Missouri Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Missouri

Colleges and universities in Missouri have a lot to offer in terms of educational opportunities. The state itself, known for barbecue, beer and professional sports, is a good place to be for the college years and beyond. What more could a 20-something want? St. Louis has been ranked one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S., the 15th best city for young professionals, and one of the nation's best cities for singles. And, over the last decade, it's experienced a population boom in college-educated young adults.


The state of Missouri is also thriving economically, with careers in agribusiness, business, energy and bioscience, in particular, experiencing exponential growth. In 2011, there were 11 Missouri-based companies on the Fortune 500 list, including pharmacy benefit management leader Express Scripts, Emerson Electric and the Reinsurance Group of America. Students at colleges in Missouri who are studying business, defense, life sciences, information technology and transportation/logistics could find job prospects that deliver.

Where colleges in Missouri could lead you

Today, Ford, Daimler Chrysler and General Motors have assembly plants in Missouri. Additionally, alternative energy is a major industry; the state has four ethanol plants. A state initiative committed to making Missouri a national leader in biosciences means that careers in this industry could grow rapidly in the coming years. Missouri's finance sector is also an area experiencing growth. According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean earned wages for workers in some of the growing careers in Missouri were:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $59,980
  2. Biomedical engineers: $59,550
  3. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks:$32,580
  4. Computer support specialists: $44,140
  5. General and operations managers: $92,270
  6. Network systems and data communication analysts:$67,720
  7. Physicians and surgeons:$161,840

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the World Fair, where innovations like the electrical outlet and plug, the electrical typewriter, and the ice cream cone first debuted. Missouri's history is one of looking to the future--and with an education from Missouri colleges and universities, you could build a future there too.

See also: Missouri Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Avila University
            Kansas City, Missouri
            Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
            Kansas City, Missouri
            Central Bible College
            Springfield, Missouri
            Cleveland Chiropractic College
            Kansas City, Missouri; also Los Angeles, California
            College of the Ozarks
            Point Lookout, Missouri
            Crowder College
            Neosho, Missouri
            Culver-Stockton College
            Canton, Missouri
            Drury University
            Springfield, Missouri
            Fontbonne University
            St. Louis, MIssouri
            Graceland University
            Lamoni, Iowa; also Independence MO
            Hannibal-Lagrange College
            Hannibal, Missouri
            Holmes Community College
            Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland, Mississippi
            Jefferson College
            Hillsboro, Missouri
            Lindenwood University
            St. Charles, Missouri
            Maryville University of Saint Louis
            Saint Louis, Missouri
            Messenger College
            Joplin, Missouri
            Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods
            Kansas City, Missouri
            Mineral Area College
            Park Hills, Missouri
            Missouri Baptist University
            St. Louis, Missouri
            Missouri Southern State University
            Joplin, Missouri
            Missouri University of Science and Technology
            Rolla, Missouri
            Missouri Valley College
            Marshall, Missouri
            Missouri Western State University
            St. Joseph, Missouri
            North Central Missouri College
            Trenton, Missouri
            Northwest Missouri State University
            Maryville, Missouri
            Ozark Christian College
            Joplin, Missouri
            Ozarks Technical Community College
            Springfield, Missouri
            Park University
            Parkville, Missouri
            Rockhurst University
            Kansas City, Missouri
            Southeast Missouri State University
            Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            Southwest Baptist University
            Bolivar, Missouri
            St. Charles Community College
            St. Peters, Missouri
            State Fair Community College
            Sedalia, Jefferson City, Missouri
            State Technical College of Missouri
            Linn, Missouri
            Stephens College
            Columbia, Missouri
            Three Rivers College
            Poplar Bluff, Missouri
            Truman State University
            Kirksville, Missouri
            University of Central Missouri
            Warrensburg, Missouri
            University of Missouri
            Columbia, MO
            University of Missouri - Kansas City
            Kansas City, MO
            University of Missouri - St Louis
            St. Louis, MO
            Washington University in St. Louis
            St. Louis, Missouri
            Webster University
            St. Louis, Missouri; campuses in several states and worldwide
            Wentworth Military Academy & College
            Lexington, Kentucky
            Westminster College
            Fulton, Missouri
            William Jewell College
            Liberty, Missouri
            William Woods University
            Fulton, Missouri
            Baptist Bible College
            Springfield, Missouri
            Central Christian College of the Bible
            Moberly, Missouri
            Central Methodist College
            Fayette, Missouri
            Columbia College
            Columbia, Missouri
            Concordia Seminary
            St. Louis, Missouri
            Cottey College
            Nevada, Missouri
            East Central College
            Union, Sullivan, Washington, St. Clair, Rolla, Missouri
            Evangel University
            Springfield, Missouri
            The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
            Springfield, Missouri
            Global University
            Springfield, Missouri
            Grantham University
            Kansas City, Missouri
            Harris-Stowe State University
            St. Louis, Missouri
            Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
            St. Louis, Missouri