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Missouri Schools

In the state of Missouri, academia is a thriving field. The trends in Missouri's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Missouri By Profession

1,851 2,011 2,060 2,073
546 387 360 351
2,948 3,005 3,130 3,065
2,622 2,696 2,752 2,773
2,909 2,922 2,988 3,039
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

From 2006 to 2009, the number of higher education faculty at the 217 colleges and universities in Missouri grew from 10,876 members to 11,301.

Thus, there has been a 4% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Missouri

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Missouri state is $50,700 per year, which is less than faculty salaries around the nation, which average $57,293 per year. And in Missouri male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 5% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Missouri

No data at this time.

Approximately 46% of Missouri's 10,034 college faculty members are tenured, while 20% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Missouri by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Missouri Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.46% 2.32% 3.61%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Missouri
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Missouri the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 5%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 5%. This shows that in academia in Missouri, working full-time is becoming less popular.

National Vs. Missouri Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.89% 1.61% 5.33%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Missouri
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Missouri

No data at this time.

And in 2009 11% of those who were working on a part-time basis, identified themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. While 15% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in Missouri

No data at this time.

National Vs. Missouri Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 6.47% 7.66% 11.97%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Missouri's minority faculty has seen a 14% increase. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Missouri by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Missouri by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Missouri Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 1.81% 0.01% 1.36%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Missouri
  • Light Blue: National

Just as the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has increased in academia in Missouri, the percentage of women has also increased. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Missouri Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 3.37% 4.61% 8.17%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Missouri
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Missouri Faculty employment by Gender

National Missouri
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 44%
Women 56%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Missouri


Consistent with the growth in the number of collegiate-level faculty in Missouri, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has also increased in the state.

Currently in Missouri, there are 352,404 undergraduate students and 78,044 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Missouri

13958 13572 13929 14401 15443
33827 33736 34248 36332 36280
1383 1438 1931 3363 4571
16550 16641 17075 18507 16684
10451 11236 10775 10718 11569
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Missouri


In Missouri, 28,770 students graduated from institutions of higher learning in 2009. Of these students, 43% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 25% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Missouri


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Missouri.

Retention rates in Missouri

Returning Students 60%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Missouri state, 60 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 48 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Missouri

Graduation Students 48%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Missouri Students By Gender

National Missouri
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 43%
Women 57%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Missouri is not very diverse. Of the 430,448 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 57% are female, and 20% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics. Approximately 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Missouri Students Minorities

