• Address: 901 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897, USA

  • Phone Number: 417-836-6929

  • Website: https://www.missouristate.edu/

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About Missouri State University

Missouri State University is public university established in the year 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. Like other normal schools, its primary function was the preparation of teachers for the public school system. It is located on 225 acres at Springfield, Missouri. It has a total student population of 23,538 making it as the second largest university in the state.

  • The university has seven academic colleges and one graduate colleges.

  • Missouri State University acceptance rate is 84% and the retention rate is 79%.

  • There are almost 4,000 faculty and staff members present in the university with a student-faculty ratio of 22:1.

  • MSU has the graduation rate of 55%.

  • Missouri State University address is 901 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897, USA. 


Missouri State University Online

  • There is a wide range of programs offered by the university through online distance education.

  • Students can choose 300+ online courses per semester and 30+ undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

  • The university has partnered with CareerStep and MindEdge Learning to provide the online education to the student in the most convenient and flexible way.

  • Missouri State University Blackboard is an efficient interactive software where the students are can attend online classes, online tests, discuss the subjects and submit assignments.

  • Online education at MSU is affordable and is the best education option as stated by the Affordable College Foundation. 


Missouri State University Schools

MSU has 8 schools that offer various programs.

College of Arts and Letters College of Business Administration
College of Education College of Humanities and Public Affairs
College of Health and Human Service College of Natural and Applied Sciences
College of Agriculture The Graduate School 

Missouri State University Tuition and Degrees

The university offers 47 online programs across 20 disciplines. Some of them are listed below.

Nursing Accounting Safety
Business Management Health Sciences Environmental Sciences
History Media Science Education

In-state students have to pay a tuition and fee of $ 7,306 whereas out-state students have to pay $ 14,746.

The average tuition for each online degree by the Missouri State University is as below.

Degree Type Average Tuition
Bachelors $35,625
Masters $9,630
Doctorate $17,490
Undergraduate Certificate $5,130
Graduate Certificate $4,638
Post Masters Certificate $3,420
  • The cost of attendance per annum for in-state students living on campus is $ 21,062  and $ 28,502 for out-state students.

  • The cost per credit of an undergraduate degree for an in-state student is $ 210 and $ 458 for an out-state student.

Missouri State University Majors

MSU offers a wide range of programs where the students can choose their desired one. Some of the programs are listed below.

Bachelor of Science in Finance Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Leadership
Bachelor of Science in General Business Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Missouri State University Accreditation

MSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915 which is one of the six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Programmatic Accreditations

  • Biomedical Sciences programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

  • Nursing Programs are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education(NCATE) has accredited Teacher education programs offered by the university.

  • Business Programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education(IACBE). 


Missouri State University Financial Aid

MSU colleges offer financial aids to the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans for which the students have to fill the FAFSA application with federal school code 002503.

The following Institutional Aids are provided by the university on merit and need basis.

Senior Degree Completion Grant Presidential Scholarship
Board of Governors Scholarship University Scholarship
Provost Scholarship Deans' Scholarship
Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship  

Eligible students of Missouri can apply for the State Aids such as Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program, Advanced Placement Incentive Grant, Employee's Child Survivor Grant Program, Wartime Veterans Survivors Grant Program.

Students of this university can also apply for the following Federal Aids provided by the office of the U.S. Department Education.

Federal Perkins Loan Direct PLUS Loan
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Direct Subsidized Loan
Federal Work-Study TEACH Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Pell Grant

Missouri State University Ranking and Reviews

Some of the rankings and reviews made available by US News and World Report are

  • Missouri University has ranked 32nd in Top Public Schools by the U.S.News & World.

  • It also ranked 111th in Regional Universities Midwest.

  • The university has ranked in the top 300 universities that offer Business Programs.

  • MSU has made efforts to provide safety for the students.

  • The online classes are very easy to work with and are flexible. 


Missouri State University Campus

The university has almost 375+ organizations with a group of almost everyone from Capella singers to stand-up comedians. 

Missouri State University Library - The Meyer Library in the university preserves and provides a great collection of textbooks, manuscripts, rare books, and archival collection.

Missouri State University Bookstore is a place where you can get apparels, textbooks, gifts and many accessories. These items can be ordered through online and can ship to anywhere in the world. 

Missouri State University Football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. It is also a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. 

Missouri State University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
Also see:
Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Springfield, Missouri

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002503
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CACREP, COA, CCNE, CAATE, NCATE, IACBE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Military Spouse Friendly, Student Portal , eLibrary

Branches

West Plains (Missouri), Mountain Grove (Missouri)

Data Source: https://www.missouristate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Missouri State University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 84 %
Student Faculty Ratio 22: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 79 % Part Time: 41 %
Total Population 23,538
Student Population Full Time: 16,712 Part Time: 6,826
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 9,038 3,394 5,644
Total Applicants Admitted - 7,626 2,793 4,833
Applicants Enrolled - 3,194 1,252 1,942
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 3,158 1,228 1,930
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 36 24 12

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 51 %

The College Monk

Female: 58 %

Total Graduation Rate: 55 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Missouri State University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Missouri State University

College of Arts and Letters

Majors available

Literature Paralegal Studies

College of Business Administration

Majors available

Business Management

College of Education

Majors available

Education Paralegal Studies

College of Humanities and Public Affairs

Majors available

Exercise Science Animal Science

College of Health and Human Service

Majors available

Health Science Nursing

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Majors available

Political Science Information Technology

College of Agriculture

Majors available

Chemistry

The Graduate School

Majors available

Education

Missouri State University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 59
Number of students submitting ACT scores 3,109
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 2%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 97%
SAT Math 545 average 478 - 613 range
SAT Critical Reading 540 average 468 - 613 range
ACT Composite 23 average 21 - 26 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Missouri State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,157 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $924 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $924 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,441 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,441 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,500 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,441 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019
Federal Perkins Loan $5,441 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, undergraduate students June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program $2,143 Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a Missouri resident. Have an EFC of $12,000 or less. February 1st, 2019
Advanced Placement Incentive Grant $2,143 Achieve two grades of three or higher on Advanced Placement exams in the fields of math and/or science. February 1st, 2019
Employee's Child Survivor Grant Program $2,143 Be less than 24 years of age, Missouri resident. February 1st, 2019
Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program $2,143 Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, less than 25 years of age. February 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.missouristate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Senior Degree Completion Grant $3,185 Graduation students. outstanding balance with the University. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $3,185 An ACT of 30 (or SAT of 1400*). GPA of 3.9 Varies
University Scholarship $3,185 Complete 27 Missouri State credit hours each academic year with a 3.2 GPA Varies
Board of Governors Scholarship $3,185 A minimum ACT of 28 (or SAT of 1320*). GPA of 3.9 Varies
Provost Scholarship $3,185 The minimum ACT of 26. GPA of 3.70. Varies
Deans' Scholarship $3,185 The minimum ACT of 24. GPA of 3.70. Varies
Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship $3,185 Minimum GPA of 2.75. Varies

Data Source: https://www.missouristate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $12,114
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,549
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,233
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,372
Over $110,000 $18,099

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 31% $4,068
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $5,515
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $4,351
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 54% $3,422
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $6,266
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $5,368
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 14,862
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 50
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $156,643
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,133
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.missouristate.edu/veterans/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 389 $4,422
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 355 $4,301
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 34 $5,684

Data Source: https://www.missouristate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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