Harris-Stowe State University Profile

Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) is a historically black university located in midtown St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It was the first public teacher education institution west of the Mississippi River and the 12th such institution in the United States.

Harris-Stowe has the following Academic Schools and Colleges: Anheuser-Busch School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education. It offers the most affordable baccalaureate degree in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

The Busch School of Business Administration Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting; Business Administration with options in entrepreneurship, management, and marketing; Health Care Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management and Information Sciences and Computer Technology with options in computer studies and management information systems.

Harris-Stowe State University offers coursework necessary to meet State of Missouri teacher certification requirements in the areas of: Cross-Categorical Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Education, Middle School Education, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education.

Harris-Stowe State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs accredit the Anheuser-Busch School of Business. The Teacher Education program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Ranking Profile:

- Harris-Stowe State University is listed in Tier 2 in the category "Regional Colleges (Midwest)" by US News 2011.

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College of the Ozarks Ranking Profile

College of the Ozarks (C of O) is a leading private Christian liberal-arts college in Missouri, USA.

College of the Ozarks is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Education Programs are accredited by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Dietetics Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association.

Ranking Profile:

- College of the Ozarks is ranked 7th in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Colleges (Midwest)" by US News 2011.

- In the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide 2010, College of the Ozarks is ranked 9th among Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest; 1st in Great School for Great Price; 1st in Lowest Acceptance Rate; 1st in Least Debt.

- In The Princeton Review's Best 373 Colleges, the College is rated 6th among Top Stone-Cold Sober Schools and 10th for 'Most Conservative Students'.

- In 1994, the Missouri Department of Education awarded the College a “#1” ranking, the only such ranking ever given by the Department, in recognition of the College's commitment to its Mission.

- The College has also been named to the Templeton Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges and to the Templeton Honor Roll for Excellence in Free Enterprise Teaching.

- The College has been listed as a “Best Buy” by Barron's Guide and Money Magazine.

- The College has been ranked one of the “choosiest” schools in the nation by Newsweek.

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