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
Sikeston Beauty College Sikeston MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Sikeston Career and Technology Center Sikeston MO Less than 2-year public 87
South Central Career Center West Plains MO Less than 2-year public 161
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
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 3593
St Charles Community College Cottleville MO 2-year public 5565
St Johns Mercy Medical Center School Clin Lab Sci Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Johns Regional Health Center - School of Radiologic Technology Springfield MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 30
St Joseph Regional Association of Realtors Saint Joseph MO Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Louis College of Health Careers Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 443
St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 915
St Louis Hair Academy Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit 31
Stage One Cape Girardeau MO 4-year private, for-profit 71
State Fair Community College Sedalia MO 2-year public 3207
Stephens College Columbia MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 771
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
Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff MO 2-year public 2641
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
Tri County Technical School Eldon MO 2-year public 42
Truman Medical Center School for Nurse Anesthesia Kansas City MO 4-year public 33
Truman State University Kirksville MO 4-year public 6111
United Artist Beauty College Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia MO 4-year public 23309
University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City MO 4-year public 12762
University of Missouri - Rolla Rolla MO 4-year public 4626
University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis MO 4-year public 15397
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
Warrensburg Area Vocational Technical School Warrensburg MO Less than 2-year public 50
Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 12118
Waynesville Technical Academy Waynesville MO 2-year public 40
Webster University Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 13783
Weiss Aviation Midwest Saint Louis MO Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Wentworth Military Academy Lexington MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 309
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
Westminster College Fulton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 686
William Jewell College Liberty MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1442
William Woods University Fulton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1479

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

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