CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Missouri 2017-2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-mo/
To identify the Best Colleges in Missouri for 2017-2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective Missouri students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the 10 overall best-ranked colleges in Missouri (presented here in alphabetical order):
College of the Ozarks - Point Lookout, MO
Drury University - Springfield, MO
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville, MO
Rockhurst University - Kansas City, MO
Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO
Truman State University - Kirksville, MO
University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
The Gateway to the West - immortalized by the St. Louis Gateway Arch - Missouri has an exceptionally American personality. The crossroads of the Mississippi River and the westward migration, Missouri came to embody everything that made America America during its adolescence, and put its own stamp on everything from barbecue to jazz. St. Louis and Kansas City, major transportation centers, helped make Missouri a hub for industry, while agriculture and mining paved the way for everything from biotechnology to engineering. Innovation and entrepreneurship are imprinted in Missouri's higher education, from its acclaimed Christian liberal arts colleges to the public research giants, the University of Missouri and Missouri State University. Mark Twain may not have seen it coming, but Missouri is not just the Gateway to the West; it may be the Gateway to the Future.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris notes, "When Americans pushed the frontier beyond the Mississippi River and into the West [...] Missouri was the door." The Missourian character is like no other in America, because it's a little of all America. "Slow to trust - it's not called the 'Show Me' State for nothing," Sealey-Morris writes, "but fearless and experimental, Missourians find what works, fix what doesn't, and make their lives better": and that spirit, as Sealey-Morris observes, "is cemented in the state's higher education." As Sealey-Morris explains, "Missouri is a big state, and a strong network of public regional universities, including Northwest Missouri State, Southeast Missouri State, and Missouri State University, provides affordable and quality career and professional education," giving traditional students and working adults opportunity. Meanwhile, "the University of Missouri has been preparing Missouri's leaders and scholars longer than any other public university in the West."
College Consensus makes college comparison quick and easy. The site's unique consensus ranking system provides the most accurate guide to college reputation and quality anywhere. In addition to rankings, College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and beyond.