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University of Missouri - Columbia Overview

University of Missouri - Columbia is a public institution situated in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Missouri - Columbia Known For?

22,197 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,480 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Mizzou is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Mizzou.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Mizzou bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,300 a year. That's about 18% more than their peers at other schools.

University of Missouri - Columbia Rankings

Mizzou landed the #274 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 46 colleges in Missouri, it is ranked at #5.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Mizzou has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Mizzou

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 63
Best Colleges for International Students 155
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 178
Best Colleges 274
Best Colleges for the Money 464
Best Colleges for Diversity 559

Where Is University of Missouri - Columbia?

Location of University of Missouri - Columbia

Contact details for Mizzou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1050
Phone: 573-882-2121
Website: https://missouri.edu/
Facebook: http://socialmedia.missouri.edu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mizzou

How Do I Get Into Mizzou?

You can apply to Mizzou online at: https://admissions.missouri.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Mizzou

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mizzou?

78% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 78%, Mizzou may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Mizzou submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 680. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 570 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 550 to 670 )
200
800
Mizzou received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Missouri - Columbia?

$18,480 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mizzou is $18,480. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Mizzou

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,236 $14,246 $16,343 $20,314 $23,592

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mizzou, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $7,779 a year. That adds up to $31,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mizzou is 4.1%. 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.

University of Missouri - Columbia Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,197 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,799 undergraduate students at Mizzou, with 22,197 being full-time and 1,602 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mizzou

There are also 7,045 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,197 full-time undergraduates at Mizzou, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mizzou

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Missouri - Columbia students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mizzou Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 570
Black or African American 1,664
Hispanic or Latino 885
White 17,388
International Students 753
Other Races/Ethnicities 937

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Missouri - Columbia. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 96 countries are represented at Mizzou. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Missouri - Columbia

2,915 Took All Classes Online
9,322 Took At Least One Class Online
5.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at Mizzou. In 2017-2018, 9,322 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mizzou has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 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 Mizzou

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Missouri - Columbia was 5.4%. This is the #1,641 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mizzou regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 21%
Allied Health Professions 13%
Business Administration & Management 26%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Communication & Journalism 4%
Communication & Media Studies 5%
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Economics 19%
General Family & Consumer Sciences 8%
General Visual & Performing Arts 52%
Health Professions 4%
Health Sciences & Services 12%
Human Computer Interaction 29%
Human Development & Family Studies 1%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 1%
Multilingual Education 75%
Natural Resources & Conservation 2%
Natural Resources Conservation 21%
Other Computer & Information Sciences 48%
Public Administration 16%
Public Administration & Social Service 7%
Public Health 4%
Social Sciences 7%
Special Education 14%
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 19%
Visual & Performing Arts 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mizzou 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 Mizzou.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Housing #2
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services #3
Forestry #3
Medical Science #4
Family & Consumer Economics #5
General Family & Consumer Sciences #11
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #12
Economics #14
Multilingual Education #15
Natural Resources Conservation #20
Gerontology #21
Natural Resources & Conservation #26
Hospitality Management #38
Student Counseling #44
Health Sciences & Services #46
Social Work #58
Public Administration #68
Public Health #71
Allied Health Professions #72
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #74
General Education #86
Human Development & Family Studies #89
Curriculum & Instruction #98
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #109
General Psychology #110
General Business/Commerce #127
Special Education #143
Teacher Education Subject Specific #145
Social Sciences #146
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #152
Psychology #152
Public Administration & Social Service #154
Liberal Arts General Studies #363
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #363
Education #465

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%.

University of Missouri - Columbia Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 12,628 undergraduate degrees and 4,512 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 160 161 2
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 42 3 2
Agricultural Mechanization 0 38 0 0
Agricultural Public Services 0 4 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 98 6 0
Animal Science 0 98 11 7
Anthropology 0 25 2 3
Applied Mathematics 0 0 4 0
Archeology 0 9 1 4
Area Studies 0 79 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 33 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 46 0 7
Biological & Physical Science 0 4 0 0
Biological Engineering 0 41 15 5
Biomedical Engineering 0 12 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 57 0 6
Chemistry 0 29 2 13
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 13 15
Civil Engineering 0 82 10 8
Classical Languages & Literature 0 9 2 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 5 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 179 2 5
Communication Sciences 0 46 24 0
Computer Engineering 0 38 6 0
Computer Information Systems 0 189 17 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 156 15
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 14 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 14 3 2
Economics 0 60 14 10
Educational Administration 0 0 24 53
Electrical Engineering 0 74 11 7
Family & Consumer Economics 0 77 2 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 22 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 1 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 42 8 0
Food Science Technology 0 9 8 3
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 54 0 0
Forestry 0 10 0 1
General Agriculture 0 22 0 0
General Biology 0 278 2 13
General Business/Commerce 0 741 73 5
General Education 0 9 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 17 0
General English Literature 0 98 1 6
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 13
General Psychology 0 285 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 52 0 0
Genetics 0 0 0 2
Geography & Cartography 0 21 3 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 8 4 5
Germanic Languages 0 9 7 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 35 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 2 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 624 0 0
History 0 57 5 6
Hospitality Management 0 129 0 0
Housing 0 40 3 0
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 13 4
Human Development & Family Studies 0 55 20 0
Industrial Engineering 0 50 6 0
Journalism 0 533 82 6
Law 0 0 0 93
Legal Research 0 0 10 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 106 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 29 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 52 4 6
Mathematics 0 45 4 7
Mechanical Engineering 0 200 16 11
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 11 4
Medical Science 0 0 5 0
Medicine 0 0 0 95
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 1 6
Music 0 20 19 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 33 25 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 1 4
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 1 2
Nursing 0 204 7 54
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 40 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 109 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 133 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 14 2 4
Physics 0 22 2 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 1 1
Plant Sciences 0 38 8 16
Political Science & Government 0 126 1 9
Public Administration 0 0 88 1
Public Health 0 17 50 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 3 42 61
Religious Studies 0 7 2 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 2 3 0
Social Work 0 34 79 2
Sociology 0 68 4 12
Special Education 0 27 37 1
Statistics 0 34 21 6
Student Counseling 0 0 136 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 218 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 25 13 1
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 86 0 0
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 13 8
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 111
Total 0 12,628 2,946 1,566

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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