University of Missouri-Columbia

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,330
2.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,930
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.57%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.8%
20,641 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
31,089
82.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
73%
4,671 Graduates

About

University of Missouri-Columbia is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Missouri-Columbia were General Business (707 degrees awarded), General Health Services (478 degrees), and Journalism (451 degrees).

In 2020, 9,832 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Columbia. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,571 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (624 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $9,330, which is $−19,299 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $9,330, which is $−19,299 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,930.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending University of Missouri-Columbia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,330
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $9,330. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $−19,299 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,930
2020 Value
6.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Missouri-Columbia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,930. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Missouri-Columbia grew by 6.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,508
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Columbia was of $10,508 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.58% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.27% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Columbia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.5% with respect to 2019, when 63% 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.
2.57%
2018 Default Rate
142
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Columbia was 2.57%, which represents 142 out of the 5532 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Missouri-Columbia received 20,641 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.13% annual growth. Out of those 20,641 applicants, 16,880 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.8% acceptance rate.

There were 31,089 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Columbia has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
16,880
Accepted Out of 20,641

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Columbia was 81.8% (16,880 admissions from 20,641 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.13%, while admissions grew by 4.47%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
475
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Columbia has a total enrollment of 31,089 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 25,757 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,332. This means that 82.8% 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 75.9% White, 6.63% Black or African American, 4.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.91% Two or More Races, 2.63% Asian, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0868% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.7%), followed by White Male (36.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,089 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 25,757 and the part-time enrollment is 5,332. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
  1. White
    23,603
  2. Black or African American
    2,061
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,542

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Columbia is 75.9% White, 6.63% Black or African American, 4.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.91% Two or More Races, 2.63% Asian, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0868% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 432 students (1.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1704 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 (7,571 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (624 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Columbia is General Business (707 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (478 degrees) and Journalism (451 degrees).

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 Cultural & Gender Studies (1,294 degrees awarded), Agriculture (288 degrees), and Library Science (40 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Other managers (139,378 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (120,747 people), Marketing managers (65,484 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (61,669 people), and Customer service representatives (58,097 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,294 degrees awarded), Agriculture (288 degrees), Library Science (40 degrees), Communications (759 degrees), and Human Sciences (239 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,294 degrees awarded), Agriculture (288 degrees), Library Science (40 degrees), Communications (759 degrees), and Human Sciences (239 degrees).

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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 (257,320 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (168,114 people), Computer Systems Design (89,900 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (88,319 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (83,040 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,294 degrees awarded), Agriculture (288 degrees), Library Science (40 degrees), Communications (759 degrees), and Human Sciences (239 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 707 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 478 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 451 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Columbia was General Business with 707 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,064
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,768
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,064 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia, which is 0.705 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,768).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 539 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia in General Business, which is 2 times more than the 270 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 973 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-Columbia in Other Ethnic, Minority, Gender, & Group Studies, which is 3.97 times more than the 245 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 46% 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, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Missouri-Columbia is Female and Asian (88.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.343% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,571 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    624 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    373 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Columbia is white (7,571 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (624 degrees).

1.3% of degree recipients (128 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    4,442 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    420 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Missouri-Columbia is white female (4,442 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,129 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at nearly $1.07B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.6M (2.4%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Missouri-Columbia had a total salary expenditure of $2.61B. University of Missouri-Columbia employs 414 Associate professors, 401 Professors, and 367 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Columbia are Male Professors (282), Male Associate professors(230), and Female Assistant professors (204).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 966 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 856 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 560 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.07B
2020 Endowment
1.23%
growth from 2019

University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at about $1.07B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Columbia grew 1.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $764M 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. $128M - Federal
  2. $53.8M - State
  3. $5.77M - Local

As of 2020, University of Missouri-Columbia received $128M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $53.8M from state grants and contracts, and $5.77M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.17B
2020 Salaries
5.51%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Missouri-Columbia paid a median of $1.17B in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($2.61B) and a 5.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.86% growth from 2018 and a 4.84% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$139M
Instructional Salaries
1,351
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Missouri-Columbia paid a total of $139M to 1,351 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
414 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
966 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia were Associate professor with 414 employees; Professor with 401 employees; and Professor with 367 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 966 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 856 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 560 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia was Male Professor with 282 employees, Male Associate professor with 230 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 204 employees.

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