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123 Colleges
11,536 Yearly Graduations
$57,140 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,409 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 11,536 students received a trade school degree from a college in Missouri, making it rank #28 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $14,285 per year to get their degree at a college in Missouri, while out of state students will pay an average of $16,767 per year.

An estimated 60% of college students in Missouri take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,602 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
868 Yearly Degrees
$4,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,237 students at OTC in total, 5,359 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

56% of OTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,662 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OTC is $24,600.

#2

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
722 Yearly Degrees
$10,723 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 31,089, of which 23,383 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,344 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mizzou, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

42% of Mizzou students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,188 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

#3

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
682 Yearly Degrees
$4,608 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,868 full-time undergraduates at Crowder College, and 4,194 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

14% of Crowder College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,891 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
638 Yearly Degrees
$15,852 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,337 full-time undergraduates at Ranken Technical College, and 1,823 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

75% of Ranken Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,319 a year. Ranken Technical College has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ranken Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
636 Yearly Degrees
$5,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,915 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 13,085 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

4% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,551 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $27,000.

Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$6,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at State Technical College of Missouri is 1,756, which includes 1,544 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

53% of STC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,433 a year. STC has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from STC is $36,200.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
402 Yearly Degrees

There are 466 students at MTI - Springfield, Missouri in total, 438 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,691 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees
$4,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,411 full-time undergraduates at Saint Louis Community College, and 15,206 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$8,306 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,959 students at UCM in total, 7,629 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,009 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at UCM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,891 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $32,500.

#10

Concorde Career Colleges

Kansas City, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees

There are 301 full-time undergraduates at Concorde Career Colleges, and 323 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

81% of Concorde Career Colleges students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,631 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Concorde Career Colleges with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Jefferson College

Hillsboro, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$5,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,711 full-time undergraduates at JeffCo, and 3,740 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

11% of JeffCo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,094 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from JeffCo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees

There are 501 undergraduates at SLCHC, of which 287 are full-time, and there are 520 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 37 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 2% are men and 98% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,423 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,500 during the early-career years.

#13

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$4,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at State Fair Community College is 3,928, which includes 1,976 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at State Fair Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,833 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#14

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$47,124 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,229 students at SLU in total, 7,723 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,847 are full-time. It takes the average SLU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,254 a year. SLU has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SLU is $45,700.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
174 Yearly Degrees

There are 65 full-time undergraduates at SLCHC, and 100 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

43% of SLCHC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,758 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Grabber School of Hair Design

St. Louis, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Grabber School of Hair Design is 149, which includes 136 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

45% of Grabber School of Hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,161 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

#17

Midwest Institute

Fenton, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees

There are 297 full-time undergraduates at Midwest Institute, and 297 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 7% are men and 93% are women.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,926 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Midwest Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Academy of Hair Design - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Academy of Hair Design - Springfield is 260, which includes 189 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Academy of Hair Design - Springfield take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,408 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Academy of Hair Design - Springfield with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
139 Yearly Degrees
$10,785 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 16,147, of which 11,027 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,071 are full-time. It takes the average UMKC undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,000 a year. UMKC has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Three Rivers College

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees
$5,490 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,759 students at Three Rivers College in total, 1,543 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Three Rivers College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees

There are 508 full-time undergraduates at Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City, and 508 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,079 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Mineral Area College

Park Hills, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$5,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,410 students at MAC in total, 1,359 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,908 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MAC is $23,000.

#23

Paul Mitchell the School Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees

There are 222 full-time undergraduates at Paul Mitchell the School Springfield, and 223 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Paul Mitchell the School Springfield is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 80% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Springfield take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,964 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Public Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees
$7,462 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,045 students at Missouri Southern in total, 4,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,443 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Missouri Southern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,985 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri Southern is $29,500.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees

There are 173 students at WellSpring - Kansas City in total, 173 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at WellSpring - Kansas City take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,429 a year. WellSpring - Kansas City has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WellSpring - Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Missouri Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Paul Mitchell the School St Louis 117
26 Southeast Missouri State University 117
28 East Central College 112
29 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center 104
30 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs 103
31 North Central Missouri College 101
32 The Salon Professional Academy - St Charles 98
33 Applied Technology Services 91
34 Rolla Technical Institute/Center 90
35 Franklin Technology Center 87
36 Healing Arts Center 83
37 Missouri University of Science and Technology 80
38 Missouri State University - Springfield 79
39 St Charles Community College 75
40 Skin Institute 72
41 Park University 71
42 Moberly Area Community College 69
43 Summit Salon Academy Kansas City 67
44 Paul Mitchell the School Missouri Columbia 65
44 Grand River Technical School 65
44 Lindenwood University 65
47 Missouri Western State University 62
48 City Pointe Beauty Academy 59
48 American Trade School 59
50 Hillyard Technical Center 56
50 South Central Career Center 56
52 Missouri College of Cosmetology North 55
53 Bolivar Technical College 54
54 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Springfield 51
55 Kirksville Area Technical Center 49
56 Missouri Baptist University 47
56 Maryville University of Saint Louis 47
58 Bryan University 46
59 Lex La-Ray Technical Center 45
60 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Kansas City 41
60 Cox College 41
60 Elaine Steven Beauty College 41
60 Northwest Missouri State University 41
64 Washington University in St Louis 37
65 Southwest Baptist University 36
65 Columbia College 36
65 Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science 36
68 Four Rivers Career Center 32
68 Trend Setters School 32
68 Hannibal - LaGrange University 32
71 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences 31
72 Metro Business College - Cape Girardeau 30
73 Pike-Lincoln Technical Center 28
73 Stephens College 28
73 Carthage Technical Center 28
76 Warrensburg Area Career Center 27
76 Academy of Salon Professionals 27
76 Metro Business College - Jefferson City 27
76 Avila University 27
80 eClips School of Cosmetology and Barbering 26
81 Central College of Cosmetology 24
82 Drury University - College of Continuing Professional Studies 23
83 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 22
84 Lincoln University 21
85 Metro Business College - Rolla 20
86 Waynesville Career Center 19
86 Clinton Technical School 19
86 Transformed Barber and Cosmetology Academy 19
86 Neosho Beauty College 19
86 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Raymore 19
91 American College of Hair Design 18
92 Texas County Technical College 17
93 Missouri State University - West Plains 16
93 Saline County Career Center 16
95 Evolve Beauty Academy 15
96 Lake Career and Technical Center 14
96 Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences 14
96 Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center 14
99 Cass Career Center 13
99 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Kansas City 13
101 New Dimensions School of Hair Design 12
101 Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College 12
103 College of the Ozarks 11
104 Salem College of Hairstyling 10
105 American Business and Technology University 9
106 City Vision University 8
106 Truman State University 8
108 DeVry University - Missouri 7
108 Lebanon College of Cosmetology 7
108 Harris - Stowe State University 7
108 Rockhurst University 7
108 Culver - Stockton College 7
113 Fontbonne University 6
114 Evangel University 5
115 Missouri Valley College 4
116 William Woods University 3
117 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies 1
118 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 0
118 Westminster College Missouri 0
118 University of Missouri - St Louis 0
118 Drury University 0
118 Calvary University 0
118 William Jewell College 0

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