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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

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

165 US News

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

165 US News

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

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

94 US News

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

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

Total undergraduates: 776
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: $21,978
Average salary: $33,400
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

120 US News

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

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

216 US News

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

Total undergraduates: 13,746
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,900
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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Best colleges in Missouri 2018

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Total undergraduates: 17,095
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

18 US News
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

Westminster College (MO)

Fulton, MO

147 US News

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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Best colleges in Missouri 2018

William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

147 US News
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: 1,082
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).

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