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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,660 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
21,107 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
86.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
4,096 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $8,286, which is $1,295 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,660, which is 297% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,284 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,317.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Missouri-Columbia received 21,107 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.01% annual decline. Out of those 21,107 applicants, 15,767 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.7% acceptance rate.

There were 33,239 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Columbia has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Missouri-Columbia has a total enrollment of 33,239 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 28,893 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,346. This means that 86.9% 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 75.8% White, 6.92% Black or African American, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Two or More Races, 2.15% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.45%), followed by White Male (3.96%) and Black or African American Female (0.31%).

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In 2016, 1,018 more women than men graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia. The majority of students graduating from University of Missouri-Columbia are White. These 6,914 graduates mean that there were 13.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 511 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Missouri-Columbia is General Business with 705 graduates, followed by Journalism with 549 graduates and General Health Services with 526 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Missouri-Columbia, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 384 graduates, followed by Communications with 852 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 93 graduates.


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University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at nearly $871M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.8M (2.62%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Missouri-Columbia had a total expenditure of $2.11B. Of that $2.11B, they spent $956M on salaries and $276M on benefits.

University of Missouri-Columbia employs 416 Associate professors, 377 Assistant professors, and 372 Professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Columbia are Male Professors (267), Male Associate professors (241), and Female Assistant professors (199).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1,295 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 866 employees, and Management with 753 employees.



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