Points of Pride

Stephens takes pride in its commitment to the performing arts, pre-professional programs and the liberal arts.  Its academic programs include the School of Performing Arts and the School of Design and Fashion.


The West was wild, and for the most part, the frontier unsettled when Col. Richard Gentry called together Columbia’s 14 leading male citizens on Aug. 24, 1833, to discuss the education of their daughters at the Columbia Female Academy. Years later, James L. Stephens endowed the College with $20,000, and the institution was renamed the Stephens Female College.

Location & Contact

Stephens College

1200 E. Broadway

Columbia, MO 65215

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Education
  • English
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Human Studies
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interactive Media Design/Digital Technology
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations/Applied Communications
  • Theater