Best Missouri Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Missouri for 2020

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. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion 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, William Jewell College, Saint Louis University Main Campus and Truman State University. The highest ranked college in Missouri is Washington University in St Louis and the top rated public state college is Truman State University.

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

104 results found

List of the Best Missouri Colleges

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

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 15,852enrollment
  • $27,777net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
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William Jewell College
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Liberty, MO
William Jewell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 808enrollment
  • $20,916net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Saint Louis University Main Campus
S
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 14,438enrollment
  • $31,718net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Truman State University
T
Kirksville, MO
Truman State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 5,853enrollment
  • $12,512net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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College of the Ozarks
t
Point Lookout, MO
College of the Ozarks

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,565enrollment
  • $13,498net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1300SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Rockhurst University
R
Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,145enrollment
  • $23,291net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Webster University
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Saint Louis, MO
Webster University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 11,406enrollment
  • $23,835net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
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University of Missouri Columbia
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Columbia, MO
University of Missouri Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 29,843enrollment
  • $17,762net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61*Avg GPA
Missouri University of Science and Technology
M
Rolla, MO
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 8,601enrollment
  • $14,133net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Drury University
D
Springfield, MO
 
Drury University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,730enrollment
  • $19,706net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
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Stephens College
S
Columbia, MO
Stephens College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 756enrollment
  • $23,222net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 970-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
University of Missouri Kansas City
M
Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri Kansas City

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 16,375enrollment
  • $14,864net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1340SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
William Woods University
W
Fulton, MO
 
William Woods University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 2,302enrollment
  • $21,573net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
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University of Missouri St Louis
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Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri St Louis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 16,441enrollment
  • $9,150net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Ozark Christian College
O
Joplin, MO
 
Ozark Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 608enrollment
  • $14,971net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.32*Avg GPA
Maryville University of Saint Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
 
Maryville University of Saint Louis

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 9,139enrollment
  • $30,921net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
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Southwest Baptist University
S
Bolivar, MO
 
Southwest Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,357enrollment
  • $18,401net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Culver Stockton College
C
Canton, MO
 
Culver Stockton College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,068enrollment
  • $20,299net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA