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Number of
4-year colleges in Missouri

283,892

Students attending
4-year colleges in Missouri

$16,373

Average
in-state tuition

$17,606

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

208 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

Total undergraduates: 1,577
Acceptance rate: 14%
Average annual cost: $13,308
Average salary: $32,800
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, MO

561 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, MO

Total undergraduates: 21,809
Acceptance rate: 84%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $37,400
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

335 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

Total undergraduates: 7,163
Acceptance rate: 79%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $67,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

307 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Total undergraduates: 2,226
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: $23,753
Average salary: $47,900
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

218 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 14,458
Acceptance rate: 64%
Average annual cost: $33,222
Average salary: $54,400
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

244 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Total undergraduates: 6,045
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,700
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

216 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

Total undergraduates: 29,984
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $46,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

517 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 17,327
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $40,600
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

60 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 2018

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 7,540
Acceptance rate: 17%
Average annual cost: $28,824
Average salary: $66,300
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

442 Forbes
William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

Total undergraduates: 1,150
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: $22,782
Average salary: $44,200
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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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