Colleges in Missouri: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Missouri Colleges Summary

Missouri has a large number of colleges and other post-secondary schools with over 200, the 8th most of any state in the United States. A large number of these are public institutions, nearly 70 of them. Only eight US states have more public adult education schools. However, unlike other states the average number of students per public college is relatively low, as Missouri is one of only nine states with less than 60% of their college students in public schools.

The University of Missouri has three main locations: Columbia, Saint Louis, and Kansas City, and more than 55,000 students. Saint Louis Community College is the largest community college in Missouri and is one of the nine colleges in the state with more than 10,000 students.

There are two large for-profit schools in Missouri. These are Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis. Both of these also have more than 10,000 students. On the smaller side of things, there are 62 schools with less than 100 students. These are mostly personal care schools and technical schools.

The mailing address for the Missouri Department of Higher Education is:

3515 Amazonas Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Website: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/

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Colleges and Universities in Missouri

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
American College of Hair Design Sedalia 40   Yes
Andrews Academy of Cosmetology Sullivan 40   Yes
Aquinas Institute of Theology Saint Louis 245   No
Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Springfield 476   No
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Kansas City Kansas City 178   Yes
Avila University Kansas City 1,831 352 No V: 505-530
M: 480-533
Baptist Bible College and Graduate School Springfield 636 706 Yes
Barnes Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing Saint Louis 632   No
Boonslick Technical Education Center Boonville 11   No
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City 313 225 No
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau 138   Yes
Central Bible College Springfield 673 663 No V: 400-620
M: 400-600
W: 400-600
Central Christian College of the Bible Moberly 451 402 No V: 490-550
M: 470-580
W: 500-590
Central College of Cosmetology Saint Robert 101   Yes
Central Methodist University College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette 2,494   No
Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette 934 690 No V: 420-580
M: 460-480
W: 410-500
Chillicothe Beauty Academy Chillicothe 23   Yes
Clinton Technical School Clinton 3   No
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout 1,364 1,104 No V: 530-590
M: 440-620
W: 460-620
Columbia Area Vocational Technical School Columbia 75   No
Columbia College Columbia 12,954 392 No V: 453-578
M: 535-630
Conception Seminary College Conception 89 125 No
Concorde Career College Kansas City Kansas City 632   No
Concordia Seminary Saint Louis 660 271 No
Cosmetology Concepts Institute Columbia 37   Yes
Cottey College Nevada 323 350 No V: 500-610
M: 450-560
Covenant Theological Seminary Saint Louis 794 325 No
Cox College Springfield 460 21 No
CoxHealth School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Springfield 7   No
CoxHealth School of Radiologic Technology Springfield 46   No
Crowder College Neosho 3,317 250 Yes
Culver Stockton College Canton 849 719 No V: 380-520
M: 470-600
Divas Unlimited Academy St Louis 4   Yes
Drury University Springfield 4,978 938 No
East Central College Union 3,604   Yes
Eclipse School of Cosmetology and Barbering Cape Girardeau 16   Yes
Eden Theological Seminary Webster Grove 213 68 No
Elaine Steven Beauty College Saint Louis 193   Yes
Eldon Career Center Eldon 14   No
Evangel University Springfield 1,657 1,496 No V: 450-610
M: 440-570
W: 460-590
Fontbonne University Saint Louis 2,969 280 No
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology Springfield 221 24 No
Four Rivers Career Center Washington 30   No
Franklin Technology MSSU Joplin 240   Yes
Grabber School of Hair Design Ballwin 88   Yes
Grand River Technical School Chillicothe 78   No
Hair Academy 110 Kirksville 26   Yes
Hannibal Career and Technical Center Hannibal 34   No
Hannibal Lagrange College Hannibal 1,184 499 No V: 400-480
M: 418-500
Harris Stowe State University Saint Louis 1,882 228 Yes
Heritage College Kansas City Kansas City 699   Yes
Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph 114   Yes
House of Heavilin Beauty College Kansas City 40   Yes
House of Heavilin Beauty College 2 Grandview 46   Yes
House of Heavilin Beauty School Blue Springs 111   Yes
Jefferson College Hillsboro 4,865 210 Yes
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City 676 178 Yes
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Kansas City 1,000   No
Kennett Career and Technology Center Kennett 19   Yes
Kenrick Glennon Seminary Saint Louis 70 110 No
Kirksville Area Technical Center Kirksville 53   No
Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton 15   Yes
Lebanon Technology and Career Center Lebanon 31   Yes
Lester E Cox Medical Center School of Medical Technology Springfield 7   No
Lex La Ray Technical Center Lexington 34   Yes
Lincoln University Jefferson City Jefferson City 3,156 1,050 Yes
Lindenwood University Saint Charles 9,633 3,550 No V: 410-490
M: 480-560
W: 420-460
Linn State Technical College Linn 873 144 Yes
Logan College of Chiropractic Chesterfield 1,133   No
