Colleges in St. Louis

St. Louis caters to two-year degree and certification seekers with 12 community colleges and training institutions. St. Louis Community College (STLCC) serves over 24,000 students in 100 programs, encompassing associate degrees and certificates. From Information Systems to Sustainable Energy Technology, STLCC offers students programs designed for career goals or further academic achievement. Private, non-profit vocational schools include Ranken Technical College, which has career training as well as associate and bachelor's degree studies such as Architectural and Industrial Technology.

St. Louis brings students four-year and above programs through its 19 universities and private schools. At St. Louis University (SLU), over 13,000 students choose from close to 100 undergraduate and 75 graduate programs. Among the private institutions are entities with a religious affiliation.

Below is a listing of some of the universities available in St. Louis:

School Type
Aquinas Institute of Theology Not-for-profit – Private
Fontbonne University Not-for-profit – Private
Harris-Stowe State University Public
Maryville University of St. Louis Not-for-profit – Private

Online Colleges in St. Louis

Technology offers students flexible ways to attain their degrees, allowing individuals to work, plan and study on their own schedule. STLCC’s distance learning program combines online and hybrid teaching for students seeking to achieve degrees and certifications.

Those pursuing bachelor's degrees also have options for distance learning. At SLU, students enjoy the choice to go totally online or choose blended programs with onsite and offsite participation. Programs range from Criminal Justice & Security Management to Aviation Management.

Top Industries, Careers and Employers

The St. Louis economy is built on multiple industries, from finance to high tech to automotive firms. According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber, industries that promise job creation include:

  • Financial and Information Services
  • Health Science and Services
  • Bioscience
  • Advanced Manufacturing

In St. Louis, those seeking jobs after graduation can explore opportunities with leading employers such as these:

  • Charter Communications
  • Watlow
  • General Motors
  • Serco
  • U.S. Bank

This list reinforces how diverse the local economy is: Watlow manufactures industrial electric heaters, sensors and controllers, while Serco provides a range of professional, technology and management services.

St. Louis offers resources for recent graduates to find employment, including:

Colleges & Universities in Saint Louis

Colleges & Universities in Saint Louis

Webster University 26,006 $22,340 Not For Profit (Private)
University of Missouri-St Louis 21,177 $7,737 Public
Saint Louis University-Main Campus 20,461 $33,470 Not For Profit (Private)
Washington University in St Louis 15,185 $40,950 Not For Profit (Private)
Missouri Baptist University 5,914 $18,700 Not For Profit (Private)
Maryville University of Saint Louis 4,444 $21,922 Not For Profit (Private)
Fontbonne University 3,197 $20,860 Not For Profit (Private)
Ranken Technical College 2,671 $13,608 Not For Profit (Private)
Harris-Stowe State University 2,010 $4,133 Public
St Louis College of Pharmacy 1,262 $24,880 Not For Profit (Private)
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing 970 $33,637 Not For Profit (Private)
Covenant Theological Seminary 876 N/A Not For Profit (Private)
Concordia Seminary 561 N/A Not For Profit (Private)

Community Colleges and Vocational Schools in Saint Louis

Saint Louis Community College 45,588 $3,750 Public

Online Colleges in Saint Louis