We understand – affording college is a big concern. At Ranken, our goal is to make sure that every student gets the financial help they need to get a great technical education.

Ranken students enjoy a unique financial benefit. As a nonprofit college, we’re among the region’s most affordable colleges that offer high-quality, hands-on technical education.

The reason we’re able to offer a lower tuition than other private institutions is due to our generous donors – like businesses, alumni and others – who give money to support the college and help pay for the school’s operations. We also have an endowment fund that goes back to Ranken’s founding in 1907, which offsets tuition and helps us stay among the most affordable colleges.

We believe that concerns about affording college should never keep a student from attending Ranken. So we make every effort help you fund your education through a variety of sources, like grants, scholarships and loans.

Our financial aid team is here to work with you to help make affording college as straightforward and simple as possible.

Tuition for 2021-2022 school year:*

  • Full-Time Day Program Tuition

    $8,097 per semester ($675 per technical credit hour)
    $16,194 per academic year

    12 or more credit hours per semester is considered full time at Ranken.

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) Tuition

    $400 per credit hour ($1,200 for a 3 credit hour class)

  • Evening Program Tuition

    $636 per technical credit hour
    $3,816 per 6 credit hour course

  • General Education Only Tuition

    $174 per credit hour

    This rate is for students taking only general education courses and no technical major or core courses. Books and tools are separate fees. Please contact the Admissions office for approximate costs.

  • Books, Tools and Supplies Fees

    Students enrolled in daytime programs (certificates and associates) MUST purchase specific tools.

    Students are required to purchase books and tools, which vary in cost according to the respective technical program.

    The college reserves the right to specify tools (brands and types) for required lab and shop assignments. Only approved tools and books may be used. See this page for estimated costs of books and tools.

  • Student Fee

    $450 per semester for Day School.

    $225 per semester for Evening School.

    The student fee will cover costs of student benefits, including an initial Ranken parking tag, Ranken ID card, accidental insurance, official transcripts while in attendance, cap, gown, lab costs, testing fees, and diploma.

  • Registration Fee

    All students excluding Continuing Education students pay a $95 non-refundable registration fee.

    Tuition is due:

    Summer semester tuition: May 1

    Fall semester tuition: July 1

    Spring semester tuition: December 1

*Refer to the 2021-2022 Academic Year Catalog for tuition rates for current academic year.

Tuition payment and payment plans may be arranged through the Business Office.

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), each postsecondary institution that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances.

If you have questions about paying for college here at Ranken, contact the Financial Aid office at (314) 286-4878 or [email protected].

Approximately 80 percent
of students at Ranken receive some form of financial aid.

Questions? Contact Us!