The price of education: Which 4-year Missouri schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Missouri residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Harris-Stowe State University, City Vision University and Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Harris-Stowe State University
Louis
1,442
$5,388
2
City Vision University
City
113
$5,600
3
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Fayette
3,999
$5,760
4
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin
6,174
$6,503
5
Logan University
Chesterfield
1,371
$6,800
6
Missouri State University-Springfield
Springfield
23,697
$7,376
7
Southeast Missouri State University
Girardeau
11,486
$7,418
8
Lincoln University
City
2,619
$7,632
9
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg
12,333
$7,673
10
Truman State University
Kirksville
6,272
$7,749
11
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville
6,338
$7,844
12
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
City
2,239
$7,920
13
University of Missouri-Kansas City
City
16,372
$8,178
14
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla
8,883
$9,440
15
University of Missouri-St Louis
Louis
16,715
$9,792
16
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia
30,844
$9,972
17
Calvary University
City
267
$11,164
18
Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant
82
$11,560
19
Park University
Parkville
11,457
$11,572
20
Cox College
Springfield
904
$11,920
21
Ozark Christian College
Joplin
587
$12,620
22
Stevens-The Institute of Business & Arts
Louis
121
$12,960
23
Central Christian College of the Bible
Moberly
239
$13,900
24
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences
City
554
$13,917
25
Baptist Bible College
Springfield
297
$14,150
26
Kaplan University-St. Louis
Louis
327
$14,343
27
Ranken Technical College
Louis
1,644
$14,457
28
American Business and Technology University
Joseph
890
$14,940
29
National American University-Independence
Independence
255
$15,000
30
Bryan University
Springfield
296
$15,400
31
Concorde Career College-Kansas City
City
516
$16,475
32
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Girardeau
206
$16,636
33
DeVry University-Missouri
City
191
$17,395
34
Lindenwood University
Charles
10,025
$17,600
35
College of the Ozarks
Lookout
1,508
$19,360
36
Chamberlain University-Missouri
Louis
546
$19,375
37
Avila University
City
1,703
$19,900
38
Missouri Valley College
Marshall
1,820
$20,600
39
Cottey College
Nevada
270
$21,160
40
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing
Louis
633
$21,322
41
Kenrick Glennon Seminary
Louis
130
$21,590
42
Conception Seminary College
Conception
75
$22,379
43
Columbia College
Columbia
13,492
$22,704
44
Hannibal-LaGrange University
Hannibal
974
$22,750
45
Evangel University
Springfield
2,112
$23,421
46
Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar
3,592
$24,078
47
William Woods University
Fulton
2,284
$24,110
48
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fayette
1,060
$24,420
49
Fontbonne University
Louis
1,375
$26,340
50
Culver-Stockton College
Canton
1,134
$26,680
51
Missouri Baptist University
Louis
5,488
$27,124
52
Westminster College
Fulton
767
$27,600
53
Webster University
Louis
12,736
$27,900
54
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Louis
7,689
$28,470
55
Drury University
Springfield
3,512
$28,515
56
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Louis
1,309
$29,981
57
St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton
Fenton
426
$30,580
58
Stephens College
Columbia
862
$30,950
59
William Jewell College
Liberty
933
$34,400
60
Research College of Nursing
City
306
$37,238
61
Rockhurst University
City
3,043
$37,590
62
Kansas City Art Institute
City
663
$38,400
63
Saint Louis University
Louis
14,581
$43,884
64
Washington University in St Louis
Louis
15,303
$53,399

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Organizations in this Story

American Business and Technology University Avila University Baptist Bible College Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing Bryan University Calvary University Central Christian College of the Bible Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Chamberlain University-Missouri City Vision University College of the Ozarks Columbia College Conception Seminary College Concorde Career College-Kansas City Cottey College Cox College Culver-Stockton College DeVry University-Missouri Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange College Harris-Stowe State University Kansas City Art Institute Kaplan University-St. Louis Kenrick Glennon Seminary Lincoln University Lindenwood University Logan University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College National American University-Independence Northwest Missouri State University Ozark Christian College Park University Ranken Technical College Research College of Nursing Rockhurst University Saint Louis Christian College Saint Louis University Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton St. Louis College of Pharmacy Stephens College Stevens-The Institute of Business & Arts Truman State University University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-St Louis Washington University in St Louis Webster University Westminster College William Jewell College William Woods University

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