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.

School Location(s)[4] Control[4] Type[4][b] Enrollment
[4]
Founded
University of Missouri Columbia Flagship state university Doctoral/very high activity research university 33,762[5] 1839
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City State university Doctoral/high activity research university 15,473[6] 1933
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla State university Doctoral/high activity research university 7,521[7] 1870
University of Missouri–St. Louis St. Louis State University Doctoral/high activity research university 16,809[8] 1963

Public universities[edit]

School Location(s)[4] Control[4] Type[4][b] Enrollment
[4] [9]
Founded
Harris-Stowe State University St. Louis Historically black* Public university Baccalaureate College 1,854 1857
Lincoln University Jefferson City Historically black public university Master’s colleges and universities 3,109 1866
Missouri Southern State University Joplin Public university Baccalaureate College 5,264 1937
Missouri State University Springfield Public university Master’s colleges and universities 18,748 1905
Missouri Western State University St. Joseph Public university Baccalaureate College 5,508 1915
Northwest Missouri State University Maryville Public university Master’s colleges and universities 6,687 1905
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau Public university Master’s colleges and universities 10,738 1873
Truman State University Kirksville Public university Master’s colleges and universities 5,880 1867
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg Public university Master’s colleges and universities 11,063 1871
  • - Harris Teachers College was the City of St.Louis' teachers college for white students and Stowe Teachers College was for black students until 1954, when the School Board merged the two.

Private colleges and universities[edit]

School Location(s)[4] Control[4] Type[4][b] Enrollment
(2009)[4]
Founded
Avila University Kansas City Catholic Baccalaureate College 1,837 1916
Central Methodist University Fayette Methodist Baccalaureate College 1,000 1854
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout Presbyterian Baccalaureate College 1,600 1906
Columbia College Columbia Disciples of Christ Master’s Colleges and Universities 3,000 1851
Culver-Stockton College Canton Disciples of Christ Baccalaureate College 821 1853
Drury University Springfield Christian Master’s colleges and universities 5,474 1873
Evangel University Springfield Pentecostal Baccalaureate College 1,850 1955
Fontbonne University Clayton Catholic Baccalaureate College 2,950 1923
Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal Christian Baccalaureate College 1,150 1858
Lindenwood University St. Charles Presbyterian Master’s colleges and universities 11,421[10] 1827
Maryville University Town and Country Nonsectarian Baccalaureate College 3,600 1872
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis Evangelical Baccalaureate College 4,615 1957
Missouri Valley College Marshall Presbyterian Baccalaureate College 1,789 1889
Park University Parkville Master’s colleges and universities 1250 1875
Rockhurst University Kansas City Jesuit Master’s Colleges and Universities 3,000 1910
Saint Louis University St. Louis Jesuit Doctoral/very high activity research university 13,784 1818
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar Baptist Baccalaureate College 3,000 1878
Stephens College Columbia private Women's College Baccalaureate College 1,000 1833
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis Nonsectarian Doctoral/very high activity research university 14,114 1853
Webster University Webster Groves Non-denominational Master’s colleges and universities 5,000 1915
Westminster College Fulton Presbyterian Baccalaureate College 1,064 1851
William Jewell College Liberty Baptist Baccalaureate College 1,050 1849
William Woods University Fulton Disciples of Christ Baccalaureate College 3,000 1870

Associate's (Community) Colleges[edit]

Theological Seminaries[edit]

Special focus[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/classifications/sub.asp?key=791
  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. ^ http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/about/facts/ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  6. ^ http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/about/facts/ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  7. ^ http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/about/facts/ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  8. ^ http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/about/facts/ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  9. ^ News-Leader staff (22 August 2011). "First-day enrollment down at MSU". News-Leader.com. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/docs/institutionalResearch/LindenwoodLedger2013/final.pdf

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