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IPEDS ID: 179566
OPE ID: 00250300
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Missouri State University-Springfield
901 S National, Springfield, Missouri 65897
General information:  (417) 836-5000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Other degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  21,271 (18,027 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty713398
Research and public service50
Total graduate assistants-203
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$900$900$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,394$6,582$7,475$7,428-0.6%
Off Campus
Room and board--$7,475$7,428-0.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$17,250$17,820$19,117$19,2510.7%
Off Campus$7,176$7,498$19,117$19,2510.7%
Off Campus with Family$7,176$7,498$11,642$11,8231.6%
On Campus$22,830$23,640$25,463$25,7311.1%
Off Campus$12,756$13,318$25,463$25,7311.1%
Off Campus with Family$12,756$13,318$17,988$18,3031.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$5,928
In-state fees$788
Out-of-state tuition$11,856
Out-of-state fees$788
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,23889%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,80571%$9,820,500$5,441
Federal grants90236%$3,982,377$4,415
Pell grants90136%$3,867,847$4,293
Other federal grants1737%$114,530$662
State/local government grant or scholarships1,09843%$1,233,507$1,123
Institutional grants or scholarships1,20048%$4,604,616$3,837
Student loan aid1,51960%$9,267,882$6,101
Federal student loans1,51360%$8,723,279$5,766
Other student loans753%$544,603$7,261
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid19,35354%$48,254,829$5,159
Pell grants5,57632%$22,970,395$4,120
Federal student loans8,86151%$61,408,603$6,930
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,826$13,107$13,910
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,032$10,777$11,559
$30,001 – $48,000$10,147$11,486$12,573
$48,001 – $75,000$13,262$14,050$15,596
$75,001 – $110,000$14,816$15,592$16,484
$110,001 and more$15,445$15,887$17,184
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment21,271
Undergraduate enrollment18,027
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,699
Graduate enrollment3,244
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 77%
Part-time: 23%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 10%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 49%
Part-time: 51%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants7,4822,8634,619
Percent admitted85%83%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled43%46%42%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470600
SAT Math480620
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2127
ACT Math2026
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 41%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 53%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 55%
8-year: 57%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 50%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 41%
Asian: 51%
Black or African American: 44%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations18----
Agriculture, General20----
Agronomy and Crop Science20----
Animal Sciences, General29----
Horticultural Science9----
Plant Sciences, General-2---
Category total962---
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning8----
Category total8----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10716---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology456---
Category total15222---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General123d288d---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other45----
Business/Commerce, General130d----
Construction Management34----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies14----
Finance, General85d----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General65----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management47----
Management Information Systems, General39d14d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General109----
Operations Management and Supervision---0d-
Category total872d354d-0d5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies43----
Organizational Communication, General34----
Radio and Television---3d1d
Speech Communication and Rhetoric36d19d---
Category total138d19d-3d1d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science18----
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other24----
Category total42----
Agricultural Teacher Education5----
Art Teacher Education11----
Biology Teacher Education10----
Business Teacher Education1----
Chemistry Teacher Education2----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-35---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching24----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness----2
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement-3---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-51---
Educational/Instructional Technology-0d--2d
Elementary Education and Teaching185d16d---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education32----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education8----
French Language Teacher Education1----
German Language Teacher Education1----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-21---
History Teacher Education35----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching36----
Mathematics Teacher Education10----
Music Teacher Education30----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching29----
Physics Teacher Education0----
Reading Teacher Education-14---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1----
Secondary Education and Teaching-9d--1d
Spanish Language Teacher Education3----
Special Education and Teaching, General25d24d---
Teacher Assistant/Aide-3---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other6----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-17---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----4
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education1----
Category total456d193d--10d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management19d34d--10d
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other10d----
Category total29d34d--10d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-5---
English Language and Literature, General3720---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing16----
Category total5325---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General39----
Child Development-5d---
Facilities Planning and Management2----
Housing and Human Environments, General23----
Human Development and Family Studies, General41----
Category total1055d---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General4----
French Language and Literature5----
German Language and Literature1----
Latin Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature11----
Category total22----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer19----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4533---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----1
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-14---
Nurse Anesthetist-12---
Nursing Education----0d
Physical Therapy/Therapist--34--
Physician Assistant-27---
Public Health, General-7---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer25----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse65d22d---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist3----
Category total183d115d47-6d
History, General23d7d---
Category total23d7d---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation----15
Homeland Security----10d
Category total----25d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General169---
Category total169---
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Strategic Intelligence-24--1
Category total-24--1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization1----
Dispute Resolution---2013
International/Global Studies157---
Natural Sciences-15---
Category total1922-2013
Natural Resources and Conservation
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management21----
Category total21----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-4---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science75----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies22----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management----2d
Category total974--2d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1611--0
Category total2211--0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General159---
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-7--8
Geology/Earth Science, General17----
Materials Science-5---
Physics, General12----
Category total4421--8
Clinical Psychology-10---
Forensic Psychology----11
Psychology, General17815---
Category total17825--11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration16--1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-34d---
Social Work4234---
Category total4374d--1
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Other-3---
Economics, General17----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---14-
Political Science and Government, General43----
Category total256d10d-14-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2----
Art/Art Studies, General33----
Dance, General6----
Design and Visual Communications, General26----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General22d6d---
Music Performance, General8----
Music, General219---
Visual and Performing Arts, General6----
Category total120d25d---
Grand total2,9951,001473793
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined90
Field Hockey22
Swimming and Diving2333
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1975 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship2/24/2012 -  Pre-Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/30/2003 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1988 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs3/1/1997 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology11/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/8/2010 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels(!)10/1/1952 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health(!)10/11/2012 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1967 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/1998 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1965 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations332928
Liquor law violations16269
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations262318
Liquor law violations12202
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible503
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft465
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible503
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate7.9%8.5%6.9%
Number in default341338261
Number in repayment4,2743,9723,765
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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