Missouri is home to a diverse higher education system that offers a variety of degree and certificate programs and specialized training.

The state's higher education institutions include 13 public four-year universities, 14 public two-year colleges, 24 independent colleges, 11 specialized/technical colleges, 17 theological institutions and more than 150 proprietary and private career schools.


For more information about Missouri higher education institutions, including proprietary and career schools, use the Missouri College and Degree Search.


Note: This listing is provided in fulfillment of the requirements of Subsection 173.005.2, paragraph (13), RSMo, confirming the listed institutions' authorization to operate as higher education institutions in Missouri for purposes of 34 CFR 600.9.