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OPE ID: 00251600
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University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211
General information:  (573) 882-2121
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  35,425 (27,642 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2,346892
Research and public service46648
Total graduate assistants-2,607
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,086$930$946$1,11417.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,643$8,944$9,286$9,3861.1%
Off Campus
Room and board---$9,386 -
Other---$3,664 -
Off Campus with Family
Other---$3,664 -
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,874$22,387$22,943$23,5972.9%
Off Campus$10,075$10,187$10,361$23,597127.7%
Off Campus with Family$10,075$10,187$10,361$14,21137.2%
On Campus$34,669$36,496$37,292$38,6243.6%
Off Campus$22,870$24,296$24,710$38,62456.3%
Off Campus with Family$22,870$24,296$24,710$29,23818.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$8,335
In-state fees$1,096
Out-of-state tuition$21,842
Out-of-state fees$1,096
  • Off-campus living options for MU students are many and variable. Although MU does not provide students with estimates of off-campus living costs, we do have an office that provides education and resources for students who live off campus or who are contemplating making that choice.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,93781%————
Grant or scholarship aid4,01966%$30,143,737$7,500
Federal grants1,38423%$6,009,124$4,342
Pell grants1,34022%$5,352,064$3,994
Other federal grants4357%$657,060$1,510
State/local government grant or scholarships1,66027%$2,425,717$1,461
Institutional grants or scholarships3,78062%$21,708,896$5,743
Student loan aid3,11951%$22,797,234$7,309
Federal student loans3,06251%$17,616,965$5,753
Other student loans3486%$5,180,269$14,886
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid116,22560%$117,785,621$7,260
Pell grants5,75621%$22,653,456$3,936
Federal student loans12,75047%$84,769,499$6,649
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$16,505$16,884$16,872
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$12,242$12,731$13,035
$30,001 – $48,000$13,399$13,789$13,858
$48,001 – $75,000$16,149$16,014$15,936
$75,001 – $110,000$18,635$19,118$19,056
$110,001 and more$20,087$20,464$21,119
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment35,425
Undergraduate enrollment27,642
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,178
Graduate enrollment7,783
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 23%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 72%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants21,1639,68011,483
Percent admitted78%77%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled40%41%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520650
SAT Math530660
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2329
ACT Math2328
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 68%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 47%
6-year: 71%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 46%
6-year: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 67%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 68%
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 57%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
White: 71%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 62%
Non-resident alien: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General52---
Agricultural Communication/Journalism10---
Agricultural Economics1957-
Agricultural Mechanization, General17---
Agriculture, General23---
Animal Sciences, General101176-
Food Science24143-
Plant Sciences, General28186-
Category total2745422-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Area Studies, Other106---
Category total106---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General234492
Conservation Biology---3
Exercise Physiology-1--
Genetics, General--0-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-24-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-1--
Physiology, General-01-
Category total29911257
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General6611075-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce---1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management99---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---3d
Category total884229828d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14415-
Category total6649211-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General54178-
Information Technology44---
Category total98178-
Agricultural Teacher Education2214d2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-73d2114d
Curriculum and Instruction-282d1932d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching23---
Education, General4d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-313131
Elementary Education and Teaching111---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching37---
Multicultural Education---4d
Secondary Education and Teaching102---
Special Education and Teaching, General2827d20
Category total327d427d7586d
Biological/Biosystems Engineering4385-
Chemical Engineering36152-
Civil Engineering, General62193-
Computer Engineering, General273--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering712215-
Engineering, General-15--
Industrial Engineering3892-
Mechanical Engineering125238-
Nuclear Engineering-932
Category total402123382
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician---0d
Category total---0d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General132716-
Category total132716-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General774--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General--11d-
Family Resource Management Studies, General504d-2d
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General91--1d
Housing and Human Environments, General472d--
Human Development and Family Studies, General5313d--
Category total31823d11d3d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1331-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--2-
French Language and Literature102--
German Language and Literature123--
Russian Language and Literature82--
Spanish Language and Literature467--
Category total102173-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing---3
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4021--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other10---
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician109--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---19
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General417d---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-51--
Medical Informatics-175-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist19d---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist3028--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--0-
Physical Therapy/Therapist2-43-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Public Health, General-57d-65d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2173625-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist21d---
Veterinary Medicine--110-
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology--7-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-93-
Category total766d228d29087d
History, General6944-
Category total6944-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-8-25
Category total-813225
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies70d---
Category total70d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-2--
Mathematics, General3177-
Statistics, General20538-
Category total516215-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other105d---
Nutrition Sciences-1--
Category total105d1-1d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General133-0d
Natural Resources/Conservation, General516d1-
Category total649d10d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-1--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies994--
Category total995--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies164--
Category total3554-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General27172-
Chemistry, General33214-
Geology/Earth Science, General1084-
Physics, General1458-
Category total843228-
Psychology, General282980d
Category total282980d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy---1
Public Administration-60d222d
Public Policy Analysis, General---4
Social Work337035
Social Work, Other---9
Youth Services/Administration---1d
Category total33130d542d
Social Sciences
Economics, General70233-
Political Science and Government, General15586-
Category total39250219
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General5612--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1734-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies21---
Jazz/Jazz Studies---1
Music, General1922--
Category total1133741
Grand total5,7691,580729291
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 324
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 74
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 112
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,245
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $9,550
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,025
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined155142
Swimming and Diving3021
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist3/1/1965 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/29/1953 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/24/1958 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/1/1970 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs7/18/1999 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs11/7/1966 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1975 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1968 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health10/16/2010 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)9/1/1968 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist4/18/1977 - 6/13/2011No Longer Recognized
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1933 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools4/1/2004 - 12/31/2008Resigned
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs5/7/2014 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession413
Drug law violations12612489
Liquor law violations8879175
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession302
Drug law violations10211275
Liquor law violations484563
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1167
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault885
Motor vehicle theft131
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible516
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault542
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.2%5.5%6.1%
Number in default233277292
Number in repayment5,4654,9644,778
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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