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53 Colleges
$61,017 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,777 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Missouri ranked #16 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2021. Around 6,840 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,254 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $18,040 a year.

About 50% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,194 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$27,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
56% Freshmen Loans

There are 10,979 students at Maryville U in total, 5,504 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,249 are full-time. It takes the average Maryville U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

56% of Maryville U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,475 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,858 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$21,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 627 students at Goldfarb School of Nursing in total, 529 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 504 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,019 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$11,989 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
35% Freshmen Loans

There are 11,027 undergraduates at UMKC, of which 6,071 are full-time, and there are 16,147 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,389 a year. UMKC has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,269 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$50,644 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
51% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,723 undergraduates at SLU, of which 6,847 are full-time, and there are 12,229 students altogether. It takes the average SLU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,315 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,234 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$41,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
56% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Rockhurst University is 3,688, of which 2,746 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,845 are full-time. It takes the average Rockhurst undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Rockhurst take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,641 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,483 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$11,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
39% Freshmen Loans

There are 23,383 undergraduates at Mizzou, of which 21,344 are full-time, and there are 31,089 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mizzou is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

39% of Mizzou students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,168 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,864 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Cox College

Springfield, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$13,396 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 975 students at Cox College in total, 742 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 392 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Of the accepted students, 15% are men and 85% are women.

Roughly 100% of students at Cox College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,500 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Cox College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,835 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$12,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
33% Freshmen Loans

There are 10,973 undergraduates at UMSL, of which 4,889 are full-time, and there are 13,874 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMSL is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,179 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,698 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$6,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies is 3,429, of which 3,123 students are undergraduates and of those, 955 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 7% are men and 93% are women.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,086 a year. CMU CGES has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CMU CGES with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,703 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$26,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
64% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Southwest Baptist University is 3,039, of which 2,379 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,593 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southwest Baptist University, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,873 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southwest Baptist University is $36,513.

#11

Saint Louis Community College

Bridgeton, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$5,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Saint Louis Community College is 15,206, which includes 5,411 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,303 a year. Saint Louis Community College has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,524 during the early-career years.

#12

Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$18,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Research College of Nursing is 420, of which 269 students are undergraduates and of those, 269 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $72,112 during the early-career years.

#13

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$8,604 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
48% Freshmen Loans

There are 19,621 undergraduates at Missouri State, of which 13,128 are full-time, and there are 23,505 students altogether. For undergraduates at Missouri State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at Missouri State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,939 a year. Missouri State has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,272 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$9,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Central Missouri is 9,959, of which 7,629 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,009 are full-time. It takes the average UCM undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,508 a year. UCM has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UCM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,832 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$29,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Webster University is 8,197, of which 2,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,022 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Webster is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Webster take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,523 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,383 during the early-career years.

#16

Chamberlain University - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$19,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
88% Freshmen Loans

There are 124 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Missouri, and 466 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Chamberlain - Missouri is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,579 a year. Chamberlain - Missouri has a 0.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Chamberlain - Missouri with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $76,330 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$5,616 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
9% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,194 students at Crowder College in total, 1,868 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

9% of Crowder College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,102 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Crowder College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,529 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$9,015 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
45% Freshmen Loans

There are 8,929 undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, of which 6,823 are full-time, and there are 10,001 students altogether. It takes the average Southeast Missouri State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,835 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,047 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$12,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
64% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,861 undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri, of which 3,162 are full-time, and there are 8,347 students altogether. It takes the average Columbia College Missouri undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 64% of students at Columbia College Missouri take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,707 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia College Missouri is $35,851.

#20

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$8,241 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
52% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Missouri Western State University is 4,911, of which 4,717 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,039 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 52% of students at Missouri Western take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,432 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri Western is $35,944.

Public Public vs. Private
$7,110 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

There are 13,085 students at MCC in total, 5,915 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

4% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,650 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,008 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

North Central Missouri College

Trenton, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$6,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
24% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at North Central Missouri College is 1,591, which includes 683 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,728 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NCMC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,474 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

St Charles Community College

Cottleville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$5,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
6% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at St Charles Community College is 6,014, which includes 3,210 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

6% of SCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,419 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,339 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

William Jewell College

Liberty, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$19,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
87% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at William Jewell College is 751, of which 738 students are undergraduates and of those, 729 are full-time. It takes the average William Jewell undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

87% of William Jewell students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,082 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from William Jewell is $48,778.

#25

Three Rivers College

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
$6,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
6% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,543 full-time undergraduates at Three Rivers College, and 2,759 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Three Rivers College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,269 a year. Three Rivers College has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,914 during the early-career years.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Missouri Southern State University 61
27 Truman State University 55
28 Ozarks Technical Community College 54
29 State Fair Community College 52
30 Missouri State University - West Plains 51
31 Mineral Area College 48
32 Moberly Area Community College 45
33 East Central College 44
34 Lincoln University 43
35 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences 42
36 Avila University 39
37 Jefferson College 37
38 Bolivar Technical College 35
39 Missouri Valley College 29
40 Hannibal - LaGrange University 28
41 Northwest Missouri State University 24
42 Missouri Baptist University 22
43 Texas County Technical College 20
43 Park University 20
45 College of the Ozarks 18
45 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 18
47 State Technical College of Missouri 16
48 Culver - Stockton College 13
49 Evangel University 11
50 Washington University in St Louis 0
50 William Woods University 0
50 Lindenwood University 0
50 Concorde Career Colleges 0

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