Best Colleges in St. Louis

The Gateway to Your Education

No longer a stop, but a Destination

Known as the "Gateway City", St. Louis is the perfect place to start and finish your education. With 6 universities and 25 colleges and institutions, there's a school for everything: business, cosmetology, nursing, cooking, you name it. and once you have your degree, St. Louis is the perfect place to use it. Ranked 2 1st for the highest Gross Metropolitan Product in 2011, St. Louis is one of the highest producers in the country. But they're not just making money, they're making jobs. With 9 Fortune 500 companies and a giant health care sector, St. Louis has job opportunities for everyone after graduation.

Perhaps it's the rare combination of beach access or hip downtown life, but students in Charleston experience superior education with lots to do off campus. Take a tour aboard the USS Yorktown, notorious for its paranormal occurrences, or relax on the shore of one of 5 Charleston-area beach towns. Embrace local sports pride watching a Charleston Battery soccer match or a RiverDogs baseball game. Take time to appreciate the American spirit, brought on by the internationally-renowned military school, The Citadel. Regardless of who you are, Charleston welcomes students with diverse aspirations, ready to have a memorable, impactful college experience.

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Best Four Year Universities in St. Louis

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 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.

3 McKendree University Lebanon, IL

McKendree University offers 129 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 787 students graduated with students earning 562 Bachelor's degrees, 200 Master's degrees, 13 Certificates degrees, 9 Associate's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 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
5 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville offers 154 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,117 students graduated with students earning 2,204 Bachelor's degrees, 733 Master's degrees, 132 Doctoral degrees, and 48 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO

Missouri Baptist University offers 100 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,086 students graduated with students earning 607 Master's degrees, 367 Bachelor's degrees, 71 Certificates degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Associate's degrees.

7 Principia College Elsah, IL

Principia College offers 70 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 166 students graduated with students earning 166 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Greenville College Greenville, IL

Greenville College offers 128 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 369 students graduated with students earning 273 Bachelor's degrees, and 96 Master's degrees.

9 Fontbonne University Saint Louis, MO

Fontbonne University offers 95 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 572 students graduated with students earning 319 Bachelor's degrees, 242 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates degrees.

10 Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College offers 46 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,104 students graduated with students earning 560 Certificates degrees, 501 Associate's degrees, and 43 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in St. Louis

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 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL

Southwestern Illinois College offers 140 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,745 students graduated with students earning 2,177 Certificates degrees, and 1,568 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL

Lewis and Clark Community College offers 111 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,730 students graduated with students earning 899 Certificates degrees, and 831 Associate's degrees.

4 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.

5 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
6 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.

7 St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton Fenton, MO

St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton offers 16 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 246 students graduated with students earning 186 Certificates degrees, and 60 Associate's degrees.

8 Midwest Institute Fenton, MO

Midwest Institute offers 17 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 196 students graduated with students earning 176 Certificates degrees, and 20 Associate's degrees.

9 St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis Saint Louis, MO

St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis offers 13 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 306 students graduated with students earning 243 Certificates degrees, and 63 Associate's degrees.

10 Vatterott College-St Charles St Charles, MO

Vatterott College-St Charles offers 18 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 299 students graduated with students earning 155 Associate's degrees, and 144 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
Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
4/5
16 : 1 11,620
McKendree University McKendree University Lebanon, IL
5/5
19 : 1 3,001
Webster University Webster University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
25 : 1 15,256
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 14,265
Missouri Baptist University Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
4/5
37 : 1 5,276
Principia College Principia College Elsah, IL
5/5
8 : 1 460
Greenville College Greenville College Greenville, IL
5/5
14 : 1 1,321
Fontbonne University Fontbonne University Saint Louis, MO
4/5
15 : 1 1,713
St Charles Community College St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO
2/5
35 : 1 6,865
Southwestern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
3/5
31 : 1 9,943
Lewis and Clark Community College Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
3/5
45 : 1 7,914
Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
2/5
26 : 1 18,902
Jefferson College Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO
2/5
29 : 1 4,705
Ranken Technical College Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO
3/5
18 : 1 1,923
East Central College East Central College Union, MO
2/5
28 : 1 3,222
Career Center of Southern Illinois Career Center of Southern Illinois Red Bud, IL 12 : 1 68
Kenrick Glennon Seminary Kenrick Glennon Seminary Saint Louis, MO
4/5
5 : 1 113
Vatterott College-Berkeley Vatterott College-Berkeley Berkeley, MO
3/5
43 : 1 1,141
Applied Technology Services Applied Technology Services Sunset Hills, MO 17 : 1 182
Skin Institute Skin Institute Saint Louis, MO 21 : 1 61
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-St Louis St. Louis, MO 12 : 1 178
St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton Fenton, MO 33 : 1 455
University Logo Missouri School of Barbering & Hairstyling-St. Louis Florissant, MO 8 : 1 15
Hickey College Hickey College Saint Louis, MO
3/5
16 : 1 391

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