Liberal Arts Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

In Columbia, there are 3 liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Columbia, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Liberal Arts Employment

Columbia 120
Missouri 1,520

Of the 1,520 liberal arts professionals employed in Missouri, 120 work in Columbia. Overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Liberal Arts employment growth

1,460 1,470 1,450 1,430 1,520
No data No data No data No data 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

No data No data No data No data $49,060
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In 2010 Columbia liberal arts professionals earned an average yearly salary of $49,060. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Columbia

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Columbia liberal arts professionals earn a median yearly salary of $48,470. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,910 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 178% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Columbia

Liberal Arts

Columbia liberal arts professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Columbia


There are 3 accredited liberal arts schools in the city. Many of Columbia's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Columbia's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 1,123 students completed liberal arts courses in 2010.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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