University of Missouri-St Louis

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,079
5.6% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,977
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.98%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73%
2,452 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
15,988
38.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
52.1%
276 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 (365 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (194 degrees), and General Psychology (166 degrees).

In 2019, 2,993 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-St Louis. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,975 degrees), 4.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis is $11,079, which is $−17,421 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis is $11,079, which is $−17,421 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,977.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,079
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis was $11,079. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-St Louis is $−17,421 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$7,977
2019 Value
15.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Missouri-St Louis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,977. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Missouri-St Louis grew by 15.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,795
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-St Louis was of $9,795 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. 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
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-St Louis received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.65% with respect to 2018, when 43% 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.
6.98%
2017 Default Rate
224
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-St Louis was 6.98%, which represents 224 out of the 3208 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-St Louis received 2,452 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.17% annual decline. Out of those 2,452 applicants, 1,790 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 15,988 students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis in 2019, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-St Louis has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,790
Accepted Out of 2,452

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-St Louis was 73% (1,790 admissions from 2,452 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.17%, while admissions declined by −0.556%.

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage
79
Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-St Louis in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-St Louis has a total enrollment of 15,988 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-St Louis is 6,101 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,887. This means that 38.2% 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 67.9% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 4.57% Asian, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.98% Two or More Races, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.025% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (9.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-St Louis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,988 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-St Louis is 6,101 and the part-time enrollment is 9,887. This means that 38.2% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2019 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    10,850
  2. Black or African American
    2,149
  3. Asian
    730

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-St Louis is 67.9% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 4.57% Asian, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.98% Two or More Races, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.025% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 918 students (5.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 649 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 (1,975 degrees awarded). There were 4.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-St Louis is General Business (365 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (194 degrees) and General Psychology (166 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 Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Education (505 degrees), and Psychology (243 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 (1,648,280 people), Secondary school teachers (583,681 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (446,681 people), Other managers (410,502 people), and Education administrators (367,533 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-St Louis are Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Education (505 degrees), Psychology (243 degrees), History (35 degrees), and Social Sciences (205 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 Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Education (505 degrees), Psychology (243 degrees), History (35 degrees), and Social Sciences (205 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 (3,301,622 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (619,133 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (381,913 people), Legal services (360,628 people), and Individual & family services (322,051 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-St Louis are Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Education (505 degrees), Psychology (243 degrees), History (35 degrees), and Social Sciences (205 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. 365 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 194 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 166 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-St Louis was General Business with 365 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,172
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,821
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,172 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-St Louis, which is 0.644 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,821).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 309 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-St Louis in General Business, which is 1.36 times more than the 227 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 227 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-St Louis in General Business, which is 0.735 times less than the 309 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Missouri-St Louis is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.26% 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
    1,975 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    412 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-St Louis is white (1,975 degrees awarded). There were 4.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

4.44% of degree recipients (133 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,194 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    781 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    301 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Missouri-St Louis is white female (1,194 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (781 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-St Louis has an endowment valued at nearly $89.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.38M (7.09%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Missouri-St Louis had a total salary expenditure of $230M. University of Missouri-St Louis employs 151 Assistant professors, 119 Associate professors, and 114 Professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-St Louis are Female Assistant professors (101), Male Professors(66), and Female Associate professors (66).

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 219 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 149 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$89.9M
2019 Endowment
4.13%
growth from 2018

University of Missouri-St Louis has an endowment valued at about $89.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-St Louis grew 4.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $221M 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. $9.73M - Federal
  2. $6.48M - State
  3. $5.31M - Local

As of 2019, University of Missouri-St Louis received $9.73M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.48M from state grants and contracts, and $5.31M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$106M
2019 Salaries
1.85%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Missouri-St Louis paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($230M) and a 1.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.48% growth from 2017 and a 3.77% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33M
Instructional Salaries
389
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Missouri-St Louis paid a total of $33M to 389 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-St Louis were Assistant professor with 151 employees; Associate professor with 119 employees; and Associate professor with 114 employees.

In 2019, 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 219 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 149 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-St Louis was Female Assistant professor with 101 employees, Male Professor with 66 employees, and Female Associate professor with 66 employees.

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

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