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Acceptance Rate 60.37%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 31.15%
Applicants 146,254
Admitted 88,298
Enrolled 27,501

Applying To Missouri Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 60.37% at Missouri colleges and universities where total 146,254 students have applied and 88,298 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.86 and the graduate application fees is $45.71. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Missouri colleges.
General Admission Information of Missouri Colleges
Open Admission Policy89 out of 177 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.86
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.71
Average Acceptance Rate60.37%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.15%
Average Test Scores1,124 SAT / 68 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 146,254 students (61,552 men and 84,567 women) applied to and 88,298 (36,420 men and 51,842 women) students were accepted to admit Missouri Colleges. Among them, 12,054 men and 15,447 women were enrolled into Missouri schools. The average acceptance rate is 60.37% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 31.15%. The table below shows the Missouri colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Missouri Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants146,25461,55284,567
Admitted88,29836,42051,842
Enrolled27,50112,05415,447
Acceptance Rate 60.37% 59.17% 61.30%
Enrollment Ratio 31.15% 33.10% 29.80%
[Chart]Missouri Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Missouri college, 3,656 students (16.44% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 21,458 students (81.42%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,228 and 25th percentile score is 1,020. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 77 and 25th percentile score is 59. 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 Writing511.70616.91
SAT Math508.27610.76
ACT Composite20.3425.63
ACT Math18.8725.16
ACT English19.5026.29
[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

45 Missouri schools require High School GPA and 56 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 33 Missouri colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Missouri colleges.
Admission Checklist for Missouri Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA455
High School Rank425
High School Record (or Transcript)562
Completion of College Preparatory Program727
Recommendations1615
Formal Demonstration of Competencies85
Admission Test Scores338
TOEFL417
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)163