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Missouri Business Colleges

67 Colleges
18,518 Yearly Graduations
$58,623 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,883 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Missouri is ranked #17 in the country with 18,518 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $14,656 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,218 a year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,221 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,689 Yearly Degrees
$28,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Webster University is 8,197, of which 2,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,022 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

58% of Webster students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,270 a year. Webster has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Webster is $33,700.

#2

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,687 Yearly Degrees
$10,723 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 31,089, of which 23,383 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,344 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mizzou, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at Mizzou take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,188 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,590 Yearly Degrees
$7,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri State University - Springfield is 23,505, of which 19,621 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,128 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

53% of Missouri State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri State is $32,000.

#4

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,407 Yearly Degrees
$11,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,347 students at Columbia College Missouri in total, 7,861 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,162 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Columbia College Missouri take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,563 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#5

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,354 Yearly Degrees
$8,651 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,504 undergraduates at Park University, of which 3,763 are full-time, and there are 10,165 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Park University is 4.3 years.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,826 a year. Park University has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#6

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,313 Yearly Degrees
$56,893 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,653 undergraduates at WUSTL, of which 7,077 are full-time, and there are 15,449 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at WUSTL. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at WUSTL take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,434 a year. WUSTL has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WUSTL with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $56,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,041 Yearly Degrees
$18,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,382 students at Lindenwood University in total, 4,822 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,199 are full-time. It takes the average Lindenwood University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

66% of Lindenwood University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lindenwood University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
821 Yearly Degrees
$11,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - St Louis is 13,874, of which 10,973 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,889 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMSL, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

44% of UMSL students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,004 a year. UMSL has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMSL with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
607 Yearly Degrees
$47,124 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Louis University is 12,229, of which 7,723 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,847 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.1 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

54% of SLU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,254 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
533 Yearly Degrees
$10,785 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,147 students at UMKC in total, 11,027 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,071 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
432 Yearly Degrees
$8,033 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,001 students at Southeast Missouri State University in total, 8,929 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,823 are full-time. It takes the average Southeast Missouri State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

51% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,719 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
429 Yearly Degrees
$27,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maryville University of Saint Louis is 10,979, of which 5,504 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,249 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maryville U is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

57% of Maryville U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,823 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Maryville U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
392 Yearly Degrees
$8,306 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,959 students at UCM in total, 7,629 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,009 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UCM is 4.5 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at UCM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $32,500.

#14

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
310 Yearly Degrees
$8,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwest Missouri State University is 7,267, of which 5,482 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,813 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Northwest is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

62% of Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,533 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,400 during the early-career years.

#15

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
309 Yearly Degrees
$39,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,688 students at Rockhurst in total, 2,746 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,845 are full-time. Rockhurst has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

59% of Rockhurst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,218 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rockhurst with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
288 Yearly Degrees
$7,462 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri Southern State University is 5,045, of which 4,927 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,443 are full-time. It takes the average Missouri Southern undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,985 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#17

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
261 Yearly Degrees
$8,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,655 students at Truman State in total, 4,389 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,687 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

39% of Truman State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,831 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Missouri Baptist University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$29,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri Baptist University is 4,860, of which 4,046 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,380 are full-time. For undergraduates at MBU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,676 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MBU is $29,800.

#19

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
168 Yearly Degrees
$4,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,206 students at Saint Louis Community College in total, 5,411 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$4,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ozarks Technical Community College is 11,237, which includes 5,359 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at OTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,662 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

#21

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$7,452 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri Western State University is 4,911, of which 4,717 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,039 are full-time. For undergraduates at Missouri Western, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Roughly 55% of students at Missouri Western take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,449 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri Western is $28,600.

#22

Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
146 Yearly Degrees
$25,037 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Evangel University is 1,999, of which 1,511 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,382 are full-time. For undergraduates at Evangel, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

89% of Evangel students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,355 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Evangel is $30,300.

#23

Drury University

Springfield, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees
$30,915 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,409 undergraduates at Drury University, of which 1,383 are full-time, and there are 1,691 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Drury University is 4.4 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Drury University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$6,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies is 3,429, of which 3,123 students are undergraduates and of those, 955 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

100% of CMU CGES students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,500 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from CMU CGES with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$27,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 816 undergraduates at Fontbonne University, of which 728 are full-time, and there are 1,112 students altogether. For undergraduates at Fontbonne University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Fontbonne University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,299 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 William Woods University 105
27 Three Rivers College 98
28 Avila University 94
29 Missouri University of Science and Technology 92
30 William Jewell College 88
31 Crowder College 87
32 College of the Ozarks 83
32 Drury University - College of Continuing Professional Studies 83
34 Missouri Valley College 82
35 Culver - Stockton College 81
35 Lincoln University 81
37 North Central Missouri College 75
38 Southwest Baptist University 74
38 Hannibal - LaGrange University 74
40 Westminster College Missouri 63
41 Harris - Stowe State University 60
42 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City 59
43 State Technical College of Missouri 40
43 Bryan University 40
45 Ranken Technical College 39
46 Jefferson College 33
46 State Fair Community College 33
48 DeVry University - Missouri 30
48 Stephens College 30
50 Mineral Area College 29
51 St Charles Community College 26
51 Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts 26
53 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 24
54 Cottey College 23
55 Missouri State University - West Plains 21
56 American Business and Technology University 18
57 Moberly Area Community College 16
58 Baptist Bible College 12
59 East Central College 10
60 Calvary University 8
60 Metro Business College - Jefferson City 8
62 City Vision University 7
63 Urshan College 5
64 Metro Business College - Cape Girardeau 4
65 Metro Business College - Rolla 2
66 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1
67 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center 0

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