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Missouri Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Missouri?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Missouri was $6,821 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $386 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,435 and represents a 6% 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 25,265 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,637. University of Missouri St Louis is the most expensive public school in Missouri with an in-state tuition of $9,792.

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 - -
Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, 1,398 Students
$4,944 - -
Jefferson College
Hillsboro, 1,989 Students
$4,770 - -
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, 1,730 Students
$6,270 - -
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 Southern State University
Joplin, 4,201 Students
$6,503 22 59
Missouri State University Springfield
Springfield, 16,509 Students
$6,360 47 68
Missouri State University West Plains
West Plains, 806 Students
$3,750 - -
Missouri University of Science and Technology  Best Value
Rolla, 7,117 Students
$8,061 64 78
Missouri Western State University
Saint Joseph, 3,673 Students
$6,285 - -
Moberly Area Community College
Moberly, 2,211 Students
$4,470 - -
North Central Missouri College
Trenton, 681 Students
$4,350 - -
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, 5,380 Students
$4,562 41 71