University Of Missouri St Louis

University Of Missouri St Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, also known as UMSL, is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. It was founded in 1963. In 2007, UMSL's information systems business faculty were ranked 3rd in the nation in productivity. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optometry
  • Continuing Education & Outreach
  • Graduate School
  • Pierre Laclede Honors College
  • School of Social Work

University of Missouri-St. Louis's sports teams are nicknamed the Tritons.

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University of Missouri-St Louis
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Saint Louis , MO 63121-4400
General Phone: (314) 516-5000

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University of Missouri-St Louis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management780business, business management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching554education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, physical education teaching ...
Liberal Arts384women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine250registered nursing
Science171biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling148psychology, school psychology
Media144communication studies, mass communication
Family and Social Work140public administration, social work
Security and Law Enforcement116criminology
Medicine52gerontology, optometry
Engineering46civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science
Fine Arts30fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, fine arts studies
Photography and Commercial Art23photography, drawing, printmaking
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy
Design13graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Music4music, music performance
Medical Support and Technology2cytotechnologist, ophthalmic support services

Number of programs and degrees for University of Missouri-St Louis in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate649
Bachelor's degree2,01652
Master's degree72930
Doctor's degree6210
Post-master's certificate282
First-professional degree381

University of Missouri-St Louis Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Missouri-St Louis had a total enrollment of 15,527 students (9,650 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 20%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 14%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 9%
20-21 13%
22-24 21%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%

University of Missouri-St Louis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 27 %

University of Missouri-St Louis Room and Board (2007)

University of Missouri-St Louis offers campus housing for 1,675 of its 9,650 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Louis, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Missouri-St Louis Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math520620
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Missouri-St Louis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,595
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,686
Room and board $ 8,324
Room charge $ 5,610
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,172
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 7,996

Financial Aid:
University of Missouri-St Louis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 251900)

University of Missouri-St Louis Faculty

University of Missouri-St Louis has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3854
Non-tenured and not on tenure track103129

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year25$123,4619$104,044
Associate professorcalendar year20$95,60212$87,674
Assistant professorcalendar year4$76,8959$72,433
Lecturercalendar year10$76,55017$63,598
No academic rankcalendar year2*3$30,144
All faculty totalcalendar year61$101,67150$76,239

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year75$97,29124$86,700
Associate professoracademic year67$70,47464$61,824
Assistant professoracademic year49$61,11477$58,551
Instructoracademic year1*0*
Lectureracademic year10$38,23824$42,375
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year203$76,280190$61,049

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Missouri-St Louis Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports325183

University of Missouri-St Louis Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Svcs and Allied Professions, Other

Optometry (OD)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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