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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

Missouri ranked #21 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 7,490 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $13,920 per year to get their degree at a college in Missouri, while out of state students will pay an average of $16,374 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Missouri take out loans, with the average 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

There are 4,454 undergraduates at Maryville U, of which 2,990 are full-time, and there are 10,013 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maryville U is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Maryville U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 663 students at Goldfarb School of Nursing in total, 569 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 518 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Goldfarb School of Nursing has a 1.3% 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 Goldfarb School of Nursing is $53,900.

#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 12,799 students at SLU in total, 8,332 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,691 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 40% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 30,014, of which 22,589 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,676 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Mizzou is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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.

44% of Mizzou students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 3,821 students at CMU CGES in total, 3,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,018 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 67% of students at CMU CGES take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,668 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,900 during the early-career years.

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

There are 506 undergraduates at Saint Luke’s College, of which 348 are full-time, and there are 635 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Saint Luke’s College has a 2.0% 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 $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 13,026 undergraduates at UMSL, of which 5,098 are full-time, and there are 15,988 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMSL is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 45% of students at UMSL take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

#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 16,388 students at UMKC in total, 11,301 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,487 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.

49% of UMKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,713 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#9

Cox College

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

There are 956 students at Cox College in total, 728 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 365 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 10% 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. Cox College has a 6.0% 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 $41,000 during the early-career years.

#10

Southwest Baptist University

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

The total student population at Southwest Baptist University is 3,281, of which 2,588 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,701 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Southwest Baptist University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

Students who graduate from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Central Missouri

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

There are 8,904 undergraduates at UCM, of which 6,688 are full-time, and there are 11,229 students altogether. It takes the average UCM undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

64% of UCM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $32,500.

#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 380 students at Research College of Nursing in total, 219 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 211 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Research College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

North Central Missouri College

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

The total student population at North Central Missouri College is 1,746, which includes 680 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from NCMC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 147 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Missouri, and 523 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 100% of students at Chamberlain - Missouri take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,700 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chamberlain - Missouri is $67,100.

#14

Saint Louis Community College

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

There are 17,294 students at Saint Louis Community College in total, 6,114 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#16

Missouri State University - Springfield

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

There are 23,453 students at Missouri State in total, 19,801 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,005 are full-time. For undergraduates at Missouri State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount 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 5,430 full-time undergraduates at OTC, and 11,762 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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 15,770, which includes 6,522 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 2,185 undergraduates at Rockhurst, of which 1,454 are full-time, and there are 2,990 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 33% 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. Rockhurst has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rockhurst with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 4,288, which includes 2,135 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

16% of State Fair Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from State Fair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 4,401, which includes 1,875 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

16% of Crowder College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Crowder College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Southeast Missouri State University

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

There are 9,524 undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, of which 7,152 are full-time, and there are 10,637 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%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

55% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 5,608, of which 5,367 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,382 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Missouri Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Moberly Area Community College

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

There are 4,849 students at MACC in total, 2,201 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from MACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Applied Technology Services

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

There are 143 full-time undergraduates at Applied Technology Services, and 143 students altogether. 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.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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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