Every year the list comes out for "top party schools in America." Actually, it comes out more than once, because several different organizations put together their own lists. This one from Niche is pretty cool for a couple of reasons. First, it was the very first search result I got when I Googled "top party schools," so it was easy to find. Second, it not only lists schools on a national ranking, but you can also look at the rankings of schools by state. Which colleges rank the highest in Missouri?

No big surprise, but the University of Missouri in Columbia ranks No. 1 in the state. The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg makes the top 5, coming in at No. 5. Missouri State is No. 2, Washington University in St. Louis is No. 3, and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville is No. 4.

The Missouri list ranks 39 colleges, overall. At the very bottom of the list, in 39th place, is Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.

On the national list of Top Party Schools, the University of Missouri comes in 33rd place. The top three party schools are: Tulane University in New Orleans, the University of Georgia in Athens, and Miami University.

Kurt Parsons