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Online Colleges in Missouri

On this page you’ll find a collection of tools and resources designed to give you a fresh perspective on earning a degree from one of Missouri’s online colleges. Begin with our snapshot of the Missouri postsecondary education system as a whole and the state’s past and present online education efforts.

From there, go to our ranked profiles of the top online colleges in Missouri, sorted by affordability. Explore our directory of scholarships available to both online and offline students in Missouri, our list of the state’s most important higher education resources or even our complete database of online colleges nationwide.


Postsecondary Education in Missouri

Between 2008 and 2014, the average tuition inflation-adjusted rate at four-year public schools in Missouri rose just 5.2%.

Between 2009-2012, Missouri increased state and local government grant spending per full-time student by 8.7%, national grant spending rose just 3.5% overall in the same period.

At just over $6,000, the average in-state tuition rate at four-year public universities in Missouri today is significantly below the national average of $9,139.

Missouri’s enrollment rates across all public higher education institutions grew by nearly 25% between 2002 and 2012, national enrollment rates climbed 19% over the same period.


Online Education in Missouri

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 12.2% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Missouri (54,859 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 73% of those students were undergraduates
  • 16.8% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 43.7% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 20.6% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 49.7% were living in Missouri
  • 46.6% were living elsewhere in the United States

Missouri‚Äôs public state colleges and universities offer over 80 degree programs through the state’s Mizzou Online network.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Missouri

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Missouri, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

William Woods University

1
William Woods University
Fulton
$200
$4,800

An Online Education at William Woods University

William Woods University is a private institution that offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees entirely online. Class sizes tend to be small, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1. To meet the admissions requirements, undergraduate students are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Some programs also have minimum standardized test score requirements of 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies

Graduate applicants are also held to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Prospective master's students are not required to submit scores for pre-admissions exams like the GRE or GMAT.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology

Distance learners sign onto The Woods, an online portal driven by the Moodle learning management system. Students use this platform to send messages to instructors and classmates, take quizzes, access multimedia learning materials and respond to coursework through forum posts. Students can get in touch with 24/7 technical assistance by calling 1-800-985-9781.

Contact Information

One University Avenue
Fulton,
MO 65251-1098
(573) 642-22512251


Acclaim for online programs

  • #180 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #136 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #168 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Lincoln University

2
Lincoln University
Jefferson City
$237
$5,693

An Online Education at Lincoln University

Distance learners can immerse themselves in fully online bachelor's programs at Missouri Southern State University, all of which are hosted on the popular Blackboard learning management system. Students engage with their instructors and classmates through several digital mediums, including message boards, video conferences and collaborative blogs. This university provides online learners with a wealth of student services, including academic advising, media production support, prior learning assessment and testing services.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science Transfer Allied Health

In addition to these four-year degrees, students may also enroll in certificate programs, degree completion programs and undergraduate minors online. Coursework is delivered asynchronously, so that online learners can sign on anytime during the day or night to participate in class. Students can reach a dedicated tech support representative by calling (417) 625-9885.

Contact Information

820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City,
MO 65101
(573) 681-5000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #158 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Missouri Southern State University

3
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin
$248
$5,958

An Online Education at Missouri Southern State University

SMSU provides distance learners with an impressive selection of fully online certificate, bachelor's and master's programs. Undergraduates can even customize their bachelor's degrees with one of 10 minors, including entrepreneurship, industrial management and business administration. Distance students attend virtual classes through the Moodle platform, where they can upload assignments, view multimedia content and contribute to classroom discussion forums.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Bachelor of General Studies General Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration

Graduate applicants should examine the required documents checklist, which includes a table of cumulative GPA and test score minimum requirements for each master's program at SMSU. Pre-admissions exams, such as the GRE or GMAT, are mandatory for some majors.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Arts Exceptional Child Education
  • Master of Arts Secondary Education
  • Master of Science Technology Management

Student services for distance learners are varied, with library resources, reference databases and writing labs designed for remote access. While on-site interactions are not a requirement, online students are entitled to free temporary parking passes if they wish to visit the SMSU campus.

