Missouri residents pay up to 49.8 percent less to attend a Missouri Valley Conference school and up to 36.5 percent less to attend an Ohio Valley Conference school than their counterparts in other states, according to a Higher Education Tribune’s analysis of in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.
The Tribune compared in-state tuition at 115 schools. Seventy-nine are competitors in 10 athletic conferences, including five Division I schools, five Division II schools and one Division III school. Missouri has schools in four of those conferences.
How does Missouri’s in-state tuition compare by athletic conference? Missourians pay…
- $7,001, or 49.8 percent, less to attend Missouri State University-Springfield in the Missouri Valley Conference than Illinois residents pay to attend Illinois State University in the same league.
- $4,018, or 36.5 percent, less to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the Ohio Valley Conference than Illinois residents pay to attend Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in the same league.
- $3,957, or 34.7 percent, less to attend Truman State University in the Great Lakes Valley Conference than Illinois residents pay to attend University of Illinois-Springfield in the same league.
The in-state tuition differences were less pronounced in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, where Northwest Missouri State University students pay 7.3 percent more than University of Nebraska-Kearney residents. Missouri Southern State University students, however, pay 19.3 percent less than those attending the Nebraska school.
Missouri Valley Conference
The Missouri Valley Conference is a Division I conference that has 11 members. The analysis includes six of those schools.
|Illinois State University||Illinois||18,643||$14,061|
|Southern Illinois Univ.- Carbondale||Illinois||12,182||$13,481|
|Western Illinois University||Illinois||8,543||$12,655|
|Indiana State University||Indiana||11,202||$8,746|
|University of Northern Iowa||Iowa||10,104||$8,309|
|Missouri State Univ.- Springfield||Missouri||20,316||$7,060|
Ohio Valley Conference
The Ohio Valley Conference is a Division I conference with 12 members. The analysis includes six of those schools.
|Southern Illinois Univ.- Edwardsville||Illinois||11,720||$11,008|
|Eastern Illinois University||Illinois||5,957||$11,580|
|Eastern Kentucky University||Kentucky||14,293||$8,868|
|Morehead State University||Kentucky||9,752||$8,496|
|Murray State University||Kentucky||8,877||$8,400|
|Southeast Missouri State University||Missouri||10,693||$6,990|
Great Lakes Valley Conference
The Great Lakes Valley Conference is a Division II conference with 15 members. The analysis includes five of those schools.
|University of Illinois-Springfield||Illinois||2,959||$11,413|
|University of Southern Indiana||Indiana||9,585||$7,605|
|University of Missouri- St. Louis||Missouri||13,898||$9,394|
|Missouri Univ. of Science & Technology||Missouri||6,906||$9,057|
|Truman State University||Missouri||6,039||$7,456|
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a Division II conference with 14 members. The analysis includes five of those schools.
|Northwest Missouri State University||Missouri||5,628||$7,343|
|Missouri Western State University||Missouri||5,120||$7,330|
|University of Central Missouri||Missouri||9,786||$7,322|
|University of Nebraska- Kearney||Nebraska||5,056||$6,844|
|Missouri Southern State University||Missouri||6,231||$5,523|
Source for all: U.S. Department of Education