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By the Numbers

At a Glance

  • Founded: 1963
  • On Campus Students: 10,848 (Fall 16)
  • Off Campus Students: 6,141 (Fall 16)
  • Degrees Awarded: 3,344 (FY16)
  • Faculty: 874 (Fall 16, excludes GAs)
  • Staff: 1,103 (Fall 16)
  • Budget: $201M
  • Alumni: 98,000

Our Accreditation

The University of Missouri-St. Louis maintains institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation applies to all baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.

Visit our accreditation website to learn more and to view all professional accreditations and program approvals.

Retention rate info


Total Enrollment (Fall 2016)
Undergraduate 13,898 81.8%
Graduate 2,923 17.2%
Professional 168 1.0%
Total 16,989 100%
   On Campus 10,848
   Off Campus 6,141
     
Admissions Statistics (Fall 2016)
Freshmen applicants 2,628
     Admits 1,413
     Admission rate 54%
     Enrolled freshmen 451
Transfer applicants 3,257
     Admits 2,221
     Admission rate 68%
     Enrolled transfers 1,580
Freshman Average ACT 24.0
Freshman Average HS GPA 3.37
Percent in top-half of HS graduating class 84%
Transfer Average GPA 2.94
     
Student Ethnicity Breakdown (Fall 2016)
American Indian 56 0.3%
Asian or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 837 4.9%
Black/African American 2,447 14.4%
Hispanic 483 2.8%
Non-Resident Alien 564 3.3%
Two or more races 282 1.7%
Unspecified 708 4.2%
White 11,612 68.4%
Total 16,989 100%
Men 41.0%
Women                       59.0%
     
Enrollment by College (All Undergraduates, Fall 2016)
College of Arts & Sciences 3,828 44.2%
College of Business Administration 2,110 24.4%
College of Education 737 8.6%
Joint Engineering Program w/ Washington University 362 4.2%
School of Fine and Performing Arts 712 8.2%
College of Nursing 903 10.4%
     
Academics
Undergraduate colleges & schools 8
Graduate & professional schools 2
Total full-time faculty 471
Student-to-faculty ratio 17:1
Minority faculty 19.5%
Faculty with terminal degrees 49%
Degrees awarded (FY2016) 3,344
Undergraduate classes w/ fewer than 30 students 73%
     
Campus Life
Percent of students living on campus 9%
Countries represented by undergraduate student body 70
Student Organizations 120+
Number of fraternities & sororities 14
First-year student retention rate 75%
     
Triton Athletics
NCAA Division/Conference Division II / Great Lakes Valley Conference
Varsity teams 7 Women's & 6 Men's
Women's teams Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Men's teams Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer,
Swimming, Tennis
Intramural sports 29
School Colors Red and Gold
Mascot Louie the Triton