Great education for a low, in-state price.

If you're looking for an exceptional, metropolitan learning experience, then the University of Missouri-St. Louis is for you. And if you live in the Metro East, an UMSL education is more affordable than ever.

Through a special program, undergraduate and graduate students who live in the following Illinois counties receive nearly 60 percent off their tuition. It's called the "Metropolitan Rate Program," and it enables Metro-East residents to pay in-state tuition and fees at UMSL*.

Illinois Counties

 Adams  Marion
 Bond  Monroe
 Calhoun  Montgomery
 Christian  Morgan
 Clinton  Pike
 Greene  Randolph
 Jackson  Sangamon
 Jefferson  Scott
 Jersey  St. Clair
 Macoupin  Washington
 Madison  Williamson

*Undergraduate and graduate applications from students who live in these select Illinois counties are reviewed for eligibility automatically. No additional application is required.

Call the Office of Admissions at 314-516-5451 or send a message to to learn more today.

Metro Rate - save $61,000 with in state tuition
Undergraduate tuition for non-residents is $850.40 per credit hour. Our Metro Rate enables Metro-East residents to pay an in-state undergraduate tuition rate of $335.50 per credit hour. This is a savings of $514.90 per hour. With most degrees requiring a minimum of 120 credit hours, the savings add up to more than $61,000 over the course of a four-year degree.

Tuition for non-resident graduate students is $1,049.00 per credit hour versus the in-state rate of $435.80. Here, the savings are $613.20 per credit hour. The number of credit hours required for graduate degrees may vary by program, so consult your academic advisor to learn the cost savings associated with your degree through the Metro Rate.