Mizzou, Columbia College make Missouri's top 10

Columbia College was the only non-public four-year college to make the top ten list of Missouri schools. (Columbia College)

A study by a higher education website determined that Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau is the best four-year college in the state based on 13 criteria.

According to, the University of Missouri's Columbia campus is ranked number two, while Columbia College came in at number eight, the highest-ranked private institution on the list.

The rankings were based on a 100-point scale using metrics such as tuition and fees, number of degrees and certificates offered, flexibility, student services, and graduation rates.

The top ten list of four-year colleges in Missouri:

1. Southeast Missouri State University

2. University of Missouri-Columbia

3. Northwest Missouri State University

4. Missouri Western State University

5. Truman State University

6. Missouri State University-Springfield

7. Missouri Southern State University

8. Columbia College

9. University of Missouri-St Louis

10. University of Central Missouri

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