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.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Lincoln University
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
97.6%
1
Missouri Southern State University
Location: Joplin, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
97.4%
2
Missouri State University-Springfield
Location: Springfield, MO
Programs offered: Masters LPN to BSN RN to BSN BSN
96.9%
3
Truman State University
Location: Kirksville, MO
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
95.8%
4
Columbia College
Location: Columbia, MO
Programs offered: ADN BSN
95.6%
5
State Fair Community College
Location: Sedalia, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
95.4%
6
University of Missouri-Columbia
Location: Columbia, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
93.7%
7
North Central Missouri College
Location: Trenton, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.3% 99.1%
8
3
Hannibal-LaGrange University
Location: Hannibal, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN LPN
93.3% 95.9%
8
6
Crowder College
Location: Neosho, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
93.1%
9
East Central College
Location: Union, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
93.0%
10
Park University
Location: Parkville, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
92.8% 11
Saint Louis University
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated MSN Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
92.3% 12
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral LPN to BSN RN to BSN
91.8% 13
Avila University
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: BSN
90.6% 14
College of the Ozarks
Location: Point Lookout, MO
Programs offered: BSN
90.4% 15
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
89.8% 16
Moberly Area Community College
Location: Moberly, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN
89.7% 95.6% 17
7
Saint Louis Community College
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: ADN
89.7% 17
Ozarks Technical Community College
Location: Springfield, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
89.3% 99.3% 18
2
Research College of Nursing
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN
88.7% 19
Missouri State University-West Plains
Location: West Plains, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
87.7% 20
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Missouri
Location: St. Louis, MO
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
87.1% 21
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN ADN
86.3% 22
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Location: Fayette, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
85.9% 23
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
85.8% 83.8% 24 21
Cox College
Location: Springfield, MO
Programs offered: ADN BSN Masters Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN LPN to ADN
85.7% 25
Missouri Western State University
Location: Saint Joseph, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
85.5% 26
Three Rivers Community College
Location: Poplar Bluff, MO
Programs offered: ADN
85.4% 27
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
84.7% 28
University of Missouri-St Louis
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
83.9% 29
University of Central Missouri
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
80.9% 30
Jefferson College
Location: Hillsboro, MO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
79.9% 94.0% 31
9
Texas County Technical College
Location: Houston, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
78.6% 95.3% 32
8
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
78.1% 33
Missouri Valley College
Location: Marshall, MO
Programs offered: BSN
77.5% 34
National American University-Zona Rosa
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: ADN
71.6% 35
Concorde Career College-Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
45.6% 82.8% 36 22
Cass Career Center
Location: Harrisonville, MO
Programs offered: LPN
100.0%
1
Kirksville Area Technical Center
Location: Kirksville, MO
Programs offered: LPN
97.2%
4
Mineral Area College
Location: Park Hills, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
96.3%
5
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center
Location: Poplar Bluff, MO
Programs offered: LPN
93.9%
10
Warrensburg Area Career Center
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Programs offered: LPN
93.9%
10
Four Rivers Career Center
Location: Washington, MO
Programs offered: LPN
93.8% 11
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center
Location: Eolia, MO
Programs offered: LPN
92.7% 12
Nevada Regional Technical Center
Location: Nevada, MO
Programs offered: LPN
92.1% 13
Franklin Technology-MSSU
Location: Joplin, MO
Programs offered: LPN
91.6% 14
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Programs offered: LPN
91.2% 15
Applied Technology Services
Location: Sunset Hills, MO
Programs offered: LPN
89.9% 16
Clinton Technical School
Location: Clinton, MO
Programs offered: LPN
88.6% 17
South Central Career Center
Location: West Plains, MO
Programs offered: LPN
88.3% 18
Rolla Technical Institute/Center
Location: Rolla, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN
87.8% 19
Saline County Career Center
Location: Marshall, MO
Programs offered: LPN
86.9% 20
Hillyard Technical Center
Location: Saint Joseph, MO
Programs offered: LPN
82.4% 23
St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: LPN
81.6% 24
Northland Career Center
Location: Platte City, MO
Programs offered: LPN
79.3% 25
Boonslick Technical Education Center
Location: Boonville, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Location: Fayette, MO
Programs offered: BSN
Columbia Area Career Center
Location: Columbia, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Eldon Career Center
Location: Eldon, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Kennett Career and Technology Center
Location: Kennett, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Lebanon Technology and Career Center
Location: Lebanon, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
Location: Lexington, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Lutheran School of Nursing
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: Diploma
Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
Nichols Career Center
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Pemiscot County Career & Technology Center
Location: Hayti, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Sikeston Career and Technology Center
Location: Sikeston, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Southeast Missouri State University
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
Southwest Baptist University
Location: Bolivar, MO
Programs offered: ADN BSN
St Charles Community College
Location: Cottleville, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN
Waynesville Career Center
Location: Waynesville, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Webster University
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: Masters BSN
William Jewell College
Location: Liberty, MO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
Chamberlain College of Nursing - St Louis Campus
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: Masters BSN LPN to ADN
Lindenwood University
Location: Saint Charles, MO
Programs offered: BSN
Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: ADN LPN
Saint Louis Community College - Meramec
Location: Kirkwood, MO
Programs offered: ADN
Saint Louis Community College - Central Office
Location: St Louis, MO
Programs offered: LPN to ADN ADN
Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Programs offered: ADN
University of Phoenix - Kansas City Campus
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral
Graceland University - Independence
Location: Independence, MO
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
Bolivar Technical College
Location: Bolivar, MO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Carthage Technical Center
Location: Carthage, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Columbia Public Schools
Location: Columbia, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Hannibal Public Schools
Location: Hannibal, MO
Programs offered: LPN
North Central Missouri College - Maryville
Location: Maryville, MO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
North Central Missouri College - Bethany
Location: Bethany, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing
Location: Hayti, MO
Programs offered: LPN
Washington School of Practical Nursing
Location: Washington, MO
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

Missouri's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Missouri's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average