Missouri Best Colleges Comparison

View the Missouri Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Missouri Statistics

There are 194 colleges in Missouri - 52 public and 142 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $16,329 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $14,712. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,116 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for Missouri Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Missouri. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Missouri colleges at Missouri Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Missouri Statistics
Top 20 colleges in MissouriAll colleges in Missouri
Number of Schools20 schools
(7 public, 13 private)
194 schools
(52 public, 142 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,971 (in-state)
$28,268 (out-of-state)
$8,952 (in-state)
$16,329 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,085 (in-state)
$18,561 (out-of-state)
$9,149 (in-state)
$14,712 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$15,439$8,052
Test Scores1,181 SAT, 25 ACT 1,116 SAT, 23 ACT
Acceptance Rate73.20% 75.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.40% 50.42%
Population171,941351,842
Undergraduate121,968276,611
Graduate49,97375,231
Graduation Rate61.00%57.62%
Transfer-out Rate10.25%17.73%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.60 to 112.47 to 1

Top Colleges In Missouri Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Missouri for academic year 2019-2020. Washington University in St Louis ranked top in the Missouri Best Colleges Comparison and Missouri University of Science and Technology and Saint Louis University follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $28,268 for undergraduate programs $18,561 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Missouri is 1,181 and the acceptance rate is 73.20%. The average students to faculty ratio is 13.60 to 1 for top colleges in Missouri. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Missouri Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Washington University in St Louis
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$58,866 $45,164 15,44913% 1,530 SAT
34 ACT
7 to 1
2 Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Public, 4 yearsRolla, MO
$29,097
($10,813)
$9,603 7,64285% 1,375 SAT
29 ACT
19 to 1
3 Saint Louis University
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$48,824 $29,314 12,22970% 1,325 SAT
30 ACT
9 to 1
4 Webster University
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$28,700 $16,680 8,19759% 1,142 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
5 DeVry University-Missouri
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Private, 4 yearsKansas City, MO
$17,488 $4,147 49100% - 4 to 1
6 University of Missouri-Columbia
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Public, 4 yearsColumbia, MO
$30,450
($11,475)
$10,270 31,08977% 1,240 SAT
27 ACT
18 to 1
7 University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Public, 4 yearsKansas City, MO
$26,235
($10,599)
$8,046 16,14776% 1,325 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
8 Truman State University
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Public, 4 yearsKirksville, MO
$16,410
($8,689)
$8,772 4,65561% 1,192 SAT
27 ACT
14 to 1
9 Missouri Baptist University
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$30,548 $13,892 4,86062% 990 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
10 University of Missouri-St Louis
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Public, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$28,532
($11,214)
$7,752 13,87457% 1,160 SAT
26 ACT
19 to 1
11 Missouri State University-Springfield
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Public, 4 yearsSpringfield, MO
$16,498
($8,294)
$6,549 23,50594% 1,105 SAT
23 ACT
20 to 1
12 Southeast Missouri State University
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Public, 4 yearsCape Girardeau, MO
$15,285
($8,715)
$6,205 10,00179% 1,135 SAT 19 to 1
13 Maryville University of Saint Louis
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$27,166 $13,835 10,97992% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
14 Fontbonne University
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$28,200 $17,441 1,11278% 1,045 SAT
22 ACT
10 to 1
15 Rockhurst University
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Private, 4 yearsKansas City, MO
$40,480 $29,770 3,68867% 1,186 SAT
23 ACT
14 to 1
16 William Woods University
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Private, 4 yearsFulton, MO
$26,730 $16,261 2,11468% 1,111 SAT
23 ACT
10 to 1
17 Drury University
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Private, 4 yearsSpringfield, MO
$32,430 $21,660 1,69165% 1,160 SAT
27 ACT
13 to 1
18 Westminster College
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Private, 4 yearsFulton, MO
$32,124 $19,848 60997% 1,020 SAT
21 ACT
10 to 1
19 Stephens College
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, MO
$24,570 $17,193 62264% 1,100 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
20 Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
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Private, 4 yearsFayette, MO
$6,720 $6,383 3,429100% - 16 to 1
Average$28,268
($9,971)
$15,439 171,94173.20% 1,181 SAT 13.60 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020