University of Missouri-Columbia

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,460
2.1% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$17,762
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.15%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
78.1%
16,367 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
30,844
86.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
68.2%
4,125 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 (780 degrees awarded), General Health Services (562 degrees), and Journalism (545 degrees).

In 2017, 9,150 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Columbia. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,997 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (592 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $8,460, which is $-18,040 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $8,460, which is $-18,040 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,762.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,460
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,460. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia is $-18,040 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,762
2017 Value
8.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Missouri-Columbia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,762. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Missouri-Columbia grew by 8.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,298
Room and Board
$1,344
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Columbia was of $10,298 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,344. The cost of room and board increased by 5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Columbia received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.
4.15%
2016 Default Rate
251
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Columbia was 4.15%, which represents 251 out of the 6053 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 16,367 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.5% annual decline. Out of those 16,367 applicants, 12,781 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.1% acceptance rate.

There were 30,844 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Columbia has an overall enrollment yield of 32.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
12,781
Accepted Out of 16,367

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Columbia was 78.1% (12,781 admissions from 16,367 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -22.5%, while admissions declined by -18.9%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
299
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Columbia has a total enrollment of 30,844 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 26,686 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,158. This means that 86.5% 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, 6.74% Black or African American, 3.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.98% Two or More Races, 2.36% Asian, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0389% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (37.9%) and Black or African American Female (4.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,844 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Columbia is 26,686 and the part-time enrollment is 4,158. This means that 86.5% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Columbia are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2017 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    23,367
  2. Black or African American
    2,078
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,174

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Columbia is 75.8% White, 6.74% Black or African American, 3.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.98% Two or More Races, 2.36% Asian, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0389% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 441 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1054 more women than men received degrees from University of Missouri-Columbia. The majority of degree recipients at University of Missouri-Columbia are white (6,997 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (592 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Columbia is General Business (780 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (562 degrees) and Journalism (545 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 Agriculture (354 degrees awarded), Communications (817 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (97 degrees).

Workforce

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 (155,860 people), Other managers (154,016 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (66,275 people), Marketing managers (65,110 people), and Customer service representatives (64,297 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Agriculture (354 degrees awarded), Communications (817 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (97 degrees), Human Sciences (381 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (105 degrees).

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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 Sales managers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Agriculture (354 degrees awarded), Communications (817 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (97 degrees), Human Sciences (381 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (105 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 (280,235 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (182,847 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (97,681 people), Computer Systems Design (95,440 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (87,085 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Columbia are Agriculture (354 degrees awarded), Communications (817 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (97 degrees), Human Sciences (381 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (105 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. 780 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 562 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 545 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Columbia was General Business with 780 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4,048
  2. 5,102

In 2017, 4,048 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia, which is 0.793 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,102).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 562 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Columbia in General Business, which is 1.84 times more than the 306 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 459 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-Columbia in Journalism, which is 2.68 times more than the 171 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2017, 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Missouri-Columbia is Female and White (74% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.776% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,997 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    592 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    298 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Columbia is white (6,997 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (592 degrees).

1.6% of degree recipients (146 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,915 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,082 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Missouri-Columbia is white female (3,915 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,082 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at nearly $922M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $125M (13.6%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Missouri-Columbia had a total salary expenditure of $2.26B. University of Missouri-Columbia employs 398 Associate professors, 394 Professors, and 349 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Columbia are Male Professors (275), Male Associate professors(231), and Female Assistant professors (184).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1057 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 834 employees, and Management with 751 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$922M
2017 Endowment
6.04%
growth from 2016

University of Missouri-Columbia has an endowment valued at about $922M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Columbia grew 6.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $636M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $115M - Federal
  2. $43.7M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Missouri-Columbia received $115M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $43.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.01B
2017 Salaries
4.41%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Missouri-Columbia paid a median of $1.01B in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.26B) and a 4.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.02% growth from 2015 and a 2.96% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$119M
Instructional Salaries
1,282
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Missouri-Columbia paid a total of $119M to 1,282 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
398 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1057 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia were Associate professor with 398 employees; Professor with 394 employees; and Professor with 349 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia were Office and Administrative Support with 1,057 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 834 employees; and Management with 751 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Columbia was Male Professor with 275 employees, Male Associate professor with 231 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 184 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Missouri-Columbia.

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