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We are a Value for Students and Families

The University of Missouri System provides students access to a quality education surrounded by top-notch professors and world-class research.

block  In 2014, UM System students received $888.2 million in financial aid, and more than 75 percent of UM System students received some type of financial aid.

block  Over the past decade, the system’s four campuses have increased institutional financial aid by $100 million - totaling $174.7 million last year. 

block  The university has increased tuition on average only 2.3 percent during the last five years, compared to 6 percent in surrounding states.

block  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

block  In addition, the university conducts 96% of the research conducted at Missouri's four-year public institutions; provides more than $60 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 University of Missouri's resident undergraduate tuition and fees is below the national average.

The average expense for tuition and fees nationally for public doctoral universities is $10,075 compared to a national average of $39,008 at private doctoral universities. The UM System average expense is slightly less than the national average for public doctoral universities at $9,478 (FY 2015). 

Average Doctoral In-State Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Compared to UM

College Costs

Fact Sheet: College Costs - Association of Public Land-grant Universities (PDF)

Higher Education Policy/Student Aid