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Missouri Colleges and Universities: Private or Public

A while back, we posted some demographic information about the origins of foreign college students in Missouri.  As we continue examining Missouri college demographics, here are a few more snippets for you, focusing on student age and on public schools versus private schools.

70% of college students in Missouri go to public universities, while 30% go to private schools.  However, age plays a role, with younger students more likely to pursue their education via public schools.  While private schools in Missouri have only a 25% market share of students in the traditional undergraduate age categories of 18 to 21, they hold a 33% market share of students age 30 and older.

And lest you underrate them, those college students age 30 and older represent a big market.  They represent 28% of enrollment at public colleges and universities in Missouri, and 32% of students at private colleges and universities.



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