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Net Price of Missouri Colleges by Income

Cost of Missouri Colleges Zoom In

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2022

Questions & Answers

What do all these numbers mean?

All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2019-20 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2022.

What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

  • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
  • Room and board (on campus)
  • Books and supplies
  • Other expenses (travel and personal)

There are detailed chart below for each school that shows these expenses. Click here to go to the individual cost breakdown for schools.

How can I use this information?

This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. It's a good place to start until you better understand your specific circumstances. For example, let's say your income is $100,000 per year. This chart shows that the average state school would run $16,127 and the average private school would be $22,258. You can also get information on specific Missouri schools in the chart above or the tables below.

Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

  1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will most likely pay close to full price at the public schools.
  2. Private colleges have a higher list price but offer more discounts. This brings their net price much closer to the cost of state-funded schools.

Where did this information come from?

As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

For many families paying for college is not easy, but in the end they figure out. Most families will pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

  • College savings and investments
  • Payments from current income
  • Loans
  • Outside scholarships (check out the Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents to learn how your student can win scholarships)
  • Tax planning
  • Student work
Cost of Missouri Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net prices is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus the average amount in government grants and institutional scholarships the school awards. This is an average, so you may pay above the average or below the average. Your exact net price is likely to be different and sometimes drastically different.

Most families will pay the net price with some combination of savings and investments, current income and various loans. Some students will also receive scholarships from sources other than the federal or state government or the college. Any scholarships and grants from these outside sources are not included in the data. However, government grants and institutional scholarships are included in the averages.

Total Cost at University of Missouri-Columbia (2019-20)
Tuition and Fees $10,477
Room and Board $10,508
Books $1,260
Other Expenses $4,952
Total $27,197

Total Cost:

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular institution for the 2019-20 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2022. Total costs include:

  • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
  • Room and board (on campus)
  • Books and supplies
  • Other expenses (travel and personal)

College Total Cost
Family Income MO Public $22,393 MO Private $44,868
$0 - $30k $9,797 $16,262
$30,001 – $48k $10,662 $16,400
$48,001 – $75k $12,958 $18,580
$75,001 – $110k $16,127 $22,258
$110,001+ $17,314 $26,084

Public vs. Private Averages

This table shows the average total cost of attendance for the Missouri public and private colleges we have included in our analysis. The costs include a breakdown of the average net price paid by family income. Notice that the average private college is $6,000-$9,000 more than the average public school, depending on your income bracket. It is important to stress that these are averages. Most families will not be average, and their individual circumstances could be drastically different. I encourage all families to work with their preferred colleges to get information specific to their family.

Below are similar charts for each individual private and public college in Missouri. Click a school to view its complete chart.

Public MO Schools Cost Breakdown

  • University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $7,969 $8,306
    Room and Board $8,962 $9,196
    Books $1,250 $1,250
    Other Expenses $2,450 $2,464
    Total $20,631 $21,216
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,006 $11,318
    $30,001 - $48k $12,120 $12,464
    $48,001 - $75k $14,267 $14,672
    $75,001 - $110k $16,436 $16,902
    $110,001+ $16,967 $17,448
  • Harris-Stowe State University

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $5,484 $5,484
    Room and Board $9,491 $9,691
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $5,899 $6,562
    Total $21,674 $22,537
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $10,182 $10,587
    $30,001 - $48k $9,321 $9,692
    $48,001 - $75k $11,524 $11,983
    $75,001 - $110k $14,366 $14,938
    $110,001+ $16,242 $16,889
  • Lincoln University

    Jefferson City
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $7,910 $8,370
    Room and Board $7,282 $9,122
    Books $2,000 $2,000
    Other Expenses $3,052 $3,052
    Total $20,244 $22,544
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $8,968 $9,987
    $30,001 - $48k $12,725 $14,171
    $48,001 - $75k $14,626 $16,288
    $75,001 - $110k $16,487 $18,360
    $110,001+ $17,501 $19,489
  • Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $6,803 $6,964
    Room and Board $7,137 $7,209
    Books $827 $902
    Other Expenses $3,338 $3,389
    Total $18,105 $18,464
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,881 $8,037
    $30,001 - $48k $7,731 $7,884
    $48,001 - $75k $10,215 $10,418
    $75,001 - $110k $13,414 $13,680
    $110,001+ $13,523 $13,791
  • Missouri Western State University

