2020 Best Online Colleges in Missouri

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The following schools highlight the best online colleges in Missouri based on affordable tuition costs and reported alumni salaries. Washington University in St. Louis is ranked #1, and is the only school with a reported alumni salary above $100,000. In second place, University of Missouri has one of the lowest tuition rates, at $8,970 per year, and the second-highest alumni salary, at $86,100.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Missouri, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Washington University in St. Louis $54,250 $104,600
#2 #2 University of Missouri $8,970 $86,100
#3 #3 University of Missouri-Kansas City $10,248 $82,100
#4 #4 Saint Louis University-Main Campus $19,500 $82,100
#5 #5 Western Governors University $6,450 $78,000
#6 #6 University of Missouri at Saint Louis $7,659 $76,900
#7 #7 Park University $12,450 $75,500
#8 #8 Webster University $23,200 $76,100
#9 #9 Missouri State University $8,850 $74,100
#10 #10 Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences $13,980 $74,000
#11 #11 University of Central Missouri $8,761 $73,300
#12 #12 Northwest Missouri State University $7,500 $72,700
#13 #13 Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing $26,159 $74,200
#14 #14 Avila University $14,850 $68,300
#15 #15 Southeast Missouri State University $9,000 $67,100
#16 #16 Stephens College $11,700 $65,300
#17 #17 Missouri Western State University $8,670 $64,600
#18 #18 Hannibal-LaGrange University $10,500 $64,700
#19 #19 Columbia College $11,250 $64,200
#20 #20 Lindenwood University $14,850 $63,700
#21 #21 Evangel University $8,835 $62,600
#22 #22 Culver-Stockton College $11,850 $61,600
#23 #23 Drury University $9,920 $60,300
#24 #24 Missouri Southern State University $9,172 $60,100
#25 #25 Fontbonne University $26,760 $60,500
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2020 Online Colleges in Missouri Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $54,250
  • Median Salary: $104,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Louis
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • Median Salary: $86,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Columbia
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,248
  • Median Salary: $82,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Kansas City
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Online Doctoral Degrees (15)

Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $19,500
  • Median Salary: $82,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Louis
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,450
  • Median Salary: $78,000
  • Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,659
  • Median Salary: $76,900
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Louis
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,450
  • Median Salary: $75,500
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Parkville
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  • Annual Tuition: $23,200
  • Median Salary: $76,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Louis
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Median Salary: $74,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Springfield
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Online Certificate Programs (20)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,980
  • Median Salary: $74,000
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Kansas City
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,761
  • Median Salary: $73,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Warrensburg
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Median Salary: $72,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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  • Annual Tuition: $26,159
  • Median Salary: $74,200
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Louis
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • Median Salary: $68,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Kansas City
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Median Salary: $67,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Cape Girardeau
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (24)

Online Master's Degrees (28)

Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Median Salary: $65,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Columbia
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,670
  • Median Salary: $64,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Joseph
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Median Salary: $64,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Hannibal
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Median Salary: $64,200
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
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Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • Median Salary: $63,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Charles
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,835
  • Median Salary: $62,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Springfield
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Median Salary: $61,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Canton
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,920
  • Median Salary: $60,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Springfield
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Online Associate Degrees (9)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (7)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,172
  • Median Salary: $60,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Joplin
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (16)

Online Master's Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $26,760
  • Median Salary: $60,500
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Louis, Brentwood, St. Louis
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Missouri (62)

Popular online degrees offered by accredited schools in Missouri include business, nursing, education, and teaching. Colleges like Saint Louis University - Main Campus, which offers 15 nursing options for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, and Lindenwood University, which offers 41 options for undergraduate and graduate business administration degrees, make it easy for tomorrow's professionals to get the education of their choice today. With a burgeoning health industry, degree programs like Maryville University's master's of business administration in health administration, and University of Missouri's bachelor's in health science help launch the next generation of workers.

At a Glance:

  • 48% of accredited online Missouri colleges have tuition rates of $12,000 or less.
  • The state of Missouri offers women targeted educational grant funding from numerous resources. Career Development Grants offer women funding for their degree programs, while the Dorothy Harris Endowed Scholarship acts as a grant award for female graduate students who specialize in sports.
  • Missouri's "Bright Flight" program provides resident high school seniors who score in the top 3% on the ACT and SAT up to $2000 each in scholarship funds.

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