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he University of Missouri System provides students access to a quality education surrounded by top-notch professors and world-class research.
In Fiscal Year 2012, UM System students received $871.2 million in financial aid, and more than 80 percent of Missouri undergraduate students received some type of financial aid.
Over the past decade, the system’s four universities have increased institutional financial aid by about 80 percent.
The university has increased tuition on average only 2.3 percent during the last five years, compared to 6 percent in surrounding states.
Nationally for the 2010–11 academic year, the annual cost for undergraduate tuition, room and board at public four-year institutions was estimated to cost 51 percent less than at private four-year institutions. Source
In addition, the university conducts 95% of the research conducted at Missouri's four-year public institutions; provides more than $50 million annually in unreimbursed health care; offers a broad scope of Extension services; and creates new jobs through economic development.
The University of Missouri continues to be an affordable option for Missouri students and families.
The average expense for tuition and fees nationally for public doctoral universities is $9,185 compared to a national average of $35,195 at private doctoral universities. The UM System average expense is slightly less than the national average for public doctoral universities at $9,035.
The UM System 5-year tuition increase is well below that of surrounding states.
In fact, the university has increased tuition on average only 2.3 percent per year during the last five years, compared to 6 percent in surrounding states.