These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Missouri For 2019

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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:

  1. Saint Louis University
  2. Culver-Stockton College
  3. Truman State University
  4. Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing
  5. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  6. University of Missouri-Columbia
  7. Northwest Missouri State University
  8. Rockhurst University
  9. William Jewell College
  10. College of the Ozarks

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.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Missouri For Jobs

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.’

1. Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Saint Louis
Employed: 93.48%

2. Culver-Stockton College

Culver-Stockton College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Canton
Employed: 92.93%

3. Truman State University

Truman State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kirksville
Employed: 92.9%

4. Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Saint Louis
Employed: 92.56%

5. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Rolla
Employed: 92.43%

6. University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri-Columbia

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Columbia
Employed: 92.42%

7. Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Maryville
Employed: 92.22%

8. Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kansas City
Employed: 92.15%

9. William Jewell College

William Jewell College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Liberty
Employed: 91.96%

10. College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Point Lookout
Employed: 91.9%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Missouri

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.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Missouri

Rank College Employed
1 Saint Louis University 93.48%
2 Culver-Stockton College 92.93%
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%
8 Rockhurst University 92.15%
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%
14 Lindenwood University 91.26%
15 Ranken Technical College 90.55%
16 Avila University 90.51%
17 William Woods University 90.22%
18 Southeast Missouri State University 90.15%
19 Maryville University of Saint Louis 90.12%
20 Fontbonne University 90.11%
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%
27 Park University 88.46%
28 Webster University 88.46%
29 Lincoln University 88.44%
30 Cox College 88.04%
31 Missouri Baptist University 87.99%
32 Hannibal-LaGrange University 87.96%
33 Assemblies of God Theological Seminary 86.49%
34 Evangel University 86.49%
35 Missouri Southern State University 85.95%
36 Kansas City Art Institute 85.81%
37 Columbia College 85.65%
38 Southwest Baptist University 85.18%
39 Logan University 84.8%
40 Ozark Christian College 83.75%
41 Harris-Stowe State University 83.67%
42 Drury University 82.95%
43 Baptist Bible College 82.73%
44 Everest College-Springfield 79.05%
45 Central Christian College of the Bible 78.79%
46 Calvary University 76.88%