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Missouri State University

Springfield, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About Missouri State University

Missouri State University Overview

Missouri State University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Springfield, Missouri. Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and enrolls around 22,901 students per year year, which includes 18,823 undergrads. Missouri State University provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by June 1.

Student Involvement at Missouri State University

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Missouri State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Missouri State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Missouri State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Missouri State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Missouri State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,766

Is Missouri State University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Missouri State University offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Missouri State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Missouri State University. Around 94% of applicants get into Missouri State University each year. Out of 9,711 applications received in 2022, 9,114 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Missouri State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 75% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Missouri State Universitycome back the next year. 59% of Missouri State University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Missouri State University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Missouri State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Missouri State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Missouri State University meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Missouri State University full-time are awarded $13,766 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $26,714 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Missouri State University.

Based on this information, how does Missouri State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Missouri State University a good school for you?

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Where is Missouri State University?

Missouri State University is located in the suburban setting of Springfield, Missouri.

If you want to see Missouri State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 44 to Springfield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Springfield-Branson National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Missouri State University and Springfield are like without leaving home.

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College Info

901 South National Avenue Springfield, MO 65897

Campus Setting: Suburban

Missouri State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 20

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Missouri State University is Jul 20.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Missouri State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Missouri State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Missouri State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,200

In State

$1,200

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
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Fees
Unknown
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Housing
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Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Missouri State University is like? There are approximately 22,901 students enrolled at Missouri State University, including 18,823 undergraduate students and 4,078 graduate students. 127% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from MO and 10% percent of students are from other states.

127%

Full Time

31%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,901

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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