Best Colleges in Missouri

The Tale of Two Metros

Show the Show-Me State what you’ve got

With major metros (and colleges) in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, and Columbia, Missouri supports major industries in aerospace, transportation, and manufacturing & processing.* With Monsanto, one of the largest gene companies in America, based on St. Louis, Missouri has a growing science and biotechnology industry rapidly creating new jobs across the state. Thirteen public universities call Missouri home, along with almost 40 private 4-year schools and 13 community colleges. The public university system supports 4 universities, 5 research and technology parks, and a healthcare system.*Attention agriculture majors, Missouri’s agriculture contributes beef, soybeans, pork, corn and more to the national supply.* And with all attractions, tourism has become another growing industry in Missouri, with countless travelers visiting St. Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Branson and other destinations each year. Missouri is the only state to have two Federal Reserve banks that employ state and federal financial employees, so a business degree would serve you well.

Missouri—a state split between plains, mountains and waterways—is a state of great topographic and geographic variety. Tap into your outdoorsman at Table Rock Lake. Grab at drink at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Cheer on the MLB Cardinals, or find some thrills at one of the many amusement parks. So whether you call it the “Gateway to the West” or the “Home of the Blues,” now is the time to just call it home.

*Wikipedia, “Missouri”, “List of colleges and universities in Missouri”, “Missouri Points of Interest”

Best Four Year Universities in Missouri

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 394 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 5,360 students graduated with students earning 2,367 Bachelor's degrees, 2,016 Master's degrees, 854 Doctoral degrees, 120 Certificates degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
2 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University offers 218 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 4,151 students graduated with students earning 2,305 Bachelor's degrees, 964 Master's degrees, 701 Doctoral degrees, and 181 Certificates degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
3 University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 148 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 3,847 students graduated with students earning 1,922 Bachelor's degrees, 1,246 Master's degrees, 587 Doctoral degrees, and 92 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
4 Truman State University Kirksville, MO

Truman State University offers 93 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,484 students graduated with students earning 1,320 Bachelor's degrees, 164 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO

University of Missouri-Columbia offers 280 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 9,432 students graduated with students earning 6,640 Bachelor's degrees, 1,623 Master's degrees, 847 Doctoral degrees, and 322 Certificates degrees.

Based on 76 Reviews
6 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science and Technology offers 113 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 2,497 students graduated with students earning 1,307 Bachelor's degrees, 677 Master's degrees, 418 Certificates degrees, and 95 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University offers 186 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 3,155 students graduated with students earning 1,650 Bachelor's degrees, 1,369 Master's degrees, 77 Certificates degrees, and 59 Doctoral degrees.

8 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University offers 94 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 823 students graduated with students earning 465 Bachelor's degrees, 239 Master's degrees, 96 Doctoral degrees, and 23 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO

Northwest Missouri State University offers 152 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,711 students graduated with students earning 1,125 Bachelor's degrees, 478 Master's degrees, 61 Certificates degrees, and 47 Associate's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 Webster University Saint Louis, MO

Webster University offers 226 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 7,027 students graduated with students earning 5,760 Master's degrees, 929 Bachelor's degrees, 331 Certificates degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Missouri

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO

St Charles Community College offers 61 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,016 students graduated with students earning 936 Associate's degrees, and 80 Certificates degrees.

2 Crowder College Neosho, MO

Crowder College offers 76 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 938 students graduated with students earning 693 Associate's degrees, and 245 Certificates degrees.

3 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis Community College offers 111 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 2,653 students graduated with students earning 2,138 Associate's degrees, and 515 Certificates degrees.

4 Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO

Jefferson College offers 71 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,221 students graduated with students earning 804 Associate's degrees, and 417 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Mineral Area College Park Hills, MO

Mineral Area College offers 75 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 848 students graduated with students earning 667 Associate's degrees, and 181 Certificates degrees.

6 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO

Ozarks Technical Community College offers 90 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,202 students graduated with students earning 1,971 Associate's degrees, and 1,231 Certificates degrees.

7 Moberly Area Community College Moberly, MO

Moberly Area Community College offers 52 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 861 students graduated with students earning 730 Associate's degrees, and 131 Certificates degrees.

8 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 108 students graduated with students earning 90 Associate's degrees, and 18 Certificates degrees.

9 East Central College Union, MO

East Central College offers 54 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 523 students graduated with students earning 454 Associate's degrees, and 69 Certificates degrees.

10 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO

State Technical College of Missouri offers 52 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 638 students graduated with students earning 496 Associate's degrees, and 142 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
Saint Louis University Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
11 : 1 17,047
University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
2/5
19 : 1 16,685
Truman State University Truman State University Kirksville, MO
2/5
18 : 1 6,208
University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO
3/5
17 : 1 35,424
Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
3/5
22 : 1 8,886
Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
4/5
16 : 1 11,620
Rockhurst University Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
5/5
18 : 1 2,825
Northwest Missouri State University Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
2/5
26 : 1 6,593
Webster University Webster University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
25 : 1 15,256
Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri State University-Springfield Springfield, MO
2/5
26 : 1 22,273
Southeast Missouri State University Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
2/5
30 : 1 11,987
William Woods University William Woods University Fulton, MO
4/5
19 : 1 2,172
Missouri Baptist University Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
4/5
37 : 1 5,276
College of the Ozarks College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO
4/5
15 : 1 1,441
University of Missouri-St Louis University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis, MO
3/5
28 : 1 16,738
Southwest Baptist University Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO
4/5
21 : 1 3,701
University of Central Missouri University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
2/5
25 : 1 14,395
Drury University Drury University Springfield, MO
5/5
16 : 1 3,688
William Jewell College William Jewell College Liberty, MO
5/5
11 : 1 1,063
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO
5/5
9 : 1 645
St Louis College of Pharmacy St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis, MO
5/5
13 : 1 1,389
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Fayette, MO
4/5
14 : 1 1,094
Westminster College Westminster College Fulton, MO
4/5
15 : 1 951
Stephens College Stephens College Columbia, MO
5/5
12 : 1 901

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