Best Missouri Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Missouri for 2022

There are 104 colleges and universities in Missouri enrolling 356,087 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

  • 15,449enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.21Avg Weighted 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

  • 12,229enrollment
  • $27,872net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.94Avg 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

  • 7,642enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1238-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
University of Missouri Columbia
M
Columbia, MO
University of Missouri Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 31,089enrollment
  • $16,930net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Estimated Avg GPA
Truman State University
T
Kirksville, MO
Truman State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 4,655enrollment
  • $12,621net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Rockhurst University
R
Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $21,518net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1225SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of Missouri Kansas City
M
Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri Kansas City

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 16,147enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1315SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Webster University
W
Saint Louis, MO
Webster University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 8,197enrollment
  • $23,548net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1078-1260SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Estimated Avg GPA
University of Missouri St Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri St Louis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 13,874enrollment
  • $10,039net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1255SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Drury University
D
Springfield, MO
 
Drury University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,691enrollment
  • $19,190net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
University of Central Missouri
C
Warrensburg, MO
University of Central Missouri

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 9,959enrollment
  • $13,394net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Southwest Baptist University
S
Bolivar, MO
 
Southwest Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,039enrollment
  • $18,202net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 950-1153SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted 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

#13 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,141enrollment
  • $25,290net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg Weighted GPA
Missouri State University Springfield
M
Springfield, MO
Missouri State University Springfield

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 23,505enrollment
  • $16,804net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Fontbonne University
F
Saint Louis, MO
 
Fontbonne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,112enrollment
  • $16,531net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Avila University
A
Kansas City, MO
 
Avila University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,414enrollment
  • $18,711net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Northwest Missouri State University
N
Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 7,267enrollment
  • $13,375net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Lindenwood University
L
Saint Charles, MO
Lindenwood University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 7,382enrollment
  • $18,054net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA