Missouri State University - Springfield

Missouri State University - Springfield Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Missouri State University - Springfield Ranked?

2022 Rankings

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Missouri State University - Springfield was awarded 485 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural sciences.

Overall Quality

Missouri State landed the #906 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Missouri State is also ranked #16 out of 55 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Missouri State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Missouri State University - Springfield is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Missouri State University - Springfield  ( 21 to 26 )

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Missouri State University - Springfield Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Missouri State University - Springfield, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Missouri State University - Springfield is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Missouri State University - Springfield

Freshmen Retention Rate

Missouri State University - Springfield has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Missouri State have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

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Missouri State University - Springfield Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,801 undergraduates at Missouri State with 14,005 being full-time and 5,796 being part-time.

How Much Does Missouri State University - Springfield Cost?

The overall average net price of Missouri State is $16,725. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Missouri State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,527 $13,488 $16,204 $18,298 $19,163

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Missouri State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Missouri State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Missouri State make about $39,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Missouri State University - Springfield

Located in Springfield, Missouri, Missouri State University - Springfield is a public institution. Springfield is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Missouri State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 901 S National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417-836-5000
Website: www.missouristate.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missouristateu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/missouristate

Missouri State University - Springfield Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 83 majors graduated from Missouri State University - Springfield. Of these students, 3,716 received undergraduate degrees and 1,273 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 368 $28,800
General Psychology 242 $26,100
Marketing 228 $38,900
Business Administration & Management 227 $38,700
Communication & Media Studies 169 $27,700
Finance & Financial Management 154 $40,900
Accounting 129 $42,600
General Biology 123 $24,800
Health & Physical Education 111 $26,400
Criminology 108 $31,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Missouri State University - Springfield along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Missouri State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 9,079 students took at least one online class at Missouri State University - Springfield. This is an increase from the 8,857 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 9,079 2,380
2017-2018 8,857 2,154
2016-2017 8,106 1,876
2015-2016 7,440 1,624
2013-2014 5,884 1,210

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Notes and References


*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.


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