Stephens College Overview
Located in Columbia, Missouri, Stephens College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Stephens College Known For?
- The highest award offered at Stephens is the post-master's certificate.
- In 2017-2018, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average Stephens student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national 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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Stephens has earned from around the web.
|#17||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts||College Factual|
|#25||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#54||Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions||College Factual|
|#60||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
|#108||Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools||College Factual|
|#188||Best Allied Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Stephens?
Average Test Scores
About 24% 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 480 and 540. Math scores were between 470 and 580.
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
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 Stephens, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $7,386 a year. That adds up to $29,544 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Stephens is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Stephens College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 179 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||34|
|Hispanic or Latino||18|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Stephens
The following table shows how Stephens is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Drama & Theater Arts||#13||#13|
Online Growth Rankings of Stephens
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stephens College was -9.5%. This is the #1,989 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stephens regardless of major.
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.
|Drama & Theater Arts||0||18||14||32|
|Allied Health Professions||0||0||26||26|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||16||0||16|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||0||13||0||13|
|Design & Applied Arts||0||9||0||9|
|Textile & Apparel Studies||0||7||0||7|
|Human Development & Family Studies||0||6||0||6|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||0||5||0||5|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||3||0||3|
|General English Literature||0||3||0||3|
|Health Sciences & Services||0||2||0||2|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||1||0||0||1|
|Business Administration & Management||0||0||0||0|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||0||0||0|
|Health/Medical Prep Programs||0||0||0||0|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||0||0||0||0|
|Arts & Media Management||0||0||0||0|
*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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