Missouri S&T makes Money’s list of top universities

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On May 16, 2022

Soon-to-be Missouri S&T graduates enter their May 2022 commencement ceremony.

Soon-to-be Missouri S&T graduates enter their May 2022 commencement ceremony. Photo by Mike Pierce, Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s best universities for the money and tops in the state, according to Money’s Best Colleges ranking.

The ranking, released Monday, May 16, places Missouri S&T at No. 41 in the nation out of 623 colleges and universities included in the ranking. S&T also ranked 30th among public universities and is the highest-ranked Missouri university in the list.

Missouri S&T and all other universities in Money’s ranking were evaluated on 24 factors in three categories:

  • Quality. The six-year graduation rate and value-added graduation rate account for most of this measure. Money’s calculations specifically include the transfer student population at each college or university, as well as a measure that focuses on the graduation rate of Pell Grant recipients.
  • Affordability. This category combines both short- and long-term affordability, including the net price of a degree and student loan default and repayment rates.
  • Outcomes. This category is based primarily on earnings and employment data reported in the federal College Scorecard. This year Money also assessed data from a return on investment measure from the Bipartisan Policy Center and an economic mobility measure from Third Way.

“The quality of education Missouri S&T provides is second to none,” says Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani, “and as this ranking shows, the stellar return on investment for our students is among the best in the nation.”

The average starting salary for an S&T bachelor’s degree graduate was $65,301 last year.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degree programs in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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  • Patrick Bennett says:

    It is absolutely great to see Missouri S + T get well deserved national recognition!
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