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Missouri University of Science and Technology Overview

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public institution located in Rolla, Missouri. The location of Missouri University of Science and Technology is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Missouri University of Science and Technology Known For?

1,399 Undergraduate Awards
$30,950 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at Missouri University of Science and Technology is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor's degree make about $71,200 a year. That's 75% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology Rankings

Missouri University of Science and Technology is ranked #160 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 56 schools in Missouri.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Missouri University of Science and Technology has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Ceramic Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Metallurgical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Mining Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Geoscience Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Data Processing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electromechanical Engineering Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Engineering Mechanics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Other Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Missouri University of Science and Technology has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Computer Engineering College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering College Factual
#15 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering College Factual
#83 Best Schools Grad Degree

Where Is Missouri University of Science and Technology?

Location of Missouri University of Science and Technology

Contact details for Missouri University of Science and Technology are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 W.13Th Street, Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-4111
Website: https://www.mst.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MissouriSandT
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MissouriSandT

How Do I Get Into Missouri University of Science and Technology?

You can apply to Missouri University of Science and Technology online at: https://futurestudents.mst.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for Missouri University of Science and Technology

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Missouri University of Science and Technology?

84% Acceptance Rate
25% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
Missouri University of Science and Technology has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 75% of accepted students are men and 25% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Missouri University of Science and Technology submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 580 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology  ( 520 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology  ( 580 to 700 )
200
800
Missouri University of Science and Technology received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 26 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology  ( 26 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Missouri University of Science and Technology?

$30,950 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Missouri University of Science and Technology is $30,950. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,992 a year. That adds up to $27,968 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Missouri University of Science and Technology is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Missouri University of Science and Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,692 Full-Time Undergraduates
24% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,454 undergraduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology, with 5,692 being full-time and 762 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Missouri University of Science and Technology

There are also 1,634 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,692 full-time undergraduates at Missouri University of Science and Technology, 76% are male and 24% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Missouri University of Science and Technology

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Missouri University of Science and Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Missouri University of Science and Technology Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 226
Black or African American 174
Hispanic or Latino 243
White 4,619
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 259

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Missouri University of Science and Technology. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Missouri University of Science and Technology

594 Took All Classes Online
1,622 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,622 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Missouri University of Science and Technology has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Missouri University of Science and Technology

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Missouri University of Science and Technology was -2.2%. This is the #2,341 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Missouri University of Science and Technology regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Missouri University of Science and Technology majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 14%
Civil Engineering 4%
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
Computer Engineering 5%
Computer Information Systems 3%
Computer Science 40%
Computer Software & Applications 67%
Electrical Engineering 2%
Engineering Mechanics 7%
English Language & Literature 35%
Information Science 4%
Mechanical Engineering 10%
Other Psychology 33%
Psychology 10%
Systems Engineering 36%
Writing Studies 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Missouri University of Science and Technology ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Mechanics #2
Geoscience Engineering #4
Mining Engineering #5
Operations Research #6
Child Development & Psychology #7
Manufacturing Engineering #10
Environmental Engineering #14
Statistics #15
Chemical Engineering #18
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #22
Data Processing #26
Systems Engineering #27
Computer Engineering #30
Mechanical Engineering #36
Other Business, Management & Marketing #36
Civil Engineering #38
Electrical Engineering #45
Engineering-Related Fields #53
Computer Science #56
Mathematics & Statistics #59
Information Science #59
Writing Studies #62
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #72
Computer Software & Applications #80
English Language & Literature #118
Engineering #119
Information Technology #137
Engineering Technologies #180
Computer Information Systems #203
Psychology #218
Computer & Information Sciences #446

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Missouri University of Science and Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Engineering-Related Fields 0 80 130 127 3 340
Mechanical Engineering 0 250 5 30 15 300
Civil Engineering 0 124 16 35 9 184
Electrical Engineering 0 111 4 34 3 152
Computer Information Systems 0 116 2 21 3 142
Other Engineering 0 0 124 0 0 124
Geoscience Engineering 0 25 35 54 7 121
Chemical Engineering 0 83 0 9 10 102
Computer Engineering 0 82 1 12 3 98
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 65 0 10 4 79
Mining Engineering 7 13 32 19 7 78
Petroleum Engineering 0 44 0 24 9 77
Information Science 0 35 1 20 0 56
Systems Engineering 0 0 29 26 1 56
General Biology 0 51 0 0 0 51
Architectural Engineering 0 49 0 0 0 49
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 31 17 0 0 48
Nuclear Engineering 0 35 0 5 6 46
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 19 0 15 5 39
Environmental Engineering 0 20 0 17 0 37
Ceramic Engineering 0 31 0 0 0 31
Applied Mathematics 0 22 0 4 0 26
Metallurgical Engineering 0 16 0 5 1 22
Physics 0 15 0 2 2 19
Chemistry 0 11 0 1 6 18
General Psychology 0 17 0 0 0 17
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 15 0 15
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 15 0 0 15
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 15 0 0 15
History 0 14 0 0 0 14
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 2 10 0 12
Writing Studies 0 5 2 5 0 12
Economics 0 11 0 0 0 11
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 9 0 9
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 3 5 8
General English Literature 0 8 0 0 0 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 5 0 5
Computer Science 0 0 5 0 0 5
Robotics Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 3 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 3 0 0 3
Data Processing 0 0 3 0 0 3
Other Psychology 0 0 3 0 0 3
Quality Control Technology 0 0 2 0 0 2
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 2 2
Statistics 0 0 2 0 0 2
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 2 0 0 2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 0 1
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 11 1,388 454 517 101 2,471

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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