Contact Information

3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin,
MO 64801-1595
(417) 625-9300


Acclaim for online programs

  • #68 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #89 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #49 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #15 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #142 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Missouri Valley College

4
Missouri Valley College
Marshall
$250
$6,000

An Online Education at Missouri Valley College

This private college offers undergraduates the opportunity to earn associate and bachelor's degrees 100% online through the Moodle virtual classroom environment. Online learners can use this interactive system to view multimedia course files, check grades, take quizzes and contribute to classroom message boards. Students also use Google Drive to create, manage and share documents. Prospective undergraduates are required to submit high school transcripts along with SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Most courses run for a duration of eight weeks. A range of remote student support is available to distance learners, such as disability services and a counseling center. The help desk for technical support can be reached by calling 866-259-4329.

Contact Information

500 E College St
Marshall,
MO 65340
(660) 831-4000

Columbia College

5
Columbia College
Columbia
$260
$6,240

An Online Education at Columbia College

This private college is home to dozens of bachelor's and master's programs that can be undertaken completely online. Columbia College places a heavy emphasis on making distance education affordable with several institutional scholarships directed at online learners, like the CCAA Scholars Program, the Col. Charles E McGee Scholarship and the Two-in-Family Grant. These awards range from $75 to full tuition coverage.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor's in Business Administration in Finance
  • Bachelor's in Business Administration in Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor's in American Studies
  • Bachelor's in Psychology

Graduate applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to earn full admission to their program. Those who do not meet this GPA minimum can still be considered for conditional admission by submitting GRE or GMAT scores. Prospective students must also provide three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Master's in Criminal Justice
  • Master's in Educational Leadership
  • Master's in Teaching
  • Master's in Military Studies

Online learners sign onto the Desire2Learn platform to participate in classes through video chat, discussion forums, ePortfolio management and other collaborative tools. New student orientations and course demonstrations are both hosted online, so that students can transition smoothly into the distance learning experience.

Contact Information

1001 Rogers Street
Columbia,
MO 65216
(573) 875-8700


Acclaim for online programs

  • #98 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #87 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #8 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #112 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

University of Central Missouri

6
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg
$263
$6,311

An Online Education at University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri has adopted distance learning technologies to provide a diverse range of program options: bachelor's, master's, certificates, minors and post-graduate credentials can all be earned completely online or in a hybrid format. First year students are required to submit SAT or ACT scores along with their high school transcripts.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Crisis and Disaster Management (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Science for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN)
  • Occupational Education (B.S.)
  • Technology Transfer program (B.S.)
  • General Studies (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Several graduate programs require GRE or GMAT exam results, so applicants should check with their respective programs to learn about minimum score requirements.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Aviation Safety (M.S.)
  • Career and Technical Education Leadership (M.S.)
  • Criminal Justice (M.S.)
  • Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.E.)
  • Kinesiology (M.S.)
  • Library Science and Information Services (M.S.)
  • Teaching (M.A.)

Distance learners access online classes through the Blackboard system, which is characterized by interactive elements such as video conferences, collaborative wiki pages, discussion boards and quizzes. Most online courses are delivered in asynchronous sessions that last 8-16 weeks. Students can reach out to the Technology Support Center by calling 660-543-4357.

Contact Information

202 Administration Building
Warrensburg,
MO 64093
(660) 543-4111


Acclaim for online programs

  • #107 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Northwest Missouri State University

7
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville
$272
$6,524

An Online Education at Northwest Missouri State University

NMSU provides certificate, bachelor's and master's programs entirely online through the CatPAWS system, powered by eCollege. Students use this platform to access eBooks, earn academic achievement badges, submit assignments and explore tutoring services. Each course runs for a duration of 15 weeks. Students are expected to sign onto their courses 5-6 days per week to be successful in a distance learning program.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Business Management
  • BS in Marketing

Several graduate programs require applicants to submit GRE or GMAT scores. Prospective master's students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MBA
  • M.S. in Geographic Information Science
  • M.S.Ed. in Teaching: English Language Learners
  • M.S.Ed. in Special Education

Online advising, disability services and technical support are just some of the assistance NMSU provides to online learners. Students can get in touch with 24/7 technical support resources by chatting with LearningStudio representatives.

