Stephens College

#3179 / #889
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
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Women's college in Columbia, Missouri

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About Stephens College

According to Wikipedia, Stephens College is a private women's college in Columbia, Missouri. It is the second-oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college in the United States. It was founded on August 24, 1833, as the Columbia Female Academy. In 1856, David H. Hickman helped secure the college's charter under the name The Columbia Female Baptist Academy. In the late 19th century it was renamed Stephens Female College after James L. Stephens endowed the college with $20,000. From 1937-1943 its Drama Department became renowned under its chairman and teacher, the actress Maude Adams, James M. Barrie's first Peter Pan. The Warehouse Theater is the major performance venue for the college. The campus includes a National Historic District: Stephens College South Campus Historic District.

Stephens College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
644 64% 59% 1120 22

How Much Does Stephens College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $17,210
30K - 48K $17,825
48K - 75K $20,933
75K - 110K $26,885
110K+ $30,479

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Stephens College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Stephens College, then you can expect to earn an average of $41,000 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Stephens College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
596 424 172

Where is Stephens College?

Stephens College is located at 1200 E Broadway, Columbia MO 65215

How Safe is Stephens College?

Columbia has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Stephens College Known For?

Stephens College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Stephens College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Stephens College's Most Influential Alumni?

Stephens College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, Psychology, and Political Science. Here are some of Stephens College's most famous alumni:

Jeane Kirkpatrick
An American diplomat and Presidential advisor .
Paula Zahn
Paula Zahn
An American journalist.
Wally Funk
Wally Funk
An American aviator and astronaut.
Karith Foster
Karith Foster
An American comedian.
Patricia Nell Warren
An American writer .
Francys Arsentiev
An American mountaineer .
Nancy Elizabeth Brown
Nancy Elizabeth Brown
A United States admiral.
Joan Robinson Hill
Joan Robinson Hill
An American socialite and equestrian.
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
An American diplomat.
Anita Martini
A .
Dawn Wells
Dawn Wells
An American actress.
Frances Crowe
An American peace activist.