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Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a small private college located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 155th in the United States. It has a total of 393 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 91.67% of applicants. St. Louis College of Pharmacy offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Pharmaceutical Sciences program, which is ranked 2nd in the United States. With an annual tuition of $28,996 per year, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is reasonably high-priced. 79.74% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $124,100 per year, which is 199% above the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.stlcop.edu

A

Rating

92%

Acceptance

1,212

Students

#155

Ranking

$28,996

Tuition

Saint Louis University is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 176th in America. It has a total of 11,095 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 58.28% acceptance rate. Saint Louis University offers 243 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Homeland Security, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,700 per year, Saint Louis University is quite pricey. 67.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $56,500 per year, which is 36% above the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.slu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

16,248

Students

#176

Ranking

$44,700

Tuition

College of the Ozarks is a small private institution located in Point Lookout, MO ranked 227th in America. It has a total of 1,845 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 10.26% acceptance rate. College of the Ozarks offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Bible Studies, Ecology, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 5th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,200 per year, College of the Ozarks is reasonably priced. 58.51% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $32,500 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Point Lookout, MO

www.cofo.edu

A-

Rating

10%

Acceptance

1,845

Students

#227

Ranking

$19,200

Tuition

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences is a very small private institution located in Kansas City, MO ranked 286th in the US. It has a total of 751 full-time undergraduate students. Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences offers 5 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing program, which is ranked 11th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $10,800 per year, Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences is relatively low-priced. 86.76% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make around $62,300 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Kansas City, MO

www.saintlukescollege.edu/

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

934

Students

#286

Ranking

$10,800

Tuition

Rockhurst University is a small private college located in Kansas City, MO ranked 6th in Missouri. It has a total of 2,459 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.67% of applicants. Rockhurst University offers 59 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Health and Wellness, and Organizational Leadership programs (nationally ranked 10th, 20th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,800 per year, Rockhurst University is quite expensive. 71.82% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn approximately $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Kansas City, MO

www.rockhurst.edu

B+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

3,580

Students

#326

Ranking

$37,800

Tuition

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a mid-sized public university located in Rolla, MO ranked 7th in Missouri. It has a total of 7,040 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of 7/9ths of applicants. Missouri University of Science and Technology offers 118 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Industrial Management, and Nuclear Engineering programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,512 for students from Missouri and $26,060 for those from out-of-state, Missouri University of Science and Technology is somewhat moderately pricey. 61.41% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw more or less $71,200 per year, which is 71% over the national median.

Rolla, MO

https://www.mst.edu/

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

9,265

Students

#390

Ranking

$26,060

Tuition

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing is a very small private college located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 8th in Missouri. It has a total of 935 full-time undergraduate students. Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing offers 7 different majors. 85.92% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $55,600 per year, which is 34% over the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.barnesjewishcollege.edu/

B

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,035

Students

#416

Ranking

$20,020

Tuition

Truman State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Kirksville, MO ranked 9th in Missouri. It has a total of 5,831 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting around five eighths of applicants. Truman State University offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Agriculture, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and German Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 11th, 22nd, and 40th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,796 for in-state students and $14,990 for those from out-of-state, Truman State University is moderately priced. 65.29% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make roughly $44,500 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Kirksville, MO

www.truman.edu

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

6,344

Students

#419

Ranking

$14,990

Tuition

William Jewell College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Liberty, MO ranked 10th in Missouri. It has a total of 863 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 46.06% of applicants. William Jewell College offers 54 different majors and is best known for its Non-Profit Management program, which is ranked 7th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $33,500 per year, William Jewell College is reasonably expensive. 60.96% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $45,700 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Liberty, MO

www.jewell.edu

B

Rating

46%

Acceptance

868

Students

#433

Ranking

$33,500

Tuition

Webster University

#442 MISSOURI

Webster University is a mid-sized private institution located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 11th in Missouri. It has a total of 3,522 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting faintly above 55.5% of applicants. Webster University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Musical Theatre, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 11th, 20th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,500 per year, Webster University is somewhat moderately expensive. 59.7% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in about $42,300 per year, which is 2% over the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.webster.edu

B

Rating

57%

Acceptance

14,581

Students

#442

Ranking

$28,500

Tuition

University of Missouri-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, MO ranked 12th in Missouri. It has a total of 24,572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.73% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Columbia offers 296 different majors and is best known for its Journalism, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,120 for in-state students and $26,991 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Columbia is reasonably high-priced. 59.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,300 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

#482

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

University of Missouri-Kansas City is a large public university located in Kansas City, MO ranked 13th in Missouri. It has a total of 13,235 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.3% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 146 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition, Jazz, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 10th, 15th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,392 for students from Missouri and $23,080 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Kansas City is somewhat moderately pricey. 46.73% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home near $45,700 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Kansas City, MO

https://www.umkc.edu/

C+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

19,166

Students

#719

Ranking

$23,080

Tuition

Kansas City Art Institute is a very small private art school located in Kansas City, MO ranked 14th in Missouri. It has a total of 689 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly over five ninths of applicants. Kansas City Art Institute offers 13 different majors and is best known for its Ceramics, Sculpture, and Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,700 per year, Kansas City Art Institute is quite high-priced. 57.67% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn approximately $31,200 per year, which is 25% below the national median.

