University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO 65211

The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is a public institution in Columbia, Missouri, serving nearly 16,000 students each year. It was founded in 1839 and is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System, which includes five campuses throughout the state. MU is one of the top research institutions in the country. The campus is south of downtown Columbia on 1,262 acres of land and includes 23 residence halls. Areas of the campus are part of the historic district. MU is the largest university in the state and operates 11 schools and 7 colleges offering over 300 programs. 

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing offers multiple nursing programs. There are eight nursing programs available at the school, including three BSN options. Students may apply to the BSN, accelerated BSN, or RN to BSN program to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing. Other options include an MSN program, along with DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. All programs are currently accredited by the CCNE. Students can develop their nursing skills with training at the academic health sciences center and through partnerships with surrounding healthcare facilities. The clinical work begins during the final two years of the traditional BSN program. 


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 198
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 38

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia Public Schools
2.64 miles away
Lincoln University
27.36 miles away
University of Central Missouri
76.94 miles away
Truman State University
87.17 miles away
University of Missouri - St Louis
109.65 miles away
Graceland University - Independence
113.49 miles away
East St. Louis Community College Center
118.53 miles away
University of Missouri-Kansas City
120.98 miles away
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
125.56 miles away
Missouri State University-Springfield
130.96 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 640
SAT: Math520 to 650
ACT Composite23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,060
30k to 48k$12,746
48k to 75k$15,203
75k to 110k$19,545
Over 110k$21,444
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $276.00 $822.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $353.00 $966.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit [...]

Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was set up to be awarded to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. Recipients must have demonstrated financial [...]

Betty Crim Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship gives annual awards for undergraduate students attending the University of Missouri-Columbia full-time, majoring in Nursing. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

Applicants who are residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas or one of the surrounding counties may attend an accredited nursing program anywhere in the U.S.; applicants from any other state in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing
University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

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