St. Louis has earned a reputation for academic leadership. Every year, early childhood educators from around the world visit St. Louis to study the state's acclaimed Parents as Teachers program, a model for supporting parents and delivering screening services to their preschool children. Exceptional public and private schools are located throughout the region. In St. Louis City, three schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. There are several excellent community colleges systems, two state universities, and several internationally acclaimed private universities. The city of St. Louis has the largest public education system in the state of Missouri.
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Colleges and Universities
Washington University(314) 935-6000
Washington University is a private, coeducational, research university, consisting of 7 graduate and undergraduate schools. The undergraduate school ranked 12th in the nation in 2007 U.S. News and World Report; Medical School ranked 4th, Architecture ranked 6th, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, ranked 2nd. The school boasts 22 Nobel laureates.
Saint Louis University(314) 977-2500
Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university. It is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and fourth largest Jesuit University in the U.S. The undergraduate program is currently ranked 82nd in the 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings of "America's Best Colleges." Saint Louis University-School for Professional Studies offers courses for working professionals.
University of Misssouri-St. Louis(314) 516-5000
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is one of four campuses in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest campus and is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area. Bachelor's, Master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Nursing, and the College of Optometry.
Webster University(314) 968-6900
Webster University is a private, international university comprised of 5 colleges and schools. Enrollment is 22,000 students, 5,000 students at the main campus in Webster Groves and 15,000 worldwide. The university is a center for the arts in the St. Louis region and is home to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
Fontbonne University(314) 862-3456
Fontbonne University is a co-ed liberal arts Catholic institution of approximately 2,700 students in Clayton, Missouri. Fontbonne is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Both undergraduate and Masters Degree programs are offered.
Harris-Stowe State University(314) 340-3366
Harris-Stowe State University, a public university is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Missouri. It has a long tradition of teacher education and is also the only historically black university serving the needs of the metropolitan St. Louis community.
Lindenwood University(636) 949-4949
Lindenwood University is a four-year liberal arts institution in St. Charles, Missouri. Lindenwood offers many undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a newly authorized Doctor of Education program that began in January 2007. Enrollment is 15,000 students.
Maryville University(314) 529-9300
Maryville is a community-oriented, co-educational liberal arts institution with enrollment of 3,300 students graduate and undergraduate. In 1981, Maryville made history by launching Weekend College for working adults to complete degree programs on weekends.
Missouri Baptist University(314) 434-1115
Missouri Baptist University is a coeducational university with an enrollment of 1010 undergraduates and 722 graduate students. It has a new 1000-seat fine arts facility, which has hosted numerous international music and performance arts events, as well as becoming renown for its acoustic environment.
St. Louis College of Pharmacywww.stlcop.edu
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a private and independent nonsectarian college located in St. Louis' Central West End medical community. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree. Enrollment is 1000+ students, with incoming freshmen classes of approximately 250 students.
St. Louis Community Collegewww.stlcc.edu
St. Louis Community College is the Missouri two-year college supported by the Junior College District of St. Louis City - St. Louis County. There are four campuses: Florissant Valley (in Ferguson), Forest Park (in St. Louis), Meramec (in Kirkwood and Wildwood. In addition, there are four satellite facilities throughout the area. The college grants Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency.
Ranken Technical Collegewww.ranken.edu
Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit, 4-year college located in St. Louis, Missouri. It has 1,733 students.