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UMSL is a vibrant campus located in suburban St. Louis that brings the best of a traditional campus experience with the excitement of the city. If you're looking for an exceptional, learning experience, then UMSL is for you. And, if you live in Illinois, an UMSL education is more affordable than ever.

Illinois Undergraduate Residents Rate
While undergraduate tuition for non-residents is $976.50 per credit hour, undergraduate Illinois residents from any Illinois county pay the low rate of $363.20 per credit hour. This is a savings of $613.30 per credit hour. With most undergraduate degrees requiring a minimum of 120 credit hours, the savings can add up to more than $73,000 over the course of your bachelor's degree.*

*Data represents Fall 2019-Spring 2020 tuition rates. Note that during the Fall 2019 semester, UMSL will also provide Illinois Residents with a waiver of $3.10 per credit hour that further reduces the cost. See the Tuition and Fee Rates page for tuition and required fee totals listed by credit hour.


Illinois Graduate Resident Metropolitan Rate
While graduate tuition for non-residents is $1,228.20 per credit hour, graduate Illinois residents from any Illinois county pay the low rate of $500.30 per credit hour. This is a savings of $727.90 per credit hour, nearly 60 percent off.* The number of credit hours required for graduate degrees vary by program, so consult your academic adviser to learn the cost savings associated with your degree through the Metropolitan Rate.

*Data represents Fall 2019-Spring 2020 tuition rates. See the Tuition and Fee Rates page for tuition and required fee totals listed by credit hour.