The cost of going to college will once again increase at the University of Missouri campuses.

The UM System Board of Curators has announced that tuition will be going up at all four of its campuses – the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

The tuition hike for undergraduates will be 5% higher this fall than it was last year, and 3 to 5% higher for graduate and professional tuitions. In a statement, the Board of Curators said the higher tuition rates will enable the U-M System to better invest in several areas, consisting of:

  • Invest in more course sections
  • Invest in more advisors
  • Invest in more faculty
  • Invest in more tutoring support
  • Invest in new classrooms and laboratories
  • Invest in new instruments
  • Invest in research opportunities

“As curators, we have two key guideposts when we consider tuition,” said Robin Wenneker, chair of the UM Board of Curators. “First, we must be financially responsible fiduciaries of the university. Second, we must do all we can to provide an extraordinary educational experience that will position our graduates for immediate and long-term success. We are meeting both of these important objectives with today’s announcement and look forward to a promising 2024-2025 academic year at all UM universities.”

Last year, the UM System began charging different tuition rates for different classes.

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