Contact Information

800 University Drive
Maryville,
MO 64468-6001
(660) 562-1212

University of Missouri – Columbia

8
University of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia
$274
$6,576

An Online Education at University of Missouri – Columbia

Prospective students considering the University of Missouri can choose from an enormous selection of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and certificate programs taught entirely online. Students are expected to dedicate 6-12 hours a week to each online course. UM is unable to offer certain degree programs in eight different states, so out-of-state applicants should check the state authorization details to see if a program of interest is available.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
  • Educational Studies (BES)
  • Health Sciences (BHS)
  • Radiography (BHS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (BHS)
  • Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society (BS HES)

Graduate applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for their undergraduate studies. GRE or GMAT scores may be required by certain degree programs.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Early Childhood Education (MEd focus option)
  • Agroforestry (MS)
  • Personal Financial Planning (MS)
  • Public Affairs (MPA)
  • English Education (MEd)
  • Social Studies Education (MEd focus option)
  • Vocational-Technical Instruction (MEd)

Online learners access the Blackboard learning management system to view video recordings of lectures, leave voice messages, post responses to discussion boards and read academic content. Current students can get in touch with technical support resources by calling the IT help desk at 573-882-5000. Future students can test drive Blackboard by signing into a demo account and exploring the various features.

Contact Information

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia,
MO 65211
(573) 882-2121


Acclaim for online programs

  • #98 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #94 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #48 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Missouri State University-Springfield

9
Missouri State University-Springfield
Springfield
$275
$6,600

An Online Education at Missouri State University-Springfield

Missouri State University offers a wide selection of 100% online bachelor's, master's and certificate programs. Undergraduate students can also customize their online degrees by enrolling in communications or criminology minors.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science in General Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Services (Clinical Services Option)
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Service Management

Graduate applicants are expected to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75. Those who do not meet this requirement may still be considered for admission based on GRE performance. Many programs require the submission of standardized graduate pre-admission exam scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Science in Administrative Studies
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Education, Literacy
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Distance learners use the widespread Blackboard learning management system to access course materials, chat with peers on message boards and submit coursework to instructors. Online students can access several academic services remotely, such as career counseling, advising, tutoring, textbook stores and the disability resource center. Those in need of technical support can reach the office of Adult Student Services at (877) 678-2005. MSU's online programs are available to distance learners in most of the United States, with the exception of Alabama, Kentucky, New York, Utah and Iowa.

Contact Information

901 S National
Springfield,
MO 65897
(417) 836-5000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #87 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Drury University

10
Drury University
Springfield
$294
$7,056

An Online Education at Drury University

Drury hosts a wide selection of associate, bachelor's and certificate programs that can be completed either fully online or in a hybrid format. Digital courses are delivered through the Blackboard platform, which supports forum discussions, video conferencing and collaborative classroom blogs. Prospective students are encouraged to practice using the Blackboard system by taking a sample course online. Online courses are delivered over the span of eight weeks.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication and Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Instructional Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

All graduate applicants are expected to take the GRE or MAT and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to gain regular admission status. Those who do not meet this threshold may still be considered for admission based on an MAT exam score.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Education in Instructional Mathematics K-8
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology

Advising, library reference materials and tutoring are some of the academic accommodations available to distance learners. Technical support can be found through the help desk chat or by calling (417) 873-7000.

Contact Information

900 N.Benton
Springfield,
MO 65802-3791
(417) 873-7879

University of Missouri – Kansas City

11
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas City
$369
$7,774

An Online Education at University of Missouri – Kansas City

The Kansas City campus of the University of Missouri provides several bachelor's, master's, doctoral and certificate programs completely online, particularly within the healthcare field. There are three main distance learning formats: asynchronous courses for students who prefer to sign on at any time, synchronous courses for students who prefer real-time activities and hybrid courses with blended campus and online instruction.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA)
  • Bachelor of Dental Hygiene (BS)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN to BSN in Nursing)

Prospective graduate students must hold a bachelor's or professional degree to be considered for admission. Several graduate programs have GRE, MAT or GMAT requirements, so applicants should check with their respective departments for details.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Masters of Dental Hygiene Education (MS)
  • Education, General (Ed.S. in District-Level Education Administration)
  • Master of Curriculum & Instruction in Multicultural Education (MA)
  • MSN (Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator Tracks)
  • Nursing (PhD)
  • Nursing Practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD)

Online coursework and academic materials can be accessed through the Blackboard platform, a popular virtual classroom environment that features video web conferencing, discussion boards and collaborative classroom wikis. Students can chat with tech support online five days a week by signing into the Blackboard live support portal.

