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Cheapest Colleges in Missouri by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Missouri these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Missouri list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Missouri are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Missouri? Leading the colleges list is Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville with an in state tuition of $4,562.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Missouri's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,562
In State Tuition
1) Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Public Not For Profit
41 71
$4,944
In State Tuition
2) Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,254
In State Tuition
3) Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Public Not For Profit
43 72
$6,270
In State Tuition
4) Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,285
In State Tuition
5) Missouri Western State University
Saint Joseph, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,360
In State Tuition
6) Missouri State University Springfield
Springfield, Public Not For Profit
47 68
$6,360
In State Tuition
7) Grantham University
Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$6,503
In State Tuition
8) Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, Public Not For Profit
22 59
$6,770
In State Tuition
9) University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Public Not For Profit
35 63
$6,811
In State Tuition
10) University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, Public Not For Profit
65 77
$7,305
In State Tuition
11) Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
26 44
$7,425
In State Tuition
12) Truman State University
Kirksville, Public Not For Profit
75 83
$7,500
In State Tuition
13) Central Christian College of the Bible
Moberly, Private Not For Profit
42 70
$7,800
In State Tuition
14) Messenger College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
- -
$8,061
In State Tuition
15) Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Public Not For Profit
64 78
$8,637
In State Tuition
16) University of Missouri Columbia
Columbia, Public Not For Profit
65 72
$9,480
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
Springfield, Private For Profit
- -
$9,792
In State Tuition
18) University of Missouri St Louis
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
56 83
$9,960
In State Tuition
19) Cox College
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$10,276
In State Tuition
20) Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
52 73
$10,440
In State Tuition
21) Colorado Technical University Kansas City
North Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$10,559
In State Tuition
22) Vatterott College Sunset Hills
Sunset Hills, Private For Profit
- -
$10,560
In State Tuition
23) University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus
Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$10,718
In State Tuition
24) Vatterott College Berkeley
Berkeley, Private For Profit
- -
$11,100
In State Tuition
25) Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant, Private Not For Profit
52 69
$11,172
In State Tuition
26) Park University
Parkville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$11,640
In State Tuition
27) University of Phoenix St Louis Campus
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
- -
$11,700
In State Tuition
28) Ozark Christian College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
59 74
$11,772
In State Tuition
29) Brown Mackie College St Louis
Fenton, Private For Profit
- -
$12,412
In State Tuition
30) Central Bible College
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$12,960
In State Tuition
31) Stevens Institute of Business & Arts
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
- -
$13,450
In State Tuition
32) Baptist Bible College and Graduate School
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$13,920
In State Tuition
33) Hickey College
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
- -
$14,232
In State Tuition
34) Ranken Technical College
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
35) Missouri Tech
Saint Charles, Private For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
36) National American University Independence
Independence, Private For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
37) National American University Zona Rosa
Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
38) National American University Lee's Summit
Lee Summit, Private For Profit
- -
$15,835
In State Tuition
39) DeVry University Missouri
Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$16,900
In State Tuition
40) Lindenwood University
Saint Charles, Private Not For Profit
35 51
$18,495
In State Tuition
41) Chamberlain College of Nursing Missouri
St. Louis, Private For Profit
- -
$18,900
In State Tuition
42) College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, Private Not For Profit
79 82
$19,300
In State Tuition
43) Missouri Valley College
Marshall, Private Not For Profit
32 36
$19,900
In State Tuition
44) Avila University
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
45 56
$19,900
In State Tuition
45) Cottey College
Nevada, Private Not For Profit
50 66
$20,370
In State Tuition
46) Kenrick Glennon Seminary
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,450
In State Tuition
47) Hannibal LaGrange University
Hannibal, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,146
In State Tuition
48) Evangel University
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
36 42
$22,179
In State Tuition
49) Conception Seminary College
Conception, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,704
In State Tuition
50) Columbia College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
- -
$23,100
In State Tuition
51) Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, Private Not For Profit
50 63
$23,230
In State Tuition
52) William Woods University
Fulton, Private Not For Profit
56 61
$23,650
In State Tuition
53) Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fayette, Private Not For Profit
27 18
$25,700
In State Tuition
54) Westminster College
Fulton, Private Not For Profit
42 52
$25,816
In State Tuition
55) Missouri Baptist University
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
41 52
$25,980
In State Tuition
56) Fontbonne University
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
33 33
$26,070
In State Tuition
57) Maryville University of Saint Louis
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
49 36
$26,255
In State Tuition
58) Culver Stockton College
Canton, Private Not For Profit
49 58
$27,350
In State Tuition
59) Drury University
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
65 69
$27,700
In State Tuition
60) Webster University
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
71 66
$27,770
In State Tuition
61) Research College of Nursing
Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$28,451
In State Tuition
62) St Louis College of Pharmacy
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
46 36
$30,750
In State Tuition
63) Stephens College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
63 63
$33,500
In State Tuition
64) William Jewell College
Liberty, Private Not For Profit
80 74
$36,800
In State Tuition
65) Rockhurst University
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
70 66
$37,900
In State Tuition
66) Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
71 60
$43,160
In State Tuition
67) Saint Louis University Main Campus
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
77 59
$52,400
In State Tuition
68) Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit
98 71