Most Favored Missouri Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Missouri. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
College of the Ozarks, has the highest yield rate of 66.14% for academic year 2021-2022 in Missouri. Missouri Baptist University is positioned second with 54.63% yield and Washington University in St Louis follows them with 45%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Missouri.
Most Favored Missouri Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1College of the Ozarks
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPoint Lookout, MO
66.14% 2,160 443 293 20.51%
2Missouri Baptist University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSaint Louis, MO
54.63% 699 432 236 61.80%
3Washington University in St Louis
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSaint Louis, MO
45.28% 33,634 4,373 1,980 13.00%
4Hannibal-LaGrange University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHannibal, MO
40.37% 495 322 130 65.05%
5Evangel University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSpringfield, MO
39.41% 1,224 779 307 63.64%
6Missouri Valley College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMarshall, MO
35.58% 2,342 1,543 549 65.88%
7Southwest Baptist University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBolivar, MO
35.56% 871 838 298 96.21%
8Missouri Southern State University
Public, four-yearsJoplin, MO
35.20% 1,695 1,642 578 96.87%
9William Jewell College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLiberty, MO
33.69% 1,402 659 222 47.00%
10University of Missouri-Columbia
Public, four-yearsColumbia, MO
31.69% 19,966 15,283 4,843 76.55%