Stephens College

1200 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65215
Tel: (573)442-2211
Private not-for-profit | 882 students
Stephens College, founded in 1833, is the second-oldest women's college in the country. A private college, Stephens is the only four-year women's institution for higher education within the state of Missouri. Stephens College engages students in an innovative educational experience focused on pre-professional fields and the performing arts and grounded in the liberal arts. Graduates of Stephens are career-ready women of distinction, connected through a supportive network of alumnae across the world, confident in themselves, and inspired by our tradition of the Ten Ideals as core values that enrich women’s lives.

School Overview:

Stephens College
CountyBoone County, MO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
78 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment882 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
706 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
176 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
673 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
209 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
2%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
11%6%
% White
80%84%
% Two or more races
3%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$27,410$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$27,410$24,744
 
Tuition23,000
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)480-590450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-540460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)450-560440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Stephens offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate level for women, as well as distance-learning and on-campus programs in our Graduate and Continuing Studies division for both men and women.
  • Stephens offers an online-based MBA program with emphasis areas in management, entrepreneurial studies, risk management/financial services and clinical information systems management. Customized emphasis areas are available. Students also may earn an M.Ed. in Counseling,M.ED. Curriculum & Instruction, MBA, M.ED. Creative Writing, MBA Digital Film, M.ED. in Counseling, M.ED. in Counseling-Creative Therapy,MBA Equestrian Business Management, MBA, Marketing, Public Relations & Advertising and MBA, Theatre Management. Our online-based Health Information Administration program offers a bachelor's degree or post-baccalaureate certification. Stephens also offers blended undergraduate business courses, where students take online courses over eight weeks with two evening class meetings on campus for valuable face-to-face interaction with professors and peers. All graduate and continuing studies classes are open to women and men.
  • Today, more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors are offered, and students pursue pre-professional study in medicine, veterinary medicine, law, occupational therapy, dentistry and engineering. In 2005, Stephens established a School of the Performing Arts, uniting existing majors in theatre, music, dance, film, television and radio.
  • Stephens is located in Columbia, Missouri. Otherwise known as Collegetown, USA, Columbia possesses a unique blend of metropolitan flair and Midwestern hospitality. The city, located approximately 120 miles from both Kansas City and St. Louis, has a population of 90,000, including approximately 26,000 students from three area colleges. Money magazine consistently has rated Columbia as one of the nation's best cities in which to live.
  • Stephens College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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