• Enrollment < 3,000
  • Founded in 1833

About Stephens College

Stephens College is a women’s college proudly located in Columbia, Missouri, home to a flagship public university and two private colleges. Since its founding in 1833, Stephens has been offering innovative, career-focused programs grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and health sciences. The faculty take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Graduates are prepared to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Stephens also provides graduate, online and certificate programs to women and men as part of its commitment to lifelong learning.

The College community prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty atmosphere and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor and vibrant programs of study that reflect the College’s mission of Learn. Grow. Lead. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate that makes Columbia, Missouri such a desirable place to live. Columbia was rated as #33 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live as rated by livability.com, and as the #21 Best Cities to Live in America by niche.com.

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