University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-1050


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 33,239
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,287 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
(The institution has its own hospital)
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


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Missouri-Columbia is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 21,107 applications and 15,767 students were granted admission. University of Missouri-Columbia is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 7% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1020 to 1290
ACT23 to 29

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Missouri-Columbia charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $24,660 and in-state students paid $8,286.

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
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of University of Missouri-Columbia's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,216 (which is 4.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016-2017, was 2,757, which is 46% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,328 (which is 0.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Missouri-Columbia has enrolled a total of 33,239 students (28,893 students full-time and 4,346 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 33,239 students, 918 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 25,877 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,362 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,251 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 76%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Black/African American: 7%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Missouri-Columbia.

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
Health Professions And Related Programs 13% 3,540 293
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 2,735 0
Education 9% 2,487 540
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 7% 1,824
Engineering 6% 1,524
Social Sciences 3% 885
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 3% 834
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 805
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 705 47
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 670 139

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 University of Missouri-Columbia 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 University of Missouri-Columbia graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,100. Last year, out of the total 5,550 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,328 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,633 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,102 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,100 $46,100
Employment Rate 96% 92%
Total Graduates 5,550 6,633

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Missouri-Columbia.

Lincoln University
27.4 mile away
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87.2 mile away