University of Missouri Columbia

Columbia, Missouri


Costs to Attend University of Missouri Columbia

Are you interested in applying to University of Missouri Columbia yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Missouri Residents: $19,131
  • Non Missouri Residents: $33,240
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Missouri Residents: $8,082
  • Tution for non-Missouri Residents: $22,191
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,944
  • Books and Supplies: $930
  • Other Fees: $1,175

The cost per year to attend University of Missouri Columbia is $19,131 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Missouri have a total one year cost of $33,240. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from University of Missouri, Columbia

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Missouri Columbia is $76,524 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $76,524
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $132,960

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Missouri Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,566
  • Non Missouri Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $16,620

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $15,759*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $63,036**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 61%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $6,475
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 22%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,059
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,603

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Missouri Columbia is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for University of Missouri Columbia? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $63,036, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 61% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,759. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Missouri Columbia student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $634.02
  • Amount Borrowed: $63,036.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $13,046.77
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $76,082.77

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Missouri Columbia? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford University of Missouri Columbia, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $76,082.77 is recommended to afford a $634.02 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Missouri Columbia in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,308 to $8,989. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $76,524.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Missouri Columbia.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $26,310, 4 Year Degree: $105,238
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $33,578, 4 Year Degree: $134,314
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $42,856, 4 Year Degree: $171,422
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $49,611, 4 Year Degree: $198,443

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Missouri Columbia are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Missouri residents: $262
  • Cost for one class for Missouri residents (3 credit hours): $786
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $688
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,064
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $2,752

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Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Missouri Columbia for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $8,501 In State / $19,592 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.4% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $8,467 In State / $19,558 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $8,098 In State / $18,754 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.8% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $7,308 In State / $16,890 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $6,960 In State / $16,085 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -2% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $7,100 In State / $16,547 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $6,558 In State / $16,005 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 18.1% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $5,552 In State / $14,705 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.6% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $4,887 In State / $13,332 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $4,726 In State / $12,895 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.2% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $4,581 In State / $12,495 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.2% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $4,439 In State / $12,107 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $4,280 In State / $11,723 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.9% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $4,121 In State / $11,342 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.3% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $3,771 In State / $10,395 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.5% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $3,444 In State / $9,471 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.2% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $3,125 In State / $8,564 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.1% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,812 In State / $7,672 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 15.6% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,432 In State / $6,660 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.8% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $2,082 In State / $5,865 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.6% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,816 In State / $5,188 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.5% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,690 In State / $4,843 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.3% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,590 In State / $4,352 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,492 In State / $4,312 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Missouri Columbia ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $19,131. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 721 $76,524
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 510 $76,524
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 278 $76,524
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 231 $76,524
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 193 $76,524
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 139 $76,524
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 136 $76,524
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 135 $76,524
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 117 $76,524
4 year cost
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 116 $76,524
4 year cost
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 111 $76,524
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 111 $76,524
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 101 $76,524
4 year cost
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 100 $76,524
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 98 $76,524
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 97 $76,524
4 year cost
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 91 $76,524
4 year cost
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 91 $76,524
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 87 $76,524
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 81 $76,524
4 year cost
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 77 $76,524
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 75 $76,524
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 59 $76,524
4 year cost
Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 55 $76,524
4 year cost
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 55 $76,524
4 year cost
Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 53 $76,524
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 51 $76,524
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 48 $76,524
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 48 $76,524
4 year cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 44 $76,524
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 43 $76,524
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 42 $76,524
4 year cost
Housing and Human Environments, General Bachelor's Degree 42 $76,524
4 year cost
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 40 $76,524
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 38 $76,524
4 year cost
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $76,524
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $76,524
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 33 $76,524
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $76,524
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 32 $76,524
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 $76,524
4 year cost
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 28 $76,524
4 year cost
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 28 $76,524
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 27 $76,524
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 24 $76,524
4 year cost
Agricultural Mechanization, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $76,524
4 year cost
Archeology Bachelor's Degree 22 $76,524
4 year cost
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $76,524
4 year cost
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $76,524
4 year cost
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 $76,524
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $76,524
4 year cost
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 21 $76,524
4 year cost
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 20 $76,524
4 year cost
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $76,524
4 year cost
Plant Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $76,524
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 19 $76,524
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 19 $76,524
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 18 $76,524
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 15 $76,524
4 year cost
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 15 $76,524
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $76,524
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 14 $76,524
4 year cost
Physical Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 14 $76,524
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 $76,524
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $76,524
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $76,524
4 year cost
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 11 $76,524
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 $76,524
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $76,524
4 year cost
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $76,524
4 year cost
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Bachelor's Degree 9 $76,524
4 year cost
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 $76,524
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 7 $76,524
4 year cost
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree 7 $76,524
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $76,524
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $76,524
4 year cost
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $76,524
4 year cost
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $76,524
4 year cost
Education, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $76,524
4 year cost

About University of Missouri Columbia

University of Missouri Columbia is a four year public college located in Columbia, Missouri.  Full time enrollment is 29,432 and part time is 4,330.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 20,564 applicants. 16,752 were admitted and 6,501 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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