Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$7,588

$15,898

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,667
Declined 914
Total Received 7,581
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Public

19,801

undergraduate students

3,652

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 23,453
Established in 1905
Coeducational Coeducational

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225-acre, suburban campus in Springfield (population: 167,376); 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Springfield-Branson National

Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield
65897

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Residence Hall Association
  • Campus Ministries
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Activities Council

Top Events

  • New Student Festival
  • Homecoming
  • Bear Bash
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • on-campus police substation

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
86%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.69

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,667
Declined 914
Total Received 7,581

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,540
Room & board $9,128
Additional fees $1,048
Books & supplies $1,288
Other fees $2,871
Total $20,875

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Construction Management
Criminology
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Dispute Resolution
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Facilities Planning and Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Gerontology
History Teacher Education
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Insurance
Intermedia/Multimedia
International/Global Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Teacher Education
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Organizational Communication, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

23,453

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

19,801
students

Female
59%
11,590

Male
41%
8,211

16%

3,652
students

Female
63%
2,284

Male
37%
1,368

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

14,005
students

Female
59%
8,224

Male
41%
5,781

30%

5,796
students

Female
59%
3,366

Male
41%
2,430

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 33%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

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
82%
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

1,422

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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