State institution: These 4-year Missouri schools attract the most in-state students


Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies, Cox College and Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year Missouri schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Missouri 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Fayette
3,667
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
Cox College
Springfield
730
100%
0%
0%
0%
3
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Girardeau
206
100%
0%
0%
0%
4
Stevens-The Institute of Business & Arts
Louis
121
100%
0%
0%
0%
5
National American University-Independence
Independence
255
95%
5%
0%
0%
6
National American University-Lee's Summit
Summit
154
92%
8%
0%
0%
7
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fayette
1,060
88%
8%
3%
0%
8
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg
9,801
88%
11%
1%
0%
9
Missouri State University-Springfield
Springfield
20,364
87%
12%
1%
0%
10
Missouri Western State University
Joseph
5,292
87%
11%
1%
0%
11
University of Missouri-St Louis
Louis
13,787
86%
9%
5%
0%
12
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla
6,919
82%
17%
1%
0%
13
Westminster College
Fulton
767
80%
18%
2%
0%
14
Drury University
Springfield
3,279
79%
15%
5%
0%
15
Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar
2,822
79%
20%
0%
1%
16
National American University-Zona Rosa
City
149
78%
22%
0%
0%
17
Truman State University
Kirksville
5,898
78%
16%
6%
0%
18
DeVry University-Missouri
City
143
77%
23%
0%
0%
19
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin
6,021
76%
23%
1%
0%
20
Ranken Technical College
Louis
1,644
76%
24%
0%
0%
21
Southeast Missouri State University
Girardeau
10,458
76%
22%
2%
0%
22
College of the Ozarks
Lookout
1,508
75%
25%
0%
0%
23
Missouri Baptist University
Louis
4,508
73%
25%
1%
0%
24
University of Missouri-Kansas City
City
11,372
73%
23%
4%
0%
25
St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton
Fenton
426
71%
10%
0%
19%
26
Vatterott College-Sunset Hills
Hills
316
68%
9%
0%
24%
27
Concorde Career College-Kansas City
City
516
67%
25%
0%
7%
28
Harris-Stowe State University
Louis
1,442
66%
32%
1%
0%
29
Hickey College
Louis
246
66%
34%
0%
0%
30
Lincoln University
City
2,512
66%
33%
0%
1%
31
Rockhurst University
City
2,208
66%
33%
0%
0%
32
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia
23,799
66%
32%
2%
0%
33
Fontbonne University
Louis
893
65%
18%
6%
11%
34
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville
5,474
64%
30%
6%
0%
35
Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant
82
64%
36%
0%
0%
36
William Woods University
Fulton
956
63%
32%
5%
1%
37
Webster University
Louis
3,074
62%
35%
2%
0%
38
Hannibal-LaGrange University
Hannibal
910
61%
29%
9%
2%
39
Avila University
City
1,272
60%
36%
4%
0%
40
Chamberlain University-Missouri
Louis
546
60%
40%
0%
0%
41
William Jewell College
Liberty
928
59%
40%
1%
0%
42
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Louis
3,183
56%
36%
7%
0%
43
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Louis
448
56%
43%
0%
2%
44
Culver-Stockton College
Canton
1,093
54%
42%
4%
0%
45
Stephens College
Columbia
653
54%
46%
0%
0%
46
Kenrick Glennon Seminary
Louis
50
50%
50%
0%
0%
47
Columbia College
Columbia
12,754
49%
49%
2%
0%
48
Evangel University
Springfield
1,631
47%
52%
1%
0%
49
Missouri Valley College
Marshall
1,798
45%
44%
11%
0%
50
Calvary University
City
222
44%
56%
0%
0%
51
Lindenwood University
Charles
6,928
44%
41%
15%
0%
52
Kansas City Art Institute
City
663
39%
60%
1%
0%
53
Baptist Bible College
Springfield
268
38%
62%
0%
0%
54
Ozark Christian College
Joplin
587
34%
66%
0%
0%
55
Saint Louis University
Louis
9,910
33%
61%
5%
1%
56
Bryan University
Springfield
291
28%
72%
0%
0%
57
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
City
418
24%
73%
0%
3%
58
Park University
Parkville
9,861
24%
74%
0%
2%
59
Central Christian College of the Bible
Moberly
239
23%
70%
0%
7%
60
Cottey College
Nevada
270
21%
70%
9%
0%
61
Conception Seminary College
Conception
75
18%
82%
0%
0%
62
Washington University in St Louis
Louis
7,675
10%
83%
7%
0%
63
American Business and Technology University
Joseph
867
3%
97%
0%
0%
64
City Vision University
City
102
0%
100%
0%
0%


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