Contact Information

5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City,
MO 64110
(816) 235-1000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #34 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #18 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Park University

12
Park University
Parkville
$385
$9,240

An Online Education at Park University

Undergraduate students attending Park U enjoy a range of choices when it comes to certificate, associate and bachelor's degree programs available entirely online. Students can customize their degree programs with a selection of minors, including business administration, geography and social work. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is preferred for admission; those who do not meet this threshold may still be considered based on their SAT or ACT scores.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration - BSBA
  • Management - A.S. & B.S.
  • Education Studies - B.S.E.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - B.S.
  • Geography - B.S. and Minor
  • Information & Computer Science - B.S., A.S.

The online classroom environment at Park U is run by Pearson's eCollege system, a platform that features digital textbooks, exams, assignment drop boxes and academic document sharing. Online learners can contact tech support 24/7 by reaching out to the help desk hotline: 1-866-301-7275.

Contact Information

8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville,
MO 64152-3795
(816) 741-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #103 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Culver-Stockton College

13
Culver-Stockton College
Canton
$385
$9,240

An Online Education at Culver-Stockton College

Culver-Stockton is a private liberal arts institution that offers a modest range of bachelor's and master's degree programs 100% online. Distance learners sign into the MyCulver portal to access coursework, which is run on the e-learning LMS. Digital courses range in length, taking between 5-8 weeks to complete. Undergraduate applicants must submit high school transcripts and hold a minimum score of 860 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT. Individual programs may also have their own high school GPA minimum requirements.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business (BS), Specializations in Accounting & Finance or Management
  • Criminal Justice (BAAS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business of Administration (Specialization in Accounting & Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (Specialization in Management)

To pursue the online MBA options, future graduate students must first complete several prerequisite courses in subjects like accounting, macroeconomics and finance. The GMAT is an admissions requirement for these programs.

Contact Information

One College Hill
Canton,
MO 63435-1299
(573) 288-6000

Avila University

14
Avila University
Kansas City
$410
$9,840

An Online Education at Avila University

Students can earn accelerated bachelor's or master's degrees entirely online at Avila University, which is distinguished by its 8-week course schedules that allow students to enroll at their own pace. These programs are designed for non-traditional adult learners who are at least 23 years of age. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Communication
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • RN to BSN

Master's degree students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to seek admission to a graduate program. Standardized scores for exams like the GRE, MAT or GMAT are not required.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Management - Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Executive Leadership

Distance learners use the Canvas LMS to attend virtual classes from their computers, smartphones or tablets. This platform features classroom discussion forums, digital assignments, multimedia content and many other collaborative tools. Students can get technical assistance by submitting a request ticket online to the Information Technology Services department.

Contact Information

11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City,
MO 64145-1698
(816) 942-8400

Hannibal-LaGrange University

15
Hannibal-LaGrange University
Hannibal
$412
$9,888

An Online Education at Hannibal-LaGrange University

This private college associated with the Missouri Baptist Convention offers a few bachelor's and master's degree programs entirely online. Students are expected to login to their online classrooms 3-5 days a week, with each course lasting 5-8 weeks. The BSN program can be completed within two years, while the master's programs can be finished within a single year.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Master of Science in Education

Some online learning activities may be scheduled on a synchronous basis, which means that students are expected to sign on and join live chat sessions with their classmates and instructors. Non-degree seeking students also have the option of enrolling in single online courses. Students use the Moodle portal to access digital course materials, academic achievement badges, quizzes and peer discussions.

