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Stephens College

Columbia, Missouri

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Stephens College

Private 4 Year

About Stephens College

Stephens College is a women's college located 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 was renowned by its chairman and teacher, the actress Maude Adams, James M. Barrie's first Peter Pan. The campus includes a National Historic District: Stephens College South Campus Historic District.


Located in Columbia, Missouri.

1200 E Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65215, Boone County

Stephens College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#917 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Missouri

#17 of 174

2022 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

#11 of 123

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Stephens College is Visual/Performing Arts followed by Business Management, Education, Medical and Biomedical.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Stephens College within four or six years.

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