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
Grantham University Kansas City MO No Data
Colorado Technical University North Kansas City MO 2-year private, for-profit 88
Hickey College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 380
ITT Technical Institute Arnold MO 2-year private, for-profit 367
Lutheran School of Nursing Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 59
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
Missouri College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 544
Patricia Stevens College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, for-profit 122
Pinnacle Career Institute Kansas City MO 2-year private, for-profit 146
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
Cottey College Nevada MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 311
Mineral Area Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Rad Techn Farmington MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Northeast Missouri Bible College Kirksville MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Ranken Technical College Saint Louis MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 1329
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
Saint Johns Mercy Medical Center Sch of Rad Techn Saint Louis MO 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing Cape Girardeau MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 47
St Johns Regional Health Center - School of Radiologic Technology Springfield MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 30
Wentworth Military Academy Lexington MO 2-year private, not-for-profit 309
Crowder College Neosho MO 2-year public 1719
East Central College Union MO 2-year public 3190
Four Rivers Career Center Washington MO 2-year public 36
Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph MO 2-year public 85
Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 2-year public 3876
Linn State Technical College Linn MO 2-year public 377
Longview Community College Lees Summit MO 2-year public 8117
Maple Woods Community College Kansas City MO 2-year public 5294
Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 2-year public 2702
Missouri State University - West Plains West Plains MO 2-year public 1525
Moberly Area Community College Moberly MO 2-year public 2938
Nichols Career Center Jefferson City MO 2-year public 88
North Central Missouri College Trenton MO 2-year public 1402
Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 2-year public 6343
Penn Valley Community College Kansas City MO 2-year public 4366
Rolla Technical Institute Rolla MO 2-year public 280
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
St Charles Community College Cottleville MO 2-year public 5565
State Fair Community College Sedalia MO 2-year public 3207
Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff MO 2-year public 2641
Tri County Technical School Eldon MO 2-year public 42
Waynesville Technical Academy Waynesville MO 2-year public 40
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
Everest College - Springfield Campus Springfield MO 4-year private, for-profit 861
ITT Technical Institute Earth City MO 4-year private, for-profit 533
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
National American University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, for-profit 286
Stage One Cape Girardeau MO 4-year private, for-profit 71
University of Phoenix - St Louis Campus Saint Louis MO 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Western States University for Professional Studies Doniphan MO 4-year private, for-profit No Data
A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1028
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
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
Biblical Life College and Seminary Dixon MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 291
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 Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1231
Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 579
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1414
Columbia College Columbia MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 7948
Conception Seminary College Conception MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 93
Concordia Seminary Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 548
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
Culver - Stockton College Canton MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 821
Drury University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 4348
Eden Theological Seminary Webster Grove MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 179
Evangel University Springfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1538
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
Graceland University - Independence Independence MO 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Hannibal - Lagrange College Hannibal MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1150
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
Kenrick Glennon Seminary Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 69
Lael College and Graduate School Saint Ann MO 4-year private, not-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
Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 6056
Logan College of Chiropractic Chesterfield MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 854
Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 3055
Messenger College Joplin MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 92
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 515
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 2806
Missouri Valley College Marshall MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 1549
Nazarene Theological Seminary Kansas City MO 4-year private, not-for-profit 383

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

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