University of Missouri-Columbia

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,452
4.34% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,889
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.719%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79.1%
20,303 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
31,304
83.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.3%
3,512 Graduates

About

University of Missouri-Columbia is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Missouri-Columbia were General Business (627 degrees awarded), General Health Services (439 degrees), and General Psychology (278 degrees).

In 2022, 9,503 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Columbia. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,229 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (639 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $10,452, which is $−19,698 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $10,452, which is $−19,698 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,889.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending University of Missouri-Columbia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,452
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $10,452. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $−19,698 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$19,889
2022 Value
8.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Missouri-Columbia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,889. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Missouri-Columbia grew by 8.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,458
Room and Board
$1,032
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Columbia was of $10,458 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.616% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,032. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Columbia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.11% with respect to 2021, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.719%
2019 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Columbia was 0.719%, which represents 39 out of the 5427 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Missouri-Columbia received 20,303 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.69% annual growth. Out of those 20,303 applicants, 16,065 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.1% acceptance rate.

There were 31,304 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Columbia has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
16,065
Accepted Out of 20,303

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Columbia was 79.1% (16,065 admissions from 20,303 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.69%, while admissions grew by 5.12%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
453
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Columbia had a total enrollment of 31,304 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 26,259 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,045. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Columbia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.4% White, 5.46% Black or African American, 5.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 2.87% Asian, 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (36.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.5%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (3.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,304 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 26,259 and the part-time enrollment is 5,045. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Missouri-Columbia was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Missouri-Columbia had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    23,919 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,708 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,651 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Columbia is 76.4% White, 5.46% Black or African American, 5.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 2.87% Asian, 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 393 students (1.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,965 more women than men received degrees from University of Missouri-Columbia. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Missouri-Columbia is white (7,229 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (639 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Columbia is General Business (627 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (439 degrees) and General Psychology (278 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Missouri-Columbia, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (512 degrees), and Physical Sciences (123 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,644,306 people), Other managers (606,736 people), Software developers (515,346 people), Secondary school teachers (508,960 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (373,376 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2022 are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (512 degrees), Physical Sciences (123 degrees), Education (735 degrees), and Social Sciences (433 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (512 degrees), Physical Sciences (123 degrees), Education (735 degrees), and Social Sciences (433 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Elementary & secondary schools (2,947,818 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (661,507 people), Computer Systems Design (660,707 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (502,856 people), and Construction (407,271 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (512 degrees), Physical Sciences (123 degrees), Education (735 degrees), and Social Sciences (433 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Missouri-Columbia.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 627 degrees awarded
  2. 439 degrees awarded
  3. 278 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Columbia was General Business with 627 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,769
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,734
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,769 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia, which is 0.657 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,734).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 455 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia in General Business, which is 1.74 times more than the 262 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 345 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia in General Health Services, which is 3.67 times more than the 94 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from University of Missouri-Columbia completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Missouri-Columbia is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.427% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,229 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    639 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    446 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Columbia is white (7,229 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (639 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (115 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    4,363 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,866 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    429 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Missouri-Columbia is white female (4,363 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2866 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at nearly $1.31B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 4.75M (0.362%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Missouri-Columbia had a total salary expenditure of 2.88B. University of Missouri-Columbia employs 412 Professors, 393 Associate professors and 386 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Columbia are Male Professor (281), Male Associate professor (214), and Female Assistant professor (214).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,059 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 711 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 613 employees.

Endowment

$1.31B
2022 Endowment
3.4%
decline from 2021

University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at about $1.31B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Columbia declined 3.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $941M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $144M - Federal
  2. $71.6M - State
  3. $6.78M - Local

As of 2022, University of Missouri-Columbia received $144M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $71.6M from state grants and contracts, and $6.78M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.26B
2022 Salaries
7.71%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Missouri-Columbia paid a median of $1.26B in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.88B) and a 7.71% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$152M
Instructional Salaries
1,392
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Missouri-Columbia paid a total of $152M to 1,392 employees working as instructors, which represents 12% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
412 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,059 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia were Professor with 412 employees, Associate professor with 393 employees, and Assistant professor with 386 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,059 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 711 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 613 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia was Male Professor with 281 employees, Male Associate professor with 214 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 214 employees.

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