Missouri Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Missouri?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Missouri was $6,637 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $202 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,435 and represents a 3.14% annual increase. The list of Missouri public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Missouri and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 31 public colleges and universities in Missouri, the most popular being University of Missouri Columbia with 28,893 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,460. University of Missouri St Louis is the most expensive public school in Missouri with an in-state tuition of $9,590.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Missouri Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Crowder College
Neosho, 2,223 Students
$3,288 - -
East Central College
Union, 1,385 Students
$2,928 - -
Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, 1,159 Students
$4,896 - -
Jefferson College
Hillsboro, 2,261 Students
$4,740 - -
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, 1,902 Students
$6,270 - -
Linn State Technical College
Linn, 1,029 Students
$4,980 - -
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, 6,487 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, 2,739 Students
$4,700 - -
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, 4,493 Students
$5,501 23 63
Missouri State University Springfield
Springfield, 16,712 Students
$6,300 52 72
Missouri State University West Plains
West Plains, 987 Students
$3,720 - -
Missouri University of Science and Technology  Best Value
Rolla, 7,431 Students
$7,896 66 78
Missouri Western State University
Saint Joseph, 3,532 Students
$6,035 - -
Moberly Area Community College
Moberly, 2,307 Students
$4,410 - -
North Central Missouri College
Trenton, 713 Students
$4,350 - -
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, 5,359 Students
$4,501 45 76