    Saint Joseph
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $8,225 $8,875
    Room and Board $9,125 $10,030
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,665 $2,670
    Total $21,015 $22,575
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $8,393 $9,016
    $30,001 - $48k $9,372 $10,068
    $48,001 - $75k $11,506 $12,360
    $75,001 - $110k $14,469 $15,543
    $110,001+ $15,706 $16,872
  • University of Missouri-Columbia

    Columbia
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $10,477 $10,723
    Room and Board $10,508 $10,668
    Books $1,260 $1,032
    Other Expenses $4,952 $5,288
    Total $27,197 $27,711
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,005 $11,213
    $30,001 - $48k $11,386 $11,601
    $48,001 - $75k $13,715 $13,974
    $75,001 - $110k $19,956 $20,333
    $110,001+ $22,791 $23,222
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City

    Kansas City
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $9,915 $10,145
    Room and Board $11,796 $11,748
    Books $862 $770
    Other Expenses $3,848 $3,556
    Total $26,421 $26,219
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,724 $12,627
    $30,001 - $48k $13,751 $13,646
    $48,001 - $75k $15,768 $15,647
    $75,001 - $110k $18,700 $18,557
    $110,001+ $19,932 $19,780
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Rolla
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $9,936 $10,165
    Room and Board $10,420 $10,722
    Books $676 $690
    Other Expenses $2,262 $2,310
    Total $23,294 $23,887
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,356 $7,543
    $30,001 - $48k $9,820 $10,070
    $48,001 - $75k $11,656 $11,953
    $75,001 - $110k $14,755 $15,131
    $110,001+ $15,983 $16,390
  • University of Missouri-St Louis

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $10,170 $10,573
    Room and Board $10,340 $10,432
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $4,580 $4,738
    Total $26,090 $26,743
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,991 $10,241
    $30,001 - $48k $8,324 $8,532
    $48,001 - $75k $11,291 $11,574
    $75,001 - $110k $17,257 $17,689
    $110,001+ $16,373 $16,783
  • Truman State University

    Kirksville
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $8,120 $8,299
    Room and Board $9,012 $9,185
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $3,800 $3,800
    Total $21,932 $22,284
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,208 $7,324
    $30,001 - $48k $8,898 $9,041
    $48,001 - $75k $12,654 $12,857
    $75,001 - $110k $14,302 $14,532
    $110,001+ $15,966 $16,222
  • Northwest Missouri State University

    Maryville
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $8,238 $8,500
    Room and Board $9,022 $9,270
    Books $400 $400
    Other Expenses $2,575 $2,575
    Total $20,235 $20,745
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,906 $10,156
    $30,001 - $48k $10,608 $10,875
    $48,001 - $75k $12,127 $12,433
    $75,001 - $110k $14,894 $15,269
    $110,001+ $17,030 $17,459
  • Southeast Missouri State University

    Cape Girardeau
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $7,800 $8,033
    Room and Board $9,267 $9,511
    Books $631 $637
    Other Expenses $4,708 $4,816
    Total $22,406 $22,997
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $10,359 $10,632
    $30,001 - $48k $11,406 $11,707
    $48,001 - $75k $13,157 $13,504
    $75,001 - $110k $16,624 $17,062
    $110,001+ $17,862 $18,333
  • Missouri State University-Springfield

    Springfield
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $7,588 $7,938
    Room and Board $9,128 $9,284
    Books $1,288 $1,314
    Other Expenses $3,855 $4,184
    Total $21,859 $22,720
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,381 $12,869
    $30,001 - $48k $13,144 $13,662
    $48,001 - $75k $15,950 $16,578
    $75,001 - $110k $17,994 $18,703
    $110,001+ $19,206 $19,963

Private MO Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Avila University

    Kansas City
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $20,500 $21,115
    Room and Board $8,764 $8,815
    Books $1,088 $1,104
    Other Expenses $2,090 $2,168
    Total $32,442 $33,202
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,642 $16,008
    $30,001 - $48k $17,089 $17,489
    $48,001 - $75k $18,222 $18,649
    $75,001 - $110k $21,157 $21,653
    $110,001+ $22,907 $23,444
  • Columbia College

    Columbia
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $23,498 $24,320
    Room and Board $8,400 $8,500
    Books $1,272 $1,238
    Other Expenses $4,384 $4,576
    Total $37,554 $38,634
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $30,061 $30,926
    $30,001 - $48k $23,958 $24,647
    $48,001 - $75k $29,059 $29,895
    $75,001 - $110k $23,755 $24,438
    $110,001+ $23,500 $24,176
  • Cottey College

