Nursing Schools in Missouri

The state of Missouri is home to 90 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 56 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Missouri.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Missouri

Listed below are all nursing schools in Missouri. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 90 nursing schools in the state of Missouri. And according to our database 5 schools have been closed permanently.

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Lincoln University

Jefferson City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate97.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,387

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate97.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,203

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, MO
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,862

Programs offered

  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,478

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Columbia College

Columbia, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate95.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$27,020

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,538

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,317

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

North Central Missouri College

Trenton, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.1%
Cost per annum$9,016

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.9%
Cost per annum$19,086

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN

Crowder College

Neosho, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,689

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN

East Central College

Union, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,873

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN

Park University

Parkville, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate92.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,418

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate92.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$33,222

Saint Louis University is a private Roman Catholic university in Saint Louis, Missouri. The university was founded in 1818 as the Saint Louis Academy, making it the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is a member of the 28-institution Association of Jesuit Colleges and ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate91.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$26,654

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

Avila University

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate90.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,871

Programs offered

  • BSN

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate90.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,308

Programs offered

  • BSN

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,368

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is part of the University of Missouri System, along with four other campuses. The Kansas City campus offers both undergraduate and graduate-level degree-earning programs. It was established in 1933 and is built on 40 acres of land. However, the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Moberly Area Community College

Moberly, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.6%
Cost per annum$6,771

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,329

Programs offered

  • ADN

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.3%
Cost per annum$6,205

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Research College of Nursing is a private college in Kansas City and part of Rockhurst University. The history of the college includes the founding of German Hospital in 1886 and the German Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1905. The names of the hospital and school were changed during ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Missouri State University-West Plains

West Plains, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,669

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Missouri

St. Louis, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate87.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$24,213

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate86.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing is a private college in Saint Louis, Missouri. The college is part of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and features an open admission/open enrollment policy. The college was initially founded in 1902 as the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies

Fayette, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,224

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate83.8%
Cost per annum$7,248

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Cox College

Springfield, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,148

Cox College is a private college in Springfield, Missouri with undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in the fields of nursing and other health sciences, such as medical assisting and occupational therapy. The history of the college began in 1907 with the founding of Burge Deaconess ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,724

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Three Rivers Community College

Poplar Bluff, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,376

Programs offered

  • ADN

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate84.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is a private institution in Kansas City, Missouri.  The college is a nursing school that is affiliated with the Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. The degree program was established by the hospital in 1903 and was originally managed by ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

University of Missouri-St Louis

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,774

The University of Missouri-St Louis (UMSL) is a public research institution in Saint Louis and part of the University of Missouri System. It was established in 1963 after merging several schools with the University of Kansas City. Some of the first classes were taught in a laundromat. The ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,567

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Jefferson College

Hillsboro, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate79.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.0%
Cost per annum$5,363

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Texas County Technical College

Houston, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate78.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.3%
Cost per annum$17,991

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Cape Girardeau, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate78.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Missouri Valley College

Marshall, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate77.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,065

Programs offered

  • BSN

National American University-Zona Rosa

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate71.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,260

Programs offered

  • ADN

Concorde Career College-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate45.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate82.8%
Cost per annum$21,466

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Cass Career Center

Harrisonville, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$15,857

Programs offered

  • LPN

Kirksville Area Technical Center

Kirksville, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate97.2%
Cost per annum$11,183

Programs offered

  • LPN

Mineral Area College

Park Hills, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate96.3%
Cost per annum$8,139

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center

Poplar Bluff, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.9%
Cost per annum$14,976

Programs offered

  • LPN

Warrensburg Area Career Center

Warrensburg, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.9%
Cost per annum$7,380

Programs offered

  • LPN

Four Rivers Career Center

Washington, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.8%
Cost per annum$15,442

Programs offered

  • LPN

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center

Eolia, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate92.7%
Cost per annum$14,261

Programs offered

  • LPN

Nevada Regional Technical Center

Nevada, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate92.1%
Cost per annum$3,768

Programs offered

  • LPN

Franklin Technology-MSSU

Joplin, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate91.6%
Cost per annum$21,687

Programs offered

  • LPN

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

Cape Girardeau, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate91.2%
Cost per annum$7,637

Programs offered

  • LPN

Applied Technology Services

Sunset Hills, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate89.9%
Cost per annum$19,525

Programs offered

  • LPN

Clinton Technical School

Clinton, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate88.6%
Cost per annum$18,451

Programs offered

  • LPN

South Central Career Center

West Plains, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate88.3%
Cost per annum$10,534

Programs offered

  • LPN

Rolla Technical Institute/Center

Rolla, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate87.8%
Cost per annum$14,529

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Saline County Career Center

Marshall, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate86.9%
Cost per annum$15,688

Programs offered

  • LPN

Hillyard Technical Center

Saint Joseph, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate82.4%
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate81.6%
Cost per annum$27,040

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northland Career Center

Platte City, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate79.3%
Cost per annum$9,654

Programs offered

  • LPN

Boonslick Technical Education Center

Boonville, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fayette, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,184

Programs offered

  • BSN

Columbia Area Career Center

Columbia, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,358

Programs offered

  • LPN

Eldon Career Center

Eldon, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Kennett Career and Technology Center

Kennett, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lebanon Technology and Career Center

Lebanon, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lex La-Ray Technical Center

Lexington, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,719

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lutheran School of Nursing

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley

Kansas City, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Nichols Career Center

Jefferson City, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Pemiscot County Career & Technology Center

Hayti, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Sikeston Career and Technology Center

Sikeston, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,124

Programs offered

  • LPN

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,776

Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) is a public institution in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The university was founded in 1873 as a normal school near the banks of the Mississippi River. SEMO now offers over 200 fields of study with both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is the eighth ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,782

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

St Charles Community College

Cottleville, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$3,900

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Waynesville Career Center

Waynesville, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$24,127

Programs offered

  • LPN

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$24,717

Programs offered

  • BSN

William Jewell College

Liberty, MO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$22,782

William Jewell College is a private liberal arts college in Liberty, Missouri. The college was founded in 1849 by the Missouri Baptist Convention. This affiliation continued until the college separated in 2003. It is now an independent college and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Chamberlain College of Nursing - St Louis Campus

Saint Louis, MO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$22,183

Programs offered

  • BSN

Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Saint Louis Community College - Meramec

Kirkwood, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

Saint Louis Community College - Central Office

St Louis, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN

Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley

Saint Louis, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of Phoenix - Kansas City Campus

Kansas City, MO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

Graceland University - Independence

Independence, MO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Bolivar Technical College

Bolivar, MO
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Carthage Technical Center

Carthage, MO
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia, MO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Hannibal Public Schools

Hannibal, MO
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

North Central Missouri College - Maryville

Maryville, MO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

North Central Missouri College - Bethany

Bethany, MO
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing

Hayti, MO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Washington School of Practical Nursing

Washington, MO
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-St Louis (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Colorado Technical University - Kansas City (Closed in 2014)
LPN BSN
ITT Technical Institute-Earth City (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Sanford-Brown College - Saint Peters (Closed in 2014)
LPN ADN
St John's Regional Health Center - School of Radiologic Technology (Closed in 2014)
ADN

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