University of Missouri-St Louis

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,328
2.25% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,039
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.66%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57.6%
3,511 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
13,874
41.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56.3%
279 Graduates

About

University of Missouri-St Louis is a higher education institution located in St. Louis County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Missouri-St Louis were General Business (366 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (197 degrees), and General Psychology (131 degrees).

In 2020, 2,887 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-St Louis. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,923 degrees), 5.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (364 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis is $11,328, which is $−17,301 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis is $11,328, which is $−17,301 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,039.

In 2020, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,328
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis was $11,328. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis is $−17,301 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$10,039
2020 Value
25.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Missouri-St Louis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,039. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Missouri-St Louis grew by 25.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,279
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-St Louis was of $10,279 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.94% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-St Louis received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 45% 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.
4.66%
2018 Default Rate
139
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-St Louis was 4.66%, which represents 139 out of the 2981 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Missouri-St Louis received 3,511 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 43.2% annual growth. Out of those 3,511 applicants, 2,022 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.6% acceptance rate.

There were 13,874 students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis in 2020, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-St Louis has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,022
Accepted Out of 3,511

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-St Louis was 57.6% (2,022 admissions from 3,511 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 43.2%, while admissions grew by 13%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
48
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-St Louis in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-St Louis has a total enrollment of 13,874 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-St Louis is 5,804 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,070. This means that 41.8% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-St Louis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 4.45% Asian, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, 2.16% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.036% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Black or African American Female (9.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-St Louis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,874 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-St Louis is 5,804 and the part-time enrollment is 8,070. This means that 41.8% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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-St Louis was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Missouri-St Louis had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,462
  2. Black or African American
    1,905
  3. Asian
    618

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-St Louis is 68.2% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 4.45% Asian, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, 2.16% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.036% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 553 more women than men received degrees from University of Missouri-St Louis. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Missouri-St Louis is white (1,923 degrees awarded). There were 5.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (364 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-St Louis is General Business (366 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (197 degrees) and General Psychology (131 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Missouri-St Louis, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (509 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (149 degrees), and History (46 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-St Louis are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,640,584 people), Secondary school teachers (591,178 people), Education administrators (343,525 people), Social workers, all other (282,983 people), and Other managers (267,666 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-St Louis are Education (509 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (149 degrees), History (46 degrees), English (60 degrees), and Psychology (187 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-St Louis are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-St Louis are Education (509 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (149 degrees), History (46 degrees), English (60 degrees), and Psychology (187 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-St Louis are Elementary & secondary schools (3,261,196 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (562,394 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (321,211 people), Individual & family services (269,496 people), and Outpatient care centers (231,386 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-St Louis are Education (509 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (149 degrees), History (46 degrees), English (60 degrees), and Psychology (187 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-St Louis.
Most Common
  1. 366 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 197 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 131 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-St Louis was General Business with 366 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,167
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,720
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,167 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-St Louis, which is 0.678 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,720).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 294 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-St Louis in General Business, which is 1.42 times more than the 207 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 207 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-St Louis in General Business, which is 0.704 times less than the 294 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from University of Missouri-St Louis completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Missouri-St Louis is Female and Asian (75% 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, 3.23% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,923 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    364 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-St Louis is white (1,923 degrees awarded). There were 5.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (364 degrees).

4.12% of degree recipients (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,116 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    807 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    272 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Missouri-St Louis is white female (1,116 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (807 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-St Louis has an endowment valued at nearly $88.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.51M (3.95%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Missouri-St Louis had a total salary expenditure of $235M. University of Missouri-St Louis employs 141 Assistant professors, 126 Associate professors, and 117 Professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-St Louis are Female Assistant professors (96), Female Associate professors(69), and Male Professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-St Louis are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 201 employees, Management, with 127 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 126 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.8M
2020 Endowment
1.17%
decline from 2019

University of Missouri-St Louis has an endowment valued at about $88.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-St Louis declined 1.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $213M lower 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.59M - Federal
  2. $9.52M - State
  3. $4.8M - Local

As of 2020, University of Missouri-St Louis received $8.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.52M from state grants and contracts, and $4.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$110M
2020 Salaries
3.89%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Missouri-St Louis paid a median of $110M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($235M) and a 3.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.85% growth from 2018 and a 4.48% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$33.6M
Instructional Salaries
384
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Missouri-St Louis paid a total of $33.6M to 384 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
141 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
201 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-St Louis were Assistant professor with 141 employees; Associate professor with 126 employees; and Associate professor with 117 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-St Louis were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 201 employees; Management with 127 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 126 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-St Louis was Female Assistant professor with 96 employees, Female Associate professor with 69 employees, and Male Professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Missouri-St Louis.

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