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Number of
4-year colleges in Missouri

277,426

Students attending
4-year colleges in Missouri

$16,554

Average
in-state tuition

$17,821

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

235 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

Total undergraduates: 1,773
Acceptance rate: 14%
Average annual cost: $13,308
Average salary: $32,800
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

499 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 2,795
Acceptance rate: 92%
Average annual cost: $26,654
Average salary: $46,200
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

246 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

Total undergraduates: 7,192
Acceptance rate: 79%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $67,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

203 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Total undergraduates: 2,176
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

199 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 14,373
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

249 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Total undergraduates: 6,289
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

223 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

Total undergraduates: 27,923
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $46,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

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 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

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 2018

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 3,732
Acceptance rate: 46%
Average annual cost: $24,717
Average salary: $41,100
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Westminster College (MO)

Fulton, MO

487 Forbes

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Westminster College (MO)

Fulton, MO

Total undergraduates: 972
Acceptance rate: 65%
Average annual cost: $20,601
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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