Liberal Arts Schools In Missouri

Liberal Arts classes faculty can choose to work at one of 60 accredited liberal arts schools in Missouri. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the state of Missouri, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Avila University

    11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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  2. Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198

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  3. University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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  4. Columbia College in Columbia on Rogers

    1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, Missouri 65216

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  5. Conception Seminary College


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  6. Cottey College

    1000 W Austin, Nevada, Missouri 64772

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  7. Crowder College

    601 Laclede Ave, Neosho, Missouri 64850

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  8. Culver-Stockton College

    One College Hill, Canton, Missouri 63435-1299

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  9. Drury University

    900 N.Benton, Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791

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  10. East Central College

    1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, Missouri 63084

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  11. Fontbonne University

    6800 Wydown Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105-3098

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  12. Ozarks Technical Community College

    1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, Missouri 65802

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  13. Hannibal-Lagrange College

    2800 Palmyra Rd, Hannibal, Missouri 63401-1999

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  14. Jefferson College

    1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, Missouri 63050-2440

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  15. Kenrick Glennon Seminary

    5200 Glennon Dr, Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-4399

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  16. Lincoln University in Jefferson City

    820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

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  17. Lindenwood University

    209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695

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  18. Metropolitan Community College-Longview

    500 Longview Rd, Lees Summit, Missouri 64081-2105

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  19. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods

    2601 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64156

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  20. Maryville University of Saint Louis

    650 Maryville University Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-7299

    157 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. Mineral Area College

    5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, Missouri 63601-1000

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  22. Missouri Baptist University

    One College Park Dr, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-8698

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  23. Missouri Southern State University

    3950 E Newman Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595

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  24. Missouri Valley College

    500 E College St, Marshall, Missouri 65340

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  25. Missouri Western State University

    4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507

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  26. University of Missouri-Columbia

    105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

    90 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. University of Missouri-Kansas City

    5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. Missouri University of Science and Technology

    1870 Miner Circle, Rolla, Missouri 65409

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  29. University of Missouri-St Louis

    One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63121-4400

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  30. Moberly Area Community College

    101 College Ave, Moberly, Missouri 65270-1304

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  31. Northwest Missouri State University

    800 University Drive, Maryville, Missouri 64468-6001

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  32. Park University

    8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, Missouri 64152-3795

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  33. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2429

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  34. Rockhurst University

    1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2561

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  35. Saint Louis Community College-Meramec

    11333 Big Bend Blvd, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

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  36. Saint Louis University-Main Campus

    One Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103-2097

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  37. Saint Louis Christian College

    1360 Grandview Dr, Florissant, Missouri 63033

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  38. Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley

    3400 Pershall Rd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63135

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  39. Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park

    5600 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

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  40. Southwest Baptist University

    1600 University Ave, Bolivar, Missouri 65613-2596

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  41. Missouri State University-West Plains

    128 Garfield Avenue, West Plains, Missouri 65775-2715

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  42. State Fair Community College

    3201 W 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301-2199

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  43. Stephens College

    1200 E Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65215

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  44. Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701-9980

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  45. Missouri State University

    901 S National, Springfield, Missouri 65897

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  46. Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff

    2080 Three Rivers Blvd, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

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  47. North Central Missouri College

    1301 Main St, Trenton, Missouri 64683

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  48. Washington University in St Louis

    One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130-4899

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  49. Webster University

    470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194

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  50. Wentworth Military Academy

    1880 Washington Avenue, Lexington, Missouri 64067-1799

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  51. Westminster College in Fulton

    501 Westminster Ave, Fulton, Missouri 65251-1299

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  52. William Jewell College

    500 College Hill, Liberty, Missouri 64068-1896

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  53. William Woods University

    One University Avenue, Fulton, Missouri 65251-1098

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  54. National American University-Independence

    3620 Arrowhead Avenue, Independence, Missouri 64057

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  55. St Charles Community College

    4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, Missouri 63376-0975

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  56. Messenger College

    300 E 50th St, Joplin, Missouri 64804-4909

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  57. Metropolitan Community College-Blue River

