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Missouri State University - Springfield Overview

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

What Is Missouri State University - Springfield Known For?

3,895 Undergraduate Awards
$24,797 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Missouri State.
  • In 2017-2018, 68% 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.

Missouri State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#29 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#144 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#217 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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 Agricultural Economics & Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Criminology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Writing Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Writing Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Psychology 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
#21 Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences College Factual
#51 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#52 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#78 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Missouri State University - Springfield?

Location of Missouri State University - Springfield

Contact details for Missouri State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 S National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417-836-5000
Website: www.missouristate.edu
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?

84% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
Missouri State has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% 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 625. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 510 to 625 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
Missouri State received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Missouri State University - Springfield?

$24,797 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Missouri State is $24,797. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Missouri State, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,840 a year. That adds up to $27,360 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Missouri State is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Missouri State University - Springfield Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,005 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,801 undergraduate students at Missouri State, with 14,005 being full-time and 5,796 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Missouri State

There are also 3,652 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,005 full-time undergraduates at Missouri State, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Missouri State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Missouri State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 201
Black or African American 586
Hispanic or Latino 542
White 11,524
International Students 494
Other Races/Ethnicities 658

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

2,154 Took All Classes Online
8,857 Took At Least One Class Online
15.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 28 master’s degree programs available online at Missouri State. In 2017-2018, 8,857 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Missouri State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Missouri State University - Springfield was 15.5%. This is the #1,059 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
Accounting 13%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 0%
Communication & Journalism 7%
Communication Sciences 4%
Computer & Information Sciences 40%
Criminology 13%
Dispute Resolution 24%
Drama & Theater Arts 11%
Educational Administration 9%
English Language & Literature 11%
Finance & Financial Management 7%
General Agriculture 26%
General Psychology 21%
Health & Physical Education 4%
Health Professions 8%
Health Sciences & Services 41%
History 4%
History 4%
Management Information Systems 5%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 5%
Nursing 16%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 2%
Psychology 15%
Public Administration 53%
Public Administration & Social Service 15%
Public Relations & Advertising 40%
Social Sciences 0%
Social Work 15%
Student Counseling 11%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 7%
Teaching English or French 56%
Visual & Performing Arts 16%
Writing Studies 20%

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 #2
Dispute Resolution #2
Other Public Administration #3
Drama & Theater Arts #4
Industrial Production Technology #5
Communication Sciences #6
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #10
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #12
Criminology #14
Student Counseling #16
Finance & Financial Management #18
Health Sciences & Services #18
Hospitality Management #18
Homeland Security #19
History #19
History #19
Engineering-Related Fields #21
Management Information Systems #22
Teaching English or French #22
Writing Studies #23
Social Work #31
Visual & Performing Arts #34
Human Development & Family Studies #37
Public Administration #37
English Language & Literature #38
Communication & Media Studies #38
Health & Physical Education #42
Engineering Technologies #44
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #44
Curriculum & Instruction #45
Instructional Media Design #48
Information Technology #48
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #48
Communication & Journalism #57
General Psychology #59
Special Education #64
Social Sciences #68
General Business/Commerce #68
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #69
Teacher Education Subject Specific #71
Psychology #84
Public Administration & Social Service #85
Educational Administration #103
Teacher Education Grade Specific #103
Computer & Information Sciences #137
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #165
Nursing #209
Education #262
Business Administration & Management #319
Health Professions #349
Business, Management & Marketing #400

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 0 237 97 251 0 585
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 365 2 53 0 420
General Psychology 17 274 0 21 0 312
Accounting 0 149 12 40 0 201
General Biology 0 156 0 17 0 173
Communication & Media Studies 0 142 0 25 0 167
Finance & Financial Management 0 152 0 0 0 152
Marketing 0 151 0 0 0 151
Nursing 0 62 2 4 83 151
Criminology 4 129 2 11 0 146
Health & Physical Education 0 103 3 15 0 121
Computer Science 31 76 1 5 0 113
Communication Sciences 0 67 7 29 10 113
Hospitality Management 26 73 3 0 0 102
Management Information Systems 0 78 22 0 0 100
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 97 0 0 0 97
General Business/Commerce 0 89 0 0 0 89
Public Administration 0 0 9 68 0 77
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 71 0 5 0 76
Allied Health Professions 0 34 0 41 0 75
Social Work 0 40 0 34 0 74
Public Relations & Advertising 1 72 0 0 0 73
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 25 39 64
Fine & Studio Arts 0 63 0 0 0 63
Plant Sciences 0 47 0 13 0 60
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10 12 7 28 0 57
General English Literature 0 36 0 20 0 56
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 54 0 0 0 54
Human Development & Family Studies 0 45 0 8 0 53
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 42 0 11 0 53
Animal Science 0 49 0 0 0 49
Writing Studies 0 32 1 13 0 46
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 26 9 10 0 45
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 3 40 0 43
General Agriculture 0 29 0 13 0 42
Construction Management 0 41 0 0 0 41
Special Education 0 23 3 13 0 39
Music 0 19 2 18 0 39
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 37 1 0 0 38
Engineering-Related Fields 0 5 14 19 0 38
International Studies 0 26 0 11 0 37
Information Technology 0 20 0 16 0 36
Student Counseling 0 0 0 36 0 36
Drama & Theater Arts 0 35 0 1 0 36
Chemistry 0 27 0 7 0 34
Design & Applied Arts 0 34 0 0 0 34
Educational Administration 0 0 8 25 0 33
Dispute Resolution 17 0 16 0 0 33
Wildlife Management 0 33 0 0 0 33
Anthropology 0 27 6 0 0 33
Political Science & Government 0 32 0 0 0 32
Mathematics 0 25 0 6 0 31
Sociology 0 31 0 0 0 31
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 30 0 0 0 30
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 26 3 0 0 29
Health Sciences & Services 0 29 0 0 0 29
History 0 16 0 12 0 28
Economics 0 28 0 0 0 28
Teaching English or French 0 0 27 0 0 27
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 2 24 0 26
Public Health 0 0 9 14 0 23
Religious Studies 0 15 0 7 0 22
Urban & Regional Planning 11 10 0 0 0 21
International Education 0 0 20 0 0 20
Journalism 0 19 0 0 0 19
Insurance 0 18 0 0 0 18
Geography & Cartography 1 17 0 0 0 18
Housing 0 17 0 0 0 17
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 16 0 0 16
Instructional Media Design 0 0 3 11 0 14
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 11 0 2 0 0 13
Homeland Security 0 0 13 0 0 13
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Physics 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 8 0 4 0 12
Gerontology 0 10 0 0 0 10
Industrial Production Technology 0 7 0 0 0 7
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 7
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 7 0 0 7
Computer Information Systems 0 5 0 0 0 5
Health/Medical Prep Programs 5 0 0 0 0 5
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 5 0 5
Museum Studies 5 0 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 0 0 5
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 5 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 4 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 3 0 0 3
Educational Assessment 0 0 2 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 139 3,756 339 1,045 132 5,411

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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