MSU

Missouri State University

901 S National Ave, Springfield, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    18
  • Class Notes
    4
  • Textbook Notes
    2
  • Study Guides
    12
  • Currently Enrolled
    438
  • Previously Enrolled
    227

Overview of Missouri State University (MSU)

About this school

Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State) is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1905, it offers 140 undergraduate programs, 40 graduate programs, and one of the Midwest's largest cooperative education programs. The university's 225-acre campus is located in a residential area of Springfield, the state's third largest city.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:20,364
    • Men:8,533 (41.9%)
    • Women:11,831 (58.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (MSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Missouri State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
901 South National
City, State, Zip
Springfield, MO  65897
Phone
(417) 836-5517
Fax
(417) 836-6334
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 9,453 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 5,846 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 3,607 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,802 (48%) of 7,944 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,210 (44%) of 4,984 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,592 (54%) of 2,960 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510-625 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,306|Out-of-state: $14,746
  • Room & Board: - $8,537 (88.58565943758431%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (11.41434056241569%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Missouri State University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002503
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,811 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,977 (70.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,943 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
355 (18.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$9,294
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,657 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,204
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,508 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,259
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 290 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
579 (17.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,881

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,947 (78.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,284 (77.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,004 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,326 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$9,224
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,379 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,942
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,162 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,485
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 730 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,811 (11.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,302

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,714
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (MSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


753

Part-Time Faculty


370

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Missouri State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.9%

Programs & Majors (MSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (97)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Construction Management
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Insurance
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Global Studies, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture, Master of Health Administration, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Accountancy, Master of International Affairs and Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Natural and Applied Science, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (72)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (MSU)

Location & Geography

Population


162,191

Nearest Metropolitan Area


225 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
20.4 average low in January, 84.4 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
180 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


23% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


77%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Boomer
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Missouri State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, campus ministries, fraternity and sorority life, student government association, student activities council

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,363

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
20,364
Women
11,831
Men
8,533

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 4.9% Black/African-American
  • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.5% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


3.4%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


3,333

Student Resources (MSU)