    20301 E 78 Hwy, Independence, Missouri 64057

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  58. Grantham University

    7200 NW 86th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64153

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  59. National American University-Zona Rosa

    7490 NW 87th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64153

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  60. Saint Louis Community College-Wildwood

    2645 Generations Dr, Wildwood, Missouri 63040

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Cities

  1. Liberal Arts Schools in Saint Louis, MO10 Schools
  2. Liberal Arts Schools in Kansas City, MO7 Schools
  3. Liberal Arts Schools in Columbia, MO3 Schools
  4. Liberal Arts Schools in Springfield, MO3 Schools
  5. Liberal Arts Schools in Joplin, MO2 Schools
  6. Liberal Arts Schools in Independence, MO2 Schools
  7. Liberal Arts Schools in Fulton, MO2 Schools
  8. Liberal Arts Schools in Nevada, MO1 Schools
  9. Liberal Arts Schools in Saint Charles, MO1 Schools
  10. Liberal Arts Schools in Hannibal, MO1 Schools
  11. Liberal Arts Schools in Neosho, MO1 Schools
  12. Liberal Arts Schools in Canton, MO1 Schools
  13. Liberal Arts Schools in Jefferson City, MO1 Schools
  14. Liberal Arts Schools in Park Hills, MO1 Schools
  15. Liberal Arts Schools in Cape Girardeau, MO1 Schools
  16. Liberal Arts Schools in Fayette, MO1 Schools
  17. Liberal Arts Schools in Poplar Bluff, MO1 Schools
  18. Liberal Arts Schools in Moberly, MO1 Schools
  19. Liberal Arts Schools in Lees Summit, MO1 Schools
  20. Liberal Arts Schools in Sedalia, MO1 Schools
  21. Liberal Arts Schools in Lexington, MO1 Schools
  22. Liberal Arts Schools in Marshall, MO1 Schools
  23. Liberal Arts Schools in Liberty, MO1 Schools
  24. Liberal Arts Schools in Rolla, MO1 Schools
  25. Liberal Arts Schools in Warrensburg, MO1 Schools
  26. Liberal Arts Schools in West Plains, MO1 Schools
  27. Liberal Arts Schools in Florissant, MO1 Schools
  28. Liberal Arts Schools in Maryville, MO1 Schools
  29. Liberal Arts Schools in Bolivar, MO1 Schools
  30. Liberal Arts Schools in Hillsboro, MO1 Schools
  31. Liberal Arts Schools in Saint Joseph, MO1 Schools
  32. Liberal Arts Schools in Union, MO1 Schools
  33. Liberal Arts Schools in Trenton, MO1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Missouri 1,520
National 69,880

Approximately 2% of the country's liberal arts professionals work in Missouri state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Missouri

1,460 1,470 1,450 1,430 1,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Missouri, the field of liberal arts is growing. In Missouri, 60 more liberal arts professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Missouri, this field has grown by 4% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Missouri

$60,310 $61,360 $58,100 $55,430 $52,250
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Missouri, as the number of liberal arts professionals is growing, the salaries earned by liberal arts professionals are decreasing. In 2006 liberal arts professionals made a mean salary of $60,310 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,250 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Missouri

10th percentile
$27,680
25th percentile
$38,640
50th percentile
$50,990
75th percentile
$62,340
90th percentile
$78,940

Thus, liberal arts professionals' salaries declined by 15% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 185% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Missouri state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Missouri

English
$50,067
History
$49,555
Liberal Arts
$52,250
Math
$67,633
Music
$19,775

In Missouri, liberal arts professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Missouri

associate
38
bachelor
51
master
6
doctor
3
Certificate
5
Total103

The number of students graduating from the 60 accredited liberal arts schools in Missouri is decreasing. In 2006, 7,145 students graduated from liberal arts courses in Missouri. And in 2010, 6,569 students graduated.

Thus there was a 8% percent decrease in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Missouri. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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