University of Missouri, Columbia

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10
Overall
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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3
midwest Regional
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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24
Overall
Out-of-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

The University of Missouri, Columbia, is a public, research university located in Columbia, Missouri. Also known as Mizzou, Missouri or MU, it is the largest institution of higher education in the state, with a student body of 35,000. MU is the only Missouri school in the Association of American Universities, which represents elite research universities.

MU was established in 1839, making it the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The school is comprised of 20 colleges organized on a 1,200-acre main campus in Columbia that serves as a botanical garden. Francis Quadrangle, the heart of the campus, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as a number of campus buildings.

MU is well known and respected for programs such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering and journalism. The Missouri School of Journalism, founded in 1908, is the world’s first journalism school. U.S. News & World Report lists MU 97th best among all universities in the country.

The University of Missouri Health Care System operates four hospitals in the central Missouri region. MU also claims the world’s most powerful university-operated research reactor. The MU mascot is Truman the Tiger, named after Missouri native President Harry S. Truman. The Missouri Tigers compete in the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA’s Division 1-A. According to NCAA records, the national tradition of a homecoming sports event first took place at MU in 1911.

MU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing building

Sinclair School of Nursing – Established 1920.

Nursing Programs

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (SSON) has a tradition of helping aspiring students to be high achievers dedicated to improving health care. They become professionals who make informed clinical decisions based on evidence. They aspire to achieve greatness in all that they do. The school is dedicated to discovering new knowledge and implementing best practices in teaching, research and service. SSON students have an opportunity to learn from some of the greatest and most-innovative nursing researchers in the world. Students not only learn how to care for patients, but they bring best practices to the point of care. By the time SSON students graduate, they are confident in their nursing skills and have the ability to excel in complex health care systems.

University of Missouri Health Professions logo

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is committed to preparing nurses at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels to meet the healthcare needs of the citizens of Missouri and beyond. Their degree opportunities include: a bachelor's degree, an online RN to BSN option, an accelerated BSN program, a master's program, a doctor of nursing practice (DNP), and a PhD program. All graduate programs are offered online. More information can be found on the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing website. SSON students can have confidence that they will be well-trained nurses and competent patient advocates, prior to graduation.

Undergraduate Programs

The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism is considered the best “j-school” in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. Students in the program gain hands-on experience in print, radio, and television news. The school operates the local NBC and NPR affiliate stations where students can work and also publishes two magazines.

Online Programs

Eighteen of MU’s colleges offer programs through Mizzou Online. These programs include bachelor’s degrees in nursing, health sciences, and general studies; master’s degrees in journalism, agricultural education, natural resources, and education; doctorates in nursing, educational leadership, and architectural studies; and a variety of certificates.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

MU’s degree programs are divided into the following main colleges and schools.

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Medicine
  • Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
  • Sinclair School of Nursing
  • School of Law
  • School of Journalism
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • School of Health Professions
  • College of Engineering
  • Trulaske College of Business
  • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • College of Arts and Science

Financial Aid

MU offers special scholarships for first-year students, international students, transfer students, graduate students, and continuing undergraduate students. These are based both on merit and financial need. The school also accepts federal and state grants and loans, as well as private loans.

Library

MU has the largest library collection in the state at approximately 3.1 million volumes. Ellis Library is the campus’ main library, but seven specialized libraries are located around campus.

Athletics

MU’s sport teams are known as the Tigers and participate in the Southeastern Conference. Intercollegiate athletics include baseball, football, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, cross country, basketball, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, soccer, and wrestling. Its men’s basketball team is its most successful, with 22 NCAA tournament bids and 15 conference championships.

Housing

Twenty-three residence halls are operated on campus. Many offer learning communities for students interested in specific subject areas. The university also operates two off-campus locations: Tiger Diggs at Campus View Apartments and True Scholars House.

General Information

Admission
Office

230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-7786
(800) 225-6075
Fax: (573) 882-7887
[email protected]
Contact: Barbara Rupp
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-2121
www.missouri.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 26,965
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 5,782
Degree-seeking undergrads: 22,649

Graduate enrollment: 7,693

Setting
Urban, College town
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $45
Online application fee: $45
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $8,099 $8,467 $8,501 $8,501 0.00%
Books and
Supplies
$980 $1,020 $1,040 $1,070 +2.88%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $7,170 $8,100 $8,170 $8,607 +5.35%
Other $2,860 $2,890 $3,030 $3,110 +2.64%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$19,109 $20,477 $20,741 $21,288 +2.64%
In-state Off
Campus
$9,079 $9,487 $9,541 $9,571 +0.31%
In-state with
Family
$9,079 $9,487 $9,541 $9,571 +0.31%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$7,363
In-state Student Fees $1,017
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$19,008
Out-of-state Fees $1,017

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
4,560 80%
Grant or
scholarship aid
3,813 67% $23,026,584 $6,039
– Federal grants 810 14% $3,558,454 $4,393
– Pell grants 810 14% $2,715,928 $3,353
– Other federal
grants
703 12% $842,526 $1,198
State/local
government grant or scholarships
1,865 33% $3,594,026 $1,927
Institutional
grants or scholarships
3,435 60% $15,874,104 $4,621
Student loan aid 2,798 49% $15,433,588 $5,516
– Federal student
loans
2,745 48% $12,555,352 $4,574
Other student
loans
268 5% $2,878,236 $10,740

