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Number of
4-year colleges in Missouri

240,246

Students attending
4-year colleges in Missouri

$16,605

Average
in-state tuition

$17,872

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

235 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

Total undergraduates: 1,508
Acceptance rate: 13%
Average annual cost: $13,498
Average salary: $32,800
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

499 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 3,183
Acceptance rate: 91%
Average annual cost: $30,921
Average salary: $46,200
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

246 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

Total undergraduates: 6,919
Acceptance rate: 83%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $67,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

203 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Total undergraduates: 2,208
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: $23,291
Average salary: $47,900
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

199 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 9,910
Acceptance rate: 64%
Average annual cost: $31,718
Average salary: $54,400
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

249 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Total undergraduates: 5,898
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,700
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

223 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

Total undergraduates: 23,799
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $46,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

36 Forbes
Washington University's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University's faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of student

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 7,675
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $27,777
Average salary: $66,300
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

507 Forbes
Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 3,074
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: $23,835
Average salary: $41,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Westminster College (MO)

Fulton, MO

487 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2019

Westminster College (MO)

Fulton, MO

Total undergraduates: 767
Acceptance rate: 90%
Average annual cost: $20,181
Average salary: $41,600
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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