    Nevada
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $21,760 $22,770
    Room and Board $7,700 $7,800
    Books $1,100 $1,100
    Other Expenses $2,644 $2,644
    Total $33,204 $34,314
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,474 $14,958
    $30,001 - $48k $18,050 $18,653
    $48,001 - $75k $18,166 $18,773
    $75,001 - $110k $19,037 $19,673
    $110,001+ $22,059 $22,796
  • Culver-Stockton College

    Canton
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $27,205 $27,740
    Room and Board $8,695 $8,865
    Books $1,100 $1,100
    Other Expenses $3,600 $3,696
    Total $40,600 $41,401
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,908 $17,242
    $30,001 - $48k $19,992 $20,386
    $48,001 - $75k $21,200 $21,618
    $75,001 - $110k $23,951 $24,424
    $110,001+ $23,322 $23,782
  • Drury University

    Springfield
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $29,665 $31,215
    Room and Board $8,194 $8,194
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $3,200 $3,200
    Total $42,259 $43,809
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,237 $16,833
    $30,001 - $48k $14,146 $14,665
    $48,001 - $75k $17,162 $17,791
    $75,001 - $110k $19,680 $20,402
    $110,001+ $24,089 $24,973
  • Evangel University

    Springfield
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $24,327 $25,037
    Room and Board $8,522 $8,776
    Books $1,096 $942
    Other Expenses $4,139 $4,409
    Total $38,084 $39,164
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $24,310 $24,999
    $30,001 - $48k $23,931 $24,610
    $48,001 - $75k $22,243 $22,874
    $75,001 - $110k $24,284 $24,973
    $110,001+ $23,960 $24,639
  • Fontbonne University

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $27,260 $27,790
    Room and Board $10,134 $10,495
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $4,796 $4,796
    Total $43,190 $44,081
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $10,983 $11,210
    $30,001 - $48k $11,443 $11,679
    $48,001 - $75k $14,517 $14,816
    $75,001 - $110k $21,114 $21,550
    $110,001+ $26,980 $27,537
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University

    Hannibal
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $23,590 $24,000
    Room and Board $8,300 $8,300
    Books $770 $878
    Other Expenses $3,238 $3,303
    Total $35,898 $36,481
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,384 $22,748
    $30,001 - $48k $19,995 $20,320
    $48,001 - $75k $19,907 $20,230
    $75,001 - $110k $20,169 $20,497
    $110,001+ $21,881 $22,236
  • Lindenwood University

    Saint Charles
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $18,100 $18,100
    Room and Board $9,200 $9,200
    Books $1,250 $1,300
    Other Expenses $2,750 $2,900
    Total $31,300 $31,500
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,948 $13,031
    $30,001 - $48k $13,008 $13,091
    $48,001 - $75k $15,749 $15,850
    $75,001 - $110k $19,120 $19,242
    $110,001+ $21,012 $21,146
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $28,470 $27,166
    Room and Board $10,088 $12,000
    Books $0 $3,176
    Other Expenses $8,984 $6,664
    Total $47,542 $49,006
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $21,442 $22,102
    $30,001 - $48k $22,167 $22,850
    $48,001 - $75k $26,965 $27,795
    $75,001 - $110k $31,502 $32,472
    $110,001+ $30,999 $31,954
  • Missouri Baptist University

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $28,220 $29,360
    Room and Board $10,200 $10,730
    Books $1,298 $1,298
    Other Expenses $2,834 $2,770
    Total $42,552 $44,158
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,710 $17,341
    $30,001 - $48k $17,265 $17,917
    $48,001 - $75k $21,842 $22,666
    $75,001 - $110k $23,551 $24,440
    $110,001+ $24,360 $25,279
  • Missouri Valley College

    Marshall
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $21,100 $21,500
    Room and Board $9,400 $9,800
    Books $2,950 $1,750
    Other Expenses $2,130 $2,170
    Total $35,580 $35,220
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,535 $18,347
    $30,001 - $48k $17,846 $17,665
    $48,001 - $75k $20,314 $20,108
    $75,001 - $110k $20,053 $19,850
    $110,001+ $20,441 $20,234
  • College of the Ozarks

