Christian Colleges in Missouri

May 12, 2018

Are you looking for a Christian college that combines education and faith? If so, this article will take a look at some of the various options in the state of Missouri.

In Missouri, Christian colleges offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The schools below offer diverse campus living options, programs, and spiritual life activities.

School Comparison

Missouri Christian colleges can be attended for as little as $11,000 a year. Tuition costs vary greatly, depending on the school size and programs offered.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location Undergraduate Tuition (2017-2018)*
Evangel University 4-year, private not-for-profit Assemblies of God Church Springfield, MO $22,745
Missouri Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Baptist Saint Louis, MO $26,020
Calvary University 4-year, private not-for-profit Other Protestant Kansas City, MO $11,152
Missouri Valley College 4-year, private not-for-profit Presbyterian Church (USA) Marshall, MO $20,200
Southwest Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Southern Baptist Bolivar, MO $23,358

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Summary of Christian Colleges in Missouri

Missouri offers several degree programs at Christian colleges, and students can study from a diverse selection of majors. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, you'll want to get involved with one of the faith-based activities and worship groups on campus.

Evangel University

Evangel University has seven different residence halls available, including apartments for married couples. On campus, students can get involved with ministry through a number of worship groups, discipleship, and chapel. Each semester, there are department-specific chapel services as well. Located on more than 80 acres of land, Evangel has 70+ majors from which to select. Some of the undergraduate degree programs available include social work, middle school education, computer science, youth ministries, nonprofit business & social enterprise, and multimedia journalism.

Missouri Baptist University (MBU)

In 2016, all first-time undergrads who applied for financial aid received help. Class sizes are kept smaller, with an average of about 30. Majors are plentiful at MBU, from accounting and worship leadership to political science and biotechnology. For the sports fan, there are 27 men's and women's sports teams to be a part of. Students can compete in cheerleading, basketball, cross country, wrestling, volleyball, lacrosse, and more. Students can also get involved in spiritual groups, such as Abide, the all-women's acoustic singling group, or In Charactre, the drama ministry team.

Calvary University

As the smallest institution on this list, there are under 300 students enrolled at Calvary University. Program offerings are diverse, and undergraduate and graduate degrees are both offered. The bachelor's degree program in airframe and power plant mechanics and the bachelor's degree program in military science are both unique offerings. Calvary's three graduate programs are all Master of Science degrees: Organization Development, Worship Arts, and Education. Christian ministry is an essential part of life at Calvary. In fact, students must complete worship, prayer, and community service for at least 24 hours a semester.

Missouri Valley College

At Missouri Valley College 100% of undergraduate students who applied for financial aid received a grant or scholarship. Missouri Valley has over 35 undergraduate degree programs, including majors in athletic training, values and society, speech communication, military science, and dance. Students can get involved on campus with the fellowship of Christian athletes, Students for Christ, or even the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance. There are several housing options available for students to live on campus, including residence halls, apartments, and houses.

Southwest Baptist University

To graduate from Southwest Baptist University, students must earn at least 200 worship points. Spreading these out across matriculation brings the number down to about 25 per semester for full-time undergraduates. Students can attend chapel, join one of the 30 or so missions projects offered each year, fellowship with other students in Bible study groups, or complete community service. Six colleges make up Southwest Baptist, and there are over 80 majors from which to choose. For students interested in joining an athletic team, there are 19 different men's and women's teams. The one co-ed team is in eSports.

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