Tuition & Fees

$7,060

$14,100

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,445
Declined + 1,227
Total Received 8,672
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Public

18,980

undergraduate students

3,293

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
40%
400-499
31%
200-299
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
43%
400-499
19%
300-399
7%
200-299
2%
30-36
17%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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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 22,273
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: 164,122); 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
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
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 15% of male students
 
12 sororities 16% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
40%
400-499
31%
200-299
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
43%
400-499
19%
300-399
7%
200-299
2%
30-36
17%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 20
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,445
Declined + 1,227
Total Received 8,672

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 $7,060
Room & board $8,288
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $16,448
Average Financial Aid - $9,024
Total with Avg. Aid $7,424

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,024

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,105,866
State $8,714,980
Institutional $7,526,068
Other external $1,996,204
Total $45,343,118

Non-need-based

Federal $831,942
State $1,389,634
Institutional $5,937,165
Other external $3,448,527
Total $11,607,268

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
Administrative Studies
Agricultural Business
Agriculture
Agriculture Education
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Second Language Acquisition
Art
Art History
Art/Design
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
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
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 Anesthetist
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Physics Education
Planning
Plant Science
Political Science
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

85%

18,980
students

Female
58%
11,069

Male
42%
7,911

Graduate

15%

3,293
students

Female
63%
2,068

Male
37%
1,225

undergraduateFull-time

76%

14,540
students

Female
59%
8,490

Male
41%
6,050

undergraduatePart-time

24%

4,440
students

Female
59%
2,579

Male
41%
1,861

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
71%
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 59
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
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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