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Missouri State University-Springfield Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,740 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 30 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Missouri Valley Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $118,108)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $74,351)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 97 - -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 13 17 - Yes
Field Hockey - 24 - -
Football 94 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Soccer 28 30 - Yes
Softball - 21 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 29 42 - -
Volleyball - 21 - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rodeo - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.0%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 82.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 33
Liquor Law Violation 16
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kristyn from Raymore, MO
  • 4
  • the dorms are a great way to meet people and get involved on campus. there is always something going on in each dorm, regardless of which one you are in.…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Jess from Warrensburg, MO
  • Feb-25-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Their dining halls have a variety of food to chose from including special dietary need food. They also have healthy food including a salad bar.

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  • 3
  • Alia from O'Fallon, MO
  • Jan-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Missouri State University is well known for it's abundance of cafeteria choices. The dining staff is always accommodating and friendly. The taste of the food in the dining hall grows old quickly, I'm afraid. Conveniently, when the dining hall choices grow commonplace and lack-luster, MSU has a student union with several popular food chains that everyone will love.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Union, MO
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is decent, but not great. It's exciting for the first few weeks, because there are so many different options. However, there is not much variety from day to day with these options, and it gets old quickly when you eat there for three meals each day. There is also a Subway, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, and Papa John's in the Student Union.

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  • 4
  • Paige from Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Sep-30-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The school food may not be the greatest but they have amazing restaurants all around the campus just walking distance away.

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  • 4
  • Jade from Jefferson City, MO
  • Jun-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food is usually pretty good. There's a wide selection to choose from. There are also two dining halls. If nothing looks good to you, cereal is always a safe bet!

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  • 4
  • Mason from Springfield, MO
  • Apr-15-2014 I am a current student here

    At Missouri State University, there are many food and dining options on campus. The dining hall is very inexpensive (even if you don't have a meal plan) and always features a wide variety of meals. The food is always fresh and they're sure to keep you full. If you want something else, perhaps from one of your favorite chain restaurants, an entire food court is located in the Plaster Student Union. Here you can find about anything you could want from very popular chains such as Subway and Chick-fil-A. Around campus there are also little shops called Bear Necessities that are great for grabbing a snack or a drink on your way in or out of school and are always in convenient locations. I really appreciate these as a commuter student.

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  • 4
  • Bethany from Springfield, MO
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty great! Obviously they don't always have what you want or a pop machine might be broke down, but for the most part it's kept well and it's a good place to eat. If you get sick of the dining hall, you can always use your Boomer Bucks to buy some food in the PSU like Papa John's, Chic-Fil-A, Panda Express and others.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alia from O'Fallon, MO
  • Jan-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I am a part of Greek Life here at Missouri State University. Before I joined, as an outsider, I was intrigued by the strong interrelationships the Greek community seemed to have. The standards the Greek Life community holds themselves to are incredibly impressive, and it's an honor to associate myself with them. For the most part, there is no hierarchy.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Union, MO
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    It's not as big on this campus as at some schools, but there are lots of options available for anyone who is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority.

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  • 0
  • Bethany from Springfield, MO
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Personally, I mostly only enjoy Phi Sigma Pi because it's not like your normal frat. It's co-ed and you don't have to live in a house. However, the rest of the greek life is good. I hear a lot of good things form the men and women in the sororities and fraternities on campus.

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  • 0
  • Breanna from Platte City, MO
  • Nov-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life here at Missouri State is a wonderful thing to get involved in, though you don't need to get involved to meet people and have a good time. You can easily make friends and get involved without joining one; but the people who are involved are wonderful people. You can be in Greek Life and still have friends who aren't, or not be in the Greek Life and have people who are.

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