Acceptance Rate 62.06%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 28.18%
Applicants 149,905
Admitted 93,032
Enrolled 26,219

Applying To Missouri Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 62.06% at Missouri colleges and universities where total 149,905 students have applied and 93,032 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Missouri colleges.
General Admission Information of Missouri Colleges
Open Admission Policy89 out of 177 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate62.06%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.18%
Average Test Scores1,135 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 149,905 students (63,338 men and 86,567 women) applied to and 93,032 (38,574 men and 54,458 women) students were accepted to admit Missouri Colleges. Among them, 11,408 men and 14,811 women were enrolled into Missouri schools. The average acceptance rate is 62.06% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 28.18%. The table below shows the Missouri colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Missouri Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 62.06% 60.90% 62.91%
Enrollment Ratio 28.18% 29.57% 27.20%
[Chart]Missouri Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Missouri college, 3,120 students (16.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 19,269 students (82.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,235 and 25th percentile score is 1,035. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 77 and 25th percentile score is 57. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Missouri colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Missouri Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing519.00614.00
SAT Math516.00621.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English19.0026.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Missouri Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Missouri Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Missouri Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Missouri State, 80 schools use semester calendar systems and 7 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester80 out of 177 schools
Quarter7 out of 177 schools
Trimester5 out of 177 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 177 schools
Other academic year14 out of 177 schools
Differs by program30 out of 177 schools
Continuous31 out of 177 schools
Un-Known/Other7 out of 177 schools
Next table describes credits that Missouri colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits86 out of 177 schools
Credits for Life Experiences56 out of 177 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits95 out of 177 schools
Credit for Military Training77 out of 177 schools

Application Requirements

43 Missouri schools require High School GPA and 52 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 15 Missouri colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Missouri colleges.
Admission Checklist for Missouri Colleges
High School GPA434
High School Rank423
High School Record (or Transcript)522
Completion of College Preparatory Program724
Formal Demonstration of Competencies74
Admission Test Scores1510
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)153