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Missouri, known as the Show-Me State, is ranked #10 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States.  It shares the #10 ranking with Connecticut and Minnesota.  Located in the mid-western region of the US, Missouri has a hodgepodge of urban and rural areas as well as hot summers with cold winters.  Missouri is part of the RN Compact States agreement.  This means RN nurses are able to move around freely and work within all 33 approved multi-license states.  However, it’s important to note that there is no such APRN Compact for nurse anesthetists yet though this may change in the future.

Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Missouri

CRNA Programs in Missouri Acceptance RateThere are several CRNA Programs in Missouri located along the major port city of St Louis and Kansas City, the largest city in Missouri.  In total, there are four CRNA Schools in Missouri as shown below:

  1. Truman CRNA Program, Kansas City (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  2. Missouri State University CRNA, Springfield (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
  3. Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program, St Louis (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
  4. Goldfarb CRNA, St Louis (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

All the CRNA schools in Missouri are DNP Doctorate degrees.  There are no MSN master’s degrees offered any longer in Missouri.

As of Year End 2020, there are 122 CRNA schools in the United States and 2.4 CRNA schools in each State on average.  To compare, there are 13 CRNA schools in Pennsylvania and 9 CRNA schools in Florida.  In addition, North Carolina and Tennessee both have 6 CRNA schools.  On the other hand, there are no CRNA programs at all in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Hawaii.  Oftentimes, the States with more CRNA schools tend to have more CRNA jobs as well.  This rule of thumb also applies to Missouri – Missouri is ranked #15 in number of CRNA jobs in the US, one ranking above Louisiana at #16.

CRNA Programs in Missouri Acceptance Rate

CRNA Programs in MO Information

The average acceptance rate for CRNA programs in Missouri is 33%.  This is significantly higher than the national CRNA average acceptance rate of 26%.  In general, the easiest CRNA schools to get into by State are generally in the States with more CRNA schools.  For example, the average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in Florida is 30% with 9 CRNA Schools.  This compares with an acceptance rate of 13% for CRNA schools in Georgia and 24% in South Carolina, which only have 2 CRNA schools.  In the case of Missouri, this generalization also applies as CRNA Programs in MO overall are the easiest CRNA schools to get into.

All the CRNA schools in Missouri have an acceptance rate of 30% or higher.  Truman CRNA Program and the Webster University CRNA Program both have an acceptance rate of 30%.  Goldfarb CRNA acceptance rate is 33%.  On the high end, the Missouri State University CRNA acceptance rate is 38%.  In my opinion, the high acceptance rates may be because many future CRNAs are not aware of the nurse anesthetist programs in Missouri.  In fact, last year only 230 qualified students applied for 75 slots for CRNA schools in MO.  I believe this is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in attending CRNA schools.

Best CRNA Schools in Missouri

best crna schoolsPlease see the list below for the best CRNA schools in Missouri.

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
25Goldfarb CRNASt. LouisDNP
40Missouri State University CRNASpringfieldDNAP
47Truman CRNA ProgramKansas CityDNP
59Webster University Nurse Anesthesia ProgramSt. LouisDNAP

Be sure to check out our exclusive best nurse anesthetist schools list.  Through interviewing over 125 real CRNAs, we ranked all CRNA schools to come up with the best CRNA schools in America.

Other Missouri CRNA Information

Whether you’re looking to apply to CRNA programs in Missouri or already a CRNA, check out Missouri Board of Nursing to learn more about nurse anesthesia in the State.

Map of CRNA Schools by State

With four CRNA schools in Missouri, you may be interested in applying to CRNA programs nearby in other States.  These may include:


The darker the blue color equivocates to more CRNA Schools in the State.
Tier 1 = 6 or more CRNA Schools
2nd Tier  = 3 to 5 CRNA Schools
Tier 3 = 1 or 2 CRNA Schools
White means no CRNA schools in the State.
Data source: everythingCRNA

CRNA Salary in Missouri

crna salary in missouriSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Missouri, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Missouri if you’re going to work in the State.  Be sure to also check out our CRNA Salary Guide and CRNA Starting Salary if you’re still a student or if you’re wondering how much a fresh CRNA can make right out of nurse anesthesia school.  Different States have different demand and supply economics of nurse anesthetists, so my advice is to be sure to read up on different states to see which ones fit you best.

Nurse Anesthetist Schools in MO Conclusion

In summary, if you are concerned about the competitiveness of CRNA schools, you may want to consider CRNA schools in Missouri.  From speaking with other nurse anesthetists, many CRNA school applicants may not be aware of the number of CRNA programs in Missouri as only 230 applicants applied for a total of 75 CRNA school slots last year.  Overall, this is an extremely high CRNA acceptance rate for the State.

Pursuing a CRNA program in Missouri will also make sense if you plan on staying within the State after graduation.  This is because it is common that a SRNA nurse can find nurse anesthetist jobs within the same State easier than students from out of State upon finishing school.

Did you graduate from one of the four CRNA Schools in Missouri?  Please let us know what you thought of the programs and experience working with the graduates.  Click on the image gallery below to learn more about nurse anesthetist programs in MO.


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Author Bio: Nelson started everythingCRNA to help aspiring, student and practicing CRNAs & CAAs. Nelson is currently a CRNA in New York City.  Previously, he worked as an ICU Travel RN and Critical Care RN in Philadelphia, Miami, Washington DC, and Boston.  He earned his BSN from Penn State and his MSN from Bloomsburg.  He is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). In his free time, he enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors, and helping future CRNAs.

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