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.

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Best Four Year Universities in Missouri

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Washington University in St Louis offers 299 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 5,319 students graduated with students earning 2,399 Master's degrees, 1,892 Bachelor's degrees, 792 Doctoral degrees, 218 Certificates, and 18 Associate's degrees.

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University offers 277 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 3,143 students graduated with students earning 1,614 Bachelor's degrees, 884 Master's degrees, 565 Doctoral degrees, and 80 Certificates.

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Truman State University
Kirksville, MO

Truman State University offers 61 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2020, 1,275 students graduated with students earning 1,102 Bachelor's degrees, 164 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis offers 10 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 236 students graduated with students earning 125 Bachelor's degrees, and 111 Doctoral degrees.

William Jewell College offers 57 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 232 students graduated with students earning 227 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Rockhurst University
Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University offers 61 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 1,020 students graduated with students earning 606 Bachelor's degrees, 321 Master's degrees, 45 Doctoral degrees, 30 Associate's degrees, and 18 Certificates.

Cottey College
Nevada, MO

Cottey College offers 18 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2020, 89 students graduated with students earning 50 Associate's degrees, and 39 Bachelor's degrees.

College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO

College of the Ozarks offers 67 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2020, 355 students graduated with students earning 355 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Missouri-Columbia offers 384 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 7,941 students graduated with students earning 5,230 Bachelor's degrees, 1,552 Master's degrees, 735 Doctoral degrees, and 424 Certificates.

Drury University
Springfield, MO

Drury University offers 91 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 400 students graduated with students earning 296 Bachelor's degrees, 95 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Missouri

Midwest Institute
Fenton, MO

Midwest Institute offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2020, 98 students graduated with students earning 55 Associate's degrees, and 43 Certificates.

State Technical College of Missouri offers 41 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2020, 620 students graduated with students earning 505 Associate's degrees, and 115 Certificates.

American Trade School
Saint Ann, MO

American Trade School offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2020, 43 students graduated with students earning 42 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

Texas County Technical College offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2020, 37 students graduated with students earning 23 Certificates, and 14 Associate's degrees.

WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 91 students graduated with students earning 84 Certificates, and 7 Associate's degrees.

Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 122 students graduated with students earning 122 Certificates.

St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 111 students graduated with students earning 91 Certificates, and 20 Associate's degrees.

Bolivar Technical College offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2020, 58 students graduated with students earning 35 Associate's degrees, and 23 Certificates.

North Central Missouri College offers 50 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2020, 458 students graduated with students earning 374 Associate's degrees, and 84 Certificates.

Crowder College
Neosho, MO

Crowder College offers 74 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2020, 726 students graduated with students earning 669 Associate's degrees, and 57 Certificates.

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School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Washington University in St Louis Logo Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
15 : 1 15,449
Saint Louis University Logo Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
17 : 1 12,229
Truman State University Logo Truman State University Kirksville, MO
3/5
17 : 1 4,655
University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Logo University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
16 : 1 998
William Jewell College Logo William Jewell College Liberty, MO
5/5
11 : 1 751