Contact Information

2800 Palmyra Rd
Hannibal,
MO 63401-1999
(573) 221-3675

Lindenwood University

16
Lindenwood University
Saint Charles
$440
$10,560

An Online Education at Lindenwood University

This private university offers a modest selection of bachelor's and master's degree options that can be completed totally online. These courses are hosted on the Blackboard learning management system, where students can connect to video conferences, read their latest class materials, post thoughts on classroom discussion boards and upload assignments.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA Business
  • BA Criminal Justice
  • BA General Studies

A few graduate programs require the submission of official GMAT or GRE scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MA in Educational Technology
  • MA in Gifted Education
  • MA in Leadership
  • MA in Nonprofit Administration
  • MBA in Business Administration
  • MFA in Writing
  • MPA in Public Administration

Coursework is delivered on an asynchronous basis, providing students with the greatest amount of schedule flexibility. Online learners who need technical assistance can reach the help desk by calling (877) 615-8212 or find answers in the Online Support Center's knowledge base.

Contact Information

209 S Kingshighway
Saint Charles,
MO 63301-1695
(636) 949-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #98 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #123 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #162 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Missouri Baptist University

17
Missouri Baptist University
Saint Louis
$501
$12,024

An Online Education at Missouri Baptist University

This private college is home to bachelor's and master's degree programs that can be completed entirely through online classes or in a blended format. These courses are delivered through the popular Blackboard platform, which supports diverse communications methods like video chat, private messaging and discussion board posts. Each online course runs for eight weeks at a time.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Sports Management

Graduate students are not required to submit GRE or GMAT exam scores. Necessary application documents include official transcripts, recommendation letters and a 900-word personal statement regarding one's professional plans.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling (School)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Educational Technology
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Fitness Management
  • Master of Science in Sport Management

Students attending MBU may be eligible to earn additional college credits for their previous professional and personal experiences. To learn more about this, ask an admissions officer about the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), which helps academic institutions measure subject mastery based off experience.

Contact Information

One College Park Dr
Saint Louis,
MO 63141-8698
(877) 434-1115

Saint Louis University

18
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis
$610
$14,640

An Online Education at Saint Louis University

Distance learners can earn bachelor's degrees, undergraduate minors and certificates completely online or in a blended format by attending this private research institution. Non-degree seeking students may also enroll in single courses offered online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • B.A. in General Studies
  • B.A. in Organizational Studies
  • B.S. in Aviation Management
  • B.S. in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • B.S. in Organizational Leadership & Technology
  • B.S. in Security & Strategic Intelligence

Online studies are facilitated through the Blackboard learning management system, a platform that allows students to connect through collaborative classroom wikis, shared academic materials and discussion boards. While registering for classes, students should note format abbreviations such as "ON" for online and "BL" for blended courses. Students can reach the Tech Service Center for online course assistance using multiple channels, such as Google Chat, email and by calling 977-4000, extension 2. Military students are eligible to receive a reduced tuition rate when they attend classes online.

Contact Information

One Grand Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO 63103-2097
(314) 977-2222


Acclaim for online programs

  • #78 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Webster University

19
Webster University
Saint Louis
$645
$15,480

An Online Education at Webster University

Webster is a private, non-profit university that has fully embraced the online format at the bachelor's and master's degree levels. The virtual classroom experience can be accessed through the WorldClassroom portal, which is powered by the popular Canvas platform. Canvas is extremely user friendly, with native support on both mobile devices and desktop computers. This interface enables students to create discussion board posts, chat with one another, take quizzes and submit assignments electronically.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Intelligence Technologies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Gerontology
  • Master of Science in Environmental Management
  • Master of Arts in Information Technology Management
  • Master of Arts in Management and Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Social Science Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Master of Arts in Communications Management

Course sizes are capped at 24 students, so that instructors can provide personal attention. Some graduate programs require GRE or GMAT scores.

