Missouri contains seven schools that offer geology programs. Washington University in St Louis, the highest-ranking geology school in MO, has a total student population of 13,575 and is the 674th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 geology schools in Missouri, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr), with Northwest Missouri State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,471/yr.
Geology students from Missouri schools who go on to become geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,460 people working as geological and petroleum technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Also, Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Missouri alone, there are 180 employed geoscientists earning an average yearly salary of $59,900. Geological and petroleum technicians in this state earn $30,710/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the geology schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from geology, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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