Missouri is host to a broad range of colleges and universities. Columbia College, home of the Cougars, enrolls 30,080 students -- which also happens to be the school with the highest student-to-faculty ratio (38:1) -- whereas William Woods University, a private university, is the smallest school with about 1,300 students.
PayScale's College Salary Report includes colleges and universities in Missouri, including some of its best known schools like University of Missouri, Westminster College, and Columbia.
Truman State University is the most recommended almost 90 percent of alumni would tell others to attend the school.
Multiple universities and hospitals, such as St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, are among Missouri's top employers, and many graduates work in medical fields. Tennessee Williams, Deborah Bryant, Larry Young and Sheryl Crow all also graduated from Missouri schools, but you may not want to count on your music career just yet.