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University of Missouri - Columbia Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Missouri - Columbia ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Missouri - Columbia Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Missouri - Columbia was awarded 133 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is journalism.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Mizzou as #274 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 46 colleges in Missouri, Mizzou is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Mizzou?

Acceptance Rate

University of Missouri - Columbia has an acceptance rate of 78%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 29 )

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University of Missouri - Columbia Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Missouri - Columbia is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Missouri - Columbia is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Missouri - Columbia

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Missouri - Columbia has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Mizzou for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Mizzou

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,799 undergraduates at Mizzou with 22,197 being full-time and 1,602 being part-time.

Mizzou Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Mizzou is 84.12 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.12 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Missouri - Columbia Cost?

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.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mizzou, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 $7,583 a year. That adds up to $30,332 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.

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How Much Money Do Mizzou Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,300 in their early years. That's great news for Mizzou students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Missouri - Columbia is a public institution situated in Columbia, Missouri. The city atmosphere of Columbia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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

University of Missouri - Columbia Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 119 majors graduated from University of Missouri - Columbia. Of these students, 6,314 received undergraduate degrees and 2,256 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 741 $46,800
Health Sciences & Services 624 $32,100
Journalism 533 $37,300
General Psychology 285 $28,700
General Biology 278 $27,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 218 $31,400
Nursing 204 $55,000
Mechanical Engineering 200 $64,200
Computer Information Systems 189 $60,900
Communication & Media Studies 179 $33,900

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Missouri - Columbia along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Mizzou

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 9,322 students took at least one online class at University of Missouri - Columbia. This is an increase from the 8,380 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,322 2,915
2016-2017 8,380 2,451
2015-2016 8,576 2,251
2014-2015 10,572 2,572
2013-2014 10,286 2,419

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