EUGENE, Ore., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in Missouri for 2017.
Seeing that in the near future, it is estimated that 60 percent of all jobs will require a college education, the state of Missouri has announced its "Big Goal" to make sure that 60 percent of adults earn a certificate or degree by 2025. It's a state that is focusing on higher education, so College Choice has developed a list of Missouri's best colleges.
"The state of Missouri has the headquarters of some of the biggest companies in the country: Monsanto, Anheuser-Busch, O'Reilly Auto Parts, and others," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Where you go to college will affect where your networks will be, which will make it easier to find a job later on. Missouri, then, might be a strong option for where you want to connect with classmates, professors, and alumni who can help you boost your career."
College Choice developed its list by looking at student body diversity, academic quality, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 25 Best Colleges in Missouri finds Washington University in St. Louis in the top spot. College of the Ozarks is in second, and Saint Louis University rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of the Ozarks
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Missouri Baptist University
Missouri State University-Springfield
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Northwest Missouri State University
Saint Louis University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southwest Baptist University
St Louis College of Pharmacy
Truman State University
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Missouri-St Louis
Washington University in St Louis
William Jewell College
William Woods University
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice