2020 Best Colleges for Philosophy in Missouri
Philosophy is a popular major and Missouri is the 21st most popular state for students studying this major. 153 of the 9,397 Philosophy degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Missouri. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Philosophy in Missouri ranking analyzed 3 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in philosophy. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Philosophy students in Missouri.
Choosing a Great Philosophy School
Your choice of philosophy school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.
Overall Quality is a Must
A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
Better Early and Mid Career Salaries
Philosophy graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
- Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Philosophy students vs. other majors.
- Major Popularity - How many other philosophy students choose this school.
- Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized philosophy related accrediting body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Philosophy students in Missouri.
Best Schools to Study Philosophy in Missouri
Best Philosophy Colleges in Missouri
Washington University in St Louis is among your top options if you're planning on studying philosophy. Located in the suburb Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.
For those interested in something more advanced, WUSTL also offers 2 different higher degree levels in philosophy, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship).More… Request Information
University of Missouri - Columbia is among your best bets if you're planning on studying philosophy. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia.
For those interested in something more advanced, Mizzou also offers 2 different higher degree levels in philosophy, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship).More… Request Information
University of Missouri - Kansas City is one of the best schools in the United States for philosophy. Located in the large city Kansas City, UMKC is a public school with a large student population.
In addition to its bachelor's programs, UMKC offers a Post-Master's Certificate in philosophy.More… Request Information
Best Philosophy Colleges in the The Plains States Region
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Philosophy Related Rankings by Major
One of 3 majors within the Philosophy & Religious Studies area of study, Philosophy has other similar majors worth exploring.
Majors Similar to Philosophy
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Other Philosophy & Religious Studies||285|
|General Philosophy & Religious Studies||219|
Notes and References
- The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
- Credit for the banner image above goes to Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.
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