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 University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri-Columbia - Columbia, MO

105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

General information:(573)882-2121
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:33,762(25,992 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
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
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,501 $8,501 $8,989 -5%
Out-of-state $19,592 $20,516 $21,784 -6%
Books and supplies $1,040 $1,070 $1,086 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,170 $8,607 $8,643 -0%
Other $3,030 $3,110 $3,156 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $20,741 $21,288 $21,874 0%
Off Campus $9,541 $9,571 $10,075 -10%
Off Campus with Family $9,541 $9,571 $10,075 -10%
On Campus $31,832 $33,303 $34,669 -3%
Off Campus $20,632 $21,586 $22,870 -5%
Off Campus with Family $20,632 $21,586 $22,870 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,848
In-state fees $1,141
Out-of-state tuition $20,643
Out-of-state fees $1,141
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,841
In-state fee $1,025
Out-of-state tuition $20,244
Out-of-state fees $1,025
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 4,890 81% --
Grant or scholarship aid 4,065 68% $27,010,523 $6,645
Federal grants 1,306 22% $6,403,841 $4,903
Pell grants 1,306 22% $5,260,818 $4,028
Other federal grants 1,144 19% $1,143,023 $999
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,908 32% $2,450,098 $1,284
Institutional grants or scholarships 3,563 59% $18,156,584 $5,096
Student loan aid 3,171 53% $19,804,539 $6,246
Federal student loans 3,145 52% $17,477,591 $5,557
Other student loans 230 4% $2,326,948 $10,117
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 15,264 61% $98,838,892 $6,475
Pell grants 5,374 22% $21,813,012 $4,059
Federal student loans 12,749 51% $84,180,225 $6,603


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 $15,080 $15,202 $15,759
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,254 $11,173 $11,864
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,320 $11,816 $12,970
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,087 $15,076 $15,772
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,358 $17,748 $18,433
$110,001 and more $18,718 $18,984 $19,747

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 33,762
Undergraduate enrollment 25,992
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,352
Graduate enrollment 7,770

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 18,103 8,096 10,007
Percent admitted 81% 81% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 81% 35% 33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 575 9%
ACT 5880 96%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 650
SAT Math 530 650
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 22 27
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 7170
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1713
Football 133-
Golf 1110
Gymnastics -16
Soccer -26
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving 3531
Tennis -7
Volleyball -14
Wrestling 44-


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/20/1976 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/19/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1913 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics

01/01/1972 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1923 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1971 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

03/01/1965 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

01/24/1958 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/29/1953 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

07/18/1999 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

11/07/1966 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1975 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/1968 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/16/2010 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

09/01/1968 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

04/18/1977 - 06/13/2011Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1933 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 schools

04/01/2004 - 12/31/2008Accredited


Illegal weapons possession414
Drug law violations104124 126
Liquor law violations1027588
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 303
Drug law violations 93108102
Liquor law violations 575348
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 2511
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 211
Aggravated assault 698
Burglary 18410
Motor vehicle theft 131
Arson 101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 245
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 245
Burglary 1235
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) 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


Default Rate3.9%
Number in default182
Number in repayment4,559

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00251600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General55-----
Agricultural Communication/Journalism7-----
Agricultural Economics1194---
Agricultural Mechanization, General24-----
Agriculture, General20-----
Agronomy and Crop Science--2---
Animal Sciences, General77106---
Food Science157----
Plant Sciences, General2076---
Category total2293318---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Area Studies, Other100-----
Category total100-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General23119---
Conservation Biology---2--
Exercise Physiology-32---
Genetics, General--1---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-16---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-3----
Physiology, General-11---
Category total29013212--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Commerce, General7211032---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce---1--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management91-----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---10--
Category total929220645--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13618---
Category total6468920---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General38128---
Information Technology43-----
Category total81128---
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education21123---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-5914-17-
Curriculum and Instruction-38010-22-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching19-----
Education, General2--2--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---2--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1956-14-
Elementary Education and Teaching98-----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching21-----
Secondary Education and Teaching91-----
Special Education and Teaching, General15313---
Category total26750186453-
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering4099---
Chemical Engineering3253---
Civil Engineering, General75142---
Computer Engineering, General117----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering482414---
Engineering, General-16----
Industrial Engineering29111---
Mechanical Engineering111117---
Nuclear Engineering-681--
Category total346103441--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General135614---
Category total135614---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General557----
Family Resource Management Studies, General533-3--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General--8---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General81-----
Housing and Human Environments, General426----
Human Development and Family Studies, General4411----
Category total2752783--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1922---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--2---
French Language and Literature45----
German Language and Literature153----
Russian Language and Literature33----
Spanish Language and Literature518----
Category total99214---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2411----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other8-----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician97----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---2--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-413--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General111-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-43----
Medical Informatics-7----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist28-----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist2822----
Physical Therapy/Therapist14-43---
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---5--
Public Health, General-44-34--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse193434---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist20-----
Veterinary Medicine-----69
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology--3---
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-85---
Category total4351895644-162
History Colleges
History, General8761---
Category total8761---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-19-39--
Category total-19-39-144
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies116-----
Category total116-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-6----
Mathematics, General21810---
Statistics, General10123---
Category total312613---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other101-----
Nutrition Sciences--2---
Category total101-2---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Forestry, General2282---
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other-1----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General3683---
Category total58175---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies273----
Category total273----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies113----
Category total2991---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General2262---
Chemistry, General3625---
Geology/Earth Science, General481---
Physics, General1386---
Category total752414---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General2781914---
Category total2781914---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy---2--
Public Administration-54-12--
Social Work42513---
Category total42105314--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General33133---
Political Science and Government, General139116---
Category total338512410--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General486----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General10-3---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3-----
Music, General1214----
Category total73203---
Grand total5087151336516253306