Public Colleges in Missouri

The 2023 Directory of Missouri Public Colleges and Costs

Missouri Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Missouri?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Missouri was $7,845 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $620 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,225 and represents a 8.58% 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 26,125 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,017. University of Missouri St Louis is the most expensive public school in Missouri with an in-state tuition of $11,214.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Missouri Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri

$4,480 NA NA
East Central College

Union, Missouri

$3,744 NA NA
Harris Stowe State University

Saint Louis, Missouri

$5,424 NA NA
Jefferson College

Hillsboro, Missouri

$5,130 NA NA
Lincoln University

Jefferson City, Missouri

$6,720 NA NA
Linn State Technical College

Linn, Missouri

$5,685 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

$6,840 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

$4,830 NA NA
Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, Missouri

$7,244 31 25
Missouri State University Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

$7,196 41 20
Missouri State University West Plains

West Plains, Missouri

$4,080 NA NA
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, Missouri

$9,296 69 91
Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri

$6,900 NA NA
Moberly Area Community College

Moberly, Missouri

$5,070 NA NA
North Central Missouri College

Trenton, Missouri

$4,590 NA NA
Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

$5,461 33 27