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Missouri State University - Springfield is a public institution located in Springfield, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$25,981 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
87% Acceptance Rate

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Missouri State University - Springfield Rankings

Missouri State holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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 International Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#5 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Educational Assessment Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Since Missouri State has an acceptance rate of 87%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University - Springfield was $7,060 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $13,930. 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
Student Counseling #7 #10
Agricultural Teacher Education #7 #1
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #10 #10
Teacher Education #16 #13
Secondary Education #25 #34
Teacher Development & Methodology #30 #10
Reading Teacher Education #34 #13
Elementary Education #40 #43
Teacher Education Grade Specific #46 #49
Educational/Instructional Technology #67 #55
Instructional Media Design #67 #55
Teacher Education Subject Specific #70 #42
General Special Education #73 #43

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 #695 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Missouri State regardless of major.

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
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities #4
Teacher Education #17
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #37
Teaching English or French #39
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #39
Teacher Development & Methodology #40
Student Counseling #43
Secondary Education #46
Reading Teacher Education #60
Elementary Education #81
General Special Education #103
Instructional Media Design #120
Curriculum & Instruction #120
Educational/Instructional Technology #120
Curriculum & Instruction #120
General Educational Leadership & Administration #150
Teacher Education Subject Specific #172
Special Education #172
Educational Administration #203
Teacher Education Grade Specific #253

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
International & Comparative Education 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Agricultural Teacher Education 0
Environmental Education 0
Latin Teacher Education 0
Music Education 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Education 0
Spanish Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0
Secondary Education 0
Teacher Development & Methodology 0
Teacher Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

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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