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Missouri State University - Springfield Overview

Located in Springfield, Missouri, Missouri State University - Springfield is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Missouri State University - Springfield Known For?

3,915 Undergraduate Awards
$25,981 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Missouri State is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.

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Missouri State University - Springfield Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Missouri State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Materials Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Natural Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Physical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Missouri State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Natural Sciences Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Natural Sciences Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Materials Sciences College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics College Factual
#57 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#245 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Missouri State University - Springfield?

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Contact details for Missouri State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 S National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417-836-5000
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missouristateu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/missouristate

How Do I Get Into Missouri State?

You can apply to Missouri State online at: https://www.missouristate.edu/futurestudents/applynow.aspx

Admission Requirements for Missouri State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Missouri State?

87% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 87%, Missouri State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Missouri State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800
Missouri State received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Missouri State University - Springfield?

$25,981 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
6.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Missouri State is $25,981. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Missouri State, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,178 a year. That adds up to $28,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Missouri State is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Missouri State University - Springfield Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,128 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,621 undergraduate students at Missouri State, with 13,128 being full-time and 6,493 being part-time.

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There are also 3,884 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,128 full-time undergraduates at Missouri State, 40% are male and 60% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Missouri State University - Springfield students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 209
Black or African American 527
Hispanic or Latino 554
White 10,824
International Students 348
Other Races/Ethnicities 666

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Missouri State University - Springfield. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 84 countries are represented at Missouri State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Missouri State University - Springfield

3,773 Took All Classes Online
14,405 Took At Least One Class Online
24.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 27 bachelor’s degree and 25 master’s degree programs available online at Missouri State. In 2019-2020, 14,405 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Missouri State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Missouri State

The following table shows how Missouri State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #1 #1
Drama & Theater Arts #1 #1
General Agriculture #1 #1
General Psychology #1 #1
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #1 #1
Insurance #1 #1
Other Public Administration #4 #1
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #4 #1
Agricultural Economics & Business #4 #8
Health Sciences & Services #7 #16
Criminology #7 #4
Writing Studies #7 #4
Student Counseling #7 #10
Human Development & Family Studies #7 #13
Management Information Systems #10 #14
Visual & Performing Arts #10 #10
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #13 #13
Communication Sciences #13 #1
Engineering-Related Fields #13 #7
History #16 #7
Industrial Production Technology #16 #10
Social Work #16 #4
History #16 #7
Communication & Media Studies #16 #13
Psychology #19 #33
Finance & Financial Management #19 #50
Hospitality Management #19 #10
Communication & Journalism #24 #13
Information Technology #25 #53
English Language & Literature #30 #28
Social Sciences #34 #19
Engineering Technologies #34 #7
General Business/Commerce #36 #30
Accounting #37 #40
Public Administration & Social Service #43 #31
Public Administration #43 #16
Teacher Education Grade Specific #46 #49
Public Health #46 #52
Computer & Information Sciences #58 #61
Instructional Media Design #67 #55
Teacher Education Subject Specific #70 #42

Online Growth Rankings of Missouri State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Missouri State University - Springfield was 24.8%. This is the #970 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Missouri State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Missouri State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Economics & Business 3%
Business Administration & Management 7%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Communication & Media Studies 6%
Communication Sciences 10%
Computer & Information Sciences 25%
Computer Information Systems 93%
Curriculum & Instruction 25%
Dispute Resolution 3%
Education 11%
Educational Administration 37%
Engineering Technologies 34%
Engineering-Related Fields 40%
English Language & Literature 9%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 16%
Finance & Financial Management 1%
General Agriculture 21%
General Business/Commerce 4%
Health Professions 6%
Health Sciences & Services 9%
History 39%
History 39%
Human Development & Family Studies 28%
Instructional Media Design 33%
Insurance 14%
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 2%
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 2%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 28%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 19%
Special Education 51%
Student Counseling 12%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2%
Teaching English or French 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Missouri State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Missouri State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Agriculture #4
Drama & Theater Arts #4
Dispute Resolution #4
Insurance #7
Agricultural Economics & Business #9
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #14
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #14
Communication Sciences #19
Industrial Production Technology #19
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #24
Criminology #25
Management Information Systems #36
Teaching English or French #39
Student Counseling #43
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #46
Public Relations & Advertising #49
Social Work #50
Engineering-Related Fields #52
Finance & Financial Management #53
History #54
History #54
Hospitality Management #55
Visual & Performing Arts #64
Writing Studies #65
Communication & Media Studies #73
Public Administration #79
Health Sciences & Services #89
English Language & Literature #108
Health & Physical Education #111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #117
Public Health #118
Instructional Media Design #120
Curriculum & Instruction #120
Human Development & Family Studies #134
General Psychology #135
Communication & Journalism #137
Engineering Technologies #147
General Business/Commerce #152
Information Technology #153
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #161
Computer Information Systems #169
Special Education #172
Teacher Education Subject Specific #172
Public Administration & Social Service #177
Social Sciences #199
Educational Administration #203
Psychology #207
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #235
Teacher Education Grade Specific #253
Accounting #292
Nursing #411
Computer & Information Sciences #425

