Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$7,938

$16,608

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
510
75th
610
25th
510
75th
27
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
27
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,303
Declined 1,288
Total Received 9,591
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Public

22,648

undergraduate students

4,751

graduate students

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School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 27,399
Established in 1905
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

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 Setting: Small-medium city

Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO
65897

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
510
75th
610
25th
510
75th
27
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) July 20
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,303
Declined 1,288
Total Received 9,591

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,549

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,840
Housing & Food $9,284
Additional fees $1,098
Books & supplies $1,314
Total $18,536
Average Financial Aid - $6,549
Total with Avg. Aid $11,987

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,246,971
State $8,965,972
Institutional $8,496,536
Other external $1,641,392
Total $42,350,871

Non-need-based

Federal $917,614
State $1,598,852
Institutional $7,626,317
Other external $2,410,519
Total $12,553,302

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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, volleyball, water skiing, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, basketball, field hockey, handball, lacrosse, ranch horse team, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, golf, roller hockey, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), weight lifting

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Mid-American Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Anthropology, Other. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Child Development. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Digital Arts. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Facilities Planning and Management. yes
Finance, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geography. yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Gerontology. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes yes
Horticultural Science. yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Housing and Human Environments, General. yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Information Technology. yes
Insurance. yes
Intermedia/Multimedia. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Latin Teacher Education. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Materials Science. yes
Maternal and Child Health. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes
Plant Sciences, General. yes
Political Communication. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Engineering. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other. yes
Strategic Intelligence. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  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

27,399

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

22,648
students

Female
58%
13,239

Male
42%
9,409

17%

4,751
students

Female
62%
2,936

Male
38%
1,815

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

14,992
students

Female
59%
8,788

Male
41%
6,204

34%

7,656
students

Female
58%
4,451

Male
42%
3,205

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 20

Spring: December 20

Summer: May 20

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 71
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
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

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