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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.

Welcome to the University of Missouri-St. Louis

With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense.

UMSL is spread across 470 acres in suburban St. Louis County. It has a mix of modern and historic academic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls, condominiums and apartments. It’s the perfect setting for students to gain unique insights from outstanding faculty and work experience from internships at companies and organizations found only in this world-class metropolitan region.

While UMSL graduates can be found in all 50 states and 63 countries, their greatest impact is felt right here in St. Louis. More than 73,000 UMSL alumni call the St. Louis region home. They drive the region’s economy and contribute mightily to its social well-being.

We are uniquely STL - a place where educational, career and personal goals live in balance and there's never a shortage of things to do:

  • 18 Fortune 1000 companies and some of the largest private firms in the U.S. means ample opportunity for paid internships and jobs.
  • Take in a Triton athletics game on campus or take the metro to cheer on the Cardinals or the Blues.
  • Catch a concert at UMSL's Touhill Performing Arts Center or head to the Fabulous Fox Theater, the Peabody Opera House or the Pageant.
  • Visit the oldest library west of the Mississippi just across from the student center, or spend the day at the St. Louis Art Museum.
  • Enjoy worldclass eats - from our signature toasted ravioli to gooey butter cake.

This and MUCH MORE adds up to a great location to live and learn.

At a Glance

  • Founded: 1963
  • On Campus Students: 10,565 (Fall 17)
  • Off Campus Students: 6,150 (Fall 17)
  • Degrees Awarded: 3,223 (FY17)
  • Faculty: 862 (Fall 17, excludes GAs)
  • Staff: 1,086 (Fall 17)
  • Budget: $200M
  • Alumni: 100,000

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257 Millennium Student Center
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St. Louis, Missouri 63121


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