# 2022 best colleges in Missouri

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $74,256

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, Missouri

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $32,969

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $35,412

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Missouri-St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,040

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,666

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $3,399

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $18,614

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,959

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $11,602

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Logan University

Chesterfield, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,612

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,815

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Avila University

Kansas City, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $709

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $311

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,565

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,731

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,103

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $8,540

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $343

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### William Jewell College

Liberty, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,541

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,146

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.