Community Colleges in Missouri

The 2021 Directory of Missouri Community Colleges and Costs

Missouri Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend community college in Missouri?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Missouri was $8,637 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $179 from the 2018-2019 average of $8,458 and represents a 2.12% annual increase. The list of Missouri community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 18 community colleges and universities in Missouri, the most popular being Saint Louis Community College with 6,580 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,320. Metropolitan Community College Longview is the most expensive community school in Missouri with an in-state tuition of $5,460.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Missouri colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Missouri or cheap Missouri colleges guide.

<Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Missouri Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri

$3,552 NA NA
East Central College

Union, Missouri

$3,528 NA NA
Jefferson College

Hillsboro, Missouri

$5,040 NA NA
Linn State Technical College

Linn, Missouri

$5,258 NA NA
Metropolitan Community College Blue River

Independence, Missouri

$4,530 NA NA
Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology

Kansas City, Missouri

$4,530 NA NA
Metropolitan Community College Longview

Lees Summit, Missouri

$5,460 NA NA
Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods

Kansas City, Missouri

$4,530 NA NA
Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley

Kansas City, Missouri

$4,530 NA NA
Mineral Area College

Park Hills, Missouri

$4,730 NA NA
Missouri State University West Plains

West Plains, Missouri

$3,900 NA NA
Moberly Area Community College

Moberly, Missouri

$4,590 NA NA
North Central Missouri College

Trenton, Missouri

$4,440 NA NA
Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri

$3,939 NA NA
Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri

$4,320 NA NA
St Charles Community College

Cottleville, Missouri

$3,816 NA NA
State Fair Community College

Sedalia, Missouri

$4,080 NA NA
Three Rivers Community College

Poplar Bluff, Missouri

$4,200 NA NA