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Is UMSL a Good School for the Money?

University of Missouri - St Louis Value Report

Is UMSL worth the money? Read College Factual's annual UMSL value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Missouri, UMSL Offers Good Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Missouri Value
Top 50% Missouri Quality

University of Missouri - St Louis is ranked #18 out of #46 in Missouri for quality and #15 out of #41 for Missouri value.

This makes it a good quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  15 out of 41
Great Value
State Value Score  63.41 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the UMSL financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 50% National Quality

University of Missouri - St Louis is ranked #1,264 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe University of Missouri - St Louis is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1264 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  14.13 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Lake Superior State University $81,683 A+
Westminster College Missouri $113,195 A-
Minnesota State University - Moorhead $115,384 A-
Radford University $123,235 B
Bridgewater State University $128,356 B-
Northwest Nazarene University $128,640 B-
Winthrop University $133,072 C
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown $135,337 C
Columbus College of Art and Design $136,267 C-
Notre Dame of Maryland University $164,762 F
University of Missouri - St Louis $167,075 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $167,075 For That Piece of Paper

The UMSL time to graduate is about 4.47 years and will cost an estimated $37,377 per year. This brings the total cost to 167,075.

Average Yearly Cost $37,377
Average Years to Graduate 4.47
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $167,075

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average UMSL net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on UMSL cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$87,371 In-State With Aid
$181,397 Avg Cost No Aid
4.47 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how UMSL value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $181,397 #645 C+
All Students $167,075 #1,264 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $148,082 #1,233 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $120,686 #8 A-
All Students $106,359 #15 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $87,371 #11 B

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Missouri.

About 95% of UMSL students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UMSL financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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