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Missouri State University - Springfield Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 227 119 286 0 632
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 368 6 48 0 422
General Psychology 17 242 0 25 0 284
Marketing 0 228 0 0 0 228
Accounting 0 129 4 51 0 184
Communication & Media Studies 0 169 0 8 0 177
Finance & Financial Management 0 154 0 0 0 154
Nursing 0 72 0 3 73 148
General Biology 0 123 0 22 0 145
Criminology 8 108 0 11 0 127
Communication Sciences 0 79 1 35 10 125
Health & Physical Education 0 111 3 7 0 121
Computer Science 29 62 0 10 0 101
General Business/Commerce 0 93 0 0 0 93
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 90 0 0 0 91
Hospitality Management 30 53 1 0 0 84
Allied Health Professions 0 35 0 49 0 84
Special Education 1 42 15 21 0 79
Public Administration 0 0 18 58 0 76
Human Development & Family Studies 0 49 0 25 0 74
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 71 0 2 0 73
General English Literature 0 53 0 20 0 73
Computer Information Systems 0 71 0 0 0 71
Social Work 0 40 0 31 0 71
Fine & Studio Arts 0 67 0 0 0 67
Engineering-Related Fields 0 11 22 30 0 63
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 23 38 61
Public Relations & Advertising 0 54 6 0 0 60
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 22 4 28 0 58
General Agriculture 21 21 0 11 0 53
Educational Administration 0 0 14 38 0 52
History 0 25 0 21 0 46
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 20 24 0 44
Animal Science 3 40 0 0 0 43
Construction Management 0 42 0 0 0 42
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 5 37 0 42
Student Counseling 0 0 0 41 0 41
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 12 13 15 0 41
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 39 0 0 0 39
Plant Sciences 0 27 0 12 0 39
Writing Studies 0 26 1 12 0 39
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 39 0 0 0 39
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 32 0 4 0 36
Housing 0 35 0 0 0 35
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 35 0 0 35
Economics 0 35 0 0 0 35
Management Information Systems 0 21 13 0 0 34
Dispute Resolution 26 0 8 0 0 34
Design & Applied Arts 0 34 0 0 0 34
Sociology 0 33 0 0 0 33
Drama & Theater Arts 0 33 0 0 0 33
Music 0 13 0 20 0 33
Information Technology 0 11 0 21 0 32
Health Sciences & Services 0 32 0 0 0 32
Wildlife Management 0 32 0 0 0 32
Political Science & Government 0 31 0 0 0 31
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 30 0 0 0 30
Chemistry 0 25 0 5 0 30
Teaching English or French 0 0 28 0 0 28
Mathematics 0 19 0 8 0 27
Anthropology 0 23 1 1 0 25
Urban & Regional Planning 13 11 0 0 0 24
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 19 3 2 0 24
Geography & Cartography 4 20 0 0 0 24
International Studies 0 15 0 8 0 23
Religious Studies 2 19 0 1 0 22
Insurance 0 21 0 0 0 21
Instructional Media Design 0 0 3 18 0 21
International Education 0 0 20 0 0 20
Public Health 0 0 8 12 0 20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 15 0 1 0 0 16
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 16 0 0 16
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 14 0 2 0 16
Journalism 0 13 0 0 0 13
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 13 0 13
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Gerontology 0 12 0 0 0 12
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 9 0 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 9 0 9
Homeland Security 0 0 8 0 0 8
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 8 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 7 0 0 0 7
Health/Medical Prep Programs 7 0 0 0 0 7
Philosophy 0 7 0 0 0 7
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 7
Museum Studies 6 0 0 0 0 6
Physics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Industrial Production Technology 0 5 0 0 0 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 4 0 0 4
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 0 0 0 0 4
Educational Assessment 0 0 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Production 2 0 0 0 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 0 2 0 0 0 2
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 2 0 0 0 0 2
Sustainability Science 2 0 0 0 0 2
Computer Systems Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 198 3,717 403 1,152 121 5,591

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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