List of colleges and universities in Missouri

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This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Missouri. For the purposes of this list, colleges and universities are defined as accredited, degree-granting, postsecondary institutions. There are currently 67 such institutions operating in the state, including thirteen public universities, thirty-nine private 4-year institutions, and thirteen community colleges. In addition, many out-of-state institutions offer courses and degrees at locations in Missouri. Classifications are as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.[1]

University of Missouri System[edit]

The University of Missouri System is Missouri's state university system providing centralized administration for four universities, a health care system, an extension program, five research and technology parks, and a publishing press. More than 64,000 students are currently enrolled at its four campuses.[2]Headquartered in Columbia, Missouri on the original campus, the extension program provides distance learning and other educational initiatives statewide.[3] The UM System was created in 1963 when the University of Missouri and its offshoot, the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, were combined with the formerly-private University of Kansas City and a newly created campus in suburban St. Louis.

University of MissouriColumbiaState universityDoctoral/very high activity research university33,762[5]1839
University of Missouri–Kansas CityKansas CityState universityDoctoral/high activity research university15,473[6]1933
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaState universityDoctoral/high activity research university7,521[7]1870
University of Missouri–St. LouisSt. LouisState UniversityDoctoral/high activity research university16,809[8]1963

Public universities[edit]

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Harris-Stowe State UniversitySt. LouisHistorically black* Public universityBaccalaureate College1,8541857
Lincoln UniversityJefferson CityHistorically black public universityMaster’s colleges and universities3,1091866
Missouri Southern State UniversityJoplinPublic universityBaccalaureate College5,2641937
Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldState UniversityMaster’s colleges and universities24,4891905
Missouri Western State UniversitySt. JosephPublic universityBaccalaureate College5,5081915
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMaryvillePublic universityMaster’s colleges and universities6,6871905
Southeast Missouri State UniversityCape GirardeauPublic universityMaster’s colleges and universities10,7381873
Truman State UniversityKirksvillePublic universityMaster’s colleges and universities5,8801867
University of Central MissouriWarrensburgPublic universityMaster’s colleges and universities11,0631871

Private colleges and universities[edit]

Avila UniversityKansas CityCatholicBaccalaureate College1,8371916
Central Methodist UniversityFayetteMethodistBaccalaureate College1,0001854
College of the OzarksPoint LookoutPresbyterianBaccalaureate College1,6001906
Columbia CollegeColumbiaDisciples of ChristMaster’s Colleges and Universities3,0001851
Culver-Stockton CollegeCantonDisciples of ChristBaccalaureate College8211853
Drury UniversitySpringfieldChristianMaster’s colleges and universities5,4741873
Evangel UniversitySpringfieldPentecostalBaccalaureate College1,8501955
Fontbonne UniversityClaytonCatholicBaccalaureate College2,9501923
Hannibal-LaGrange UniversityHannibalChristianBaccalaureate College1,1501858
Lindenwood UniversitySt. CharlesPresbyterianMaster’s colleges and universities11,421[10]1827
Maryville UniversityTown and CountryNonsectarianBaccalaureate College3,6001872
Missouri Baptist UniversitySt. LouisEvangelicalBaccalaureate College4,6151957
Missouri Valley CollegeMarshallPresbyterianBaccalaureate College1,7891889
Park UniversityParkvilleMaster’s colleges and universities12501875
Rockhurst UniversityKansas CityJesuitMaster’s Colleges and Universities3,0001910
Saint Louis UniversitySt. LouisJesuitDoctoral/very high activity research university13,7841818
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivarBaptistBaccalaureate College3,0001878
Stephens CollegeColumbiaprivate Women's CollegeBaccalaureate College1,0001833
Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisNonsectarianDoctoral/very high activity research university14,1141853
Webster UniversityWebster GrovesNon-denominationalMaster’s colleges and universities5,0001915
Westminster CollegeFultonPresbyterianBaccalaureate College1,0641851
WGU MissouriStatewide (online)Master’s Colleges and Universities1,183 (October 2014)2013
William Jewell CollegeLibertyBaptistBaccalaureate College1,0501849
William Woods UniversityFultonDisciples of ChristBaccalaureate College3,0001870

Associate's (Community) Colleges[edit]



Theological Seminaries[edit]

Special focus[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "History of the University". Curators of the University of Missouri. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ About the University of Missouri Extension
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)". U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  6. ^ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  7. ^ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  8. ^ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  9. ^ News-Leader staff (22 August 2011). "First-day enrollment down at MSU". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ "History". State Technical College of Missouri. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

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