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

62 Undergraduate Degrees
89 Graduate Degrees
$24,797 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

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Missouri State University - Springfield Rankings

Missouri State is ranked #7 out of 34 schools in Missouri.

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
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Missouri State.

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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

How Do I Get Into Missouri State?

You can apply to Missouri State online at:

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
The acceptance rate at Missouri State University - Springfield is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 510 to 620 )
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 )
ACT Math Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 21 to 26 )

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.


This school is the 11th 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 #678 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
Nursing 16%

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
Registered Nursing #162
Nursing #209

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 62 0 4 0 66
Nurse Anesthetist 0 0 0 61 61
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 22 22
Nursing Education 0 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 62 2 4 83 151


*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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