Average Tuition & Fees $17,463
Average Acceptance Rates 28.75 %
Total Student Population 339,213
Average Graduation Rates 59.27 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 13.10 to 1

Missouri Colleges Distribution

For the academic year 2022-2023, 147 colleges and universities are active in Missouri - 43 public and 104 private schools. By school level, there are 81 four(4) Years or high, 24 community colleges (2-4 years college), and 42 trade/vocational schools (less than 2-years schools) in Missouri. The following table shows the number of schools by school type and level in Missouri.
Missouri College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
School Types
Public43 schools
Private (not-for-profit)65 schools
Private (for-profit)39 schools
School Levels
4 Year or High81 schools
2-4 Year24 schools
Less than 2 year42 schools

Average Key Statistics for Missouri Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Missouri colleges is 28.75% and the average graduation rate is 59.27% in academic year 2022-2023. Total 339,213 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Missouri colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 13.10 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Missouri.
[Chart] Missouri Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Missouri colleges is 17.365853658537 %
Average Retention Rate for Missouri colleges is 71.660869565217 %

2023 Average Tuition & Fees For Missouri Colleges

For the academic year 2022-2023, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Missouri colleges are $15,419 for Missouri residents and $17,463 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $12,537 for in-state students and $15,277 for out-of-state students.
Missouri 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] Missouri State 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Missouri Colleges

Missouri colleges and universities are offering 5,549 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Missouri State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate49152
Associate's Degree62197
Two but less than four years certificate290
Bachelor's Degree2,185214
Post Bachelor's Degree412132
Master's Degree957201
Post Master's Degree14420
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship23524
Doctor's degree - professional practice443
Doctor's degree - other50

Special Learning Opportunities at Missouri State

In Missouri, 2 colleges offer all programs online completely. 71 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 48 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 31 colleges have the ROTC programs and 48 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of Missouri schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at Missouri State
Online Completely2 out of 146 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes71 out of 146 Schools
Graduate Online Classes48 out of 146 Schools
ROTC31 out of 146 Schools
Weekend/Evening College64 out of 146 Schools
Teacher certificate41 out of 146 Schools
Study Abroad48 out of 146 Schools