Lutheran School of Nursing Saint Louis 151 25 No
Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis 3,422 626 No V: 470-580
M: 470-650
Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science Jefferson City 171   Yes
Messenger College Joplin 79 78 No
Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau 396   Yes
Metropolitan Community College Blue River Independence 2,892   Yes
Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology Kansas City 645   Yes
Metropolitan Community College Longview Lees Summit 5,539   Yes
Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods Kansas City 4,482   Yes
Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley Kansas City 4,540   Yes
Midwest Institute Kirkwood 142   No
Midwest University Wentzville 376 36 No
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City 735 196 No V: 659-661
M: 589-591
W: 659-661
Mineral Area College Park Hills 3,061 211 Yes
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis 4,598 225 No V: 410-470
M: 375-535
Missouri College of Cosmetology North Springfield 179   Yes
Missouri Southern State University Joplin 5,593 720 No
Missouri State University Springfield 19,348 4,000 No
Missouri State University West Plains West Plains 1,757 60 Yes
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla 6,166 1,813 No V: 590-690
M: 525-670
Missouri Valley College Marshall 1,682 990 No V: 410-490
M: 440-550
Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph 5,342 1,102 Yes
Moberly Area Community College Moberly 4,009 54 Yes
Moberly Area Technical Center Moberly 1   Yes
MTTI WellSpring Center for Natural Health & Wellness Kansas City 127   No
National Academy of Beauty Arts Farmington Farmington 93   Yes
National Academy of Beauty Arts Saint Louis Saint Louis 357   Yes
Nazarene Theological Seminary Kansas City 293   No
Neosho Beauty College Neosho 20   Yes
Nevada Regional Technical Center Nevada 37   Yes
New Dimensions School of Hair Design Joplin 32   Yes
Nichols Career Center Jefferson City 71   No
North Central Missouri College Trenton 1,505 140 Yes
Northland Career Center Platte City 39   Yes
Northwest Missouri State University Maryville 6,511 2,977 No V: 440-560
M: 480-610
Ozark Christian College Joplin 669 600 Yes
Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield 10,250   Yes
Paris II Educational Center Gladstone 88   Yes
Park University Parkville 13,259 496 No V: 470-720
M: 550-630
Patricia Stevens College Saint Louis 150   No
Patsy and Robs Academy of Beauty Saint Ann Saint Ann 104   Yes
Pike Lincoln Technical Center Eolia 41   Yes
Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program Poplar Bluff 25   No
Ranken Technical College Saint Louis 1,743   Yes
Regency Beauty Institute Kansas City Kansas City 56   No
Regency Beauty Institute Mehlville Mehlville 27   No
Regency Beauty Institute St. Peters St. Peters 32   No
Research College of Nursing Kansas City 383 120 No
Rockhurst University Kansas City 3,124 949 No V: 500-610
M: 500-660
Rolla Technical Institute Rolla 253   Yes
Saint Louis Christian College Florissant 321   No
Saint Louis Community College Florissant Valley Saint Louis 6,250   Yes
Saint Louis Community College Forest Park Saint Louis 7,230   Yes
Saint Louis Community College Meramec Kirkwood 10,168   Yes
Saint Louis Community College Wildwood Wildwood 910   Yes
Saint Louis University Main Campus Saint Louis 15,539 3,542 No V: 540-650
M: 550-660
Saint Lukes College Kansas City 113   No
Saint Paul School of Theology Kansas City 303 56 No
Salem College of Hairstyling Rolla 49   Yes
Saline County Career Center Marshall 34   No
Sikeston Career and Technology Center Sikeston 54   No
South Central Career Center West Plains 89   Yes
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau 141   No
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau 10,624 2,800 No V: 445-575
M: 448-620
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar 3,539 1,104 No V: 440-590
M: 420-600
St Charles Community College Cottleville 6,933   Yes
St John's Regional Health Center School of Radiologic Technology Springfield 29   No
St Louis College of Health Careers Fenton Fenton 29   Yes
St Louis College of Health Careers Saint Louis Saint Louis 285   Yes
St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis 1,156 380 No
St Louis Hair Academy Saint Louis 23   No
State Fair Community College Sedalia 3,306 114 Yes
Stephens College Columbia 1,050 515 No V: 490-640
M: 490-600
W: 530-620
Texas County Technical Institute Houston 138   Yes
Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff 3,185 184 Yes
Truman Medical Center School for Nurse Anesthesia Kansas City 36   No
Truman State University Kirksville 5,920 2,860 No V: 540-700
M: 570-690
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg 10,918 3,523 No V: 450-580
M: 450-510
W: 420-560
University of Missouri Columbia Columbia 28,405 7,114 No V: 540-660
M: 540-650
University of Missouri Kansas City Kansas City 14,442 883 No V: 530-650
M: 520-680
University of Missouri St Louis Saint Louis 15,527 1,675 No M: 520-620
Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis 13,382 6,419 No V: 680-760
M: 700-780
Waynesville Technical Academy Waynesville 52   Yes
Webster University Saint Louis 19,398 725 No V: 570-630
M: 535-620
W: 590-645
Wentworth Military Academy Lexington 1,139 305 Yes
Westminster College Fulton Fulton 972 504 No V: 480-610
M: 500-620
W: 470-610
William Jewell College Liberty 1,329 896 No V: 540-670
M: 500-610
William Woods University Fulton 2,189 750 No V: 455-595
M: 410-570
W: 450-590
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