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123 Colleges
11,536 Yearly Graduations
$55,201 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,197 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Missouri ranked #28 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 11,536 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $13,800 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $16,094 a year.

An estimated 63% of college students in Missouri take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,549 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
868 Yearly Degrees
$4,763 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,762 students at OTC in total, 5,430 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $1,548 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% 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
$10,477 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 30,014, of which 22,589 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,676 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Mizzou take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,779 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mizzou is $39,400.

#3

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
682 Yearly Degrees
$4,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,875 full-time undergraduates at Crowder College, and 4,401 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at Crowder College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,335 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Crowder College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
638 Yearly Degrees
$14,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ranken Technical College is 1,799, which includes 1,339 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Ranken Technical College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

66% of Ranken Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,529 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ranken Technical College is $39,100.

Public Public vs. Private
636 Yearly Degrees
$5,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City is 15,770, which includes 6,522 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,430 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than 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
$6,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,724 students at STC in total, 1,425 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at STC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,388 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from STC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
402 Yearly Degrees

There are 385 full-time undergraduates at MTI - Springfield, Missouri, and 438 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at MTI - Springfield, Missouri take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,616 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MTI - Springfield, Missouri with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees
$4,845 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,294 students at Saint Louis Community College in total, 6,114 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

6% of Saint Louis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,003 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Louis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$8,043 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,229 students at UCM in total, 8,904 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,688 are full-time. It takes the average UCM undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at UCM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,365 a year. UCM has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Concorde Career Colleges

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

There are 469 full-time undergraduates at Concorde Career Colleges, and 508 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concorde Career Colleges is $22,000.

#11

Jefferson College

Hillsboro, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$5,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,196 students at JeffCo in total, 1,893 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,530 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 $25,400 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees

There are 347 full-time undergraduates at SLCHC, and 470 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 6% are men and 94% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,589 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SLCHC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,135 full-time undergraduates at State Fair Community College, and 4,288 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at State Fair Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,373 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from State Fair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$45,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,799 students at SLU in total, 8,332 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,691 are full-time. It takes the average SLU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

53% of SLU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,533 a year. SLU has a 2.5% 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

The total student population at St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis is 194, which includes 157 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,179 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SLCHC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Grabber School of Hair Design

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

There are 188 students at Grabber School of Hair Design in total, 148 are full-time undergraduates. Grabber School of Hair Design has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,332 a year. Grabber School of Hair Design has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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 269 students at Midwest Institute in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. Midwest Institute has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 5% are men and 95% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Midwest Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% 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

There are 251 students at Academy of Hair Design - Springfield in total, 251 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,421 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,600 during the early-career years.

#19

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
139 Yearly Degrees
$10,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 16,388, of which 11,301 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,487 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,713 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMKC is $38,300.

#20

Three Rivers College

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees
$5,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,967 students at Three Rivers College in total, 1,557 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 $5,169 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,700 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees

There are 356 students at Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City in total, 356 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,822 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City is $22,500.

#22

Mineral Area College

Park Hills, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$4,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,640 students at MAC in total, 1,528 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at MAC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,474 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#23

Paul Mitchell the School Springfield

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

The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School Springfield is 188, which includes 187 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,591 a year. Paul Mitchell the School Springfield has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees
$7,289 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,604 students at Missouri Southern in total, 5,475 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,844 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

54% of Missouri Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,872 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Missouri Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees

There are 193 full-time undergraduates at WellSpring - Kansas City, and 193 students altogether. WellSpring - Kansas City has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 95% of students at WellSpring - Kansas City take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,541 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WellSpring - Kansas City is $21,900.

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 Independence College of Cosmetology 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 Cosmetology College of Franklin County 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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