Contact Information

470 E Lockwood Ave.
Saint Louis,
MO 63119-3194
(314) 961-2660


Acclaim for online programs

  • #126 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #67 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #86 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Fontbonne University

20
Fontbonne University
Saint Louis
N/A
$22,770

An Online Education at Fontbonne University

Fontbonne U presents future students with several bachelor's, master's and certificate programs entirely online or in a blended format. Online learners can access many remote students services, including test proctoring, the Fontbonne bookstore, academic tutoring and reference librarians. Students can reach the technology help desk by calling 314-719-8095.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education - Paraprofessional Pathways SM

Graduate applicants are expected to submit letters of recommendation, official transcripts, a personal statement and a portfolio (if required by a program). Some programs require GRE, MAT or GMAT scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Learning Technologies
  • Education
  • Management
  • MBA
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Teaching: Special Education - Paraprofessional PathwaysSM
  • Instructional Design & Technology

Students access courses through GriffinNet, a portal driven by the Blackboard learning management system. Virtual classrooms are comprised of shared learning materials, discussion boards, wikis and video conferencing tools.

Contact Information

6800 Wydown Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO 63105-3098
(314) 862-3456

Stephens College

21
Stephens College
Columbia
N/A
$28,510

An Online Education at Stephens College

Stephens is an all female college that provides certificate, bachelor's and master's programs in an entirely online format. Students who are not seeking degrees are also welcome to apply for individual courses. Stephens seeks to incorporate online learners into various aspects of student life through remote services. For example, online students who have completed their studies are invited to campus for a commencement ceremony that is also streamed online for guests who are not able to visit.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Upon enrollment, Stephens College graduate students must complete an hour-long digital class orientation to learn more about student responsibilities at the master's level. Applicants are not required to turn in scores for the GRE or MAT to be considered for admission.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master in Strategic Leadership
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Online students sign onto the Canvas learning management system to view important academic documents, access assignments, attend web conferences, take quizzes and check class schedules. Students can get technical assistance by calling the help desk at 573-876-2381.

Contact Information

1200 E Broadway
Columbia,
MO 65215
(573) 442-2211


Acclaim for online programs

  • #184 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs


Scholarships and Financial Aid in Missouri

Academic Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

For freshmen entering the University of Missouri with an ACT score of 24+. Applicants must be within the top 25% of their graduating high school class. The award is $2,000, renewable for 2 additional years.

Community College Scholars Award

Deadline: February 1, 2016
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

For students who earned an associate’s degree at a Missouri community college with a GPA of 3.25+. To be eligible, applicants must be entering the University of Missouri the semester immediately following graduation from community college. Missouri residents only.

Curator’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $7,000 See Scholarship

The University of Missouri – St. Louis Curator’s Scholarship is available to Missouri residents who rank in the top 5% of their high school class. An ACT score of 28+ is required. Award amount is $7,000, renewable for 2 additional years.

Excellence Award

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

For University of Missouri freshmen who rank in the top 50% of their high school class and have an ACT score of 27+. Award amount varies based on class rank and ACT/SAT scores. Maximum amount is $2,000 per year for 4 years. Missouri residents only.

George C. Brooks Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2015
Scholarship Amount $7,500 See Scholarship

Available to University of Missouri freshmen with an ACT score of 25+. To be eligible, applicants must belong to a group that is under-represented at UM, including African-American, hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander students. Maximum award is $7,500 per year for 4 years.

Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $10,000 See Scholarship

For out-of-state freshmen entering the University of Missouri. Applicants must be in the top 50% of their graduating class, and have an ACT score of 27+. Award varies based on ACT/ SAT scores and class rank. Maximum amount is $10,000 per year for 4 years.

National Merit/Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

Available to National Merit or Achievement finalists entering the University of Missouri as freshmen. To be eligible, finalists must indicate University of Missouri as their first-choice school to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Maximum award is $2,000 per year for 4 years.

Out-of-State Fee Stipend

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $6,480 See Scholarship

Open to out-of-state freshmen entering Missouri State University. To be eligible, students must be in the top 25% of their graduating class, and have a GPA of 3.5+ or ACT score of 24+. The award is a waiver of all non-resident tuition fees.

University Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,500 See Scholarship

This scholarship is open to freshmen entering the University of Missouri – St. Louis. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 25% of their high school class and have an ACT score of 25+. The award is $2,500. It may be renewed for 2 additional years.


Higher Education Resources in Missouri