    Point Lookout
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $19,660 $19,960
    Room and Board $7,600 $7,900
    Books $1,100 $1,100
    Other Expenses $2,404 $2,460
    Total $30,764 $31,420
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $4,852 $4,955
    $30,001 - $48k $7,686 $7,850
    $48,001 - $75k $7,796 $7,962
    $75,001 - $110k $8,520 $8,702
    $110,001+ $11,564 $11,811
  • Park University

    Parkville
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $11,190 $11,929
    Room and Board $8,480 $7,644
    Books $1,560 $1,485
    Other Expenses $3,500 $3,500
    Total $24,730 $24,558
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $13,020 $12,929
    $30,001 - $48k $14,285 $14,186
    $48,001 - $75k $14,769 $14,666
    $75,001 - $110k $16,660 $16,544
    $110,001+ $16,601 $16,486
  • Rockhurst University

    Kansas City
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $38,760 $39,780
    Room and Board $9,690 $9,800
    Books $1,530 $1,530
    Other Expenses $4,535 $4,695
    Total $54,515 $55,805
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $13,440 $13,758
    $30,001 - $48k $15,034 $15,390
    $48,001 - $75k $16,033 $16,412
    $75,001 - $110k $21,926 $22,445
    $110,001+ $23,554 $24,111
  • Saint Louis University

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $45,424 $47,124
    Room and Board $12,600 $12,920
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $3,644 $3,648
    Total $62,868 $64,892
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,136 $15,623
    $30,001 - $48k $16,755 $17,294
    $48,001 - $75k $19,225 $19,844
    $75,001 - $110k $24,055 $24,829
    $110,001+ $31,815 $32,839
  • Southwest Baptist University

    Bolivar
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $24,578 $25,508
    Room and Board $7,820 $8,040
    Books $1,500 $1,500
    Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
    Total $35,898 $37,048
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,346 $16,870
    $30,001 - $48k $14,908 $15,386
    $48,001 - $75k $15,408 $15,902
    $75,001 - $110k $19,411 $20,033
    $110,001+ $20,870 $21,539
  • Stephens College

    Columbia
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $22,700 $23,385
    Room and Board $10,632 $10,586
    Books $2,200 $2,200
    Other Expenses $3,080 $3,080
    Total $38,612 $39,251
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $19,649 $19,974
    $30,001 - $48k $22,207 $22,575
    $48,001 - $75k $22,673 $23,048
    $75,001 - $110k $23,665 $24,057
    $110,001+ $23,533 $23,922
  • Washington University in St Louis

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $55,292 $57,386
    Room and Board $16,900 $17,402
    Books $1,126 $1,144
    Other Expenses $3,592 $3,654
    Total $76,910 $79,586
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $1,556 $1,610
    $30,001 - $48k $2,446 $2,531
    $48,001 - $75k $8,149 $8,433
    $75,001 - $110k $23,508 $24,326
    $110,001+ $46,759 $48,386
  • Webster University

    Saint Louis
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $28,700 $28,700
    Room and Board $11,120 $11,120
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $5,812 $5,812
    Total $46,632 $46,632
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,047 $18,047
    $30,001 - $48k $20,039 $20,039
    $48,001 - $75k $22,524 $22,524
    $75,001 - $110k $24,708 $24,708
    $110,001+ $27,658 $27,658
  • Westminster College

    Fulton
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $29,490 $30,880
    Room and Board $10,478 $10,842
    Books $1,100 $1,100
    Other Expenses $4,020 $4,170
    Total $45,088 $46,992
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $20,485 $21,350
    $30,001 - $48k $22,954 $23,923
    $48,001 - $75k $20,611 $21,481
    $75,001 - $110k $24,519 $25,554
    $110,001+ $28,205 $29,396
  • William Jewell College

    Liberty
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $34,450 $34,450
    Room and Board $10,130 $10,220
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $3,868 $3,868
    Total $49,248 $49,338
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,696 $17,728
    $30,001 - $48k $17,820 $17,853
    $48,001 - $75k $21,625 $21,665
    $75,001 - $110k $23,992 $24,036
    $110,001+ $25,933 $25,980
  • William Woods University

    Fulton
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $24,830 $25,930
    Room and Board $9,890 $9,990
    Books $1,300 $1,300
    Other Expenses $6,318 $6,562
    Total $42,338 $43,782
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,712 $24,521
    $30,001 - $48k $20,331 $21,024
    $48,001 - $75k $22,274 $23,034
    $75,001 - $110k $26,532 $27,437
    $110,001+ $28,626 $29,602
 

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