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Higher Education

umsl commencementUMSL graduates participate in a December commencement ceremony at the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center.


The metropolitan area is home to four major universities: the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Washington University in St. Louis. Other universities include: Fontbonne University, Harris-Stowe State University, Lindenwood University, Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri Baptist University, Ranken Technical College, and Webster University. Local junior colleges include: East Central College, Jefferson College, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis Community College (four campuses in St. Louis and St. Louis County), and Southwestern Illinois College.