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Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, MO, USA
3.78 Average Rating

Formerly known as Southwest Missouri State, Missouri State University is a 4-year public institution in southwest Missouri and the second largest university in the state by enrollment. The main campus of the MSU system, MSU Springfield is home to seven academic colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees as well as a graduate college. To ease the transition to college for First Year students, MSU holds Welcome Weekend featuring a family brunch and Belong-B-Q. For students looking to get involved in service projects, MSU oversees community programs such as Bears Bringing Hope which raises funds for victims of natural disasters.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Other May 20, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
97%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1164
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
23,697
Total Number of Undergrads
20,364
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
25%
20-39 Students
50%
40-99 Students
21%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,855
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,376
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,326
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,755
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,480
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,231
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,185

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,721
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$238
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
514
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
15%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Boomer Bear
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Missouri Valley Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Springfield
Saint Louis
Kansas City
Columbia
Dallas
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
missouri state university is an absolutely wonderful school. the classes are generally small and close-knit. there are so many programs to join and feel welcome!
Kelly from Hazelwood, MO

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