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4910 1507 623 201
Agriculture 188 31 12
Agricultural Business and
Management
34
Agricultural
Communication/Journalism
8
Agricultural Economics 13 6 2
Agricultural Mechanization 27
Agronomy and Crop Science 1 2
Animal Sciences 77 12 3
Food Science 8 9 2
Plant Sciences 21 3 3
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
86
Area Studies, Other 86
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 303 13 32 2
Biochemistry 52 2 2
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
248 6 6
Conservation Biology 2
Entomology 2
Genetics 3
Medical Microbiology and
Bacteriology
11
Microbiology 3
Neuroscience 1
Pathology/Experimental
Pathology
1
Physiology 3 5
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 3
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
999 237 4 28
Accounting 122 123 1 26
Business/Commerce 778 114 3
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 2
Hotel/Motel
Administration/Management
99
Communication and Journalism
Programs
675 113 15
Speech Communication and
Rhetoric
675 113 15
Computing and Information
Sciences
68 14 4
Computer and Information
Sciences
33 14 4
Information Technology 35
Education 266 506 78 62
Agricultural Teacher Education 27 4 4
Counselor Education/School
Counseling and Guidance Services
60 10 13
Curriculum and Instruction 396 20 25
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
16
Education 4 3
Educational Leadership and
Administration
18 43 21
Elementary Education and
Teaching
118
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle
School Education and Teaching
22
Secondary Education and
Teaching
66
Special Education and Teaching 13 28 1
Engineering 335 75 22
Agricultural Engineering 22 6 4
Chemical Engineering 30 4 1
Civil Engineering 75 14 7
Computer Engineering 35 5
Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
54 14 6
Engineering 8
Industrial Engineering 28 5
Mechanical Engineering 91 8 2
Nuclear Engineering 11 2
English Language, Composition
and Literature/Letters
128 9 9
English Language and Literature 128 9 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
78 16 3
Classics and Classical
Languages, Literatures, and
Linguistics
11 4
Foreign Languages and
Literatures
3
French Language and Literature 7 1
German Language and Literature 12 3
Linguistics 11
Russian Language and Literature 4 3
Spanish Language and Literature 33 5
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
366 189 205 40
Audiology/Audiologist and
Speech-Language
Pathology/Pathologist
27 12 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory
Science and Allied Professions,
Other
7
Health Professions and Related
Clinical Sciences, Other
10 21 1 1
Health/Health Care
Administration/Management
40 36
Medical Radiologic
Technology/Science – Radiation
Therapist
32
Medicine 99
Nursing Science 3
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 23 21
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 1
Physical Therapy/Therapist 19 2 35
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Nurse/Nursing
3
Public Health 30 36
Registered Nursing/Registered
Nurse
190 60
Respiratory Care
Therapy/Therapist
18
Veterinary Medicine 64
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary
Clinical Sciences
7 1
History 98 7 2
History 98 7 2
Human Services 42 154 4 18
Community Organization and
Advocacy
3
Public Administration 25 14
Public Policy Analysis 1
Social Work 42 129 4
Legal and Law Studies 7 141 37
Law 141
Legal Research and Advanced
Professional Studies, Other
7 37
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities
86
General Studies 86
Mathematics and Statistics 36 22 15
Applied Mathematics 3
Mathematics 27 7 7
Statistics 9 12 8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies
109 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
109
Nutrition Sciences 1
Natural Resources and
Conservation
51 5 1
Forestry 14 1 1
Natural Resources Management
and Policy, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation 37 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
26 11
Kinesiology and Exercise
Science
1
Parks, Recreation and Leisure
Studies
26 10
Physical Sciences 58 19 29
Atmospheric Sciences and
Meteorology
19 6 4
Chemistry 21 3 16
Geology and Earth Science 4 5 4
Physics 14 5 5
Psychology 243 11 11
Psychology 243 11 11
Social Sciences 310 37 25 14
Anthropology 32 5 1
Archaeology 17 4 1
Economics 20 13 8
Geography 17 6 14
Political Science and
Government
116 6 4
Sociology 108 3 11
Visual and Performing Arts 85 15 3
Art/Art Studies 60 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theater
Arts
16 2 3
Music 9 8
Work and Family Studies 274 16 7
Apparel and Textiles 62 1
Family and Consumer
Sciences/Human Sciences
7
Family Resource Management
Studies
61 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
Studies
82
Housing and Human Environments 32 1
Human Development and Family
Studies
37 8

Above data represent
first majors only.

(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agricultural

Business B
Agricultural

Communications B
Agricultural

Economics B
Agriculture

– General B
Animal
Sciences B
Food
Science B
Plant
Sciences B
Soil
Science and Agronomy B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

African-American

Studies B
East
Asian Studies B
European
Studies B
Latin
American Studies B
South
Asian Studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Conservation

Biology B
Microbiology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Banking/Financial

Services B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel

Management B
International

Business B
Marketing

Management B
Real
Estate B
Restaurant/Food

Services Management B
Tourism/Travel

Marketing B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising

B
Broadcast

Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Photojournalism

B
Radio/Television

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Technology B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Education

– General B
Education

of Multiple Handicapped B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
Junior
High Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B

Engineering
Agricultural

Engineering B
Biomedical

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Industrial

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Family
Resource Management Studies B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B
Housing
Studies B
Human
Development/Family Studies B
Human
Nutrition B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Classics
B
East
Asian B
French B
German B
Linguistics

B
Russian
B
South
Asian B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic

Medical Sonography B
Health
Services Administration B
Medical
Dietetics B
Medical
Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear
Medical Technology B
Nursing
(RN) B
Premedicine

B
Prepharmacy

B
Preveterinary

Medicine B
Radiologic

Technology/Medical Imaging B
Respiratory

Therapy B
Speech-Language

Pathology/Audiology B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Military Techonologies
Military
Technologies B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral

Sciences B
Nutrition

Sciences B
Peace/Conflict

Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Fishing/Fisheries

B
Forestry
– General B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric

Sciences B
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Archaeology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.