B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Missouri State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
901 S National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

Missouri State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
946-1226
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$14,515/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,699/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,947/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,237/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,882/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,497/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,540Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Determined
    35%
  • Searching
    17%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • Real
    13%
  • Connected
    5%
  • Lost
    5%
  • Enterprising
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    42%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    32%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    8%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • Bear Up
    3%
  • Home away from home.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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Before I was a student at MSU, I was ecstatic to start my future at such an inviting and diverse campus. As a second semester student, I still experience the overwhelming joy of the atmosphere and culture. I recommend all my friends, whom are looking where to college, to come to Missouri State University. When I'm asked by my friends and family how my college life is going, I have a tendency to rant and carry on on how much MSU has shaped me into a driven, and well rounded individual. I love MissouriState University!
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During my poetry class, the professor had a mental melt down which resulted in disorganized grad students teaching the course. The grades were reported late and I lost a scholarship because of it.

When I first started I asked my advisor the difference between a BA or a BS? She told me to take an intro class that she taught. The difference is a requirement for foreign language with a BA and a BS does not.

Long story short, the campus is full of disorganization where students fall into cracks of beauracrecy. Students be aware!
Overall Missouri State University is a wonderful university. There is a student organization for everyone! Getting involved is easy too. Also, there are lots of events on campus every week, that more times than not, are free. Sporting events are super fun! The education you receive here at Missouri State University is a great one. The professors truly care about you and your education.