Tuition & Fees

$7,306

$14,746

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
33%
500-599
31%
400-499
22%
300-399
9%
200-299
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
26%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
5%
200-299
2%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
42%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
45%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
47%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
22

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,626
Declined + 1,412
Total Received 9,038
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Public

20,316

undergraduate students

3,222

graduate students

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School Facts

Missouri State, founded in 1905, is a public comprehensive university. Its 225-acre campus is located in Springfield, in southwestern Missouri.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 23,538
Established in 1905
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Springfield, MO

225-acre, suburban campus in Springfield (population: 165,378); branch campus in West Plains. Served by air and bus; smaller airport and train serve Kansas City (180 miles). School operates transportation to classrooms and residence halls. Public transportation serves campus.

Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 40% of male students
 
12 sororities 36% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
33%
500-599
31%
400-499
22%
300-399
9%
200-299
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
26%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
5%
200-299
2%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
42%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
45%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
47%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,626
Declined + 1,412
Total Received 9,038

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Nechell Bonds
Director of Admissions
P: 800 492-7900
F: 417 836-5137
info@missouristate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,300
Room & board $7,826
Additional fees $1,006
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $16,232
Average Financial Aid - $9,171
Total with Avg. Aid $7,061

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,171

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,490,463
State $10,585,993
Institutional $7,971,152
Other external $1,905,317
Total $46,952,925

Non-need-based

Federal $835,494
State $1,538,393
Institutional $6,445,715
Other external $3,297,658
Total $12,117,260

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference (Division I), Mid-American Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Boomer Bear
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agriculture
Agriculture Education
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Second Language Acquisition
Art
Art History
Art/Design
Art/Design Education
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Child Life Studies
Child/Family Development
Classics/Latin
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Criminology
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Dance
Defense/Strategic Studies
Design
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Family Development
Earth Science Education
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Technology
Electronic Arts
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Entertainment Management
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Plant Science
Exercise/Movement Science
Facility Management
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Fashion Merchandising/Design
Finance
General Business
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Geospatial Sciences
Geospatial Sciences in Geography/Geology
Gerontology
Global Studies
Health Administration
Health Promotion/Wellness Management
Health Services
History
History Education
Hospitality/Restaurant Administration
Individualized Major
Information Technology
Interior Design
Journalism
Literacy
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Management
Marketing
Mass Media
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Middle School Education
Modern Language
Music
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Natural Resources
Natural/Applied Sciences
Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Physics Education
Planning
Plant Science
Political Science
Professional Studies
Professional Writing
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Radiography
Recreation Sport/Park Administration
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management/Insurance
Secondary Education
Social Work
Socio-Political Communication
Sociology
Special Education
Speech/Theatre Education
Student Affairs
Teaching
Teaching/Learning
Technology Management
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Visual Studies
Wildlife Conservation/Management
Writing
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Undergraduate

86%

20,316
students

Female
58%
11,778

Male
42%
8,538

Graduate

14%

3,222
students

Female
63%
2,037

Male
37%
1,185

undergraduateFull-time

74%

15,131
students

Female
59%
8,820

Male
41%
6,311

undergraduatePart-time

26%

5,185
students

Female
58%
2,958

Male
42%
2,227

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 20

Spring: December 20

Summer: May 20

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
Countries most often represented Chile
China
India
Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Patrick M. Parnell
Director, International Services
417 836-6619
PatrickParnell@missouristate.edu

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