Missouri Community Colleges

  • There are 48 community colleges located throughout Missouri (21 public colleges and 27 private colleges), serving 132,926 students.
  • For Missouri community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,690 per year for in-state students and $4,950 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,610 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 83% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 33% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 28:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MO) School Average
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
Black
9%
White
67%
Two or more races
1%
Unknown
19%
MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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Recent Articles
January 27, 2017
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
January 27, 2017
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
January 27, 2017
With serious mental health issues on the rise on college campuses nationwide, community colleges are scrambling to provide expanded mental health services to students.