Tuition & Fees

$7,376

$15,326

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
35%
500-599
49%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
4%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
30-36
46%
24-29
5%
18-23
40%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
48%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,944
Declined + 1,509
Total Received 9,453
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Public

20,364

undergraduate students

3,333

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Accounting
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 6665
ACT 2370

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 23,697
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Missouri State University-Springfield

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Springfield, MO

225-acre, suburban campus in Springfield (population: 167,319); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
58%
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

 
23 fraternities 40% of male students
 
12 sororities 36% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
35%
500-599
49%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
4%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
30-36
46%
24-29
5%
18-23
40%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
48%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 20 (priority 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 7,944
Declined + 1,509
Total Received 9,453

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

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,224

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,376
Room & board $8,755
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $17,381
Average Financial Aid - $9,224
Total with Avg. Aid $8,157

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,848,712
State $10,094,965
Institutional $8,278,027
Other external $1,905,741
Total $47,127,445

Non-need-based

Federal $872,371
State $1,708,848
Institutional $6,785,899
Other external $3,407,884
Total $12,775,002

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 283-4243
F: 417 836-8392
financialaid@missouristate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Vicki Mattocks
Financial Aid Director
financialaid@missouristate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Baseball, Boxing, Fishing, Handball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Ranch Horse Team, Riflery, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Trap And Skeet, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Skiing, Wrestling, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Handball, Lacrosse, Ranch Horse Team, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Skiing, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Fencing, Flag Football, Futsal, Golf, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

Kyle Moats (men's)
Director Of Athletics

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Mid-American Conference
Mascot
Boomer Bear
School colors
maroon and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Communications
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
Community/Regional Planning
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Criminology
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Dance
Defense/Strategic Studies
Design
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special 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
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Fashion Merchandising/Design
Finance
Fine Arts
General Agriculture
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 Leadership
Individualized Major
Information Technology Service Management
Interior Design
Journalism
Literacy
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
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
Supply Chain/Logistics/Operations Management
Teaching
Teaching/Learning
Technology Management
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Visual Studies
Wildlife Conservation/Management
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Accounting
  3. Elementary Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

23,697

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

20,364
students

Female
58%
11,831

Male
42%
8,533

14%

3,333
students

Female
63%
2,095

Male
37%
1,238

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

15,363
students

Female
59%
8,956

Male
41%
6,407

25%

5,001
students

Female
58%
2,875

Male
42%
2,126

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Student Break-down

3%
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

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 81
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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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