Missouri State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Missouri


Located in Springfield, Missouri State University is the second largest university in Missouri. The university is made up of six academic colleges; majors in business, education and psychology are among the most popular with undergraduates. Students can choose from over 150 bachelor degree programs, and the university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Missouri State University Bears compete in NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference for most sports; other conferences include the Missouri Valley Football Conference for football, the Sun Belt Conference for swimming and diving, and the Mid-American Conference for field hockey.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Businesss Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 19489
Total Grad Students: 2284
Undergraduate Students: 17205
Faculty: 737

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

901 S National
Springfield Missouri 65897

Website: http://www.missouristate.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 417-836-5000

Additional Campuses:
Mountain Grove
9740 Red Spring Road
Mountain Grove, MO 65711

West Plains
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775

Admissions Contact:
Dixie Williams
(417) 836-4315

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Bryan Hicks
Associate Director, Athletics
(417) 836-5409

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
If you have completed fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit following your graduation from high school, then you must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on transferable credit.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit will be awarded for courses in which a passing grade was earned. Grades of "F" are included in the calculation of the transfer grade point average.

Credits (Min/Max):
No limit exists on the number of credits that may be transferred from other institutions; however, students must meet the minimum residence and upper division requirements in effect at Missouri State to receive a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of official SAT/ACT scores is required if you have completed fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Missouri State U does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $35 application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 21 28
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 630
Math 510 650

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2010

Transfers Accepted: 1818

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 91%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 83%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 8%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 3740

Room and Board: 6582

Tuition and Fees: 12418

Total Cost: 23640

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6598

Total Cost – In-State: 17820

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Missouri State offers a variety of financial aid options including grants, loans and scholarships.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5608

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 66%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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