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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Missouri

Missouri Valley College has the lowest graduation rate of 23% for academic year 2019-2020 in Missouri. Lincoln University is ranked second with 27% and Columbia College follows them with 28%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have low graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the highest graduation rates in Missouri.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Missouri
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Missouri Valley College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMarshall, MO
23%50%44%
2Lincoln University
Public, 4 or more yearsJefferson City, MO
27%38%50%
3Columbia College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsColumbia, MO
28%-69%
4Missouri Southern State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJoplin, MO
32%28%61%
5Missouri Western State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSaint Joseph, MO
38%14%62%
6Hannibal-LaGrange University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHannibal, MO
41%41%59%
7Missouri Baptist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSaint Louis, MO
45%-66%
8Southwest Baptist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBolivar, MO
46%27%71%
9Stephens College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsColumbia, MO
46%-64%
10Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFayette, MO
47%27%73%
11Lindenwood University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSaint Charles, MO
50%32%70%
12University of Missouri-Kansas City
Public, 4 or more yearsKansas City, MO
50%-73%
13Southeast Missouri State University
Public, 4 or more yearsCape Girardeau, MO
50%-74%
14University of Central Missouri
Public, 4 or more yearsWarrensburg, MO
51%27%70%
15Culver-Stockton College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCanton, MO
52%24%67%
16University of Missouri-St Louis
Public, 4 or more yearsSaint Louis, MO
52%-76%
17Northwest Missouri State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMaryville, MO
52%31%78%
18Fontbonne University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSaint Louis, MO
54%-74%
19Avila University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsKansas City, MO
55%8%68%
20Evangel University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSpringfield, MO
56%-79%