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72 Colleges
7,490 Yearly Graduations
$55,678 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,091 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 7,490 students received a nursing degree from a college in Missouri, making it rank #21 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $13,920 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $16,374 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,273 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
1,226 Yearly Degrees
$28,470 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maryville University of Saint Louis is 9,139, of which 3,678 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,594 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maryville U is 4.3 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

51% of Maryville U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,119 a year. Maryville U has a 2.7% 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 $42,600 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is 634, of which 562 students are undergraduates and of those, 562 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Goldfarb School of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$45,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,438 students at SLU in total, 9,782 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,440 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.2 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% 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 $45,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
265 Yearly Degrees
$10,477 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,484 undergraduates at Mizzou, of which 20,720 are full-time, and there are 29,843 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mizzou, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Mizzou take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,779 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$6,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,558 undergraduates at CMU CGES, of which 1,059 are full-time, and there are 3,863 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

67% of CMU CGES students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,668 a year. CMU CGES has a 7.5% 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 $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$14,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 533 undergraduates at Saint Luke’s College, of which 387 are full-time, and there are 665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,200 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$11,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,441 students at UMSL in total, 13,460 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,383 are full-time. It takes the average UMSL undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

45% of UMSL students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,616 a year. UMSL has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMSL is $35,400.

#8

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
230 Yearly Degrees
$10,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,375 students at UMKC in total, 11,319 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,606 are full-time. It takes the average UMKC undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,713 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMKC is $38,300.

#9

Cox College

Springfield, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
217 Yearly Degrees
$12,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Cox College is 919, of which 699 students are undergraduates and of those, 363 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 10% of accepted students are men, and 90% 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 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cox College is $41,000.

#10

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$24,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,357 students at Southwest Baptist University in total, 2,664 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,780 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southwest Baptist University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Southwest Baptist University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,207 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southwest Baptist University is $28,600.

#11

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$8,043 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Central Missouri is 11,487, of which 9,300 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,293 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,365 a year. UCM has a 8.5% 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 $32,500 during the early-career years.

#12

Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
182 Yearly Degrees
$39,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 363 students at Research College of Nursing in total, 201 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 185 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $59,400 during the early-career years.

#13

North Central Missouri College

Trenton, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$5,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 681 full-time undergraduates at NCMC, and 1,854 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

25% of NCMC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,912 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Chamberlain University - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
162 Yearly Degrees
$19,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 141 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Missouri, and 535 students altogether. It takes the average Chamberlain - Missouri undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,700 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Chamberlain - Missouri with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $67,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
162 Yearly Degrees
$4,845 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Louis Community College is 18,157, which includes 6,580 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

6% of Saint Louis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,003 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Louis Community College is $22,400.

#16

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$7,588 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,697 students at Missouri State in total, 20,138 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,924 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri State is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Missouri State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,840 a year. Missouri State has a 5.6% 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 $32,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$4,763 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,509 full-time undergraduates at OTC, and 12,221 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

56% of OTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,548 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$5,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City is 16,351, which includes 6,550 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,430 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,000 during the early-career years.

#19

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$38,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,345 undergraduates at Rockhurst, of which 1,456 are full-time, and there are 3,145 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Rockhurst. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

67% of Rockhurst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,066 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rockhurst is $42,000.

#19

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at State Fair Community College is 4,731, which includes 2,290 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,373 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from State Fair Community College is $25,100.

#21

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$4,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Crowder College is 4,521, which includes 1,943 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,335 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Crowder College is $23,500.

#22

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$7,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,041 undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, of which 7,296 are full-time, and there are 11,071 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

55% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,222 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Missouri State University is $29,700.

#23

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$6,814 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri Western State University is 5,669, of which 5,434 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,592 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri Western is 4.7 years.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri Western is $28,600.

#24

Moberly Area Community College

Moberly, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$5,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,211 full-time undergraduates at MACC, and 5,202 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at MACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,037 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MACC is $24,600.

#25

Applied Technology Services

Sunset Hills, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees

There are 164 students at Applied Technology Services in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. Applied Technology Services has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,000 a year. Applied Technology Services has a 5.2% 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 $38,300 during the early-career years.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Webster University 89
26 Columbia College 89
28 Jefferson College 83
29 Bolivar Technical College 77
30 Three Rivers College 75
31 William Jewell College 73
32 Mineral Area College 64
33 Lincoln University 63
34 Lutheran School of Nursing 58
35 Hannibal - LaGrange University 56
36 St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton 55
37 St Charles Community College 54
38 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences 53
39 Truman State University 48
40 Kirksville Area Technical Center 47
41 East Central College 43
42 Texas County Technical College 42
42 Avila University 42
44 Missouri State University - West Plains 41
45 Concorde Career Colleges 40
45 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 40
47 Lindenwood University 39
48 Missouri Southern State University 35
49 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center 33
50 Four Rivers Career Center 32
51 Rolla Technical Institute/Center 29
51 Lex La-Ray Technical Center 29
51 Park University 29
54 Carthage Technical Center 28
55 South Central Career Center 27
56 St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis 26
57 College of the Ozarks 24
58 Franklin Technology Center 23
58 Pike-Lincoln Technical Center 23
60 Clinton Technical School 19
61 Waynesville Career Center 18
62 State Technical College of Missouri 17
63 Saline County Career Center 16
63 Warrensburg Area Career Center 16
65 Culver - Stockton College 15
65 Hillyard Technical Center 15
67 Cass Career Center 13
67 Missouri Valley College 13
69 Evangel University 7
70 Missouri Baptist University 0
70 William Woods University 0
70 Northwest Missouri State University 0

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