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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T was one of the first tech schools west of the Mississippi River, and today it's considered among the top technological research universities in the country. It is located in the small town of Rolla, Missouri, and surrounded by beautiful Ozark scenery. While best known for its engineering programs, S&T (as it is called by most students) also offers degrees in the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business. The variety clearly benefits students, who go on to earn early career salaries of a bit above $80,000, on average. Its about 5,500 undergrads and 870 graduate students can participate in more than 200 student organizations and an assortment of varsity and intramural sports. The Miners compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference of the NCAA Division II. A cornerstone of S&T student life is its many design teams, made up of over 1,300 students, who collaborate with industry professionals to build everything from dirt bikes to robots to remote-controlled aircrafts. The biggest school tradition each year is S&T's famous St. Patrick's Day celebration, in which students, faculty and local residents get together and literally paint the town green.


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% of students who get any grants
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Average price for low-income students


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% of students with need who get grants
% of need met
% of students who get merit grants
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Average time to a degree
4.8 years
Median student debt
Early career earnings
% earning more than a high school grad

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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