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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.
Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.
Compared to a lot of other states, Missouri has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.
All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in MO, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Missouri.
The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Missouri:
If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.
But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Missouri has to offer.
Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.
We limited the analysis to the 46 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Missouri that offer at least a bachelors degree.
Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.
The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Saint Louis University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Missouri.’
Location: Saint Louis
Location: Saint Louis
Location: Kansas City
Location: Point Lookout
If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Missouri, but the entire country.
Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Missouri by their employment rates 10 years after college.
|1||Saint Louis University||93.48%|
|3||Truman State University||92.9%|
|4||Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing||92.56%|
|5||Missouri University of Science and Technology||92.43%|
|6||University of Missouri-Columbia||92.42%|
|7||Northwest Missouri State University||92.22%|
|9||William Jewell College||91.96%|
|10||College of the Ozarks||91.9%|
|11||Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies||91.68%|
|12||Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences||91.68%|
|13||Washington University in St Louis||91.46%|
|15||Ranken Technical College||90.55%|
|17||William Woods University||90.22%|
|18||Southeast Missouri State University||90.15%|
|19||Maryville University of Saint Louis||90.12%|
|21||Missouri State University-Springfield||89.89%|
|22||Missouri Valley College||89.57%|
|23||University of Central Missouri||89.44%|
|24||Missouri Western State University||89.4%|
|25||University of Missouri-Kansas City||89.0%|
|26||University of Missouri-St Louis||88.69%|
|31||Missouri Baptist University||87.99%|
|33||Assemblies of God Theological Seminary||86.49%|
|35||Missouri Southern State University||85.95%|
|36||Kansas City Art Institute||85.81%|
|38||Southwest Baptist University||85.18%|
|40||Ozark Christian College||83.75%|
|41||Harris-Stowe State University||83.67%|
|43||Baptist Bible College||82.73%|
|45||Central Christian College of the Bible||78.79%|
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