2022-2023 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Compared to area public and private schools, a quality Christian education at Missouri Baptist University is incredibly affordable. Nearly all students at MBU receive some form of scholarship, and excel academically to make the most of their college experience. There is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, so students from all over the country are able to receive the same costs for their education.

The overall costs of attending MBU are listed below. For any additional financial aid questions, please contact our financial counselors at (314)392-2366.

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Main Campus Undergraduate

Full-time students

(12-18 credit hours)
Student Services Fee$766
Overload Fee
(per credit hour > 18)
Parking Fee$95
Athletic Fee$50
Nursing Program Fee$1,500
Per Semester

Part-time students

Tuition, per credit hour
(< 12 hours)
Student Services Fee, per credit hour$32
Parking Fee$95
Per Semester


Tuition, per credit hour$871

Tuition (9-15 credit hours)$7,842
Tuition, per credit hour$871

Campus Housing/Meal Plans

Housing Application Fee$100

Pillsbury-Huff & North Hall$3,275
Spartan Village Row House$4,478
Spartan Village Dorms$3,867
Spartan Village Apartments$5,398

19 Meal Plan$1,866
15 Meal Plan$1,719
10 Meal Plan$1,537
MEAL PLANS-Per Semester

Summer on Campus
Apartment Rental (Per Month, No Food Service)
Lost Key Fee$105

NOTE: All students living on campus must have a meal plan. 19 meal plan is the default. The option for the 10 meal plan is only available to Spartan Village Rowhouse or Apartments.

Main Campus Graduate Programs


Tuition, per credit hour$696
Professional Elective Program (PEP),
per credit hour
Doctor of Education, per credit hour$769

Regional Learning Centers

Undergraduate Tuition

Franklin County, MO$454
Jefferson College (Hillsboro)$435
Rend Lake$435
John A. Logan$435
Lewis & Clark$435
Per Credit Hour

Graduate Tuition

Tuition (except those below)$580
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling$696
M.A. – School Counseling with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling$696
Per Credit Hour

Distance Learning

Undergraduate Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition,
per credit hour (Not Program Specific)
This rate is charged for individual courses taken online when they are not taken as part of an entire academic program, such as through our Adult Online Programs. Also, Main Campus students taking online courses are charged Main Campus rates, especially when enrolled full-time, which qualifies students for comprehensive tuition rates and scholarships.
Undergraduate Online Programs,
per credit hour
Click here for a full listing of programs available through Online Programs. All Undergraduate Online Programs are charged the same rate of tuition.

Graduate Tuition

Online Programs for Graduate students have varying tuition rates depending on the academic program being studied.

Classroom Teaching (MAT)$642
Curriculum & Instruction (MSE)$642
Fitness Management (MSFM)$642
Sport Management (MS)$642
Social Work (MSW)$642
Business Administration (MBA)$718
Christian Ministry (MACM)$718
Criminal Justice (MSCJ)$718
School Counseling (MA)$718
Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.S.)$718
Per Credit Hour

Executive Leadership$718
Family Nurse Practitioner$718
Nurse Educator$718
Master of Science in Nursing-Per Credit Hour

Corporate Security Leadership (MSCS)$517
Educational Technology (MET)$573
Higher Education Leadership (MSHL)$573
Master of Science – concentration in Biology$573
Master of Science – concentration in Chemistry$573
Master of Science – concentration in Math Education$573
Educational Administation (MEA)$580
Per Credit Hour

Dual Enrollment

ECP/Achieve/Dual Enrollment

Excel (ECP) Dual Credit$69
ACHIEVE Credit-by-Exam$104
Dual Enrollment$139
Per Credit Hour

Service Fees


Activity Course Fee$37
Clinical Experience, per credit hour$36
Christian Vocations Fee (CSCE 273)$160
Internship/Practicum Fee, per credit hour$37
Lab Fee, per credit hour$37
Prior Learning Portfolio Evaluation Fee, per credit$76
Prior Learning Transcript Fee, per credit hour$315
EDUC 201 (EDAS MoGea)$59
Student Teaching Fee$520


Administrative Withdrawal Fee
(Withdrawal on 1st day of Term)
Application Fee$35
Audit Fee, per credit hour$324
Graduation Fee (Undergraduate)$220
Graduation Fee (Graduate)$240
Schedule Change/Late Registration$30
Payment Plan Fee (Past Due Note Fee)$35
Return Check Charge$30


Instrument/Piano/Voice Class Fee$120
Private Music Lessons (30 minutes)$188
Private Music Lessons (45 minutes)$245
Private Music Lessons (60 minutes)$370
Course & Accompanist Fee (30 minutes)$250
Course & Accompanist Fee (45 minutes) $399
Course & Accompanist Fee (60 minutes) $490
Seminar Fee (CEWL 473 Senior Seminar)$115


ACT Residual Fee$60
Challenge Test Administration Fee$45
ACT/SAT Transcript Fee,
per credit hour
Challenge Test, per credit hour$110
Missed Test Fee$100
CLEP Credit, per credit hour$80


Course Material Fees

Books IncludEd*

ACCT 213: $118
ACCT 233: $130
BCIS 103: $115
BCIS 203: $115
BIOL 303 (some sections): $80
BUSN 503: $195
KHCS 333: $95
PHYS 103 (some sections): $75
PHYS 363 (some sections): $75
PHYS 383 (some sections): $100

*Courses participating in the Books IncludEd have arranged for your materials to be charged to your account.

Textbooks are available at the MBU Bookstore.

All amounts are provided for planning purposes and subject to change. Revised 3/2022