List of colleges and universities in Missouri Article

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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

The University of Missouri System is a 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 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 State university Doctoral/very high activity research university 33,266 [5] 1839
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City State university Doctoral/high activity research university 16,944 [5] 1933
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla State university Doctoral/high activity research university 8,838 [5] 1870
University of Missouri–St. Louis St. Louis State University Doctoral/high activity research university 16,989 [5] 1963

Public universities

School Location(s) [4] Control [4] Type [4] [b] Enrollment
[4] [6]
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 Master's colleges and universities 5,264 1937
Missouri State University Springfield Public university Master's colleges and universities 24,489 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 14,395 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

School Location(s) [4] Control [4] Type [4] [b] Enrollment
(2009) [4]
Founded Employee Size
Avila University Kansas City Catholic Baccalaureate college 1,837 1916 201-500
Central Methodist University Fayette Methodist Baccalaureate college 1,000 1854 201-500
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout Presbyterian Baccalaureate college 1,600 1906 51-200
Columbia College Columbia private Master's colleges and universities 3,000 1851 1,001-5,000
Cottey College Nevada Nonsectarian Baccalaureate college 325 1884 51-200
Culver–Stockton College Canton Disciples of Christ Baccalaureate college 821 1853 51-200
Drury University Springfield Christian Master's colleges and universities 5,474 1873 201-500
Evangel University Springfield Assemblies of God Baccalaureate college 1,850 1955 51-200
Fontbonne University Clayton Catholic Baccalaureate college 2,950 1923 201-500
Hannibal–LaGrange University Hannibal Christian Baccalaureate college 1,150 1858 51-200
Lindenwood University St. Charles Presbyterian Master's colleges and universities 11,421 [7] 1827 1,001-5,000
Maryville University Town and Country Nonsectarian Baccalaureate college 3,600 1872 NA
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis Evangelical Baccalaureate college 4,615 1957 201-500
Missouri Valley College Marshall Presbyterian Baccalaureate college 1,789 1889 51-200
Park University Parkville Non-denominational Master's colleges and universities 11,013 1875 201-500
Rockhurst University Kansas City Jesuit Master's colleges and universities 3,000 1910 201-500
Saint Louis University St. Louis Jesuit Doctoral/very high activity research university 13,784 1818 1,001-5,000
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau private non-profit Baccalaureate college 200 1928 40
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar Baptist Baccalaureate college 3,000 1878 201-500
Stephens College Columbia private Women's College Baccalaureate college 1,000 1833 201-500
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis Nonsectarian Doctoral/very high activity research university 14,114 1853 10,001+
Webster University Webster Groves private Master's colleges and universities 5,000 1915 1,001-5,000
Westminster College Fulton private Baccalaureate college 1,064 1851 51-200
William Jewell College Liberty private liberal arts [8] Baccalaureate college 1,050 1849 201-500
William Woods University Fulton Disciples of Christ Baccalaureate college 3,000 1870 201-500

Associate's (community) colleges

Public

Private

Theological seminaries

Special focus

See also

Notes

  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. ^ a b c d http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/about/facts/ 2011 University of Missouri System Fast Facts
  6. ^ "First-day enrollment down at MSU". News-Leader.com. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/docs/institutionalResearch/LindenwoodLedger2013/final.pdf[ permanent dead link]
  8. ^ William Jewell College is private with no faith governance, after separating from the Missouri Baptist Convention in 2003. https://baptistnews.com/archives/item/2697-missouri-baptists-cut-funds-for-william-jewell-college
  9. ^ "History". State Technical College of Missouri. Archived from the original on 2014-08-22. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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