Missouri

Missouri’s state system of higher education serves more than 400,000 students through 13 public four-year universities, 19 public two-year colleges, one public two-year technical college, 25 independent colleges and universities, and 150 proprietary and private career schools. The Missouri Department of Higher Education coordinates the state’s higher education policy by evaluation student and institutional performance, reviewing school missions, approving new degree programs, and more. Promoting the STEM fields (critical science, technology, engineering, and math) is one major goal of the department. It has partnered with the Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition, which helps bring cutting-edge technology and professional development to Missouri classrooms. Missouri has also adopted the Common Core State Standards, which define the knowledge and skills students should master to succeed in college.

Another major higher education mission in the state is to improve graduation rates. Two higher education bills recently passed to help with that end by reducing the need for remedial coursework and making credit transfer more efficient between two- to four-year higher education institutions. The bills also reference reverse transfer of credits for students who seek to complete an associate degree after transferring to a four-year institution.

Columbia College

http://www.ccis.edu
1001 Rogers St.
Columbia, MO 65216
(573) 875-8700
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Grantham University

http://www.grantham.edu/
7200 NW 86th Street
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 595-5759
Accrediting Agency:
Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

Lindenwood University

http://www.lindenwood.edu
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 949-4949
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Missouri State University

http://www.missouristate.edu
901 S. National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
(573) 882-2491
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Park University

http://www.park.edu
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
(816) 741-2000
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

St. Louis University

http://www.imagine.slu.edu
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-2500
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Central Missouri

http://www.ucmo.edu
202 Administration Building
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-4290
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Missouri

http://missouri.edu/
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-2491
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Washington University in St. Louis

http://www.wustl.edu
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-5000
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Webster University

http://www.webster.edu
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 968-6900
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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