Stephens College Overview
Stephens College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbia, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Stephens College Known For?
- Students at Stephens may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
- The highest award offered at Stephens is the post-master's certificate.
- In 2017-2018, 88% of the faculty were full-time.
- On average, it takes about 4.0 years for students from Stephens to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Stephens College Rankings
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Stephens.
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Where Is Stephens College?
Contact details for Stephens are given below.
|Address:||1200 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65215|
How Do I Get Into Stephens?
You can apply to Stephens online at: https://stephens.force.com/OnlineApp/
Admission Requirements for Stephens
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Stephens?
Average Test Scores
About 10% of students accepted to Stephens submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 595. Math scores were between 450 and 555.
Can I Afford Stephens College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Stephens, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $7,477 a year. That adds up to $29,908 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Stephens is 5.5%. 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.
Stephens College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 172 graduate students at the school.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stephens College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||46|
|Hispanic or Latino||22|
Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Stephens College. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Online Learning at Stephens College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Stephens has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 55th 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 Stephens
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stephens College was -8.0%. This is the #2,550 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stephens regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Stephens majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Stephens 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 Stephens.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Drama & Theater Arts||#15|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#124|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#413|
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%.
Stephens College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By HornColumbia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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