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Missouri State University - Springfield Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Missouri State University - Springfield, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Missouri State University - Springfield Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Missouri State University - Springfield was awarded 62 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Missouri State is ranked #831 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Missouri State also holds the #18 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Missouri State?

Acceptance Rate

Missouri State University - Springfield has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Missouri State University - Springfield is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 77%. 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  77 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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Average Overall Diversity at Missouri State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,364 undergraduates at Missouri State with 15,363 being full-time and 5,001 being part-time.

Missouri State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Missouri State scored 41.74 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  41.74 out of 100
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How Much Does Missouri State University - Springfield Cost?

The overall average net price of Missouri State is $15,855. 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 +
$12,479 $12,865 $15,352 $17,164 $18,386

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Missouri State, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,721 a year. That adds up to $26,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Missouri State is 5.9%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Missouri State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Missouri State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,300 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Missouri State University - Springfield

Missouri State University - Springfield is a public institution situated in Springfield, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

Missouri State University - Springfield Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 90 majors graduated from Missouri State University - Springfield. Of these students, 3,483 received undergraduate degrees and 1,172 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 357 $28,800
Business Administration & Management 221 $38,700
General Psychology 214 $26,100
Communication & Media Studies 165 $27,700
Marketing 161 $38,900
Accounting 144 $42,600
Finance & Financial Management 141 $40,900
General Biology 111 $24,800
Criminology 107 $31,400
Health & Physical Education 98 $26,400

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 8,857 students took at least one online class at Missouri State University - Springfield. This is an increase from the 8,106 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,857 2,154
2016-2017 8,106 1,876
2015-2016 7,440 1,624
2014-2015 6,427 1,425
2013-2014 5,884 1,210

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