Largest Universities in Missouri

The largest universities in the state of Missouri include the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State University and Saint Louis University.

University of Missouri (Mizzou, or MU, or University of Missouri–Columbia) is a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university. In fall 2010 MU welcomed a record 32,415 students representing every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and more than 115 countries. The Mizzou Student Recreation Complex is one of the 10 largest facilities of its kind in the country. Additionally, Mizzou has the nation’s most powerful university research reactor and is the largest U.S. producer of radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer.

Missouri State University is the second largest university in the state. The College of Business Administration is the largest in the State of Missouri, and is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Missouri State offers a wide range of undergraduate majors, graduate programs and doctoral programs, many are the state’s strongest and largest of their kind.

Saint Louis University (SLU) is a Jesuit, Catholic university which is ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. SLU's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology is the first federally certified flight school in the country.