Best Missouri Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Missouri for 2021

There are 104 colleges and universities in Missouri enrolling 388,359 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Missouri below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Missouri offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Missouri is home to nationally ranked institutions like Washington University in St Louis, Saint Louis University Main Campus, Missouri University of Science and Technology and University of Missouri Columbia. The highest ranked college in Missouri is Washington University in St Louis and the top rated public state college is Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Local college options can be explored in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield or other cities.


104 results

List of the Best Missouri Colleges

Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 15,852enrollment
  • $27,108net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
Saint Louis University Main Campus
S
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 14,438enrollment
  • $31,098net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Missouri University of Science and Technology
M
Rolla, MO
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 8,601enrollment
  • $13,954net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1450SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
University of Missouri Columbia
M
Columbia, MO
University of Missouri Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 29,843enrollment
  • $15,850net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61*Avg GPA
Rockhurst University
R
Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,145enrollment
  • $22,688net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1078-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
University of Missouri Kansas City
M
Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri Kansas City

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 16,375enrollment
  • $14,921net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 980-1330SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Truman State University
T
Kirksville, MO
Truman State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 5,853enrollment
  • $12,912net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Webster University
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Saint Louis, MO
Webster University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 11,406enrollment
  • $23,265net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Maryville University of Saint Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
 
Maryville University of Saint Louis

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 9,139enrollment
  • $29,357net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
University of Missouri St Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri St Louis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 16,441enrollment
  • $7,977net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Drury University
D
Springfield, MO
 
Drury University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,730enrollment
  • $19,597net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1045-1225SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
C
Fayette, MO
 
Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,148enrollment
  • $21,215net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1100SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
William Woods University
W
Fulton, MO
 
William Woods University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 2,302enrollment
  • $23,663net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
University of Central Missouri
C
Warrensburg, MO
University of Central Missouri

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 11,487enrollment
  • $13,098net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
Southwest Baptist University
S
Bolivar, MO
 
Southwest Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,357enrollment
  • $18,344net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 890-1165SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Avila University
A
Kansas City, MO
 
Avila University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,649enrollment
  • $17,048net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Fontbonne University
F
Saint Louis, MO
 
Fontbonne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,290enrollment
  • $16,953net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1100SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA
Missouri State University Springfield
M
Springfield, MO
Missouri State University Springfield

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 23,697enrollment
  • $16,134net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA