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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
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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
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
955-1228
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,862/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,114/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,549/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,233/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,372/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,099/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.122 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,131Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Determined
    33%
  • Searching
    18%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • Real
    13%
  • Connected
    4%
  • Lost
    4%
  • 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.149 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.175 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    41%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    30%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    8%
  • Bear Up
    5%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Home away from home.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
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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Missouri State University provides a plethora of opportunities to its students including recreational, pre-professional, and social activities. We have excellent staff who really care about the students as people, not as numbers. Missouri State University is the second largest university in Missouri, and it has been growing rapidly in recent years. I have loved living in Springfield for the past two years. There are so many opportunities on and off campus. I have also worked on campus for one year with some incredible people who love what they do. I couldn't BEAR being anywhere else!
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Missouri State University is large school with a small-community feel. The faculty genuinely care about your success, and there are limitless possibilities when it comes to extracurricular activities. Not to mention, it's much more affordable than comparable universities. I love my school and wouldn't have chosen to go anywhere else! GO BEARS!
Missouri State is all about the students. The fact that they will do whatever they can to provide a quality education without stealing the student's money is everything. Even with the cut to funding, they are still making tuition and fees as low as possible. The atmosphere is great! The faculty and staff are all there to help us with anything and everything. The teachers all emphasize the fact that they WANT us to ask question's and meet with them when we are having trouble arendnd they all do so much t make sure everyone is comfortable with doing so. I had always heard amazing things about MSU and now that I am here, I can say that it is one of the best decisions I could possibly make for my education and career.