Harris-Stowe State University
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2136


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,464
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 428 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Harris-Stowe State University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Harris-Stowe State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $9,409 and in-state students paid $4,776.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Harris-Stowe State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 88% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,722 (which is 6.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Harris-Stowe State University in 2016-2017, was 188, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,774 (which is 27.8% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Harris-Stowe State University has enrolled a total of 1,464 students (1,159 students full-time and 305 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,464 students, 156 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 65 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 80%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

White: 7%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 8 largest majors offered at Harris-Stowe State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 24% 112
Education 16% 72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 13% 60
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 24
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 20
Social Sciences 3% 16
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 2
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Harris-Stowe State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Harris-Stowe State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,900. Last year, out of the total 839 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 730 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 447 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 375 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,900 $26,800
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 839 447

Campus Location

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