National Missouri
Minorities 29%
Minorities 20%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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  1. Missouri Teaching Schools143,043 Employed
  2. Missouri Business Schools142,663 Employed
  3. Missouri Engineering Schools66,360 Employed
  4. Missouri Art Schools47,996 Employed
  5. Missouri Law Schools46,028 Employed
  6. Missouri Biology Schools42,502 Employed
  7. Missouri Liberal Arts Schools39,557 Employed
  8. Missouri Business Administration Schools38,468 Employed
  9. Missouri Management Schools36,629 Employed
  10. Missouri Educational Leadership Schools31,751 Employed
  11. Missouri Music Schools29,988 Employed
  12. Missouri Communications Schools29,838 Employed
  13. Missouri Psychology Schools29,612 Employed
  14. Missouri English Schools28,784 Employed
  15. Missouri Information Systems Schools28,132 Employed
  16. Missouri Math Schools26,242 Employed
  17. Missouri Information Technology Schools25,128 Employed
  18. Missouri Nursing Schools24,635 Employed
  19. Missouri Accounting Schools22,616 Employed
  20. Missouri Design Schools19,284 Employed
  21. Missouri Physics Schools19,028 Employed
  22. Missouri MBA Schools17,913 Employed
  23. Missouri BSN Schools17,510 Employed
  24. Missouri Forensic Nursing Schools17,510 Employed
  25. Missouri RN to BSN Schools17,510 Employed
  26. Missouri Elementary Education Schools17,355 Employed
  27. Missouri Chemistry Schools17,296 Employed
  28. Missouri Criminal Justice Schools17,182 Employed
  29. Missouri Human Services Schools17,116 Employed
  30. Missouri History Schools16,888 Employed
  31. Missouri Health Science Schools16,693 Employed
  32. Missouri Public Administration Schools16,179 Employed
  33. Missouri Political Science Schools15,583 Employed
  34. Missouri Social Work Schools15,226 Employed
  35. Missouri Finance Schools14,806 Employed
  36. Missouri International Business Schools14,559 Employed
  37. Missouri Special Education Schools14,443 Employed
  38. Missouri Early Childhood Education Schools13,845 Employed
  39. Missouri Theology Schools13,820 Employed
  40. Missouri Counseling Schools13,557 Employed
  41. Missouri Sociology Schools13,201 Employed
  42. Missouri Marketing Schools12,696 Employed
  43. Missouri Computer Science Schools12,687 Employed
  44. Missouri Visual Communications Schools11,038 Employed
  45. Missouri Public Health Schools10,680 Employed
  46. Missouri Architecture Schools10,072 Employed
  47. Missouri Civil Engineering Schools9,952 Employed
  48. Missouri Speech Therapy Schools9,590 Employed
  49. Missouri Mechanical Engineering Schools9,225 Employed
  50. Missouri Nutrition Schools9,152 Employed
  51. Missouri Biochemistry Schools9,047 Employed
  52. Missouri Human Resources Schools8,932 Employed
  53. Missouri Business Management Schools8,303 Employed
  54. Missouri Journalism Schools7,875 Employed
  55. Missouri Healthcare Administration Schools7,799 Employed
  56. Missouri Occupational Therapy Schools7,474 Employed
  57. Missouri Public Relations Schools7,129 Employed
  58. Missouri Physical Therapy Schools6,616 Employed
  59. Missouri Computer Engineering Schools6,456 Employed
  60. Missouri Radiology Technology Schools6,359 Employed
  61. Missouri Construction Management Schools6,323 Employed
  62. Missouri Advertising Schools6,110 Employed
  63. Missouri Healthcare Management Schools6,083 Employed
  64. Missouri Biomedical Engineering Schools6,021 Employed
  65. Missouri Fashion Design Schools5,770 Employed
  66. Missouri Sports Medicine Schools5,762 Employed
  67. Missouri Graphic Design Schools5,501 Employed
  68. Missouri Fire Science Schools5,247 Employed
  69. Missouri Veterinary Schools5,238 Employed
  70. Missouri Respiratory Therapy Schools4,952 Employed
  71. Missouri Hospitality Schools4,795 Employed
  72. Missouri Web Design Schools4,624 Employed
  73. Missouri Drafting Schools4,508 Employed
  74. Missouri Small Business Schools4,500 Employed
  75. Missouri Organizational Psychology Schools4,394 Employed
  76. Missouri Gerontology Schools4,334 Employed
  77. Missouri Criminology Schools4,303 Employed
  78. Missouri Computer Networking Schools4,036 Employed
  79. Missouri Electrical Engineering Schools4,001 Employed
  80. Missouri Paralegal Schools3,928 Employed
  81. Missouri Fashion Schools3,827 Employed
  82. Missouri Culinary Schools3,796 Employed
  83. Missouri Creative Writing Schools3,775 Employed
  84. Missouri Film Schools3,622 Employed
  85. Missouri Video Production Schools3,622 Employed
  86. Missouri Computer Programming Schools3,392 Employed
  87. Missouri Sports Management Schools2,820 Employed
  88. Missouri Dental Hygienist Schools2,607 Employed
  89. Missouri Interior Design Schools2,482 Employed
  90. Missouri Health Information Schools2,461 Employed
  91. Missouri Risk Management Schools2,444 Employed
  92. Missouri Health Information Management Schools2,423 Employed
  93. Missouri Supply Chain Management Schools2,288 Employed
  94. Missouri Physician Assistant Schools2,274 Employed
  95. Missouri Web Development Schools2,264 Employed
  96. Missouri X Ray Technician Schools2,212 Employed
  97. Missouri Surgical Technology Schools2,208 Employed
  98. Missouri Property Management Schools2,196 Employed
  99. Missouri Homeland Security Schools2,157 Employed
  100. Missouri Hotel Management Schools2,076 Employed
  101. Missouri School Psychology Schools1,919 Employed
  102. Missouri Forestry Schools1,791 Employed
  103. Missouri Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,719 Employed
  104. Missouri Fashion Marketing Schools1,649 Employed
  105. Missouri Medical Coding Schools1,334 Employed
  106. Missouri Fashion Merchandising Schools1,312 Employed
  107. Missouri Mental Health Schools1,176 Employed
  108. Missouri Forensic Science Schools1,129 Employed
  109. Missouri Carpentry Schools1,125 Employed
  110. Missouri Restaurant Management Schools1,030 Employed
  111. Missouri Forensic Accounting Schools1,019 Employed
  112. Missouri Forensic Psychology Schools1,019 Employed
  113. Missouri Animation Schools838 Employed
  114. Missouri Music Therapy Schools583 Employed
  115. Missouri Sonography Schools526 Employed
  116. Missouri Ultrasound Technology Schools526 Employed
  117. Missouri Court Reporter Schools447 Employed
  118. Missouri Industrial Design Schools388 Employed
  119. Missouri Computer Animation Schools295 Employed
  120. Missouri Video Game Design Schools295 Employed
  121. Missouri Medical Billing Schools254 Employed
  122. Missouri Software Engineering Schools215 Employed
  123. Missouri Project Management Schools177 Employed
  124. Missouri Clinical Psychology Schools115 Employed
  125. Missouri Emergency Management Schools102 Employed
  126. Missouri Ministry Schools101 Employed
  127. Missouri Christian Counseling Schools84 Employed

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