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Missouri Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Missouri?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Missouri was $8,684 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $22 from the 2015-2016 average of $8,662 and represents a 0.25% 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 $4,200. Metropolitan Community College Longview is the most expensive community school in Missouri with an in-state tuition of $5,280.

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.

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, 1,943 Students
$3,372 - -
East Central College
Union, 1,219 Students
$2,928 - -
Jefferson College
Hillsboro, 1,989 Students
$4,770 - -
Linn State Technical College
Linn, 1,213 Students
$5,040 - -
Metropolitan Community College Blue River
Independence, 1,582 Students
$4,530 - -
Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology
Kansas City, 258 Students
$4,530 - -
Metropolitan Community College Longview
Lees Summit, 6,550 Students
$5,280 - -
Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods
Kansas City, 2,121 Students
$4,530 - -
Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley
Kansas City, 1,638 Students
$4,530 - -
Mineral Area College
Park Hills, 1,742 Students
$4,730 - -
Missouri State University West Plains
West Plains, 806 Students
$3,750 - -
Moberly Area Community College
Moberly, 2,211 Students
$4,470 - -
North Central Missouri College
Trenton, 681 Students
$4,350 - -
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, 5,509 Students
$3,840 - -
Saint Louis Community College
Saint Louis, 6,580 Students
$4,200 - -
St Charles Community College
Cottleville, 3,167 Students
$3,696 - -
State Fair Community College
Sedalia, 2,290 Students
$3,840 - -
Three Rivers Community College
Poplar Bluff, 1,638 Students
$4,200 - -