Kansas City, MO

www.kcai.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

689

Students

#724

Ranking

$38,700

Tuition

Maryville University of Saint Louis is a large private college located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in Missouri. It has a total of 4,649 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.87% of applicants. Maryville University of Saint Louis offers 101 different majors and is best known for its Military Technologies, Social Psychology, and Actuarial Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,070 per year, Maryville University of Saint Louis is reasonably high-priced. 56.77% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw close to $47,200 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.maryville.edu

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

12,138

Students

#737

Ranking

$26,070

Tuition

Avila University

#831 MISSOURI

Avila University is a small private institution located in Kansas City, MO ranked 16th in Missouri. It has a total of 1,494 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 41.12% acceptance rate. Avila University offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Health Care Facilities Administration and Radiation Therapy programs, which are respectively ranked 13th and 28th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $20,500 per year, Avila University is moderately priced. 45.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw around $44,100 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Kansas City, MO

https://www.Avila.edu

C+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

2,057

Students

#831

Ranking

$20,500

Tuition

William Woods University is a small private institution located in Fulton, MO ranked 17th in Missouri. It has a total of 1,057 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64% acceptance rate. William Woods University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its American Sign Language and Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services programs, which are respectively ranked 3rd and 7th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $23,950 per year, William Woods University is reasonably high-priced. 59.84% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $36,500 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Fulton, MO

https://www.williamwoods.edu

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,888

Students

#952

Ranking

$23,950

Tuition

Drury University

#953 MISSOURI

Drury University is a small private institution located in Springfield, MO ranked 18th in Missouri. It has a total of 1,577 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.42% acceptance rate. Drury University offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Writing and Music Therapy programs, which are respectively ranked 25th and 34th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $28,500 per year, Drury University is somewhat moderately costly. 40.17% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $32,200 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Springfield, MO

www.drury.edu

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

1,964

Students

#953

Ranking

$28,500

Tuition

Lindenwood University

#1045 MISSOURI

Lindenwood University is a mid-sized private college located in Saint Charles, MO ranked 19th in Missouri. It has a total of 7,374 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.56% acceptance rate. Lindenwood University offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Non-Profit Management, Computer Graphics, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 12th, 15th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,000 per year, Lindenwood University is moderately priced. 47.16% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $41,300 per year, which is 1% less than the national median.

Saint Charles, MO

https://www.lindenwood.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

12,862

Students

#1045

Ranking

$18,000

Tuition

Cox College

#1056 MISSOURI

Cox College is a very small private associates college located in Springfield, MO ranked 20th in Missouri. It has a total of 934 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 38.89% of applicants. Cox College offers 19 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing program, which is ranked 12th in Missouri. With an annual tuition of $10,080 per year, Cox College is relatively cheap. 55.26% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn roughly $42,100 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Springfield, MO

https://coxcollege.edu

C+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

1,179

Students

#1056

Ranking

$10,080

Tuition

University of Central Missouri is a large public college located in Warrensburg, MO ranked 21st in Missouri. It has a total of 12,375 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.03% of applicants. University of Central Missouri offers 153 different majors and is best known for its Quality Control and Safety Technologies, Commercial and Advertising Art, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 8th, 21st, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,050 for in-state students and $13,796 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Missouri is pretty cheap. 50.57% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home around $38,000 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Warrensburg, MO

https://www.ucmo.edu

C+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

15,993

Students

#1084

Ranking

$13,796

Tuition

University of Missouri-St Louis is a large public university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 22nd in Missouri. It has a total of 16,579 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73% of applicants. University of Missouri-St Louis offers 147 different majors and is best known for its Public Administration, Management Science, and Criminology programs (respectively ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Missouri). With an annual tuition of $10,170 for in-state students and $27,342 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-St Louis is somewhat moderately pricey. 53.69% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate roughly $42,900 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.umsl.edu/

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

20,378

Students

#1101

Ranking

$27,342

Tuition

Stephens College

#1145 MISSOURI

Stephens College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Columbia, MO ranked 23rd in Missouri. It has a total of 575 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.25% of applicants. Stephens College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Medical Records Administration, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 10th, 22nd, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $22,500 per year, Stephens College is reasonably pricey. 50.24% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $33,900 per year, which is 18% under the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://www.stephens.edu

C+

Rating

56%

Acceptance

784

Students

#1145

Ranking

$22,500

Tuition

Fontbonne University

#1158 MISSOURI

Fontbonne University is a small private college located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 24th in Missouri. It has a total of 1,043 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.71% acceptance rate. Fontbonne University offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Military Technologies, Speech-Language Pathology, and Apparel and Textiles programs (nationally ranked 15th, 29th, and 44th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,760 per year, Fontbonne University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 50.6% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home near $40,800 per year, which is 2% below the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

https://www.fontbonne.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

1,538

Students

#1158

Ranking

$26,760

Tuition

Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield is a very small for-profit university located in Springfield, MO ranked 25th in Missouri. It has a total of 779 full-time undergraduate students. Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield offers 7 different majors. 71.09% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $27,100 per year, which is 35% less than the national median.

Springfield, MO

midwesttech.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

779

Students

#1188

Ranking

-

Tuition