To identify the Best Colleges in Missouri for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Missouri anywhere.

Nebraska is home to more than 200 colleges and universities. The University of Missouri System is the statewide public university system, featuring five universities including the University of Missouri, Columbia, the first institution and largest university in the state. US News & World Report lists the university among its choices for Top Schools.

Other public colleges and universities include Southeast Missouri State University and University of Central Missouri. Washington University in St Louis, Saint Louis University and Lincoln University, one of several historically black universities, are some of the highly rated private colleges in Missouri. More than a dozen community colleges and a long list of career colleges round out the post secondary education options.

Regional Information about Missouri

Regional Information About Missouri
Major Cities: Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia
Attractions: Gateway Arch Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, Silver Dollar City.
Cost of Living: Best Places Missouri Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Missouri takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Washington University in St. Louis
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  2. Saint Louis University
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  3. University of Missouri
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  4. Missouri University of Science & Technology
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  5. St. Louis College of Pharmacy
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  6. Rockhurst University
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  7. College of the Ozarks
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  8. Truman State University
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  9. University of Missouri - Kansas City
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  10. Maryville University
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  11. Missouri State University
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  12. Northwest Missouri State University
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  13. Fontbonne University
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  14. William Jewell College
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  15. University of Missouri - St. Louis
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  16. Webster University
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  17. University of Central Missouri
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  18. Evangel University
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  19. Drury University
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  20. Westminster College - Missouri
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