Charles MO 2-year private, for-profit 146
Sanford - Brown College Hazelwood MO 2-year private, for-profit 323

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

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